LIRR is Ready to Help You Kick Off the Holiday Season

Whether it's catching up on holiday shopping, heading into the City for the Thanksgiving Day Parade or Radio City's Christmas Spectacular -- Long Island Rail Road has special discounts and extra trains to get you where you need to go.

Additional trains will operate in time for the Thanksgiving holiday starting Wednesday, November 27 with eight extra trains departing Penn Station between 2:08 PM and 3:48 PM and one extra train departing from Penn Station to Montauk for customers getting an early start to the weekend.

On Thanksgiving Day, November 28 -- 17 extra trains are being added to the holiday schedule for those attending the Parade or visiting relatives—including six extra westbound and 11 extra eastbound trains.

On black Friday, November 29, traditionally one of the busiest shopping days of the year, the LIRR will run a week-day train schedule with off-peak fares in effect all day—including the special Family Fare discount. Under the Family Fare program, up to four children, ages 5-11, can ride trains that day for the advance purchase fare of $1 each (one-way) when accompanied by a fare-paying parent or guardian. Weekly and monthly ticket holders just pay for the kids. Children under five ride free.

And as an extra bonus, off-peak fares will be in effect for the entire four-day holiday weekend.

If you're looking for something other than the hustle and bustle of New York City shops, remember there’s also the Tanger Outlets in Deer Park. Don’t forget to look for the LIRR table at their Holiday STYLE Festival & Tree Lighting at the Arches on Saturday, November 23 from 3 PM to 6 PM. Tanger is near to the Deer Park Station and our table will feature two of the world famous Radio City Rockettes along with a chance to win tickets for the Radio City Christmas Spectacular.

And speaking of The Radio City Christmas Spectacular...LIRR is offering discount packages for the show, starring the Rockettes, which runs November 8 to December 30.

Discount packages are also available for A Christmas Story, the Musical (December 11-December 29) at The Theatre at Madison Square Garden.

Mention Code LIRR when purchasing tickets for either of these great holiday shows and receive $10 off and a free LIRR round-trip ticket to select performances. For further information call 511 and say “LIRR” or visit