Destination Discounts Holiday Picks

Welcome to a special holiday edition of Destination Discounts!

Sure, riding Metro saves you from the stress of traffic, reduces your environmental impact and lowers your monthly transportation costs – but did you know it also entitles you to a bunch of great deals around L.A.? That’s what Destination Discounts is all about – and The Source is here to make sure you don’t miss out.  Every week we’ll highlight our favorite deals from Metro’s local partners – destinations, sporting events, concerts, museums, theme parks, shops and more – and provide all the info you need to take advantage of these offers.

Holiday Events
Get into the holiday spirit with these great L.A. events:

Holiday Ice Skating
Rockefeller Center eat your heart out, there’s outdoor ice skating in L.A. too:

Attractions
Have friends and family in town for the holidays? Or just want to explore your own city this holiday? Check out these L.A. attractions:

Sports
Catch a holiday game from one of your favorite L.A. sports teams:

Dining
Take advantage of these great deals on holiday dining:

Last Minute Gifts
These events in January would make a great gift for anyone on your list:

Details after the jump.

Holiday Events

Get $5 off Disney On Ice at Staples Center
This action-packed, all-new show features a magical montage of celebrations and is set to a blend of contemporary music and favorite Disney songs.
Dates: Dec. 16-19
Discount: Save $5 of select shows.
Restrictions: Regular prices are $16, $20 and $25. Service charges, handling and facility fees may apply. Discount is valid for the following venues, dates and show times. Other performances are available at regular prices. Other restrictions apply. Visit Ticketmaster.com for details.
How to get it: Show your valid Metro pass, Metro Rail ticket or TAP card at the box office or visit Ticketmaster.com/train and enter the code TRAIN. Alternatively, call Ticketmaster at 1.800.745.3000 and mention the code TRAIN.
Where: Staples Center, 1111 S. Figueroa St.
Nearby Metro Rail: Blue Line Pico Station
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: Figueroa/Pico (81, 442, 445, 460, 701, 721, Silver Line), Olympic/Figueroa (28, 728)

Chance to win at The 51st L.A. County Holiday Celebration
This free event celebrates the rich diversity of Los Angeles with music and dance performances, including the Los Angeles Children’s Chorus, indie rock band interpretations of holiday songs, a hip hop performance set to Leroy Anderson’s Sleigh Ride, Mariachi del Sol de Jose Hernandez, the Albert McNeil Jubilee Singers and Pacifico Dance Company, among many others.
Dates: Dec. 24
Discount: Be entered to win a pair of free tickets to the Ford Amphitheatre 2011 summer season.
Restrictions: None.
How to get it: Show your valid Metro pass, Metro Rail ticket or TAP card at the “Win Free Tickets to the Ford” table.
Where: Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, 135 N. Grand Ave.
Nearby Metro Rail: Red/Purple Line Civic Center Station
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: 1st/Hope (10, 14/37, 55/202/355, 60, 439, 445, 714)

Holiday Ice Skating

Save $1 on Downtown on Ice Admission
Celebrating its 13th season spectacular with holiday fun under the sun and stars DOWNTOWN ON ICE outdoor skating rink at picturesque Pershing Square.
Dates: Through Jan. 17
Discount:
$1 off
Restrictions: None.
How to get it: Show your valid Metro pass, Metro Rail ticket or TAP card at the entrance booth.
Where: Pershing Square
Nearby Metro Rail
: Red/Purple Line Pershing Square Station
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: Olive/5th (14/37, 70, 71, 76, 78/79/378, 714, 770, Silver Streak) Hill/5th (2/302, 4, 10/48, 68/84, 81, 83, 90/91, 94, 794, 728)

Save $2 at Woodland Hills Ice, the San Fernando Valley’s outdoor ice rink
This winter landscape features more than 7,000 square feet of real ice and is open daily from 10am – 10pm for recreational ice skating, birthday parties, private lessons, special events and more.
Dates: Nov. 5 – Feb. 6
Discount: Save $2 off admission.
Restrictions: None.
How to get it: Show your valid Metro pass, Metro Rail ticket or TAP card at the entrance.
Where: 6100 Topanga Canyon Bl.
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: Topanga Canyon/Oxnard (150/240, 164, 244/245, 645) Owensmouth/Erwin (161, 164, 165, 244/245, 645)

Free ice skate rental at Toyota Sports Center
Come ice skate, play hockey and celebrate special events at the Toyota Sports Center, the official training center of the Los Angeles Kings and Lakers, as well as Olympic Champion Figure Skater, Evan Lysacek. Admission is $7 for children and $8 for adults.
Dates: Ongoing
Discount: Free ice skate rental (value of $3.50)
Restrictions: None.
How to get it: Show your valid Metro pass, Metro rail ticket or TAP card at the box office.
Where: 555 N. Nash Street
Nearby Metro Rail: Green Line El Segundo Station
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: Nash/Grand (232, 626)

Attractions

Save $3 on John Lennon, Songwriter Exhibit at GRAMMY Museum
Learn about John Lennon’s early influences; his time with the Quarry Men and the transition into the early Beatles; his songwriting collaborations with McCartney; and his transition from Beatle to a solo artist/songwriter and his work with Ono.
Dates: Ongoing
Discount: $3 off any adult admission
Restrictions: None.
How to get it: Show your valid Metro pass, Metro rail ticket or TAP card at the GRAMMY Museum Box Office.
Where: 800 W. Olympic Blvd.
Nearby Rail: Blue Line Pico Station, Red/Purple Line 7th Street Metro Center Station
Nearby Metro Bus Stops
: Figueroa/Pico (81, 442, 445, 460, 701, 721, Silver Line), Olympic/Figueroa (28, 728)

Save $3 at the Los Angeles Zoo
Elephants of Asia is now open in the heart of the Zoo! The state-of-the-art habitat is the largest exhibit in the Zoo’s history, with over six acres of land that showcase the elephants and inform visitors about the challenges they face in the wild.
Dates: Ongoing
Discount: $3 off adult admission and $2 off child admission
Restrictions: Not valid with any other offer.
How to get it: Show your valid Metro pass, Metro Rail ticket or TAP card at the LA Zoo Ticket Booth.
Where: Griffith Park, 5333 Zoo Drive
Nearby Bus Stops: Western Heritage/Los Angeles Zoo‎ (96)

Save $5 at Madame Tussauds Hollywood
Check out the new Lady Gaga figure! Gaga wears an Alex Noble lace body stocking and Philip Treacy face mask topped off with Marie Antoinette style ‘fro. As seen at The Brit Awards 2010.
Dates: Ongoing
Discount: $5 off admission
Restrictions: Discount on up to six (6) total regular same day adult/child admission. Not valid on previously purchased tickets. Cannot be combined with any other offers. Management reserves all rights.
How to get it: Show your valid Metro pass, Metro Rail ticket or TAP card at the Madame Tussauds Hollywood Box Office.
Where: 6933 Hollywood Blvd.
Nearby Rail: Red Line Hollywood/Highland Station
Nearby Metro Bus StopsHollywood/Highland (212/312, 222, 217, 780, 156/656)

Save $2 off at Noah’s Ark at the Skirball
A permanent, award-winning children’s and family destination that is the talk of the town! Play, climb, build, explore, make believe, and make friends. Share in a timeless story—and together envision a better world.
Dates: Ongoing
Discount: $2 off admission
Restrictions: None.
How to get it: Show your valid Metro pass, Metro Rail ticket or TAP card at the box office.
Where: Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: Sepulveda/Skirball Center (233, 761)

Save $2 off adult admission and $1 off child admission at the Aquarium of the Pacific
Take a journey of discovery through the world’s largest ocean at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach.
Dates: Ongoing
Discount: $2 off adult admission (adult admission $23.95) and $1 off child’s admission ($11.95, ages 3-11).
Restrictions: Limit four discounts. Not valid with any other offer. Not valid at off-site sales locations. No cash value. Prices subject to change. Aquarium closed during the Long Beach Grand Prix and December 25. Valid through 12/31/10.
How to get it: Show your valid Metro pass, Metro Rail ticket or TAP card at the box office.
Where: Aquarium of the Pacific, 100 Aquarium Way
Nearby Rail: Blue Line Long Beach Transit Mall Station

Save at Hollywood & Highland Center
This entertainment center neighbors Madame Tussauds, Disney’s El Capitan Theatre, the Jimmy Kimmel Live show, and is home to the renowned Kodak Theatre, Renaissance Hollywood Hotel & Spa, Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, The Highlands Hollywood nightclub, Lucky Strikes Lanes, Spa Luce, popular shops, gourmet and casual dining, and endless entertainment opportunities.
Dates: Ongoing.
Discount: Various discounts at the following locations: The Grill on Hollywood, Koji’s Sushi & Shabu Shabu, Kelly’s Coffee & Fudge Factory, The Wine Bar Café
Where: Hollywood/Highland Station
Nearby Metro Rail: Red Line Hollywood/Highland Station
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: Hollywood/Highland (212/312, 222, 217, 780, 156/656)

Sports

Save Up to 20% Off L.A. Kings Home Games
It’s hockey season and that means it’s time to come out and support your LA Kings.
Dates: Through April
Discount: Save up to 20% off select home games.
Restrictions: Tickets are subject to availability and exclude dates 10/12, 11/27, 12/4, 2/28, 3/19 and 4/9.
How to get it: Show your valid Metro pass, Metro Rail ticket or TAP card at the box office and get 20% off Monday and Tuesday games, or get 10% off Wednesday through Sunday games.
Where: Staples Center, 1111 S. Figueroa St.
Nearby Metro Rail: Blue Line Pico Station
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: Figueroa/Pico (81, 442, 445, 460, 701, 721, Silver Line), Olympic/Figueroa (28, 728)

Save up to 50% off LA Clippers home games
This is an LA Clippers’ season you won’t want to miss with exciting players Eric Gordon, All-Star Chris Kaman, electrifying Blake Griffin, veteran Baron Davis and enthusiastic DeAndre Jordan.
Dates: Through April
Discount: Save up to 50% off select home games.
Restrictions: Tickets are subject to availability.
How to get it: Show your valid Metro pass, Metro Rail ticket or TAP card at the box office. You can also save by ordering tickets online at clippers.com/transit and use the promotional code TRANSIT.
Where: Staples Center, 1111 S. Figueroa St.
Nearby Metro Rail: Blue Line Pico Station
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: Figueroa/Pico (81, 442, 445, 460, 701, 721, Silver Line), Olympic/Figueroa (28, 728)

Dining

Save 10% at Cafe Metropol
Located in the heart of the Arts District in Downtown L.A., Cafe Metropol is an authentic European bistro featuring gourmet food, coffee and drinks. There are also live music performances every Friday and Saturday.
Dates: Ongoing
Discount: 10% off total bill
Restrictions: None.
How to get it: Show your valid Metro pass, Metro Rail ticket or TAP card to cashier.
Where: Arts District, 923 E. Third Street
Nearby Rail: Gold Line Little Tokyo/Arts District Station

Save 10% at Firefly Bistro
Enjoy the eclectic taste of delicious dishes from around the world accompanied with first-rate service at Firefly Bistro in South Pasadena. You’ll fall in love with the enchanting garden ambience and Chef Paul Rosenbluh’s fresh seasonal cuisines. Family owned and managed, Firefly Bistro has caught the attention of the LA Times, Trip Advisor, Yahoo and Yelp.
Dates: Ongoing
Discount: 10% off entire bill
Restrictions: Excludes alcoholic beverages.
How to get it: Show your valid Metro pass, Metro Rail ticket or TAP card to your server.
Where: South Pasadena, 1009 El Centro Street
Nearby Rail: Gold Line Mission Station

Save 15% at Maria’s Italian Kitchen
Enjoy the delicious taste of Italian classics and gluten free options, with servings for breakfast, lunch and dinner. (Be sure to save enough room for their homemade desserts!)
Dates: Ongoing
Discount: 15% off bill
Restrictions: Excludes alcoholic beverages.
How to get it: Show your valid Metro pass, Metro Rail ticket or TAP card to the server or cashier.
Where: Downtown, 615 S. Flower St.
Nearby Metro Rail: Red/Purple/Blue Line 7th Street Metro Center Station
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: Wilshire/Flower (20, 439, 445, 460,  487/489)

Save 10% at Kelly’s Coffee & Fudge Factory
Kelly’s Coffee & Fudge Factory is famous for offering freshly baked pastries, home style fudge, specialty coffees, frozen drinks, hand made sandwiches and gelato.
Dates: Ongoing.
Discount: 10% discount on each order.
Restrictions: None.
How to get it: Show your valid Metro pass, Metro rail ticket or TAP card to the cashier.
Where: Hollywood & Highland Center, 6801 Hollywood Boulevard
Nearby Metro Rail: Red Line Hollywood/Highland Station
Nearby Metro Bus StopsHollywood/Highland (212/312, 222, 217, 780, 156/656)

Last Minute Gifts

Save $20 on select tickets to HAIR at Pantages Theatre
Onstage at the Pantages Theatre January 5 through January 23 in Hollywood is the thrilling, emotionally rich musical of the 1960s, Hair.
Dates: Jan. 5-20, 2011
Discount: Save $20 on selected tickets
Restrictions: Offer valid for Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, & Friday evening performances 1/5-1/20/11.  Subject to availability.  May not be combined with any other offer.  All online & phone orders incur customary Ticketmaster convenience charges.  No refunds or exchanges.  Restrictions apply. Offer may be discontinued at any time.
How to get it: Show your valid Metro pass, Metro Rail ticket or TAP card at the Pantages Theatre Box Office. Or, purchase tickets from BroadwayLA.org, or by calling 1.800.982.ARTS, use promotional code TRAIN when ordering.
Where: Pantages Theatre, 6233 Hollywood Blvd.
Nearby Rail: Red Line Hollywood/Vine Station
Nearby Metro Bus StopsHollywood/Vine (210, 212/312, 222, 217, 780)

Save $10, or 20% at Cirque Berzerk at Club Nokia
LA’s Cirque Berzerk bring their unique brand of contemporary circus theatre to Club Nokia at L.A. LIVE January 7-30. Their performances have evolved into a full evening of entertainment that’s like nothing you’ve seen before—featuring all-new stunning global acts, fiery choreography and a bold new stage design.
Dates: Jan. 7-30, 2011
Discount: Go Metro for two ways to save!

  • Show your valid Metro pass, Metro Rail ticket or Destination Discounts card at the Club Nokia or STAPLES Center Box Offices and receive a $10 discount on select tickets for all performances.
  • Or receive a 20% discount on select tickets for performances listed below only when you purchase tickets at Ticketmaster.com or call 1.800.745.300 and use the promotional code TRAINS.

Restrictions: Discounted offers cannot be combined. Valid on tickets priced $80/$60/$45/$19.50 only. Discount of $10 is only available at Club Nokia and STAPLES Center box offices. Discount of 20% is only valid at ticketmaster.com and 1.800.745.3000 and only for dates listed here.
Where: Club Nokia, 800 W. Olympic Blvd.
Nearby Metro Rail
: Blue Line Pico Station
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: Figueroa/Olympic (28, 81, 439, 728, Silver Line)