It’s that time of the year again. Time to pre order your tickets to hop on board the Christmas Train to take those traditional photos with Santa at Irvine Park Railroad. The Christmas Train will be arriving at Irvine Park Railroad on Friday, November 25, 2022. Enjoy an enchanting night ride through historic Irvine Regional Park to meet Santa Claus at the North Pole. Tickets will only be available via pre-order online starting November 7, 2022. Get your tickets now before the event sells out!
Christmas Train tickets will be available ONLINE ONLY starting November 7th via www.IrvineParkRailroad.com! Tickets vary, depending on reservation time. They start at $20 per person (children younger than 24 months are free), and are valid for a specific date and time — get in line and board the train any time during the hour for which you purchase tickets.
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 open one hour prior to 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
- Blizzard Ball
- Prices for activities vary; for additional information and costs
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.
Take your own pictures with Santa or purchase a picture taken by Irvine Park Railroad. Each 5″ x 7″ photo will be presented with an Irvine Park Railroad border 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.
The Irvine Park Railroad Christmas Train is open beginning Friday, November 25th through Sunday, December 23rd. Please visit this website for hours and to purchase tickets.
Reminder, parking for Irvine Regional Park is $3 per vehicle on weekdays and $5 per vehicle on weekends. After 5 pm, the parking is free.
When visiting the Christmas Train, remember to dress warmly, bring a camera and arrive early to avoid crowds.