2017 Lunar New Year Parade

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Lunar New Year Parade


Ride Metrolink to the L.A. Golden Dragon Parade
Saturday, February 4

Celebrate Lunar New Year by visiting the free 118th Annual Golden Dragon Parade and Festival in Los Angeles Chinatown. With elaborate decorations and performances by some of the nation’s best Chinese acts, the parade begins at Hill Street at 1 p.m. and ends at Broadway at 3 p.m. Enjoy food trucks, a beer garden, face painting and paper folding.

Metrolink is the best way to get to Los Angeles for the Golden Dragon Parade, and we’re adding extra trains to make your trip even easier. You’ll avoid traffic and parking hassles and enjoy a relaxing ride with friends and family.

Get free Metrolink tickets two ways or buy them before boarding.

For tips on how to ride Metrolink, visit here.

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At the Event

FREE Metrolink tickets at OCTA’s special event

Before riding Metrolink to L.A., join OCTA in Irvine for a Lunar New Year celebration. The first 100 people will receive free Metrolink tickets. (First come, first served.)

On Saturday, February 4, arrive at the Irvine Metrolink Station at 8 a.m. Enjoy a traditional lion dance and refreshments. Spin the wheel to win a prize.

Irvine Station
15215 Barranca Parkway
Irvine, CA 92618
(Free parking)

Buying Tickets

On weekends, you can ride Metrolink to Los Angeles or anywhere you please for only $10. Metrolink’s Weekend Day Pass is valid system-wide on Saturday or Sunday and is available for purchase at all Metrolink station ticket vending machines with weekend service and via the Metrolink Mobile Ticketing App. You can download the app here.

Your $10 pass is good for a free transfer on the Metro Gold Line to Chinatown.

Kids age 5 and under travel free with a fare-paying adult; limit 3 per fare.

Take Metrolink to Chinatown

Board Metrolink Trains 661 and 661X to L.A. Union Station. From L.A. Union Station, follow signs to transfer to the Metro Gold Line. Take the Metro Gold Line towards APU/Citrus College and exit at the Chinatown Station (first stop). Gold Line trains depart every 10 minutes. From the Gold Line station, walk west on College Street, toward N. Broadway to the parade route. The parade begins at 1:00 p.m.

Parade Route: Hill Street at Temple toward Bernard, right on Bernard, right on Broadway back to Broadway and Temple.

Returning Home Is Easy

After the parade, stroll through Chinatown and return to Metro Gold Line Chinatown Station. Take Metro Gold Line towards Atlantic and exit at L.A. Union Station. The Metro Gold Line trains run every 15 minutes. Give yourself 40 minutes to get back to L.A. Union Station after the parade to make sure you catch your train home.

Then take Metrolink Orange County Line to stations south toward Oceanside. Check the schedule below.

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