If your idea of getting into the holiday mood includes cruising in a teeth-chattering, open-air trolley through a Boise Bench neighborhood to "ooh" and "aaah" at somebody else's electric eccentricities, then the Boise Trolley Holiday Lights Tour is your Christmas wish come true.
This year, the trolley is picking up from Library Plaza at Cole and Ustick roads. The so-called Molly Trolley is adorned with some holiday finery, and Bing croons "White Christmas" on the speakers. But bundle up.
"It may get a little snowy because it's open air," said Debra Miller, trolley tour manager.
The tours leave every night at 7 p.m., and additional tours leave at 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. Wednesday, Dec. 21, and Tuesday, Dec. 27, are already sold out.
"You definitely want to check our seating availability in advance. We post updates each day on our website, " said Miller.
The tour winds through Cole Village neighborhoods on the Boise Bench.
"The homeowners definitely know they're on the tour," said Miller. "The homeowners' association has a big contest for the best-decorated home."
Miller has added a special Boise Historical tour to her holiday schedule at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 24. The evening holiday lights tours continue until Friday, Dec. 30, with the exception of Sunday, Dec. 25.