Santa's BYOB Holiday Tour: ZooLights, Christkindlmarket and Holiday Lights!

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Santa's BYOB Holiday Tour: ZooLights, Christkindlmarket and Holiday Lights!

Travel to ZooLights & Christkindlmarket aboard Santa's BYOB Luxury Party Bus! Pre & Post Parties w/ FREE Chili, Mac & Cheese + Cookies

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Rizzo's Bar & Inn 3658 North Clark Street Chicago, IL 60613

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Picture it. A light snow blankets Chicago's Magnificent Mile. You're cruising in a warm luxury party bus, listening to your favorite Christmas songs, gazing out the window at the dazzling lights that make the city sparkle. You've got your favorite beverage in hand, surrounded by your friends and family, all feeling that same Silver Bell BUZZ. Are you dreaming of a white Christmas? NOPE! You're on Santa's BYOB Holiday Party Bus and you're doing a little Christmas Cruisin'!

Join in on the fun as we take you to and from some of Chicago's most memorable attractions in a climate controlled party bus. Santa usually rides in this luxury party bus with all of his elves, but he's letting us borrow it for a few weeks!

Plus, this experience will start and end right across from iconic Wrigley Field and the Wrigleyville Christkindlmarket! After the party bus you can even head down Clark Street to check out the bar scene as the Wrigleyville neighborhood turns into a Winter Wonderland of venues taking their decorations to the next level!


  • Complimentary Chili and Mac & Cheese Buffet at Rizzo's Bar & Inn
  • 4 hour tour aboard a climate controlled luxury BYOB party bus
  • One of Santa's elves will be on the bus making sure all guests have a blast
  • Express entry* admission tickets to Lincoln Park ZooLights and express entry* to Christkindlmarket.

SCHEDULE (subject to minor changes):

  • 5pm: Check in and enjoy the complimentary chili and mac & cheese bar made by Mrs. Claus. She might be known for cookies, but you should try her chili!
  • 6pm: We begin boarding the bus
  • 6pm-10pm: Tour of Chicago's best holiday attractions with stops at Lincoln Park ZooLights and Christkindlmarket
  • 10pm: Party returns to Rizzo's Bar & Inn to kick off the after party with complimentary cookies. Santa's personal mixologist has created specialty holiday cocktails available for purchase!

WHERE DOES THE PARTY BUS GO? We will be starting at Rizzo's Bar & Inn, right across the street from the Wrigleyville Christkindlmarket and skating rink. Feel free to stop there before heading to Rizzo's!

From there, we plan on stopping at Lincoln Park Zoo for ZooLights and Christkindlmarket Downtown!

Other Attractions you may view from the comfort of the luxury party bus:

  • Macy's Holiday Windows
  • The Magnificent Mile
  • The Millenium Park Christmas Tree
  • Chicago's famous State Street

LOOKING TO GET THE PARTY STARTED EARLY? Rizzo's will be open at 4pm for those who want get some food in their belly, pre-party etc.  Table reservations can be made here.

PRIVATE BUSES AVAILABLE: Want to rent out your own private BYOB Party Bus for up to 55 people? Email and please let us know which date(s) you are interested in and how many people you expect for more info.

WHAT SHOULD I WEAR? We suggest festive attire: Christmas Sweaters, Ugly Sweaters, Santa Hats, etc. or Cocktail Attire with some holiday flare or both!


  • All guests must be 21+ w/ valid ID.
  • BYOB is for the bus ride ONLY. You may bring beverages/cooler with you to the event, but will be asked to keep all beverages stored away until we board the bus. Guests are not permitted to bring their beverages off the bus.
  • There is a bathroom available on the party bus.
  • The party-bus holds up to 55 passengers.
  • Tickets only valid for scheduled event date and event time. No refunds or reschedules will be provided to anyone who misses scheduled event date/time.
  • All sales are final. No refunds or exchanges. This event will go on rain, snow or shine.
  • We want to keep the party moving! Please be respectful of your fellow party bus guests and be back on the bus at the scheduled times. Instead of a lump of coal for missing the bus, you'll have to take a Lyft to meet us at the next stop, and I'm sure you'd rather be partying with your friends
  • We are unfortunately unable to offer substitutions for the chili, mac & cheese and cookies being served.


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FREE STUFF: Your tickets also include over $200 in Freebies* including: Up to $30 in FREE DoorDash cash from DoorDash, $10 of FREE Bitcoin from Coinbase, $10 in FREE food from Ritual and more! Click HERE for more info. *All offers valid for first time users only and subject to change without notice.

YOUR TICKET ALSO INCLUDES: In addition to everything listed above, your ticket also includes VIP updates and discounts on future events! We will keep you informed when they go on sale so you can lock in the lowest price!

PHOTO CONTEST: Enter to win by using #SantasPartyBus in your posts on Instagram or Facebook! Our panel of judges will go through the pictures and winners will be contacted afterward! Prizes include tickets to tasting festivals, cocktail cruises on Lake Michigan and more!

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Rules, Regulations & Disclaimers:

All guests must be 21+ with a valid government issued ID that will be checked by security prior to entrance. Enjoy responsibly. We reserve the right to curtail service to anyone if intoxicated. Please be aware that this event will comply with the Illinois Liquor Control Act 235 ILCS 5/6-16(a) A valid ticket with scannable QR code is required by all guests to enter event. It is recommended to print a paper ticket to prevent any technology complications which would prevent your ticket from displaying on your phone. There is no guest list. Each ticket must be scanned. Security reserves the right to inspect all bags and persons. Absolutely no outside food or beverage may be brought into the event. Guests who are deemed intoxicated (or otherwise unfit), will be denied entry and no refunds will be given. We want all guests to enjoy themselves, but our number one priority is the safety of all guests. Any ticketing/technical issues will be handled by Please contact them directly at Sorry – no refunds or price adjustments. The Eventbrite system does not allow us to restrict people who are underage from buying tickets. If you are not 21 and purchase a ticket, you will not be allowed into the event. For further Terms and Conditions of this event and ticket purchase please see “Ticket Purchase and Event Terms and Conditions” in checkout before purchasing these tickets; which shall also be binding and shall be incorporated by reference as though fully stated herein.