Jingle All the Way to the Mall on the Jingle Bell Express
Saskatoon Transit wants to help eliminate the hassle of parking and offer shoppers access to multiple shopping destinations as efficiently as possible. To do this, Transit is piloting a program called Jingle Bell Express — a new holiday service that will take shoppers on a loop to four malls.
“The holidays can be stressful enough without trying to find parking,” says Jim McDonald, Director of Saskatoon Transit. “We hope to make it a little easier for residents to get around leading up to the holidays and alleviate some of the stress that comes with Christmas shopping.”
The Jingle Bell Express will be in operation from December 13th until December 23rd. Regular fares will apply with the exception of Boxing Day when service on the Jingle Bell Express will be free. Weekday service from 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., weekend service from 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and Boxing Day service from 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. The Jingle Bell Express (route #1225) will travel between the following locations:
- Confederation Mall
- Lawson Heights Mall
- Centre Mall
- Market Mall
Residents are encouraged to use the Transit app to find the bus stop closest to them. Individuals will be able to board the bus and pay using their usual method of payment or $3 in cash. This will be of particular advantage to families who purchase a day pass which will allow four people (max of two adults) to ride for a 24 hour period on the weekend for only $8.50. Day passes can only be purchased at the Saskatoon Transit customer service office in the downtown terminal.
The Jingle Bell Express route and schedule will be available on the Transit app (route #1225).
All those who use the service will be encouraged to take a short, 4 question survey and be entered to win one of four $100 gift cards to one of the participating malls.