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Tue, Nov 29, 2016

Catch a Holiday Sleigh to Festive Events

Capture the vision of a colorfully decorated bus or train as it travels across the Valley spreading holiday cheer. In December, climb aboard any bus or light rail “sleigh” to reach festive destinations. Special holiday events: 

Join Valley Metro “elves” for holiday cheer including goodies, music and a photo selfie-station:
o Dec. 2, 5-7 p.m., Roosevelt/Central Ave station
o Dec. 9, 5-7 p.m., Mesa Dr/Main St station

Snap a selfie riding a whimsical bus or train then post to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #vmcares. Receive a chance to win a holiday gift bag that include items such as passes to the Phoenix Theatre, Children’s Museum of Phoenix, Phoenix Zoo or i.d.e.a. Museum in Mesa.

Check the Valley Metro Holiday Fun Guide for adventures that riders can reach by Valley Metro Rail. Destinations include brilliant light displays, cool outdoor ice rinks, classic performances like the Nutcracker and spots to get a peek at Old St. Nick!

Watch magic happen as a Valley Metro train transforms into a holiday sleigh, courtesy of BPGraphics.

All-Day passes are $4 and parking is free at any Valley Metro park-and-ride. To plan this season’s holiday fun, visit

About Valley Metro: Valley Metro provides eco-friendly public transit options to residents of greater Phoenix and Maricopa County including the planning and operations of a regional bus system and the development and operations of 26 miles of light rail. In Fiscal Year 2016, total ridership for the system was 67 million passengers. Seven high capacity extensions are planned or are under construction that will create a 66-mile system by 2034. Valley Metro also offers transit options including alternative transportation programs for seniors and people with disabilities, commuter vanpools, online carpool matching, bus trip mapping, bicycle safety and telework assistance. Two Boards of Directors set the policy direction for the agency with the intent of advancing the regional public transit system. Get the latest news by following us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter or visiting

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