It’s the season, once again for one of my favorite holiday events, Irvine Park Railroad’s annual Christmas Train. Come with family and friends and take this enchanting night ride through historic Irvine Regional Park to meet Santa Claus. The train will depart every 15 minutes from the brightly-lit train station and drop passengers off at the North Pole.
Christmas Train tickets may be purchased to ride the train at a specific date and time — get in line and board the train any time during the hour for which you purchase tickets. Tickets may be purchased online now or at the park. Visit www.IrvineParkRailroad.com for details.
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
- Santa Claus Moon Bounce
- Christmas Coloring Corner
- Picture Stands
Prices for activities vary; for additional information and costs, visit www.IrvineParkRailroad.com.
|Christmas Train Dates||Christmas Train Hours||Christmas Train Activities|
|November 30th||5:00 pm – 8:00 pm||Activities open at 4:00 pm.|
|December 1st and 2nd||5:00 pm – 8:00 pm||Activities open at 4:00 pm.|
|December 7th – 9th||5:00 pm – 8:00 pm||Activities open at 4:00 pm.|
|December 14th||5:00 pm – 8:00 pm||Activities open at 4:00 pm.|
|December 15th and 16th||2:00 pm – 9:00 pm||Activities open at 1:00 pm.|
|December 17th through 21st||4:00 pm – 9:00 pm||Activities open at 3:00 pm.|
|December 22nd and 23rd||2:00 pm – 9:00 pm||Activities open at 1:00 pm.|
The cost to ride the Christmas Train is $10.00 per person. Children younger than 24 months ride free.
The parking for Irvine Regional Park is $5.00 per vehicle during the Christmas Train, however parking for the Christmas Train is free after 5:00 PM.