Santa Claus Joins Metro Transit to Help Spread Holiday Cheer in the Region
[ST. LOUIS, MO/December 8, 2022] Santa Claus is joining Metro Transit next week to help ring in the holiday season. Transit riders, families and others will be able to visit with Santa on the Metro Transit system, enjoy holiday music, get candy canes and other giveaways, and find hidden transit gifts on MetroLink, MetroBus and Metro Call‑A‑Ride.
Civic Center Transit Center (401 S. 14th Street, 63103)
Tuesday, December 13 | 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Featuring photos with Santa, caroling and music with Celia’s Yuletide Express, candy canes and other giveaways
Various Transit Centers
Thursday, December 15 | 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Keep an eye out for Santa Claus as he roams the system, stopping at different transit centers to greet riders, take photos and handout candy canes
North Hanley Transit Center (4300 Hanley Road, 63134)
Saturday, December 17 | 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Featuring photos with Santa, holiday music, candy canes and other giveaways
Belleville Transit Center (800 Scheel Street, 62201)
Sunday, December 18 | 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Reindeer Games is a special event at the Belleville Transit Center hosted by St. Clair County Transit District, which will feature Santa, a live reindeer, games, crafts and refreshments
Gifts of Transit – On MetroLink, MetroBus and Metro Call‑A‑Ride
December 12 through December 24
Starting Monday, December 12, through Saturday, December 24, transit riders may find a surprise gift during their commute. Special holiday envelopes will be randomly placed on MetroLink trains, Metro buses and Metro Call‑A‑Ride vans containing free transit passes that riders can use themselves or they can share the gift of transit with someone else.
About Metro Transit
Metro Transit operates the St. Louis region’s main public transportation system, which includes 24 battery electric buses and nearly 400 clean-burning diesel buses that serve 58 MetroBus routes in eastern Missouri and southwestern Illinois. Metro also operates MetroLink light rail vehicles on 46 miles of track serving 38 stations in the two-state area, and operates Metro Call‑A‑Ride, a paratransit fleet of 122 vans. Metro Transit is a Bi-State Development enterprise.