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Celebrate Lunar New Year with Free Metrolink Rides

The most celebrated holiday of the year for the nearly 1.5 million people of Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese descent living in Southern California, Lunar New Year gets a big welcome in Los Angeles at the Golden Dragon Parade and Festival. Now in its 121st year, the celebration will take place February 1 and is expected to attract thousands.

LA’s Chinatown is easily accessible by Metrolink, and a train ride is a pleasant and low-stress way for whole families to travel together to the parade while avoiding traffic and parking expenses.

OCTA is giving away free Metrolink tickets to the parade. There are two ways to win.

Join us for our festive kickoff event on February 1 at Irvine Station, where the first 200 visitors will receive a free roundtrip Metrolink ticket. This popular event starts at 8 a.m. and features a traditional lion dance, prizes, and refreshments before the train departs for L.A. Union Station at 9:28 a.m.

You can also enter online here for a chance to wintwo free roundtrip Metrolink tickets.

Also, Metrolink weekend day passes are just $10 for unlimited rides all day either Saturday or Sunday. Three kids age 5 and under ride free with each fare-paying adult. Learn more here.

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