It’s that time of the year again! Santa is coming to town, and bringing Christmas Trees to Irvine Park Railroad!
This year the festivities are just getting bigger and merrier at Irvine Park Railroad. On Friday, November 29th, The Christmas Tree Ranch will open. 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″.
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 will also be available for sale.
Santa is coming to town for the annual 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|
|November 28th and 29th||5:00 pm – 9:00 pm||Activities open at 10:00 am.|
|November 30th||5:00 pm – 8:00 pm||Activities open at 10:00 am.|
|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.|
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
- 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.
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.
*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.
Enter to win a Prize Pack to the Irvine Park Railroad including:
- (1) Christmas tree with a maximum value of $75.00 (including the Christmas tree stand)
- 4 Christmas Train tickets
- 6 Christmas Train activity tickets
- 1 Wheel Fun Rentals® at Irvine Park bike rental (excludes the double surrey)
- 1 Wheel Fun Rentals® at Irvine Park paddle boat rental
Giveaway ends November 15, 2014 at 11:59 PM PST. Open to US Residents 18 and older only. Prizes cannot be shipped to PO Boxes. Winner will be selected at random and be notified by email. Winners have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is selected. Not liable for unclaimed prizes or fulfillment. Blog has represented each sponsor with the expectation they will fulfill their prize and in a timely manner. No purchase necessary to enter or win; however you must enter for a chance to win. Purchase does not increase chance of winning. Chances of winning depend on number of entries. My opinions are my own and were not influenced by any form of compensation. Facebook, Twitter or any other social media platform are in no way associated with this giveaway. By providing your information in this form, you are providing your information to this blog. I do not share or sell information and will use any information only for the purpose of contacting the winner. Winners can only win once per month. Not liable for unclaimed prizes or fulfillment.
33 thoughts on “Santa Is Coming To Town and Bringing Christmas Trees to Irvine Park Railroad | @IrvineParkRR”
Hot cocoa and sitting by the fire with family. =)
Decorating the Christmas tree with my girls while listening to Christmas music. Thanks for the quick giveaway, Jennifer!
You’re so welcome Lalita!
Baking cookies with my mom, sister and my kids!
Such a great tradition – we do the same thing!
fav christmas tradition is go look at all the lights on christmas eve!
Morgan, where is your favorite neighborhood for Christmas Lights?
If you live near Brea, there is a fantastic neighborhood we used to go to when we lived in Diamond Bar.
We have never been to the Christmas train and my kids would love it!
Oh goodness, you haven’t been yet? They would LOVE it Stacey – you must go this year!!!
Our favorite tradition is Christmas Eve at the kids grandparents house with all the cousins. They all get matching Pjs and love being together.
watching A Chrsitmas Story and Elf with the kids.
Nicole, that’s a fun tradition – I see a Holiday Movie Night in our near future!!! Along with peppermint hot cocoa and marshmallows.
Christmas, I mean!
We love bundling up and walking around the neighborhoods looking at lights
Touring neighborhood lights is always on our “to do list” during the holidays.
I love decorating the tree with all of our meaningful ornaments, while enjoying our favorite Christmas music and egg nog.
Watching my kids see their gifts on christmas
Baking Christmas cookies with my kids like I used to do with my Grandma
My babies would love th3is ♡♡
Making home made ornaments every year with my kids and neice and nephews
I love this tradition – what do you use to make the ornaments Jennifer?
My new holiday tradition is going to tree lighting ceremonies it just really gets us in the spirit and driving around to see all the beautiful lights u just feel christmas in the air
Rosa, that sounds fun. I guess it’s time to research and find out local tree lighting ceremonies in the OC!
Decorating our Christmas tree. Would love to win one!
My favorite Christmas tradition is leaving out cookies and milk for Santa and his elves 🙂 By the way I LOVE that Santa pic of your kids! That might be my favorite Santa pic spot!
Driving around looking at all the lights, family on Christmas eve, and opening presents!
Baking cookies with my mom and sister are always on the agenda! Anyone have a new fav recipe to share?
We love to go look at Christmas lights together 🙂
My favorite tradition is decorating the tree with the kids while listening to Christmas music and sipping hot cocoa!
Thanks for all the great activity suggestions. We haven’t been to the Christmas activities at Irvine Railroad Park – hope to visit it this Christmas. Thanks again!
Elf on the shelf and holiday party with friends!
Eating dinner at Vince’s Spaghetti, then driving to Thoroughbred Lane to look at the lights