17 Nov 2021

November Holiday Service


South Shore News

Experience the magic of the season when you take the South Shore Line to downtown Chicago! The season’s best events are returning in 2021, including the spectacular Magnificent Mile Lights Festival (Nov. 19-20), the Chicago Thanksgiving Day Parade (Nov. 25), and the traditional German Christkindlmarket in Daley Plaza (open Nov. 19-Dec. 24).

To ensure we provide the best experience possible to our riders this holiday season, we have made our November train and ticket office schedules available in advance, and will be offering additional eastbound trains. Please see details below for more information:

Holiday train schedule

  • Wednesday, Nov. 24: A weekday schedule will be in effect on the day before Thanksgiving.
  • Thursday, Nov. 25 (Thanksgiving Day): A weekend/holiday schedule will be in effect in observance of Thanksgiving Day. Free weekday eastbound rides will continue to be offered on Thanksgiving Day.
  • Friday, Nov. 26 (Black Friday): A weekday schedule will be in effect on the Friday following Thanksgiving.

Extra eastbound service

  • Saturday, Nov. 20 (Magnificent Mile Lights Festival): An extra EB Train will depart Millennium Station at 8:30 p.m. (Van Buren St. at 8:33 p.m.), run non-stop to Hegewisch and make all local stops terminating at Carroll Ave., Michigan City.
  • Saturday, Nov. 27: An extra EB Train will depart Millennium Station at 4:25 p.m. (Van Buren St. at 4:28 p.m.), run non-stop to Hegewisch and make all local stops terminating in Michigan City.

These extra trains will not serve Hudson Lake or South Bend.

Ticket Office schedule

If ticket office is closed please purchase from ticket vending machine, South Shore mobile app, or onboard train (cash only).

  • Nov. 20-24: All ticket offices will observe normal hours.
  • Nov. 25: All ticket offices will be closed except Millennium Station (open 9:35a-5p).
  • Nov. 26: Millennium Station Ticket Office will be open 9:05a-5:15p. Carroll Ave. Ticket Office will be open 8:05a-4:45p. South Bend Ticket Office will be open 5:35a-1p ET.
  • Nov. 27-28: All ticket offices will observe normal hours.