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2015 Irvine Park Railroad Christmas Train (Giveaway)


It is the most magical time of the year as the North Pole comes to life for children in Southern California at the Irvine Park Railroad Christmas Train Event. We have been bringing our children to celebrate the holidays at this special Christmas event for the past 13 years, and no matter how old my children get, it is still one of their all-time favorite holiday events of the year.



They have improved the experience for families over the years and to avoid the once long lines, they now sell all tickets to the event in advance (which sell-out very fast – so don’t wait to order your tickets). Tickets are currently on sale now, and must be purchased in advance (Tickets will not be available to be purchased in person).


While waiting to board the train, there are many activities for children to enjoy in Santa’s Village located next to the train station. Activities will open one hour prior to when the Christmas Train runs and include:

  • Story Time with Mrs. Claus
  • Christmas Cookie Decorating
  • Carnival Games
  • Ice Fishing
  • Santa Claus Moon Bounce
  • Christmas Coloring Corner
  • Picture Stands

At the North Pole, visitors may purchase coffee, hot chocolate, freshly-popped popcorn, hot pretzels and cookies from the Elf House Snack Bar. A full kitchen menu is also available at the train station.


Visitors may take their own pictures with Santa or you may purchase a picture taken by Irvine Park Railroad. Each 5” x 7” photo will be presented with an Irvine Park Railroad border and available for pickup shortly after being taken.

After visiting with Santa, hop back aboard the train and enjoy the colorful Christmas lights and decorations, as well as the magical “Tunnel of Lights”, on the ride back to the station.

When visiting the Christmas Train, remember to dress warmly, bring a camera and arrive early to avoid crowds.


The Irvine Park Railroad Christmas Train is open beginning Friday, November 27th through Wednesday, December 23rd. Please visit our web site for hours.

The cost to ride the Christmas Train is $12.00 per person. Children younger than 24 months ride free.

The parking for Irvine Regional Park is $3.00 per vehicle on weekdays and $5.00 per vehicle on weekends. Parking for the Christmas Train is free after 5:00 PM.

And, when you visit the Christmas Train, be sure and plan time to visit Irvine Park Railroad’s Christmas Tree Ranch. You’re sure to find the perfect Christmas tree for your home. Trees include Noble firs, Douglas firs, and Grand firs.


GIVEAWAY!! Enter to win..

· 4 Christmas Train Tickets
· 4 Activity Tickets
· 1 Wheel Fun Rentals at Irvine Park Bike Rental (excludes the double surrey)

The value of this prize is $93.00. Bloggers are not eligible to win.

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  1. Love your blog! you open our eyes too so many fun events in OC!

  2. So cool!! I keep hearing how cool the Christmas train is!!

  3. Our favorite tradition is going to the tree lighting ceremony at Fashion Island!

  4. we love christmas parades

  5. It is hard to choose just one but looking at Christmas lights and walking the Living Nativity.

  6. We love going on trips.

  7. This looks awesome! My favorite family tradition is the time we spend together helping my parents decorate their house for Christmas. Artificial snow, 12ft tall tree, Ferris wheel, the whole 9 yards. The decorations dance to music and are the talk of the neighborhood. We get to enjoy the decorations and lovely comments from neighbors all month long.

  8. My favorite holiday tradition is decorating the Christmas tree with my family!

  9. Our tradition is putting our tree ip as a family and making tamales

  10. I would LOVE to take my boyz on the Christmas Train! Looks like FUN!! =)

  11. baking cookies

  12. We love baking and decorating cookies for Santa!

  13. We have heard great things about th train! I hope to take my kids there this year:

  14. Going to the. Boat parade in Danae point harbor

  15. My favorite holiday traditional is going to the place where I grew up and look at all the houses that are decorated. I’m so happy that I now get to share this tradition with my kids.

  16. My girls love Christmas lights!

  17. We love to decorate our house!

  18. We just started a new family tradition of going up to the snow over New Years.

  19. My son loves train rides. We love the holiday events that brings joy to our family. Your blog has been a great resource to know upcoming events. 🙂

  20. My favorite tradition is waking up on Christmas Day, drinking hot chocolate, and watching the kids open their presents.

  21. This place sounds amazing! I have never been but would LOVE to take my little man and the family! Thank you for this opportunity!

  22. we love the train.

  23. In the past my husband and I have loved curling up together to watch old Christmas movies. This is our first Christmas with our son and we are looking forward to creating new traditions with him.

  24. We exchange ornaments on Christmas Eve!

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