Citizens for Modern Transit (CMT), Metro Transit, St. Clair County Transit District, Bureau of Transit Police and Metro Transit Public Safety, University of Missouri–St. Louis and AARP in St. Louis are teaming up to host “Be Merry on Metro” from Monday, Dec. 6 to Friday, Dec. 24. This month of merriment will feature a host of seasonal efforts including “Saturday Morning with Santa” from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 11, at the Emerson Park Transit Center. This event is free and open to the public.
“Saturday Morning with Santa” will feature refreshments, goodie bags for kids, strolling carolers, Santa, and more. Those in attendance can also get a free commemorative photo. This event will kick off a week of Santa & Surprises at Metro Transit Centers and aboard MetroLink, MetroBus, and Metro Call-A-Ride vehicles.
All “Be Merry on Metro” activities are tied to weekly themes and include: Music & Lights from Dec. 6-10; Santa & Surprises from Dec. 11-17; and Opportunities and Appreciations from Dec. 20-24. These events will feature special Ten Toe Express guided walking tours, Santa sightings, giveaways, promotion of job opportunities, holiday tunes at Metro Transit Centers and more.
Throughout the month, transit riders should also be on the lookout for “Gift of Transit” gift boxes, wrapped in red ribbon and randomly placed on MetroBus, MetroLink and Metro Call-A-Ride vehicles. If a transit rider finds a gift box, they can keep it and its contents. There will also be hundreds of gift box cutouts. If a transit rider finds one, all they need to do is look for their gift, which is attached to the back of the “Gift of Transit” cutouts. Transit riders can also participate in the Ugly Sweater contest by taking a photo of themselves wearing an ugly sweater while traveling on transit and posting it to social channels using #StayToastyOnTransit. Participants will be entered to win a special prize package.
For a calendar of events for Merry On Metro, click here.