Celebrate Lunar New Year by visiting the 117th Annual Golden Dragon Parade and Festival in Los Angeles Chinatown. With elaborately decorated floats, marching bands and cultural performances by some of the nation’s best Chinese acts, this free event is fun for all ages.
Chinatown is very Metrolinkable! Metrolink is the best way to get to Los Angeles for the Golden Dragon Parade. You’ll avoid traffic and parking hassles and enjoy a relaxing ride with friends and family.
FREE Metrolink tickets at OCTA’s special event
Before riding Metrolink to L.A., join OCTA in Irvine for a Lunar New Year celebration. The first 100 people will receive free Metrolink tickets. (First come, first served.)
On Saturday, February 13, 2016, arrive at the Irvine Metrolink Station at 8:00 a.m. Enjoy a traditional lion dance and refreshments. Spin the wheel to win a prize.
15215 Barranca Parkway
Irvine, CA 92618
Take Metrolink to Chinatown
After the fun at the Irvine Station, board Metrolink Train 661 to L.A. Union Station departing at 9:00 a.m. The train arrives at 10:30 a.m. From L.A. Union Station, follow signs to transfer to the Metro Gold Line. Take the Metro Gold Line towards Sierra Madre Villa and exit at the Chinatown Station (first stop). Gold Line trains depart every 10 minutes. From the Gold Line station, walk west on College Street, toward N. Broadway to the parade route. The parade begins at 1:00 p.m.
Parade Route: Hill Street at Temple toward Bernard, right on Bernard, right on Broadway back to Broadway and Temple.
Returning Home Is Easy
After the parade, stroll through Chinatown and return to Metro Gold Line Chinatown Station. Take Metro Gold Line towards Atlantic and exit at L.A. Union Station. Then Take Metrolink Orange County Line to stations south toward Oceanside. Check the schedule here.
Save with a $10 Metrolink Weekend Day Pass
On weekends, you can ride Metrolink to Los Angeles or anywhere you please for only $10. Metrolink’s Weekend Day Pass is valid system-wide on Saturday or Sunday and is available for purchase at all Metrolink station ticket vending machines with weekend service. Check our weekend schedule for departure times.
Your $10 pass is good for a free transfer on the Metro Gold Line to Chinatown.