Enjoy a Scenic Helicopter Ride in Chicago at the Holiday Lights Experience

If you’re looking to find helicopter rides near you in Chicago, you’ll want to check out the Holiday Lights Experience by Chicago Helicopter Experience.

Maybe riding in the sky alongside Santa in his sleigh isn’t such a fantasy after all. This holiday season, Chicago Helicopter Experience is offering a one-of-a-kind helicopter tour of Chicago with its panoramic Holiday Lights Experience. Explore Chicago’s best destinations from thousands of feet above.


This helicopter ride near you provides stunning views of Chicago’s iconic sites such as Willis Tower, Michigan Avenue, Millennium Park, Wrigley Field, Lincoln Park Zoo, and more. While covering more than 25 miles of holiday-themed skylines, the pilot will provide commentary about each of the sites as you sit back, relax, and enjoy the views. If your family wants to do something totally extravagant this season, or if you’re looking to impress that special someone, it doesn’t get much better than this.

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Photo Credit: Chicago Helicopter Experience

The Lucky passengers on this helicopter tour in Chicago will depart from a “hollyport” at 2420 South Halsted Street, where a festively decorated helicopter awaits with Santa himself as the pilot. Complete with hot chocolate, cookies, and holiday music to set the mood, catch a reindeer’s eye view of local attractions like Millennium Park, the Magnificent Mile, and ZooLights at Lincoln Park Zoo.


Holiday flights operate from November 29th through January 5th, and last for 17 minutes. If you want Santa to take the reins, slots are available to book between 5pm – 9pm, and prices per person are $179 for non-private rides—currently on sale for $159.99!—and $299 for private rides. Want to assemble a group of five? Set up a Ride-with-Santa upgrade for $899.95.

Flights depart from the downtown heliport located at 2420 S Halsted St., and there is free parking on-site. If the weather is an issue during your scheduled time, your Holiday Lights Experience flight will be rescheduled free of charge.


Have another occasion in mind for an aerial spin around the city? Chicago Helicopter Experience offers day, twilight, and night tours year-round.



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