Enjoying a chauffeured ride in a luxury bus is a cut above driving yourself, and two cuts above pulling yourself in a rickshaw. Take an easier ride with today's Groupon: for $30, you get a 90-minute holiday-lights luxury-bus tour for two from Corpus Christi Party Bus (a $60 value). Tours depart from the Wal-Mart on Staples Street, across from Parkdale Plaza, at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. Sunday–Thursday until December 22, 2011.
The courteous chauffeurs of Corpus Christi Party Bus steer festive groups across illuminated pavement for 90 minutes of Yuletide displays. The tour begins when twosomes board the party bus and recline in comfortable leather seats that fill the expansive interior, which holds up to 15 guests or 45 well-mannered raccoons. Two 19-inch flat-screen TVs join forces with DVD players and multicolored LED lights to compete with the spangled domiciles outside, and Christmas songs blast from the bumping sound system. Duos can sip on two complimentary nonalcoholic beverages during the BYOB jaunt or string popcorn garlands across the hardwood flooring and around the bar area. Guests should call ahead to reserve seats; kid-friendly tours can be arranged upon reservation.