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The Hop Announces Holiday Hours for Christmas and New Year’s

The Everstream Holiday Hop remains a festive, fun and free way to access holiday activities throughout downtown

By - Dec 20th, 2019 10:23 am
Holiday Hop streetcar. Photo by Jeramey Jannene.

Holiday Hop streetcar. Photo by Jeramey Jannene.

Milwaukee – The streetcar is once again open for the holidays, as The Hop, presented by Potawatomi Hotel & Casino, will be operating every day this holiday season including Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. The streetcar will also feature extended hours on New Year’s Eve, with vehicles operating until 2 a.m. to accommodate riders celebrating at the countless great bars and restaurants along the route.

To fully experience the magic of the holiday season in Milwaukee, residents and downtown visitors alike are encouraged to take a ride on the Everstream Hoppy Holidays streetcar, featuring a festive winter-wonderland exterior and cozy cabin-like interior. The holiday-themed streetcar is the perfect way to access many of downtown’s great light displays and holiday events, and thanks to Everstream, all rides remain completely free.

To locate the Hoppy Holidays streetcar, riders should download The Hop’s real-time app by visiting In the app, the Hoppy Holidays streetcar is tagged as “Bus 1”.

The complete schedule for the upcoming holidays is as follows:

Tuesday, Dec. 24 – Normal weekday service (5 a.m. – midnight)

Wednesday, Dec. 25 – Sunday schedule in effect (7 a.m. – 10 p.m.)

Tuesday, Dec. 31 – Extended weekday service (5 a.m. – 2 a.m.)

Wednesday, Jan. 1 – Sunday schedule in effect (7 a.m. – 10 p.m.)

Everstream’s sponsorship of free streetcar fares began Saturday, Nov. 2, when The Hop officially entered its second year of operations, and continues through Dec. 31. For more information on The Hop, visit

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