Metro Transit to spread holiday cheer throughout the region

ST. LOUIS, Mo. – This December, riders can enjoy the sounds of the season at any of the free, 60-minute concerts while Metro Transit rings in the holiday season, featuring music from local caroling groups and musicians at seven Metro Transit Center locations.

The following are the Metro Transit concert locations:

Monday, December 3rd – 5:00 pm-6:00 pm: Celia’s Yuletide Express
Central West End Transit Center
4510 Children’s Place
St. Louis, MO 63110

Friday, December 7th – 5:00 pm-6:00 pm: St. Louis Christmas Carols Association
Shrewsbury-Lansdowne I-44 Transit Center
7210 Lansdowne Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63119

Monday, December 10th – 5:00 pm-6:00 pm: Celia’s Yuletide Express
Emerson Park Transit Center
929 N. 15th St.
East St. Louis, IL 62205

Monday, December 17th – 5:00 pm-6:00 pm: St. Louis Carols Association
Civic Center Transit Center
401 S. 14th St.
St. Louis, MO 63102

Wednesday, December 19th – 5:00 pm-6:00 pm: Caroling St. Louis
5th & Missouri Transit Center
150 N. 6th Street
East St. Louis, IL 62201

Wednesday, December 19th – 5:00 pm-6:00 pm: Lamar Harris
North County Transit Center
3140 Pershall Rd.
Ferguson, MO 63136

Thursday, December 20th – 5:00 pm-6:00 pm: Caroling St. Louis
Fairview Heights Transit Center
9720 W. Route 161
Fairview Heights, IL 62208

Metro riders and resident of the St. Louis region are also invited to show their holiday spirit by helping the brighten the holidays for area children in need.

This year, Metro Transit partnered with the St. Louis Blues on a toy drive to benefit Fire Truck O’Toys, a local nonprofit that delivers toys to St. Louis area children’s hospitals.

To participate, bring a new, unwrapped toy to the special Blues-themed MetroBus, which will be located on the north end of the Civic Center across from the Enterprise Center on the December 5th and 9th Blues game nights. Donations will be accepted two hours before each game and 30 minutes after the puck drops.

Those who donate will receive a free Metro Adventure Pass, a one-day pass good for unlimited rides on MetroLink and MetroBus, and will be entered for a chance to win autographed items from St. Louis Blues, including a puck, jersey and hockey stick.

Donations will also be accepted at the MetroStore, located at the corner of 8th and Pine Streets in downtown St. Louis through Friday, December 7th.