Go Metro Weekends, Dec 5 – 7

Here at Metro, we pride ourselves in bringing you some of the most anticipated events Los Angeles has to offer. And with holiday season in full effect, there’s plenty to do. Whether you’re into plays, concerts, cultural activities or just some good ol’ holiday fun, we’ve got what you need to fulfill your weekend pleasure. More importantly, taking Metro bus or rail, means avoiding nasty traffic and scoring sweet deals!


Join Metro at Union Station for a free holiday concert by the charming All-American Boys Choir at 6:30 p.m. All of your favorite Christmas carols will be performed, including Jingle Bell Rock, White Christmas and Silent Night. Be sure to arrive early for good seats! (Metro Gold, Red, Purple or Silver Line to Union Station.)

Across the street from Union Station, El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument will hold a holiday tree lighting ceremony from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. with special performances by Mariachi Loco del Valle and Mariachi Diva de Cindy Shea. There will be plenty of entertainment, refreshments and photos with Santa, so bring the whole family! Show your TAP card and save 10% on purchases made at the Avila Adobe Visitors Center. (Metro Gold, Red or Silver Line to Union Station and walk across Alameda Street to Olvera Street.)


See the Los Angeles Ballet Company’s rendition of The Nutcracker at the Alex Theatre in Glendale. The Saturday show starts at 2 p.m. Ticket prices range from $21 to $99. See if you’re eligible for discounted pricing by clicking here. (Metro Bus 92 to Brand/Wilson.)

Don’t miss the last 5 performances of 2014 at the East West Players Performance Arts Theater! Go Metro and save $10 on admission. You’ll witness true Japanese culture in the latest production, Takarazuka! The all-female show lasts for 2.5 hours with excellent staging and breath taking costumes. Tickets can be purchased at the box office on the 4th floor Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more on performance schedules and prices see the East West Players webpage. (Metro Gold Line to Little Tokyo/Arts District Station.)

Comic book fans can sit down with Marvel godfather Stan Lee and filmmaker Kevin Smith for a Q & A session at the Hammer Museum at 2 p.m. Roy Thomas, author of 75 Years of Marvel: Golden Age to the Silver Screen, will sign copies of his newest book and hold a discussion on the writing process afterwards. All public Hammer programs are free. Keep in mind, Thomas will sign a limited number of books that can be purchased at the event. To reserve a copy, contact the Taschen Store Hollywood at Hollywood@tashen.com (Metro Rapid 720 or 761 to Wilshire/Westwood.)

Head to Mariachi Plaza for the Unity & Solidarity Festival – Boyle Heights. The event takes place from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and is free to join! (Metro Gold Line to Mariachi Plaza Station)


Homeboy Industries provides gang-involved and previously incarcerated individuals with support and job training. Support this local business and satisfy your sweet tooth with a holiday gift package or delicious treat from the Homeboy Industries’ Storefront Bakery. Present your TAP card and save 50% on pastries with any other purchase or receive 10% off purchases of $20 or more. (Metro Gold Line to Chinatown Station.)

All Weekend

ChristmasLand, the Christmas street festival and concert, will officially kick off this Sunday through Dec. 11 with a guest performance by Grammy nominated artist Frankie J. The festival will be located in the middle of L.A. LIVE with a Ferris wheel, skating rink, live music, photos with Santa and more! Admission into the festival is free and open to the public daily from 3 p.m.to 7 p.m. Click here for more ChristmasLand festivities. (Metro Blue/Expo Line to Pico Station or Metro Bus 28 to Olympic/Georgia)

Lastly, here’s a little extra to help you navigate Metro:

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  1. You missed the best of all: Ciclavia South LA! Sunday, 9 to 3, with easy access from the Expo Line.