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Irvine Park Railroad 21st Annual Christmas Train


It’s the season, once again for Irvine Park Railroad’s annual Christmas Train. Come with family and friends and take this enchanting night ride through historic Irvine Regional Park to meet Santa Claus. The train will depart every 15 minutes from the brightly-lit train station and drop passengers off at the North Pole.


Christmas Train tickets may be purchased to ride the train at a specific date and time — get in line and board the train any time during the hour for which you purchase tickets. Tickets may be purchased online ONLY and can be purchased beginning November 1st; tickets may not be purchased in person. Visit for details.


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 be open 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 frame 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 Thursday, December 1st through Friday, December 23rd. Please visit our web site for hours and to purchase tickets.

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.

Irvine Park Railroad
1 Irvine Park Road
Orange, CA 92869

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For pricing, park directions and complete details, please visit

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GIVEAWAY!! Enter to win (4) tickets to the Irvine Park Railroad Christmas Train (plus 6 activity tickets and a bike rental) by leaving a comment below or on our Facebook post. One random winner will be selected from the comments on November 14th. (Bloggers cannot win)

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  1. Havent been to this before. Looks like so much fun!

  2. ❄️?Wonderful wonderland. I have a family of four. Two boys, 9 & 6 . My 6 year old, Vaughn, will be 7 on Dec. 20th. ✨ ?

  3. I love the Irvine Raiload park

  4. This looks awesome! We have never been and would love to bring our son!

  5. My twin boys would love the Christmas train!

  6. My boys would love it. They love trains and lights!

  7. Looks like a great placebo take the family!!

  8. Looks like fun for grand babies!

  9. I would like to attend and take tha Family. Never been before.

    Sarah L

  10. My grandson would love this!!!! Thank you for giving away such an awesome prize!

  11. My 4 yr old would love to see this!!! And show baby sister 🙂

  12. My family would love tickets.

  13. We love how festive Irvine Park Railroad is for the holidays 😉 can’t wait!!!

  14. we keep thinking we will make it there every year, this year looks promising haha

  15. We have never been and I know my girls would love to go!!

  16. Never been there!

  17. Looks amazing!!!!

  18. We would love to win as we cannot afford to buy tickets!

  19. Super excited for this! Sounds like fun for the entire family!

  20. I love this place. Such a magical place. I feel like I am not in O C.

  21. Would love to go.

  22. Never been, but would love to take my almost 4 year old! ?❤️

  23. It’s the most wonderful time of the year!

  24. Thank you for offering this giveaway!

  25. Amazing!!! Looks like so much fun and the night time trains are already sold out! Thanks for the chance!! ❤️??

  26. My two little ones would be absolutely delighted to attend this event.

  27. Love Irvine Christmas train

  28. LooKS like fun!

  29. love to go.

  30. Fun for the entire family! ?

  31. This looks so magical! My kids and i would love to go here!

  32. Would love to go with my kids

  33. Thanks for the opportunity to win! I would love to take my lil’ family and see the smile on my son’s face!!

  34. ahhh looks like so much fun!!!

  35. We love the Christmas train and it would be a blessing to win! Thanks for the opportunity.

  36. I would love to try this with my kids.

  37. Would love to win for my kids. They love train and Christmas activities.

  38. It’d be a fun Christmas treat for my son.

  39. My family has not been to Irvine park during Christmas. It would be a real treat to take the kids to.

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  41. Thank you for All of your wonderful Family Activities you post for all of us!!!!

  42. Can’t wait to go! This is exactly what I was looking for!

  43. would love to go.

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