Rockford Park District
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Space Available for All Aglow Express Trolley Rides

Tickets are still available for select trips on the popular All Aglow Express, when Trolley Car 36 transforms into the festively decorated All Aglow Express!

Open dates are Saturdays and Sundays, December 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, and 16; departures are at 4:30, 5:30, and 6:30 p.m. all dates.

The unique and memorable experience begins at the south end of Rockford Park District’s Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens grounds, and includes a track trolley ride to the “North Pole,” where passengers will hear the story of “The Polar Express” while enjoying cookies and hot cocoa. Santa will make a surprise appearance to give the first gift of Christmas! Ride tickets also include admission to Nicholas Conservatory.

Ticket prices vary according to ages and residency, and are posted at online, where more information about the rides and the Conservatory is also available. Reserve your golden ticket soon by calling the All Aglow Express hotline at 815-987-8863, where information about accessibility for patrons with disabilities and special needs is also available.

For these special rides, payment is due at the time of purchase. The hotline will be busy, callers should stay on the line until their call is answered; voicemails left do not count as reservations. No refunds will be given for cancellations with less than 72 hours before the scheduled ride.

Mike Costello