Como-Harriet 2023 Events

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All Aboard

Tuesdays May 9, July 25 & August 29
5:30 to 7:30
Sundays June 11 & September 10

10 AM to Noon
Regular fares apply

A special time for neurodiverse folks, families, and friends. 

 

 

 

 


Doors Open Minneapolis

Saturday and Sunday May 13 & 14

10 AM to 5 PM
Free (Trolley Rides Fare $3)

Ever wonder what goes on inside the Como-Harriet Streetcar Line carbarn? See for yourself. Guided tours and demonstrations. Walk to the barn from the station or ride the streetcar (Fare required). Return trips are free to all. 

 

 

 

 


Mother’s Day

Sunday May 14

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!).

 

 

 

 

 

 


ASL Interpreted Carbarn Tours

Sunday May 21

Tours at 1, 2, 3 & 4 PM
Regular fares apply

Board the streetcar at the Linden Hills station. At the carbarn we’ll exit for a tour. We’ll board a car for the return trip to the station. The trip and tour are ASL interpreted. 

 

 

 

 

 


Memorial Day

Monday May 29
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. Stay as long as you like before catching the trolley back to Linden Hills.

 

 

 

 

 


Owl Service

Saturdays June 3, July 1, August 5 & September 2
9 PM to Midnight
Regular Fare or Owl Pass* $7 (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.

 

 


Motorettes Day

Sunday June 4

12:30 to 8:30 PM
Regular fares apply

Join our Como-Harriet Streetcar Line Motorettes in a celebration of the passing of the 19th Amendment.

 

 

 

 

 


Summer Santa

August 1
6 PM
Fare $5 per passenger – ticket required

Did you know Santa spends part of his summers in Minnesota? Join the Jolly Old Elf on the Como-Harriet Streetcar Line for a fun ride, a holiday story, and a sweet treat. Tickets available only online.

 To purchase tickets click here.

 

 

 


Father’s Day

Sunday June 18
12:30 to 8:30 PM
Regular fares apply

Bring Dad for a free ride on his special day.

 

 

 

 

 


PJ Party

Tuesdays June 20, July 18 & August 15
6 PM & 7 PM  The August PJ Party has sold out!
$5 per passenger – ticket required

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.

To purchase tickets to the August event click here.  SOLD OUT

August’s special guest is David LaRochelle. David is the author of many books for children including How Martha Saved Her Parents from Green Beans, The Best Pet of All, and The Haunted Hamburger and Other Ghostly Stories. David lives in White Bear Lake, Minnesota.


Independence Day

Tuesday July 4

12:30 to 8:30 PM
Regular fares apply

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

 

 

 

 

 


Motorettes First Hire

Thursday July 6

6:30 to 8:30 PM
Regular fares apply

Join our Como-Harriet Streetcar Line Motorettes as they celebrate the historic first hire of a woman by Twin City Lines.

 

 

 

 

 


Streetcar Murder Mystery

Friday, Saturday & Sunday
August 11, 12, 13
9 PM performances
$20 per passenger – ticket required

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.

Last Sunday’s performance has been rescheduled to Sunday August 20. Tickets are available.

To purchase tickets click here.

 

 

 


Streetcar Camp for Kids

Thursday, August 17 CAMP ENROLLMENT IS CLOSED
9 AM to 1PM

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.

For printable PDF Enrollment Form click here.

For information about our Kids Clubs click here.

 

 


Streetcar Camp II

Thursday August 24 CAMP ENROLLMENT IS CLOSED
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.

 

For a printable PDF Enrollment Form click here.

For information about our Kids Clubs click here.

Labor Day

Monday September 4
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 14 & 15
12:30 to 4 PM
Regular fares apply; pumpkins are $7 while supplies last.

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. Streetcars make frequent trips to the pumpkin patch. There are no advance tickets or reservations.

 

 

 


Graveyard Ghost Stories

Friday October 20  Sold Out
8:30 PM Tickets
$23 per passenger – ticket required  

What’s better than a spooky story? Three spooky stories, in the dark, by a cemetery, on a one hundred year old trolley. Hear classic tales of the beyond read by Twin Cities celebrities. It’s the literary event of the season! One night only! One show only! Don’t miss out! Check the poster for all the chilling details.

To purchase tickets click here. This event is SOLD OUT!

 

 

 


Transylvania Trolley

Saturday October 21
12:30 to 4 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.

Named Top 10 Fall Family Event by the Minneapolis StarTribune

 

 

 


All Aboard Trick ‘r Treat

Sunday October 22

10 AM to Noon
Regular fares apply

A special time for neurodiverse folks, families, and friends. Go for a ride and receive a treat in a calmer, quieter Halloween event.

 

 

 

 

 


The Late Show

Friday October 27

7 & 8:30 PM  SOLD OUT
$15 per passenger – ticket required

Why should kids have all the Halloween fun?  A not-so-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. 

To purchase tickets click here.

 

 

 


Streetcar Named Expire

Saturday October 28

7 to 10 PM
Fare $5 or $12 Fright Pass*

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

 

 


Trick ‘r Trolley  SOLD OUT

Sunday October 29

1, 2 & 3 PM
Fare $5 – ticket required

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. 

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

To purchase tickets click here. This event is sold out.

 

 


Holly Trolley

Saturday & Sunday Nov 25 & 26; Dec 2 & 3
Noon to 3:30 PM

Fare $5 per passenger

Take a streetcar ride with Santa, then toast a marshmallow and warm yourself by a friendly fire. Boy Scouts will offer hot drinks, s’mores kits, and hot dogs for sale. 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. Tickets go on sale for just that day beginning about 11:30 AM in the Linden Hills station.  At 11:30 you can buy tickets for any ride that day. 

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

 

 


All Aboard For the Holidays

Sunday November 26

10 to 11:30 AM
Regular fares apply

Celebrate the winter holidays on a snowy November morning. All  are welcome.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Vinternatt

Saturday December 2

6 to 8:30 PM
Fare $6

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. Boy Scouts will offer hot drinks, s’mores kits, and hot dogs for sale. Will Santa make an appearance? Experience the night in a whole new light.

Streetcar makes frequent trips; there are no reservations or advanced ticket sales for this event.

 

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