Go Metro Weekends, celebrate the season with holiday activities near Metro

Photo by John Morgan via Flickr//CC

Photo by John Morgan via Flickr//CC

It’s the first weekend of December and there are already a million holiday events happening! Here’s a quick roundup of what’s good near transit:

Mayor’s Holiday Tree Lighting: Join Pasadena Mayor Terry Tornek during the annual celebration at Pasadena City Hall Friday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tree lighting starts at 6 p.m. (Metro Gold Line to Memorial Park Station)

Artisanal LA Holiday MarketIf you’re looking for the perfect gift for that special someone, grab your TAP card and head to the holiday market where unique, artisan finds are in abundance! Free admission this Saturday, Dec. 5 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. (Metro Gold Line to Memorial Park Station)

Festival Navideno Calle OchoThis Saturday and Sunday, the largest Latino Christmas street festival kicks off on 8th Street between Vermont Avenue and Irolo Street. Over 100,000 expected to attend. (Metro Purple Line to Wilshire/Normandie Station or Metro Bus 66 to Irolo/8th)

LA Kings Holiday Ice at LA Live: Enjoy ice-skating at L.A Live now thru Dec. 31! Hours of operations vary. General admission $17 and $12 for children 6 and under(Metro Blue or Expo Line to Pico Station)

Pershing Square Ice Rink: Show your TAP card to save $1 on admission! (Metro Red/Purple Line to Pershing Square Station or Metro Bus 10, 81 or Rapid 728 to Hill/5th)

Universal Studios, GrinchmasCatch a Whoville show and take a photo with the Grinch now thru Jan. 3. (Metro Red Line to Universal City Station, then to free Universal Studios shuttle, running every 10-15 minutes)

Illuminate your Holiday at the Getty Center: Now thru Jan. 2, sip complimentary cider and witness the Getty Center’s holiday lights on Saturday evenings until 9 p.m. (Metro Bus 234 0r 734 to Sepulveda/Getty Center, then to free Getty Center Tram)

Plus more weekend activities you may be interested in:

Metro Presents: Klezmer Juice, a new generation Jewish soul group and the All-American Boys Chorus both perform at Union Station this Friday evening. (Metro Red, Purple, Gold or Silver Line to Union Station)

KIIS FM Jingle Ball! Friday night at Staples Center with performances from One Direction, Selena Gomez, The Weeknd and many more. Ticket prices vary. (Metro Blue or Expo Line to Pico Station)

Festival of Carols, performed by the Los Angeles Master Choral Saturday at Walt Disney Concert Hall. Performance begins at 2 p.m. (Metro Red or Purple Line to Civic Center/Grand Park Station)

And that concludes this weekend’s roundup. Here are more resources to help you get where you’re going with Metro. Happy Holidays!

2 replies

  1. Hi Lexi, the Metro Bus 2 to Church/Sepulveda leaves you about a 2-mile walk along a highway (with no sidewalks in certain places) from the Getty entrance. Perhaps you could update these directions?

    • Hi Allon,

      Yes, you’re absolutely right. I found a better route to get to the Getty Center and have updated the post. Thanks for reading and have a great weekend!

      Writer, The Source