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McPhersonSentinel - McPherson, KS
  • Holiday Light Trolley Tours to begin Thursday

  • This year’s public Holiday Light Trolley Tours will take place on Thursday and Dec. 12, 19, 21 and 23.
    There will be three tours per day, at 6, 7 and 8 p.m.
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  • This year’s public Holiday Light Trolley Tours will take place on Thursday and Dec. 12, 19, 21 and 23.
    There will be three tours per day, at 6, 7 and 8 p.m.
    The Holiday Light Trolley Tours are conducted by the McPherson Convention & Visitors Bureau.
    Convention & Visitors Bureau Director Anne Hassler said the seasonal tours  always have been a popular activity.
    “We typically go wherever there are the most lights in a neighborhood,” Hassler said. “We play Christmas music, and Santa sometimes makes an appearance.”
    Hassler said this year there will be a People’s Choice Award for best decorated house.
    “We really need the community to get out and decorate their houses this year,” Hassler said. “McPherson is officially the Light Capital of Kansas, so why not get out and light up your house for the holidays? We’re offering a $200 prize picked by the CVB for the best decorated house. People can call in at 241-3340 and nominate an address. For those who’d like to enter, take a photo of your house and upload it to macchristmas.org. People can go online and vote for their favorite house there, as well.”
    All tickets for the public tours are $5 each, with $1 off coupons available for the Thursday and Dec. 12 tours.
    Private tours are also available anytime in Dec. except for Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve. Private tours are $110 for the first hour, with special rates available for non-profits.
    Tickets are available at the Convention and Visitors Bureau, 306 North Main Street.
    "The McPherson trolley is like Christmas on wheels with its red and green paint and charming brass and wood interior,” Hassler said. “The trolley rides are popular and tend to sell out closer to Christmas -- so stop by 306 N. Main and get your tickets."
    For more information, contact the McPherson CVB at 800-324-8022.
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