Go Metro to 2013 New Year's Celebrations!
  • New Year
  • Rose Parade
  • Rose Bowl
  • Floats

Metro is your designated driver for New Year's Eve.  

December 31

To help you ring in the New Year safely, Metro will operate 24-hour, overnight service on Metro Rail, plus Orange and Silver Lines. Free rides will be offered for all bus and rail service from 9pm on December 31, 2016, until 2am on the morning of January 1, 2017.

All Metro Rail Line Stations with latched gates will be unlatched during this time. Regular fares are in effect at 2am on New Year's Day.

A One-way fare is $1.75 and includes transfers to other Metro lines for up to two hours to complete a one-way trip. A $7 Day Pass covers unlimited travel starting on date of purchase until 3am the next morning.

Note: All Metro Rail lines and the Metro Orange Line will operate all night every 20 minutes on New Year's Eve. The Metro Silver Line will operate every 60 minutes during this time.

Have a safe New Year. Go Metro.

Take the Gold Line to the Rose Parade. 

January 1

Metro Rail's Gold Line makes it easy to get to Pasadena's Annual Tournament of Roses. The Del Mar, Memorial Park, Lake and Allen stations are just a short walk from the parade route. Avoid the traffic and parking hassles. Buy a roundtrip pass for only $3.50, or purchase a Metro Day Pass for $7!

Exit the train at any of the stations listed below:

  • Del Mar Station (walk 2 blocks north to the Parade route)
  • Memorial Park Station (walk 2 blocks south of the Parade route)
  • Lake Station (walk 4 blocks south to Parade route)
  • Allen Station (walk 4 blocks south to Parade route)

Due to the large crowds expected to come out for the Rose Parade, oversize items such as umbrellas, chairs and coolers will not be permitted on the trains that day.

Tip: Load your TAP card with round trip fare in advance and bypass the TAP vending machine lines. Each customer must remember to tap before each boarding.

Why Drive? Get to the game on Metro Rail. 

January 1

Avoid long walks and the high cost of parking at the Rose Bowl. Take the Metro Gold Line to Memorial Park Station in Pasadena; then take a short walk west on Holly street to the Parsons Parking Lot B and ride a shuttle in comfort past the traffic, right up to the gate.. For a map, click here.

If you are riding a Metro bus after the game, please check the individual timetables for last bus times leaving Pasadena.

Parking is available at Union Station for $8. Click here to find the locations of additional Park & Ride lots near other Metro Rail stations. Or you can find your best connection to the Gold Line using the Metro's Trip Planner.

Please remember that food, drinks, smoking and flammable products are not permitted on Metro Rail. Due to the large crowds expected to come out for the Rose Bowl Game, oversize items such as umbrellas, chairs and coolers will not be permitted on the trains that day.

View the Rose Parade floats without the hassle.

January 1-3.

Metro is teaming up with the Tournament of Roses to provide ticketed access to view the Rose Parade floats after the parade.* Separate admission for float viewing required. Take the Metro Gold Line to the Sierra Madre Villa Station in East Pasadena. There you can board a shuttle from the Bus Plaza on the first level of the parking structure that provides direct service to Victory Park, where the floats will be displayed January 1-3. Shuttles will depart from Sierra Madre Villa until approximately 3:45pm each day. Return service to Sierra Madre will continue to 5:00pm.

Shuttle Hours of Operation:
Shuttles run every 10 minutes on:

January 1

January 2-3*
6:30am – 5:00pm

Shuttle is free with valid Gold Line fare on TAP card; otherwise, regular fares apply. Call 877.793.9911 for more information about the shuttles, viewing hours and admission fees.

*Please note that viewing is reserved for senior and disabled visitors from 7am-9am.

Share this page on