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Celebrate the Holidays with Metrolink

This year, Metrolink has two magical train journeys to delight you and your family.

On Sunday, December 1, Santa will arrive at the Laguna Niguel/Mission Viejo Metrolink station via the Holiday Express Train. Climb aboard and get whisked away for a joy-filled journey to Oceanside and back. Tickets are $20 and advance registration is required. Learn more here.

Before you hop on the 11:50 a.m. train, please join us for a free kickoff event at 10:30 a.m. at the station. We’ll have music, refreshments and giveaways to start your special day off right. 

Another don’t-miss family favorite is the special Metrolink train to the Festival of LightsFor 27 years, the historic Mission Inn Hotel & Spa in Riverside has delighted visitors with this spectacular event, recognized as one of America’s Best Public Light Displays.

Entry to the festival is free of charge and taking the train is comfortable, convenient and stress-freeA round-trip Festival of Lights train ticket is only $7 and three kids under 18 can ride free with one adult. From November 29 to December 21, Metrolink will offer Friday and Saturday train service to the Riverside - Downtown station from stations along the 91/Perris Valley and Inland Empire-Orange County lines.

Riverside is easy to reach from Orange County on the Perris Valley/91 Metrolink line. Climb aboard and enjoy a relaxing time with your family and leave the hassles of driving and parking behind. From the Riverside Metrolink Station, catch a free shuttle to the Mission Inn. Click here for schedules and more information.

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