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.