Union Station has never been brighter. The iconic downtown destination returns as a hub for the holidays on Tuesday, Nov. 30, at 6:30 p.m., summoning the sights and sounds of the season with the Annual Tree Lighting under the stars … and snow on the station’s South Patio. Performances from the vintage voices of The Beverly Belles and L.A. favorites Weekend Celebrity—along with a “live” mural from eclectic artist Septerhed and an appearance by a special guest from the North Pole—will vault visitors into the holiday spirit.

To kick off to the season, the historic station will illuminate a towering 30-foot tree as guests are immersed in thousands of glistening lights and snow flurries on the striking South Patio while enjoying a free hot cocoa and holiday cookie bar. The fun, festive, family-friendly holiday celebration will also feature a holiday arts and crafts zone, a custom photo opportunity and Santa selfies.

The festivities begin at 6:30 p.m. with the tree lighting slated for 7:15 p.m.

Inspired by the sound of vintage “girl groups” from the 1930s, ‘40s, ‘50s and ‘60s, The Beverly Belles will deliver a post-modern celebration of the season while popular pop rock band Weekend Celebrity will bring high-energy entertainment with holiday favorites, top 40 covers and original music.

Beginning at 6:30 p.m., prolific Los Angeles-based muralist, illustrator and painter Septerhed will create a live mural throughout the evening representing L.A.’s vibrant and diverse holiday season.

Additionally, guests can ring in the holidays with a meal or craft cocktail at the beloved Traxx Restaurant & Bar or raise a stein to the season at the recently opened Homebound Brew Haus.

For the health and safety of our guests, COVID-19 protocols will be followed. Masks will be required as mandated by County of Los Angeles Public Health guidelines. 

For additional information, visit unionstationla.com.

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