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Old Town Trolley's Holiday Sights & Festive Nights Tour

Season's Greetings!

When it comes to the holiday season, San Diegans do it better than most. Whether with holiday tamales and margaritas, watching the parade of lights on San Diego Bay, or seeking out local holiday traditions, a San Diego Feliz Navidad day is in order. Because of our year-round picture-perfect weather here, sometimes we need reminding when the holidays are approaching. But when they do, we go all out! For a full-on, unique experience in ‘America’s Finest City,’ take an Old Town Trolley’s Holiday Sights & Festive Nights Tour and ride a wave of holiday cheer! Join in sing-along caroling with our Elf conductors as they share fun holiday facts, trivia, history, and traditions. Hop aboard to see the festive holiday sights of Old Town, Little Italy, Banker’s Hill, Garrison Street, and more!

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Old Town Trolley’s Holiday Sights & Festive Nights Tour: A Great Way to Celebrate the Christmas and Holiday Season!

Tour Highlights

Entrance to Old Town Market San Diego decorated for the holidays
The best way to experience the holidays in San Diego
Holiday Cheer
San Diego Christmas tree
Join in sing-a-long caroling
Great Narrators
San Diego holiday decorations
See festive Christmas lights!
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row of reindeer and string of holiday lights in San Diego

San Diego Insider Travel Examiner

By Darlynne Reyes Menkin

For some people, the thought of Christmas means long lines at the store, endless baking and running around trying to finish off that famous “to do” list. But for others, it’s a whole different story. For those folks, it’s all about spending time with family, enjoying the holiday spirit and doing fun activities like the one we did just the other week. This year, Old Town Trolley Tours is doing a wonderful tour called Old Town Trolley’s Holiday Sights and Festive Nights.  It’s a great activity for the family, not to mention a good way to get into the holiday spirit.

From the moment you step onto the trolley, the Christmas cheer is on. From the colorful candy canes they hand out to the uplifting holiday music that plays throughout the tour… the Christmas spirit is alive and well on this adventure! We especially liked the song lyric books that were given out, as it allowed us to sing along. The tour guide was also very friendly, informative and had lots of funny stories that complimented the music and tour. Even the guests had a great sense of humor… and didn’t have any problems playing along with the tour guide’s quirky Q&A games.

Tickets & Schedule


Old Town Market – 4010 Twiggs Street.

Parking is FREE. Allow extra time to find parking Fridays – Sundays.


November 30 – December 23 and December 26-30.
No tours December 24-25.
See online reservations for specific times.


Approximately 90 minutes.

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San Diego Christmas Lights Tour by Old Town Trolley

Private Tours and Groups

For private tours or groups of 9 people or more, please email us or call 619-298-8687 – press 4 for the Group Sales Department.

Groups are asked to check-in all at the same time at the ticket booth to receive boarding passes to help ensure all are boarded on the same trolley together. Individuals from the group arriving late may be assigned a different trolley from their group.

2024 Holiday Events

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