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Leave the driving to Valley Metro this holiday season. In December, special holiday-themed trains and buses will connect riders to festive destinations across the Valley. Surprise onboard visits from Valley Metro “elves” including Respect the Ride goodies and holiday ornaments. All-Day passes are $4 and parking is free at any Valley Metro park-and-ride. Plan your transit trip this holiday season at our website. Special holiday events include:

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Merry Main Street, Nov. 24 – Jan. 5

Free light rail rides from 5-10 p.m. on Main Street between Country Club Drive and Mesa Drive on the following dates:

  • Nov. 24 & 25
  • Dec. 1 & 2
  • Dec. 8 & 9
  • Dec. 15 & 16
  • Dec. 22 & 23
  • Dec. 29 & 30

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Mesa Polar Express, Dec. 8, 9, 15 and 16

Hop onboard a special Valley Metro train at Main/Mesa Dr and take a ride down Merry Main Street on the Polar Express. While on the Christmas-filled train, enjoy holiday songs, cookies and a visit from Santa. On those magical nights, the train will operate from 6p.m.-10p.m.

Woman Selling Necklace At World Bazaar Phoenix

World Bazaar Phoenix Community Market, Dec. 2

Located at the 19th Ave/Camelback Park-and-Ride, enjoy multicultural food, entertainment and shopping with local vendors from around the world! Take Valley Metro Rail and show your pass for special prizes. The World Bazaar begins at 10 a.m. and ends at 2 p.m. Event is free.

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APS Electric Light Parade, Dec. 2

Dozens of entries displaying hundreds of thousands of lights will brighten the streets of Downtown Phoenix when the APS Electric Light Parade, presented by the Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department, rolls through central Phoenix. Entries for the 2017 parade will interpret the theme “Winter Nights and Dazzling Lights.” The parade kicks off at 7 p.m. on Central Avenue and Montebello. Make getting there easy and consider talking the light rail as the parade route runs right next to the stop at Central Avenue, just south of Camelback Road.

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Find Your Whimsy, Roosevelt/Central Ave

Discover the new whimsical masterpiece, featured in the Rotating Transit Art Series. Snap a selfie by the mural and share it using #ArtsLine.

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Light Rail Plays, Dec. 8, 9, and 10

Enjoy a performance by Rising Youth Theatre as you ride on Valley Metro Rail. Shows include a wide-range of theatrical elements, including music and dance.

  • Dec. 8, 4:30-9:30 p.m. - Light rail station: Roosevelt/Central Ave
  • Dec. 9-10, 12:30-7:30 p.m.  - Light rail stations: Roosevelt/Central Ave, Veterans Way/College Ave, Center/Main St 


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Coors Light Free Rides®, Dec. 31

  • Freeze your keys this New Year’s Eve. Coors Light Free Rides® provide safe and free rides on Valley Metro Rail, Bus and Dial-a-Ride services starting at 7 p.m. on Sunday, December 31, until end of regular service.
  • Get 10% off 2 UBER rides to or from Valley Metro Rail. Use code “CLNYE”