The holiday train rides again | Photos + schedule info
Forget Thanksgiving, or the first day of non-stop Christmas tunes on soft-rock radio—in Chicago, the holiday season has truly arrived when the CTA holiday train hits the tracks. "Santa's Express," decked out in the baubles of the season, alternates between the city's eight different El lines—find its schedule at transitchicago.com/holidaytrain or just wait to be surprised by the sight of sleigh rounding the corner into your station. The train runs until Dec 22. We caught up with it on the Blue and Pink Lines in the photos above.