Como-Harriet Events

2020 Special Events at Como-Harriet Streetcar Line

Mother’s Day


Sunday, May 10

12:30 to 8:30 PM
Regular fares apply

After all she’s done for you, bring Mom for a nice streetcar ride (she rides free!).


Memorial Day

 

Monday, May 25
9:30 AM to 8:30 PM
Regular fares apply

Beautiful Lakewood Cemetery is the perfect setting to honor our nation’s veterans. Ride the streetcar right to the Lake Calhoun gate, open only once each year for this special event. Stay as long as you like before catching the trolley back to Linden Hills.

For more information about Lakewood Cemetery click here.


Owl Service


Saturdays, June 6, July 11 & August 8
9 PM to Midnight
Regular Fare or Owl Pass* $5 (children 3 and under free)

During the streetcar era, cars ran throughout the night carrying passengers to and from jobs and seeing them home safely after an evening on the town. Families with children might ride to let the gentle motion and cooling breezes lull a child to sleep. Experience Owl Service! Bring a date or bring the whole family. Bring a pillow. Bring a snack.

* Owl Pass gives one rider unlimited rides throughout the evening.

To view a poster click here.


PJ Party


Thursdays, June 18, July 16 & August 20

6 PM & 7 PM
$5 per passenger 

Put on your jammies and grab your best bear. Then head for the Linden Hills Station at Lake Harriet for the PJ Party. We’ll start with milk and cookies on the platform, then board the streetcar for a trip down the line. We’ll stop for a bedtime story from a noted children’s author before we return to the station. The event lasts about 45 minutes.

The PJ Party is presented in partnership with Wild Rumpus Books in Linden Hills.

For details on PJ Party tickets see our PJ Party Ticket Information Page.


Father’s Day


Sunday, June 21
12:30 to 8:30 PM
Regular fares apply

Bring Dad for a free ride on his special day.


Independence Day

Saturday, July 4

12:30 to 8:30 PM
Regular fares apply

Ride a streetcar and take in a holiday concert by the lake.

 


Murder Mystery: Murder With Strings Attached


Friday, Saturday & Sunday
July 24, 25, 26 & July 31, August 1, 2 
9 PM performances
$15 per passenger

There’s a murder aboard the trolley on the Como-Harriet Streetcar Line and you’re a witness. Who did it and why? Help solve the crime. The trip lasts about 45 minutes. Tickets available only online. Most performances sell out, but a few tickets may be available at the Linden Hills station beginning an hour before each show.

To view a poster click here.
To order tickets online click here.


Streetcar Camp for Kids

Thursday, August 13
9 AM to 1 PM

Tuition: $49

For kids 6 to 11 who love streetcars! We’ll spend the morning learning all about track, motors, and controls. We’ll see how the crew does their jobs. Then each child will have the unique opportunity to climb into the Motorman’s seat and run the car down the line. Enrollment is limited to about a dozen children.

To view a poster click here.

For Enrollment Form click here.


Streetcar Camp II

Thursday, August 27
9 AM to 1 PM

Tuition: $49

For kids 11 to 15 who want to learn more about streetcars and how they operate. Much of the morning will be spent with each child running the car along the Como-Harriet line. Campers will use all controls, including the air brake, under the supervision of Museum Operators. Enrollment is limited to about a dozen children.

To view a poster click here.

For Enrollment Form click here.


Labor Day


Monday, September 7
12:30 to 7:30 PM
Regular fares apply

For over 100 years, Twin Citians have ridden the streetcar to the lake for the holiday.


Farmer Ken and Jan’s Pumpkin Patch


Saturday & Sunday
October 10 & 11
12:30 to 4:30 PM
Regular fares apply; pumpkins are $6

Take a trolley ride and bring home a Halloween pumpkin. Riders get off the car at the “pumpkin patch” where they can search for just the right pumpkin. There are no advance tickets or reservations.

To view a poster click here.


Transylvania Trolley


Saturday, October 17
12:30 to 4:30 PM
Regular fares apply

Count Karl the Vampire Motorman is your host for this Halloween trip. Not scary just silly. Wear a costume and get a treat. The ride is about 15 minutes and no advance ticket or reservation is required.

To view a poster click here.


Trick ‘r Trolley


Sunday, October 18
1, 2, and 3 PM
$5.00 per passenger

It’s the Son of PJ Party! Wear your Halloween costume and come for a ride, a story, and a treat. This is a very popular event and typically sells out. Tickets are required and are available in our Store beginning September 29.

To view a poster click here.

To purchase tickets click here.


Graveyard Ghost Stories

 

Friday, October 23
8:30 PM Tickets
$15 per passenger 

What’s better than a spooky story?  Four ghost stories, in the dark, by a cemetery, on a one hundred year old trolley. Graveyard Ghost Stories features well-known Twin Cities storytellers reading classic tales of the beyond. One night only! One show only! Don’t miss out! Check the poster for all the chilling details.

To view a poster click here.

To purchase tickets click here.


A Streetcar Named Expire

 

Saturday, October 24
7 to 10:00 PM
$4 per passenger or Fright Pass* $10

Travel through the dark forest aboard a spooky trolley. What fate awaits those foolish enough to ride to the end of the line? This event is suitable for most family members  there’s no blood or gore ― but may be frightening for the very young. And the later it gets, the more frightening the ride becomes. There are no advance tickets or reservations.

*Fright Pass gives one passenger unlimited rides throughout the evening

To view a poster click here.


The Late Show: The Car Barn Murders

Sunday, October 25

7 and 8:30 PM Performances
$10 per passenger

Why should kids have all the Halloween fun?  A serious look at little known chapters in streetcar history — with something slightly off. What could go wrong? This experience is not recommended for children or the humor impaired. Tickets available only online. Most performances sell out, but a few tickets may be available at the Linden Hills station an hour before each show.

To view a poster click here.
To order tickets online click here.


Holly Trolley


Saturday & Sunday
November 28, 29 & December 5, 6
12 to 3:30 PM
$5 per passenger

Take a streetcar ride with Santa, then toast a marshmallow and warm yourself by a friendly fire. The historic streetcar is decked out for the holidays. The ride is about 25 minutes — so Santa has time to visit with each child. Tickets are trip specific so you won’t have to stand in line. You may purchase tickets for any available trip that day.

Please share the joy of the season. Bring a new, unwrapped toy for Toys for Tots

To view a poster click here.


Vinternatt


Saturday, December 5
6 to 8:30 PM
$6 per passenger

Celebrate the serenity and beauty of a Minnesota winter night. Our historic streetcar is decorated inside and out with lights and seasonal greens, and hundreds of luminaries light the right-of-way. Cozy up to the fire and toast  a marshmallow. Will Santa make an appearance? This is a rare opportunity to experience the night in a whole new light.

Please share the joy of the season. Bring a new, unwrapped toy for Toys for Tots

To view a poster click here.