Chicago Helicopter Tour With Holiday Lights

Air, Helicopter & Balloon Tours in Chicago
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Tour description

'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. You'll soar 24 miles of Chicago gliding above the illuminated Willis Tower (formerly Sears Tower), Lincoln Park Zoo, Navy Pier, Wrigley Field, and so much more.The pilot-led flight is guaranteed to spread holiday cheer as you take in the one-of-a-kind nighttime views of the festive lights display below. 

Capture the Chicago skyline light up the night sky as it's skyscrapers glow in magical holiday lights displays!You’ll depart from our downtown heliport, just minutes from the “Loop.” Before your flight, enjoy fun facts on the history of Chicago and “pilot an aircraft” from the interactive flight simulator in our 6,000 square-foot guest center. 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.

What's included

  • Nighttime Holiday Helicopter Tour
  • All taxes and fees
  • Live commentary on board
  • Noise cancelling headsets
  • Free Parking
  • Access to 6,000 sq ft customer experience center

What's not included

  • Food and drinks (available for purchase)
  • Photo in front of the helicopter (available for purchase)
  • Go-Pro video (available for purchase)
  • Gratuities


  • Seasonal Offer
  • Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience
  • Scenic helicopter flight
  • See the sights illuminated at night
  • Likely to Sell Out