Ride LIRR Free & Save Money Too on Tickets to Some of the Best Holiday Shows

Discount Packages Available to Select Performances of Rockettes/Radio City Christmas Spectacular, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Elf & A Christmas Story, the Musical

The LIRR is getting in the holiday spirit with discount travel packages that let you ride round-trip for free between your home station and New York City and save money off the price of a ticket to some of New York's most popular Christmas shows:

Radio City Christmas Spectacular®, The Rockettes Celebration

The beloved holiday show celebrates The Rockettes' 85 years of dance, joy, style, memories and surprises. This year's show promises dazzling dance numbers, beloved favorites, breathtaking special effects and a brand new showcase featuring the Rockettes' most extraordinary costumes through the years. It's an exciting milestone year... so get your tickets now for the Christmas celebration not to be missed. The LIRR's discount package for The Rockettes Celebration includes free LIRR round-trip transportation and $10 off tickets to select performances at Radio City Music Hall through December 30.

For Tickets:

To order online go to radiocitychristmas.com/lirr or call 866-858-0007. Mention code LIRR at Radio City Music Hall or The Theater at Madison Square Garden box office.

How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Discover the joy of Dr. Seuss' classic holiday tale as it comes to life on stage. Featuring the hit songs “You're A Mean One, Mr. Grinch” and “Welcome Christmas,” The Grinch discovers there's more to Christmas than he bargained for in this heart-warming holiday classic. The LIRR's discount package for Grinch includes free LIRR round-trip transportation and $10 off tickets to select shows from December 13 through December 30 at The Theater at Madison Square Garden.

For Tickets:

To order online go to theateratmsg.com/lirr or call 866-858-0008. At the Madison Square Garden or Radio City Music Hall box office mention code LIRR at the Madison Square Garden or Radio City Music Hall box office.

Elf - The Holiday Musical that's Head & Shoulders above the Rest

Based on the hilarious Hollywood hit, ELF follows Buddy, a larger-than-life orphan who mistakenly believes he's one of Santa's elves. Featuring an all-star creative team led by the Tony Award®-winning director/choreographer Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon, Spamalot, The Drowsy Chaperone), the Tony®-winning book writers Thomas Meehan (The Producers) and Bob Martin (The Drowsy Chaperone) and the Tony®-nominated songwriting team of Matthew Skylar and Chad Beguilin (The Wedding Singer), ELF returns after 2010's record-breaking engagement to Broadway's Al Hirschfeld Theatre only through January 6. LIRR discount package for Elf -; including free round-trip rail transportation -; is available on show tickets for as little as $49 through January 6.

For Tickets:

To order online go to elfmusical.com/LIRR or call 212-947-8844 and use code ELLIRR86. Mention code ELLIRR86 when buying at the box office of the Al Hirschfeld Theatre, 302 West 45th St., in Manhattan.

A Christmas Story, The Musical

Ralphie Parker wants only one thing for Christmas: An Official Red Ryder Carbine-Action 200-shot Range Model Air Rifle. A Christmas Story, The Musical! is the hilarious account of Ralphie's desperate quest to ensure that this most perfect of gifts ends up under his tree this Christmas. This new Broadway musical is based on the classic 1983 movie, which itself was based on stories by legendary radio humorist Jean Shepherd. With songs both funny and heartfelt by Benj Pasek & Justin Paul, and a faithful yet inventive book by Joseph Robinette, A Christmas Story captures holiday wonder with such deliciously wicked wit that it is sure to delight children and grown-ups alike. Buy tickets using the special LIRR discount code -; XLIRR -; and receive free round-trip rail transportation for shows through December 30.

For Tickets:

To order online go to ticketmaster.com or call 877-250-2929 and use code XLIRR. Mention code XLIRR when buying tickets at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, 205 West 46th St. in Manhattan.

More Info on LIRR Holiday Show Offers:

Customers can learn more about the LIRR's holiday show offers at the LIRR's website www.mta.info/lirr and clicking on “Deals & Getaways” and then “Packages, Broadway & Events.” Customers can also call 511, the New York State Travel Information Line and say: Long Island Rail Road. If you are deaf or hard of hearing, use your preferred relay service provider or the free 711 relay to reach LIRR at 511.

New York City Getaways:

The LIRR also offers a whole host of interesting and exciting New York City Getaways -; so you and your family can enjoy all that the City has to offer all year round. The LIRR's new Museum packages include discounts to more than 10 exhibits. The LIRR's Discovery Times Square package provides discount admission to one of their current exhibits.

With Harry Potter: The Exhibition currently featured at Discovery Times Square, experience firsthand the magic of Hogwarts™ with your loved ones during the holiday season. Marvel at over 200 authentic props and costumes from the Harry Potter™ films, including some newly added never-beforeseen artifacts from the epic series finale! There's no place like Hogwarts for the holidays. The LIRR's “Discovery Times Square” Harry Potter discount package includes up to a 46% savings.

Customers can pick up a 2012-2013 Long Island Rail Road ‘New York City Getaways' brochure at Penn Station and other LIRR stations, or consult it on our website.

New York City Getaways can be purchased at the LIRR's blue, green or gray ticket machines or LIRR ticket offices. All machines accept credit and debit cards; gray and green machines also accept cash. When purchasing at a ticket machine, follow these steps: select “Deals & Getaways,” then “NYC Getaways,” then the tour or package of your choice. Ticket offices accept cash, credit and debit cards or personal checks.