There's a lot of traditions when it comes to Christmas. Many still like going downtown to walk Michigan Ave and see the Christmas tree at Marshall's (well Macy's but I don't call it the Willis Tower either). The CTA wants to make sure you're in the mood before you even step foot in the city.

Starting next Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, the Allstate CTA Holiday Train will begin to hit the tracks. the 6 car Holiday Train is decorated with holiday scenes both inside and out. It even has Santa and his reindeer on the outside. There's also the Elves' Workshop Train, a 6 car train as well, but it only runs on Saturdays and follows the Holiday Train according to the CTA's website. There's even the Allstate CTA Holiday Bus to help spread cheer to riders throughout the city.

If you want to ride one of these festive modes of transportation check out the website for run times.