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Sign of Christmas to arrive by train


I always thought the first official sign of Christmas was when Santa Claus pulls up the rear or the Thanksgiving Day Parade in Manhattan. But another, lesser-known tradition comes Saturday when the Radio City Rockettes ride Metro-North trains to Croton-Harmon and Stamford train stations.

The high-steppers will step off the trains about 10 a.m. Saturday to greet passengers. Then they’ll board trains for Grand Central Terminal, arriving at 23 and 25 at 11:35 a.m.

You can take photos with the dancers and there will be chances to win tickets to the Radio City Christmas Spectacular.

If you don’t win, all’s not lost.  Anyone can get a discount by mentioning the code “METRO” when ordering full-price tickets to select performances of the Christmas show between Saturday and December 30. The discount will be $10 per ticket, plus a free round-trip rail ticket, good for travel to the show on Metro-North.

One side note: Kudos to Metro-North spokeswoman Marjorie Anders for use of the phrase “chorine-bearing trains” in the press release announcing the event. I admit, I had to look up the word “chorine,” which is a woman who dances in a show.

This entry was posted on Thursday, November 12th, 2009 at 12:18 pm by Ken Valenti. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed.
Category: Metro-North



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Going Places is written by transportation writers Khurram Saeed and Ken Valenti. Khurram's transportation column, "Getting There," runs Wednesdays in Rockland. Ken's column, "Going Places," runs Mondays in Westchester and Putnam. Join in the conversation and share tips on coping with fellow commuters.


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Khurram SaeedKhurram SaeedKhurram Saeed has been reporting for The Journal News since 2000. He writes about transportation issues in Rockland and has a weekly column called Getting There, which appears Wednesdays. READ MORE

Ken Valenti Ken Valenti Ken Valenti covers trains, planes and automobiles - not to mention buses and ferries - for Westchester and Putnam. He's been a reporter with The Journal News and its forerunners more than 20 years and has covered all four corners of Westchester County. READ MORE

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