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Vamos! Lion Chariot Offers Special Holiday Ride

Everyone’s favorite music-blasting pedicab service, Vamos! Lion Chariot will offer a special themed ride this holiday season.

The carriage will be decked in Christmas-themed attire, and students, townies, and the like can “ride around downtown State College and experience the decorative lights in an entirely new way. The Lion Chariot will take you on a festive excursion aboard its Christmas-adorned carriage, with warm blankets provided,” according to a press release.

Todd Miner, the man most often seen peddling the Vamos! Chariot through downtown State College, said the experience could quite literally alter one’s life. “We’ve had Penn State students describe their Christmas ride as a ‘life-changing experience’,” he told me. Others have called it the “highlight” of their senior year. Testimonials from last year further support these claims:

Life changing or not, participants in the 25-minute ride will receive a free dessert from The Corner Room as well as free hot chocolate from either The Corner Room, the Tavern, or Webster’s Cafe, the release notes. The ride will run students $20 and non-students $30, though one can save five dollars by bringing an unwrapped toy or canned food item to his or her ride that will be donated.

This special runs from now through early January, with advanced reservation required.

“We are also in the midst of creating a special ‘couples package’,” said Miner. “That will include a 30-minute jacuzzi soak downtown in addition to the hot cocoa.” Gift certificates are also available for purchase, and all specials are posted on Vamos!’s Facebook page.

The press release notes that this experience is appropriate for kids aged one to 92. Asked if a 93-year old would be welcomed, Miner clarified that there are exceptions to every rule.

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