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Press Release
November 17, 2014
Take LIRR to Holiday Festival at Tanger Outlets – The Arches in Deer Park on Sat., Nov. 22 & Save Big on Train Fare & Shopping
See Santa, Radio City Rockettes & Pop Star Jesse McCartney in Free Concert

Take MTA Long Island Rail Road to Tanger Outlets – The Arches in Deer Park, L.I. for a fun-filled holiday festival this Saturday, November 22 featuring music, entertainment and special guests including Santa Claus, the Radio City Music Hall Rockettes and a free concert by pop star Jesse McCartney to help you kick off your gift buying season.

The bargains begin as soon as you purchase your LIRR Getaway Package, which includes free shuttle bus to and from Tanger Outlets from the Deer Park station and a voucher to exchange at the Shoppers Service Center for a coupon book with hundreds of dollars in additional savings. The LIRR Getaway Package to Tanger Deer Park is available at LIRR ticket offices or from gray, green or blue “Tickets” machines under “Deals & Getaways.”

With a collection of the most popular upscale brands and designer name stores, along with restaurants, cafes and a 16-screen theater, Tanger in Deer Park is a premier shopping and entertainment destination.

Tanger Deer Park Holiday Festival Schedule of Events

On Saturday, Get out to Tanger Deer Park for some morning and early afternoon shopping and stay for the holiday extravaganza that gets underway at 3 p.m. with the following events:

• 3 p.m. - 5 p.m. Santa Claus Meet & Greet: Share Christmas wishes and take a picture.

• 3 p.m. - 5 p.m. Radio City Rockettes: Take photos with dancers from legendary troupe.

• 5 p.m. - Jesse McCartney Concert: Pop star performs hits “Leavin” and “Beautiful Soul.”

• 6 p.m. - Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony: See Tanger’s 50 foot tree come to life.

• 6:30 p.m. - Ice Skating Rink Open

How to Get There

Take a Ronkonkoma Branch train to Deer Park Station and board the Tanger Shuttle. Remember, the package includes free shuttle bus to and from Tanger Outlets – The Arches from the Deer Park station and a voucher to exchange at the Shoppers Service Center for a coupon book with hundreds of dollars in additional savings.




Seniors (65+)


Penn Station, Atlantic Terminal,
Woodside, Kew Gardens, Forest Hills,
East New York, Nostrand Avenue








New Hyde Park, Merillon Ave, Mineola




Carle Place, Westbury, Hicksville, Bethpage, Farmingdale




Wyandanch, Deer Park




Brentwood, Central Islip, Ronkonkoma















*Zone 1 & 3 Adult fares are not valid for eastbound travel from during the PM Peak (trains leaving NYC weekdays from 4-8 PM, except all off-peak days such as Black Friday).

*Children: Up to four children, ages 5-11, may accompany each adult for $2.00 roundtrip ($2 onboard). Children under 5 are free.

Shuttle from Deer Park Station to Tanger Outlets

This special shuttle operated by Tanger Deer Park will meet trains at the east end of the north platform, up to 1/2 hour before store opening and after store closing times. The shuttle will stop/pick up outside the Shoppers Services Center, located near Neiman Marcus Last Call, Turn in the ticket voucher for the coupon book here before shopping. Restrooms are available at this location as well. Please return to the shuttle stop 20 minutes before train time. For customers returning on the 5:03 PM train to NY, you must be at the bus stop no later than 4:20 PM. After this train, there is no westbound train until 7:29 PM. Questions? Call the Tanger Shuttle Hotline at 631-667-3600.

For More Information

For additional information about the LIRR’s Tanger Deer Park Getaway or about other LIRR Getaway Programs got to Customers can also get assistance from LIRR's Customer Service Center by calling 511, the New York State Travel Information Line, and say: Long Island Rail Road. For more information about Tanger Outlet call 631-667-0600 or go to Tanger’s website.