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Posted on: November 22, 2022

Holly Jolly Trolley hits City streets this weekend

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (Nov. 22, 2022) – New in 2022, the City of Gainesville is giving the gift of a Holly Jolly Trolley to residents and visitors seeking oohs and ahhs this holiday season.

To help spread holiday cheer and boost excitement around the holidays, the City will debut the holiday trolleys to connect people with the historic square in downtown Gainesville, home of award-winning growlers and taste rooms, restaurants and retail shops; Wilshire Wonderland of Lights, an annual holiday offering by Gainesville Parks & Recreation at Wilshire Park; and capture riders' gazes by featuring beautifully decorated homes and businesses along the route.

The FREE Holly Jolly Trolley will run from 5:30-10 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday from Nov. 26-New Year's Eve, Dec. 31.

The Holly Jolly Trolley will make a continuous 6.5-mile loop from the historic square, up historic Green Street to the Gainesville Civic Center, through some of the community's most beautiful and festive neighborhoods to Gainesville Parks & Recreation's Wilshire Wonderland of Lights holiday display before returning to downtown Gainesville. Explore the map and turn-by-turn directions here.

Since riding the holiday trolleys is an experience, not just a ride from point A to point B, please plan to spend with us approximately 35-40 minutes, the time it takes to complete a full loop. The Holly Jolly Trolley should pass by pick-up/drop-off points every 20-25 minutes.

Heated trolleys can comfortably accommodate up to 24 passengers, including handicapped passengers and wheelchairs. A wheelchair ramp available on both trolleys can also accommodate large strollers. Sorry, no pets allowed, only service animals.

Find additional information about the Holly Jolly Trolley, including pick-up/drop-off points, here.

For questions or concerns, contact Hall Area Transit at 770-503-3333, ext. 2. Please note, in observance of Thanksgiving, City administrative offices will be closed Thursday, Nov. 24-Friday, Nov. 25.

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