Use the Metro to the Hollywood Christmas Parade, Save on Grandstand Seating on November 30

Published in the Pasadena Independent

Hollywood Christmas Parade. - Courtesy image from http://thehollywoodchristmasparade.org/.

Hollywood Christmas Parade. – Courtesy image from http://thehollywoodchristmasparade.org/.

Go Metro to start your holiday season at the 82nd-Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014. The parade begins at 5 p.m. in front of the TCL Chinese Theatre at Hollywood Boulevard and Orange Drive. It then proceeds east on Hollywood Blvd., south on Vine Street, and west on Sunset Boulevard back to Orange.

Take the Metro Red Line to Hollywood/Highland or Hollywood/Vine Station to participate in this joyous L.A. tradition without worrying about parking or traffic (those not-so-joyous L.A. traditions).

Free curb-side seating is available along the majority of the parade route. Be sure to arrive an hour or so ahead of time to ensure a good viewing spot. Grandstand seating is also available, affording optimal viewing as well as access to the pre-parade concert, featuring Stevie Wonder, Earth, Wind & Fire, Heart, Estelle, and many others! Tickets start at $35 for adults, but Metro customers can save $2 with the exclusive online promotional code “Rudolph.” Those wishing to purchase grandstand seating should visit ticketmaster.com as soon as possible. For more information on how to save, visit metro.net/discounts.

Metro Rail will follow the regular Sunday/Holiday schedule the day of the parade, with North Hollywood-bound Red Line trains departing every 12 minutes from Union Station. To plan your trip, visit metro.net and click on the Trip Planner or call 323.GO.METRO. Please note that Metro Bus lines 2, 156, 180/181, 207, 210, 212, 217 and 222 may be impacted by detours the day of the event. For more information, visit the Service Advisories page at metro.net closer to the event date.

About Metro: Metro is a multimodal transportation agency that is really three companies in one: a major operator that transports about 1.5 million boarding passengers on an average weekday on a fleet of 2,000 clean air buses and six rail lines, a major construction agency that oversees many bus, rail, highway and other mobility related building projects, and it is the lead transportation planning and programming agency for Los Angeles County. Overseeing one of the largest public works programs in America, Metro is, literally, changing the urban landscape of the Los Angeles region. Dozens of transit, highway and other mobility projects largely funded by Measure R are under construction or in the planning stages. These include five new rail lines, the I-5 widening and other major projects.

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