Holly Jolly Trolley Tours

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Holly Jolly Trolley Tours

November 26, 2022 - December 31, 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!


Absolutely FREE for you and as many of your friends and/or family members as you have with you … no matter the time or day! Bring a little spending money in case you want to purchase some goodies along the way, whether at a shop on the historic square or a food vendor at Wilshire Wonderland of Lights!

Hours of Operation

The 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.

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.


Accessibility and Capacity

  • 24 passengers
  • Can comfortably accommodate handicapped passengers, plus wheelchairs
  • Wheelchair ramp available on both trolleys
  • Can also accommodate large strollers
  • Sorry, no pets allowed, only service animals


  • We’ve heard Santa and Mrs. Claus may be your drivers from time to time!
  • Heated to keep you comfy cozy!
  • Continues running during inclement weather!

Where to Park/Board

Park at any of the following stops to board the Holly Jolly Trolley. Ride the route as long as you want  just make sure you grab a ride to return to your vehicle by 10 p.m.

Park and Ride

  • Main Street Parking Deck, located at 301 Main St. (board trolley at Renaissance Park – Spring and Bradford streets)
  • Gainesville North Parking Deck, located at 100 Brenau Ave. NW across from Hall County Library (board trolley outside Bradford Street entrance)
  • Gainesville Civic Center (board trolley at Candler Street Park)

Ride Only (No Public Parking Available)

  • Wilshire Wonderland of Lights, located at 849 Wilshire Road (to appeal to nearby residents – do not park on the street)
  • Green Street Circle and Longview Avenue intersection (to appeal to nearby residents – do not park on the street)
  • Bradford Street NW and Dixon Drive intersection (to appeal to nearby residents – do not park on the street)

Still unsure as to where you can board the Holly Jolly Trolley? Look for the yard signs below marking pick-up/drop-off points.

Holly Jolly Trolley stop yard sign


November 26, 2022
December 31, 2022
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