'Tis the season to experience the city lights on a very special holiday Chicago helicopter ride. Depart from the downtown Chicago heliport and be whisked over the magical skyline glowing in red, blue, and green ... More info ›
'Tis the season to experience the city lights on a very special holiday Chicago helicopter ride. Depart from the downtown Chicago heliport and be whisked over the magical skyline glowing in red, blue, and green. The pilot-led tour highlights the rich history of Chicago while gliding above the illuminated Willis Tower (formerly Sears Tower), Lincoln Park Zoo, Navy Pier, Wrigley Field, and so much more.
Departing from the heliport located minutes from Loop, the experience begins with a customer experience center. Relax before take-off in a comfortable seating area and share holiday wishes with Santa every Friday evening. Journey through time in the Chicago City history exhibit or grab the controls on the interactive flight simulator. Safety and security procedures will be explained prior to boarding into the cutting-edge aircraft.
The holiday lights helicopter tour is narrated by the expert pilots, chronicling the history from the times of Fort Dearborn to today. The helicopter departs, first passing US Cellular field and McCormick Place out over the Great Lake Michigan. Prepare to be wowed by the cityscape aglow on the approach to downtown Chicago.
Next see the illuminated Navy Pier jutting off the shoreline. Capture the colorful lights from the magnificent skyscrapers reflecting onto the Chicago River. The tour extends up the coastline to view Chicago's famous Lincoln Park Zoo Lights festival, Lakeview, and historic Wrigley Field.
After a slight turn, behold the holiday lights display of Chicago’s Magnificent Mile. Floating past the Willis Tower to get one last view of sparkling Millennium Park Soldier Field. The tour will return where it began at the heliport, and a keepsake printed photograph will be available for purchase.