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Winter Fest OC 2018 + Giveaway

Winter Fest OC, Southern California’s largest winter experience, returns to the Orange County Fair & Event Center December 20th through January 6th. Get into the holiday spirit as Winter Fest features 40,000 square feet of new attractions and brings back popular activities including an outdoor ice-skating rink, ice tubing at Snowflake Summit, real Snow Play, and so much more.

With a record-breaking attendance in 2017, Winter Fest OC will debut its fourth consecutive year with new entertainment and attractions including SoCal Dicken’s Village, Candy and Snowflake Wonderland, and an expanded Festival of Lights tunnel.

New to Winter Fest This Year:
SoCal Dicken’s Village – Take a trip down memory lane through the 1800’s with holidays past, present, and future. Decorate Christmas cookies, listen to holiday storytelling, visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus (through Christmas Eve), take a pony ride, and visit the new Victorian holiday shops.

Candy and Snowflake Wonderland – Step into an interactive wonderland full of candy and snowflakes with a new selfie experience that is sure to delight visitors and capture the picture-perfect Instagram moment.

Festival of Lights – Stroll through Winter Fest’s 100-foot-tunnel of two million lights to explore five lands with animated displays. For additional fun for the kids, make sure to ride through the Festival of Lights on the trackless train.

Orange Ball New Year’s Eve Celebration – Ring in the New Year not once, but twice, with a special countdown, Orange Ball drop, fireworks and an unforgettable balloon drop at both 6pm and midnight. Multiple live bands will be playing to commemorate the end of the year, and the start of a new one.

Club Winter Fest – Private, ice rink-side VIP cabanas are available nightly starting at only $69 per session, creating the ultimate destination for holiday office parties, family retreats or date nights. Enjoy the all-new lounge area with exquisite views of the nightly Christmas tree lighting ceremony featuring fireworks, snow flurries and a free drink upon entry. Tickets are limited.
Back by Popular Demand:
Snowflake Summit – Visit Snowflake Summit for unlimited ice-tube racing down the 150 foot, eight lane slide. Fast Pass wristbands are available starting at only $10 to skip the general admission line.

Flying Santa and his Reindeer – Don’t miss the magic of the North Pole as Santa and his reindeer fly over the fairgrounds December 20th – December 24th. This spectacle takes place during the nightly Christmas Tree Lighting celebration and features fireworks and snow flurries.

Penny’s Snow Play – Fresh snow blown in daily to make SoCal’s largest snow play attraction with two snow arenas: one caters to toddlers and the other to kids (and kids at heart.)

Also returning are the world’s largest rocking horse, wintery-themed bounce houses for kids, a giant walk-through ornament, strolling carolers, petting zoo, character meet and greets, crafts, arcade games, more than 30 carnival rides and games, and seasonal food and beverages. Families are also invited to celebrate El Dia de los Reyes or Three Kings’ Day on January 6th where Winter Fest will honor the tradition of the Three Kings with a parade and live camel.

Select discounts are offered for First Responders, Teachers, and Military/Veterans with proof of ID. First Responders are guaranteed free admission on Wednesday, December 26th and January 2nd, Teacher Appreciation Days are Friday, December 21st, 28th, and January 4th, and Military/Veterans are guaranteed free admission on Thursday, December 20th, 27th, and January 3rd.

Tickets and select value packages are available now starting at only $10. For more information on Winter Fest OC, visit and for the latest updates on entertainment, food and fun follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube or with #WinterFestOC.

Tickets and select value packages are available now starting at only $10. For more information on Winter Fest OC, visit and for the latest updates on entertainment, food and fun follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube or with #WinterFestOC.

GIVEAWAY! Enter to win four Ultimate Platinum Passes (valued at $75 each) by leaving a comment below. Get extra entries by leaving a comment on our Facebook post, sharing our Facebook post, and tagging your friends in our Facebook post. We will pick one random winner on Friday, December 21st. Good Luck!

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  1. I hope to win so I can take my kiddos, looks so fun!!!

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  6. I hope I win!!!

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  8. It would be a good gift for my children

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    Our kids will have lots of fun together!!!

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  15. This will be the closest we get to real snow. My kids would love it. I think if they go they wouldn’t want to leave.

  16. Wish I can bring my family to this fun event!

  17. We’d love to go!

  18. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  19. My kids would love to go here!

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  27. This looks like so much fun!

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  32. My daughter would love this!

  33. This sounds like so much fun! Thanks for hosting this giveaway! This would be a treat after finishing school.

  34. Every year we swear we will attend Winter Fest OC and every year something comes up and we miss it! Thanks for the chance to check it out.

  35. My kids would be over the moon excited to go!

  36. Thanks so much for giving us the opportunity to enter to win. This looks like something my family would love to experience.

  37. This looks amazing!

  38. It’s so fun! The rides, the inter tubing, lights. Great family fun. Hope we win!

  39. Would love to take my family. We have never been there.

  40. Would love to take the kids!

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  43. My kids would LOVE this experience!

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  46. I hope I am the winner lol

  47. I would love to win it for my girls and their foster mom so they could have a bonding time together as a family. She so great to them. Make great memories

  48. Yessss! This teacher would love to go and spend time with my hub and girl!😍🤞🏽

  49. I hope I win!!!

  50. Looks like a lot of fun 🙂

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  55. I’ve never been and it would be great for my 2 kids! I hope I win!

  56. My family would love to go to Winter Fest OC. We had such a great time sledding, looking at lights and making family memories last year. Thanks for the opportunity to win! Merry Christmas!

  57. I would love to take my family!

  58. My girls would love to goWinter Fest OC.

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  60. Smiling is my favorite!!!
    (All smiles here if we win!)

  61. I’ve always wanted to go!

  62. My son would love to go to this I hope we win

  63. I hope we win my son would love this and it’s his last Christmas before he’s a big brother

  64. Looks so fun!!!! Hope to win!

  65. Would love to take my kids there, especially during long winter break! This place looks amazing😍

  66. Winterfest looks like lots of fun. I would love to take my family ❄️

  67. I would love to take my kids! Looks like fun!

  68. I want to go here. Didn’t get a chance last year because I had just delivered my daughter but hope we can go this year!

  69. Would love to take my 2 year old twins and 1 year old!! Hope we win : )

  70. Thank you for the opportunity. Would love to take the kids.

  71. Winter fest looks like so much fun! Would love to go with my family! Hoping to win 😉

  72. Keeping my fingers crossed 🤞

  73. I love that they offer special discounts for first reponders, teachers and military. My husband is a retired combat veteran.

  74. Would love to take my kids!!

  75. This would make for a fun family day!

  76. Such a great giveaway and what a fun thing to do in Southern CA!

  77. Wow looks amazing! Would love to take my kiddos!!

  78. Looks like it would make an awesome family outing

  79. Would love to win

  80. I want to win and take my husband and my daughters. It looks like so much fun!! Thanks for all your posts and stories throughout the year. I love following you on face and insta.
    Merry Christmas!! 🎄🎅🎁
    Jen @bebejennn

  81. Looks amazing!

  82. this sounds so much fun

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