Bedrock is Offering Free Trolley Rides Through Downtown Detroit for the Holidays

Take a trip across the city and experience the best of what Detroit has to offer this time of year.
Photograph courtesy of Bedrock Detroit

This holiday season, Bedrock, the commercial real estate firm behind Book Tower and the Hudson’s Site project, is offering free trolley rides across downtown Detroit through Jan. 7.

The crimson and gold trolley, decorated with festive firs, will stop at five prime shopping and dining locations, starting at the newly renovated Book Tower, home to Bar Rotunda, an all-day cafè, and Le Suprême, a French restaurant where you can enjoy a charcuterie board with a complimentary glass of wine.

From there, the trolley will take you to Capitol Park, where you can dine at Leila’s — a popular Lebanese restaurant — and order their famous baba ghanouj, or shop at the nearly 20,000-square-foot Nike Community Store found nearby.

Next, the trolley will stop at Campus Martius Park, also known as Detroit’s winter wonderland, which features an arctic slide, puck-putt, bumper cars, and an arcade on Monroe Street. And if the night is particularly chilly, you can make a pit stop at Cadillac Lodge for a cup of hot cocoa.

Once you hop back on the trolley, it will take you to Parker’s Alley, where Shinola Hotel, Lululemon, a three-story H&M, and more are available to satisfy your holiday shopping needs.

Finally, the last destination will take you to Columbia Street near the upper portion of Woodward Avenue, just a few steps away from iconic Detroit venues like the Fox Theatre, The Fillmore Detroit, and Little Caesars Arena. Eminem fans can also grab a late-night snack at Mom’s Spaghetti, the Detroit native’s famous pasta restaurant.

The trolley will be available to ride Thursdays and Fridays from 4 to 8 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 8 p.m. It will run every 15 minutes and can hold up to 30 guests.

Check out the map below for the trolley’s full route, and for more information, visit

Map courtesy of Bedrock Detroit