Mark your calendar as Winter Fest at the OC Fair and Event Center returns this December with 18 days of snow in a family fun winter wonderland December 21st through January 7th. This year families will have additional time in the new year to enjoy more than 20 wintry activities including ice tubing, crafts, live entertainment, a petting zoo and a snowboard simulator
Winter Fest’s giant wonderland of family fun and date night charm is a great value with tickets available starting at only $10. Season passes are also available for all 18 days of Winter Fest to capture plenty of Instagram-worthy pictures. Every admission ticket includes• Unlimited ice tubing down Snowflake Summit’s 150-foot, 8 lane mountain of ice
- Snow Play area with real snow blown in daily – expanded this year!
- Festival of Lights two-million-light stroll-through holiday displays – 7 new lands!
- Nightly tree lighting celebration with parade of Winter Fest characters, snow flurries, fireworks and flying Santa and his Reindeer until he returns to the North Pole
- Winter Fest themed bounce houses and slides for kids
- The world’s largest walk-through ornament and rocking horse
- Craft making and games in Santa’s workshop
- Daily entertainment including live bands, magic from Jimmy H, and strolling carolers
- Character live shows and meet and greets from popular cartoons such as Thomas the Train, Sid the Science Kid, PJ Masks, and Buddy from Dinosaur Train
- Little Elves (Toddler) play area
- Santa’s petting zoo
- Arcade games
- Snowboard Simulator
Additional attractions with a fee include:
- Ice Skating on a full outdoor rink
- Candy Cane carnival with more than 30 rides, attractions and games
Winter Fest is a wonderful family fun event. I recall taking the kids through the Festival of Lights as the kids skipped along picking out their favorite light displays, then visiting the bounce houses, slides, tube runs and even playing a few of the games. We sipped on delicious hot coco and made fun crafts after watching the tree lighting that happens nightly with snowfall happens daily at 5:30pm. Near the Christmas tree are two of Santa’s reindeer, available for viewing and feeding.
This year, Winter Fest will celebrate with a parade of winter characters each night, featuring Mayor Frost, Mrs. Claus, the Ice Princess, Penny the Penguin, carolers, Toy Soldiers on stilts, and elves. With the Winter Fest characters circled around the 30-foot-tall Christmas tree, Mayor Frost will light the tree and thrill the crowd with fireworks, falling snow, and a surprise appearance from Santa and his Reindeer flying overhead through Christmas Eve.
Private, ice rink-side VIP cabanas start at only $69 per session, creating a destination for holiday office parties, birthday parties, family retreats or date nights. Each cabana will accommodate two to 10 people and can adapt to fit parties of up to 100 guests. The VIP cabanas offer exclusive menus with seasonally-inspired food, cocktails, a private ice rink entrance and private servers.
New Years Eve, Winter Fest plans to light up the sky with fireworks and a not-to-miss 3,000 beach-ball drop at midnight. For families looking for a fun experience to ring in the New Year with the East Coast, a special countdown, beach-ball drop and fireworks will be celebrated at 9pm.
The Hangar building will be transformed into an ice-skating rink, where guests can enjoy skating around a 6,000 square foot ice rink for an additional fee of only $15 onsite. Skaters can circle the ice as beloved holiday films are projected onto a theater-sized screen in the background. Private rink-side VIP cabanas will be available for only $69 creating a destination for holiday office parties, birthday parties, family retreats or date nights. Each cabana will accommodate two to 10 people and can adapt to fit parties of up to 100 guests. The VIP cabanas offer exclusive menus with seasonally-inspired food, cocktails, a private ice rink entrance and private servers.
OC Fair & Events Center
88 Fair Dr, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
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Online: Adult $15; Children $10 (4-11)
Purchasing tickets online is highly encouraged to not only save money but also ensure the desired event date is not sold out.
Adult $45; Children $35
Unlimited admission into all 17 days & nights of Winterfest
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