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Celebrate the Season at South Coast Plaza

We visited as a guest of the venue

There is something magical and exciting going on at The South Coast Plaza.

From now until December 24th, you can visit Santa’s Village in Carousel Court.

South Coast Plaza really goes all out to give families a great experience. Their Santa is top notch. He is sweet, jolly and charming. If by chance your child is freaked out by Santa ( like my toddler) he is very patient with them, and he tries his hardest to get them happy and calm.

The sweet Elf is also great, and my daughter loved her. After you take your pictures, Santa hands you a candy cane. My Daughter was very excited about this.

When you walk up to Carousel Court, you will see the beauty within. The Carousel is filled with Santa’s reindeer and sleighs to ride. All around the carousel lining the entry and exit of the Santa picture line they have cute workshop and snow scenes.

There are elves making toys and decorating in the scenes and they even move. My Daughter loved looking at these. You can see them from the Santa line and outside of it as well.

On the back side where Santa is located there is a train that you must see. The village the train goes through has so much to look at and admire. It was really spectacular.

My little girl loved spending time watching the train here. It kept her busy for a good 15 minutes until she noticed the balloons, she was so excited to see them.

After letting her play around a bit, we walked over to the craft area. In this area you can purchase little wooden crafts to color and also kids can color a Santa picture. My Daughter absolutely loved this area. Coloring is her newest love, so this was right up her alley.

After you are done with Santa, if you are in the mood for a sweet snack, right by the entrance of the Santa line is Sugarfina. They have the best candy. The fluffy and tasty ice cream gummies were my kids favorite.

I had never eaten a gummy candy like that before, and I was impressed.

There is also a Santa’s Express Train through January 1 that children can ride for $1. If you purchase a Santa photo, you get one complimentary train ride.

All around the South Coast Plaza, you will feel the holidays surrounding you. It makes it the perfect place to visit this holiday season. There is something for everyone in the family to enjoy on your visit to the South Coast Plaza.

Dawn is a fun loving wife and Mom to 3 amazing boys and a beautiful baby girl(finally). Her philosophy is family first and everything else comes second. You can find her juggling all things family with crafting, cooking, baking, traveling and her favorite…blogging for the OC Mom Blog. Her newest adventure is managing the social media for a local OC baby product company, all while being a stay at home mom to her baby girl and homeschooling her 5-year-old. Dawn likes to stay busy and is always on the go and looking for new adventures with her family. She believes life is too short, so you must live each day to the fullest.
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