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Holiday Events


The holidays are here and so are your favorite seasonal activities! Whether you want to go ice skating in Orange County or to a tree lighting in Los Angeles, Metrolink is making it more convenient for you to travel to the holiday activity of your choice.

General Overview


Metrolink is making it more convenient for you to travel to your favorite holiday activities this season. Take the train to any of the exciting activities and events taking place like ice skating in Irvine, catching a Disney on Ice show at the Honda Center or seeing a holiday parade in Laguna Niguel. Whatever you choose to do this holiday season, make sure you don't waste time sitting in traffic! Take Metrolink instead and enjoy a fun and easy ride.

 

Key Events


  • METROLINK HOLIDAY EXPRESS TRAIN
    Tis the season to treat your family to a unique journey aboard our immersive and magical train experience!
    Dates: December 1, 8 & 15, 2019
    Location: Laguna Niguel/Mission Viejo, Simi Valley, Burbank - Downtown and Rancho Cucamonga stations
    More information available here.

  • FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS
    Bypass traffic and parking hassles and enjoy a ride on Metrolink to the magic and tradition of the Mission Inn Hotel and Spa's Festival of Lights for $7 round-trip!
    Dates: November 29 - December 21, 2019
    Location: 3649 Mission Ave, Riverside, CA 92501
    More information available here.

 

Holiday Festivities


  • ICE RINK AT THE SPECTRUM
    Unleash your fun side and get your skate on at the Irvine Spectrum Center Ice Rink.
    Dates: November 10, 2019 - January 5, 2020
    Location: 670 Spectrum Center Dr, Irvine, CA 92618
    Tickets and more information available here.

  • BAI HOLIDAY ICE RINK PERSHING SQUARE
    Lace up your skates in the middle of Downtown Los Angeles at Pershing Square, just off the Metro Red Line! Get $1 off admission with your Metrolink ticket. 
    Dates: November 14, 2019 - January 20, 2020
    Location: 532 S Olive St, Los Angeles, CA 90013
    Tickets and more information available here.

  • COCOA CONCERT SERIES AT L.A. UNION STATION
    Festivities: Celebrate the season with a month-long series of festive holiday concerts on the majestic South Patio featuring free hot cocoa, Santa selfies, a custom neon photo-op, holiday-themed arts and crafts and interactive games!
    Dates: November 21, December 6, 13 & 20, 6:30pm
    Location: 800 N Alameda St, Los Angeles, CA, 90012
    More information available here.

  • L.A. KINGS HOLIDAY ICE
    The annual L.A. Kings Holiday Ice brings outdoor ice skating to L.A. Live's Xbox Plaza.
    Dates: November 30, 2019 - January 12, 2020
    Location: 741-775 Chick Hearn Ct, Los Angeles, CA 90015
    Tickets and more information available here.

  • FONTANA CITY HALL TREE LIGHTING
    Witness the beautiful Christmas tree radiate its lights!  Live entertainment, light refreshments and an opportunity to score a photograph with Santa are yours! Update: Due to the expected rain, the event will be taking place inside the Steelworkers' Auditorium, located at 8437 Sierra Ave, Fontana.
    Date: December 4, 2019, 6-8pm
    Location: 8437 Sierra Ave, Fontana, CA 92335
    More information available here.

  • GRAND PARK'S WINTER GLOW
    Festivities: Expanded across Grand Avenue to include the newly renovated Music Center Plaza, Grand Park's Winter Glow returns for its second annual nighttime public art display, offering an immersive experience that will span two county locations this holiday season.
    Date: December 6-25, 2019, Sundown to 10pm
    Location: 200 N Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012
    More information available here.

  • CLAREMONT VILLAGE HOLIDAY PROMENADE & TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY
    Visit with Santa at City Hall and enjoy entertainment, shopping, arts and crafts, dining and caroling!
    Date: December 6, 2019, 5-8pm (Tree Lighting at 6pm)
    Location: 200 W 1st St, Claremont, CA 91711
    More information available here.

  • L.A. UNION STATION HOLIDAY FESTIVAL
    A dynamic pop-up artisan marketplace, will be at full steam at the historic station’s South Patio with some of L.A.’s most sought-after artists and artisans; live entertainment; fun, free activities for kids; food trucks; and a beer and wine garden for holiday shoppers.
    Date: December 7, 2019, 10am-6pm
    Location: 800 N Alameda St, Los Angeles, CA, 90012
    More information available here.

  • PERSHING SQUARE WINTER HOLIDAY FESTIVAL
    Festivities: Tons of fresh snow for sledding, Santa photos, amusement rides, magicians, a juggler, a balloon artist and food and craft booths are yours to enjoy!
    Date: December 7, 2019, 11am to 9pm
    Location: 532 S Olive St, Los Angeles, CA 90013
    More information available here.

  • FULLERTON WINTER MARKET
    Festivities: Holiday entertainment, free pictures with Santa, food booths, holiday shopping, face painting, bounce house, beer and wine garden and toy drive with Fullerton firefighters!
    Date: December 7, 2019, 12-4pm
    Location: 125 E Wilshire Ave, Fullerton, CA 92832
    More information available here.

  • UPLAND HOLIDAY TREE LIGHTING CELEBRATION
    Sip hot cocoa and enjoy the festive sounds of the Western Christian Hilltop Faith Choral Department as the City tree comes alive with the glow of the season! It all takes place at the Upland Civic Center.
    Date: December 9, 2019, 6:30-7pm
    Location: 460 N Euclid Ave, Upland, CA 91786
    More information available here.

  • DISNEY ON ICE: MICKEY'S SEARCH PARTY
    Join Mickey Mouse and his friends in a brand-new adventure filled with world-class skating, high-flying acrobatics and unexpected stunts!
    *December 12-15, 2019, STAPLES Center (1111 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90015)
    *December 19-23, 2019, Honda Center (2695 E Katella Ave, Anaheim, CA 92806)
    *December 26-30, 2019, Long Beach Arena (300 E Ocean Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90802)
    *January 1-5, 2020, Toyota Arena (4000 Ontario Center, Ontario, CA 91764)
    Tickets and more information available here.

  • CITY OF UPLAND CHRISTMAS PARADE AND HOLIDAY FAIRE
    The Holiday Faire will be from 8:30am to 3pm. The Christmas Parade will begin in Historic Downtown Upland at 11am.
    Date: December 14, 2019
    Location: 305 N 2nd Ave, Upland, CA, 91786
    More information available here.

 

How to Purchase Metrolink Tickets


Metrolink train tickets can be purchased at a Ticket Vending Machine (TVM) or via the Metrolink App. Tickets purchased will allow for a free transfer to Metro Rail by scanning the mobile ticket at the gates. 

Metrolink's $10 Weekend Day Pass gets you unlimited rides for the day on either Saturdays or Sundays with unlimited transfers across Metrolink lines and Metro light rail and subways.

Details

Location

All Across Southern California!

When

November 10, 2019 - January 20, 2020

Price of Entry

Prices vary by event.