A Holiday Family Tradition – Irvine Park Railroad Christmas Train | @IrvineParkRR

I love making a holiday family tradition. Since the kids have been about 1 year old, I’ve been visiting Irvine Park Railroad for all of their holiday events. This year, the Christmas Train has a beautiful new addition at Santa’s Village – A Christmas Tree Farm!

Christmas Train, Irvine Park Railroad

Wander through the Party Pavillion next to the train station, and pick out your family’s “perfect” tree for 2014. Choose among Douglas Fir, Noble Fir and Grand Fir trees ranging from 4″ to 12″. 

Christmas Tree Farm at Irvine Park Railroad

A new holiday family tradition, the Christmas Tree Ranch will be open daily from 10:00am – 8:00pm daily through December 23rd. Christmas tree stands, preservatives, tree disposal bags, wreaths and garlands are also available for sale.


Santa is coming to town for the annual holiday family tradition: The Christmas Train, that departs nightly beginning November 28th to the North Pole. The train will depart from the train station every 15 minutes. Tickets can be purchased for specific dates and time, ONLINE ONLY now: TICKETS


The Irvine Park Railroad Christmas Train is open on the following dates:

Christmas Train Dates Christmas Train Hours Christmas Train Activities
December 5th – 6th 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm Activities open at 4:00 pm.
December 7th 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm Activities open at 4:00 pm.
December 12th 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm Activities open at 3:00 pm.
December 13th and 14th 2:00 pm – 9:00 pm Activities open at 10:00 am.
December 15th through 19th 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm Activities open at 3:00 pm.
December 20th and 21st 2:00 pm – 9:00 pm Activities open at 10:00 am.
December 22nd and 23rd 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm Activities open at 3:00 pm.

When you arrive at the North Pole, The Elf House Snack Bar offers coffee, hot chocolate, popcorn, hot pretzels and cookies while wait to visit Santa. And on your way back to Santa’s Village, the kids will LOVE the tunnel of lights!


While you’re waiting for your train departure time, or making a decision on the perfect Christmas tree, Santa’s Village will be hosting activities for families to enjoy including:

  • Storytime with Mrs. Claus
  • Christmas Cookie Decorating
  • Carnival Games
  • Ice Fishing (New this year)
  • Santa Claus Moon Bounce
  • Christmas Coloring Corner
  • Picture Stands

Santa’s Village will only be open weekends Nov 29 – Dec 14th. Activities will be open daily as of Dec 15 – Dec23.

*Tip: Be sure to dress warmly and bring a camera for those perfect photos with Santa. Souvenir 5″x7″ photos of your time with Santa will be available for purchase.


Special thanks to our friends at Irvine Park Railroad for an amazing holiday family tradition. 

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