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Nicholas Conservatory - All Aglow Express (Saturdays and Sundays)
November 28, 2015 - December 06, 2015
Recurring weekly on Sunday, Saturday
Times: Saturdays and Sundays - Rides each day are at 4:00pm, 5:00pm, 6:00pm and 7:00pm
"Well, are you coming?" Join us at Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens when Trolley Car 36 transforms into the All Aglow Express! Your ride will take you north along the Rock River to the magical North Pole, where you will be greeted by Santa's elves, make gooey s'mores, and drink some war...


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Bus & Shuttle Service

  • Coach USA (Van Galder Bus Lines) provides 17 shuttles daily between Rockford's major hotels and Chicago's O'Hare International Airport and eight shuttles daily between Rockford and Midway Airport. In Rockford, the station is at 7559 Walton St. (just off E. State and Bell School Rd. near I-90). The South Beloit station is at the BP/Amoco Travel Plaza, 15766 Manchester Dr. (I-90 and Rt. 75); 800.747.0994
  • Van Galder Amtrak Thruway buses travel to Chicago Union Station nine times a day. From Union Station you can connect with Amtrack's national rail system for trains to New York City, Los Angeles, Springfield, St. Louis, Champaign, Carbondale, and hundreds of other destinations. For Amtrak® fares and reservations, call Amtrak at 1-800-USA-RAIL or visit
  • Transit Van Shuttle Services offers non-stop, door-to-door shuttle service to and from Chicago Rockford International Airport, Chicago O'Hare Airport, Chicago Midway Airport, Chicago Union Station and General Mitchell Airport in Milwaukee. Reservations are required 12 hours in advance by phone at 815-615-9785 or online at


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