The DeKalb Public Transit System will be running a special bus to take families to see Santa’s arrival downtown to kick-off the holiday season.
The bus is being put into service especially for the Lights on Lincoln: Santa Comes to Town event on Dec. 2. The bus will service approximately 50 bus stops throughout DeKalb with the bus arriving at Van Buer Plaza to see Santa illuminate the downtown holiday lights at 6 p.m. All stops along the route will be marked with fliers to indicate where passengers can board the bus.
The route is being added this year to ensure that all families can participate in this annual holiday event.
“DeKalb Public Transit is thrilled to be a part of this year’s Lights on Lincoln: Santa Comes to Town event. To join in on the festivities, the inside of the bus will be decorated so that passengers can enjoy the holiday spirit throughout the night,” said DeKalb Public Transit Manager Marcus Cox.
Beginning at 5 p.m., the bus will stop at various locations including: Seventh and Grove Street, Annie Glidden Road and Crane Drive, Varsity Boulevard and Regent Drive, Suburban Apartments on Twombly Road, Normal Road and Hillcrest Drive, Pleasant Street and 10th Street, 14th Street and East Dresser Road, and Seventh and Lewis Street. There will then be two round trips to take families home beginning at 7:00 p.m.
The full schedule is posted below. On the night of the event, riders can track the special bus on the City’s bus tracker: dekalbpublic.etaspot.net.
Those who come out to the event, hosted by the DeKalb Chamber of Commerce, Downtown Merchants and City of DeKalb, will hear carolers and children will be able to visit with Santa at his house at North Second and Locust Street. The downtown holiday lights are being supported by a grant from ComEd and the Metropolitan Mayors Caucus.