Holiday trolley returns Saturdays to Edmonds, with new route in Hwy 99 neighborhood Sundays

After a hiatus in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Edmonds Holiday Trolley is returning this year.

The trolley will run in downtown Edmonds on Saturdays through December – Dec. 4, 11 and 18  – from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The trolley has six marked stops throughout the downtown core – Walnut Street Coffee, Hazel Miller Plaza, Slate Salon & Spa, Thai Cottage, Calypso Restaurant and Salish Crossing.

The trolley runs in a continuous loop hitting each stop about every 30 minutes. Hop on at any stop and hop off as you please while shopping, dining, and checking out all of the festive holiday décor.

New this year is a route in the Highway 99 neighborhood on two Sundays — Dec. 12 and 19 — from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The route will run from the southeast corner of the Safeway/Aurora Marketplace parking lot and then head west on 238th to Edmonds Way, then back on 228th to Highway 99, the city said in a press release.

The holiday trolley is a partnership between the City of Edmonds and the Edmonds Downtown Alliance. To see the route maps and for more information, visit

  1. For those of us who have lost track, is “Salish Crossing” the same as “ferry terminal”? A map of the route would be helpful for downtown Edmonds fans who arrive by ferry as pedestrians, as well as for newcomers.

  2. I think the Sunday Trolly might serve the community better if it ran from that Safeway on 238th to the Westgate area and back giving the Westgate merchants a chance to celebrate the holidays with new customers and provide a fun trip for the riders.

  3. In addition to the trolley, we have three bus routes that run into the Downtown area—the 116, 196, and 130 routes. The 130 runs through Aurora Village (a connection for the Swift and 101 that runs on 99), Firdale Village, Westgate, down Edmonds Way, then 5th Avenue. The 116 runs through 212th and Main Street before turning down Dayton. Lastly, the 196 runs down 196th/Puget Drive/Caspers and onto 3rd Avenue North.

    I encourage everyone to use public transit whenever possible. There is no fuss about finding parking, and a ride is $2.50 each way for adults and $1.75 for children. Google and Apple Maps are great tools in planning bus trips!

    Happy holidays, all.

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