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Irvine Park Railroad’s 23rd Annual Christmas Train + Giveaway

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
Blizzard Ball
Christmas Coloring Corner
Picture Stands

Prices for activities vary; for additional information and costs, visit

At the North Pole, visitors may purchase coffee, hot chocolate, freshly-popped popcorn, hot pretzels, and cookies from Santa’s Snack Shop. A full kitchen menu is 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 Friday, November 30th through Sunday, December 23rd. Please visit our web site for hours and to purchase tickets.

The cost to ride the Christmas Train is $15.00 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.

Annual Irvine Park Railroad events include the Anniversary Celebration, 4th Grade California History Education Program, Easter Eggstravaganza, Pumpkin Patch, Great Pumpkin Weigh-Off, and Christmas Train.

During the day, visit Irvine Regional Park’s other activities including Wheel Fun Rentals® at Irvine Park — fun and unique bike rentals that can be enjoyed by single riders or an entire family — paddle boat rentals, the Orange County Zoo and pony rides.
Irvine Park Railroad is located inside of Irvine Regional Park. The address is:

Irvine Park Railroad
1 Irvine Park Road
Orange, CA 92869

GIVEAWAY!! Enter to win tickets to the Irvine Park Railroad Christmas train by leaving a comment on our Facebook post or in the comments below. We will pick one random winner on October 19th. Good luck! Ticket package will include:

4 Christmas Train Tickets
6 Activity Tickets
1 Wheel Fun Rentals at Irvine Park Double Surrey Bike Rental

The value of this prize is $130.00. Influencers are not eligible to win.

Become a fan of Irvine Park Railroad on Facebook, view their photos on Instagram, follow their tweets on twitter, and view pictures on Flickr.

For pricing, park directions and complete details, please visit

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  1. I love this place. They have such an amazing activities for the kids. The kids have a blast. So fun I wish could go this year with my baby that he has never gone and have great pictures and experiences with my family.

  2. This really is the best place for holiday fun. Hopefully we can make our way out there with 3 kids it adds up.

  3. My family would love this!

  4. We can’t wait to experience this magical place this year!

  5. We had a great time last year! We’d love to go again!

  6. Love the Christmas train tab irvine Park Railroad! Would love to take my boys, thanks!!

  7. Love this place

  8. We love Irvine Park, and would love to win train tickets.

  9. We went to Irvine Park last year and had a blast! This year our little family will have a new addition to bring to the fun!

  10. We’ve always wanted to go, hopefully this year we makenitb

  11. I took my son last year for the first time and we absolutely loved it. Definitely going to be a yearly tradition for us.

  12. Can’t wait to take my daughter!

  13. Sounds so fun! We’d love to go this year!

  14. this would be awesome for our baby girls first Christmas (she’s due in just a few weeks!!)

  15. Can’t wait to ride the Christmas train! The pumpkin patch is the best!!!

  16. We had a blast last year and look forward to attending again!

  17. My nephew is a huge fan of trains and Santa! I would love to have the opportunity to take him to the Irvine Railroad during the holidays.

  18. I love this place it’s so very special especially during the holidays 🙂 would love to take my family there !

  19. Always such a cute setup at Irvine Park Railroad for holidays! Never been for Christmas, but would love to go this year and ride the train!

  20. This has been an annual family tradition for a few years. We just love it there with all the beautiful Christmas lights.

  21. We have never been and crossing our fingers we will go this year. Looks like so much fun.

  22. We have never been for Christmas time. The train ride with the lights would be my daughter’s favorite. She loves trains!

  23. I just moved back to the atea, grew up here as a kid, and I’m looking for new traditions for my kids. This looks like something they would LOVE!

  24. This event sounds amazing! My son would have a blast going here for the holiday!

  25. I try to take my son here several times a year, especially Halloween and/or Christmas! So much fun!

  26. We have really enjoyed going here to visit Santa. So much fun

  27. Cant wait we have a new little one this year!

  28. I love The Santa train! It so much fun and we try to go every year! It’s amazing seeing the excitement on my Nieces and nephews faces when they see the lights.

  29. I’ve been going to Irvine Park since I was a little girl and I’ve been taking my children because it’s a wonderful place to make family memories. This would be the most awesome memory to create with my family as we love the Christmas train. Thank you for the opportunity!

  30. Would love to make it out, this year. Last year, tickets were sold out for the train, and we were bummed. Love the Irvine Park Railroad for other events we’ve visited.

  31. Really want to go to this as we have never been

  32. We would love to go! We love this park but never been on the train. Pick us 😘♥️

  33. We’ve never been.Looks like great fun!

  34. Really want to go, would be a first at Christmas time and would be so magical.

  35. Love the Christmas train!!

  36. I would love to take my kids to this. Daddy is a train conductor so it would feel extra special to them. Hope we win!!!

  37. We have been going to the Christmas train for 10 years, ever since or first kid was born. It is a tradition that I hope lasts.

  38. Great giveaway!

  39. This would be so awesome, our family has always wanted to do this!

  40. My son would really enjoy the train ride and all the festivities!!!

  41. We LOVE the Christmas train! It’s been a tradition for several years now, we look forward to this event every year ❤️

  42. I love this place for so many reasons but Christmas time is so magical!

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