Winter Fest OC Returns to Southern California Dec 19-Jan 5

Winter Fest OC returns to the Orange County Fair and Event Center, December 19th through January 5th. Act now to pick up $10 early bird tickets. Grab the family and join us in celebrating the holidays, the Southern California way with a whimsical winter wonderland Featuring ice tubing, a two million light walk-through show, ice skating trail, snow play with real snow blown in daily, nightly Christmas tree lighting ceremony, carnival rides, festive entertainment, seasonal eateries, visits with Santa and so much more.

Winter Fest OC

This year, Winter Fest OC will include:

NEW! Yowie’s Sweet Shoppe – Step into Yowie the Yeti’s candy shop featuring an interactive selfie experience, gingerbread making, an all-new world’s largest traveling candy maze, and sweet market experience where guests can enjoy classic winter treats from local vendors. Plus, an all-new gingerbread private party space.

SoCal Dicken’s Village – Take a trip down memory lane through the 1800’s with holidays past, present, and future. SoCal Dicken’s Village brings you a taste of the holidays in Victorian England. Enjoy over two dozen shops with unique items, holiday storytelling, and visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus (through Christmas Eve), plus British Pub favorite foods and beverages. Be sure to not miss Santa’s Favorite Furry Friends petting zoo with more than 25 animals.

If you’re ready for a challenge, climb Snowflake Summit to take part in unlimited ice tubing down a 130-foot, six-lane ice slide. Height limit: 42 inches and taller. If you’d rather watch, Snowflake Summit also offers bleacher seating, allowing friends and family to cheer on loved ones while they zoom down the ice.

 Snowflake Summit Ice Tubing Winter Fest OC

Also NEW this year, the Ice Skating Trail* – Enjoy skating under the stars in the center of a winter wonderland on the redesigned ice rink trail with two interactive islands, surrounded by winter décor and lights and adjacent to the new 50-foot Tree of Dreams Christmas tree.

At the end of the Winter Fest Promenade stands a 30-foot Christmas tree, where a heartwarming tree lighting ceremony with snowfall happens daily at 5:30pm.

Entertainment – Every day, guests can enjoy live entertainment, community acts and more. Daily entertainment includes live cartoon character shows with meet & greets (Thomas the Train, Paw Patrol, PJ Mask, Peppa Pig, Octonauts and much more), magic shows by the infamous Jimmy H., plus the all new Winter Fest After Dark entertainment starting nightly at 6pm with Southern California’s most popular tribute bands in the Hangar Building and dancing into the night with a live band, DJ and libations at the infamous Hussong’s Cantina.

 Ice Skating The Hangar WinterFestOC

Alpine Village – Alpine Village includes Penny’s Snow Play and slide area that is double the size with fresh snow blown in daily! Alpine Village also features Festival of Lights, a brilliantly illuminated pathway that you can walk through to explore holiday themed lands with animated displays and more than two million lights. For additional fun, make sure to ride through the Festival of Lights on one of two trackless trains*.

Winter Fest attractions include:

  • Festival of Lights
  • Unlimited ice tubing down Snowflake Summit
  • Snow play with real snow
  • Outdoor ice skating
  • Carnival rides
  • Carnival games
  • Bounce houses for kids
  • Santa’s Petting Zoo
  • Access to the world’s largest walk-through ornament
  • World’s largest rocking horse
  • Nightly Christmas tree lighting ceremony with snowfall
  • Photos with Santa
  • Pictures in a Winter Fest snow globe
  • Stories with Mrs. Claus
  • Craft making and games for kids
  • Daily & nightly entertainment

If you haven’t experienced it before, make sure you stop by the snow play area. Winter Fest Snow Play features real snow blown in daily for all kinds of fun including snow angels, snowman building and snow tubing for young children. The Snow Play area is free for all to experience and enjoy.


OC Fair & Events Center
88 Fair Dr, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Purchase your tickets on line to save some money. Adult ticket prices range from $17 to $25. Children ticket prices range from $12 to $20. Purchasing tickets online is highly encouraged to not only save money but also ensure the desired event date is not sold out.

Adult $35; Children $25
Unlimited admission into Winter Fest OC
Advance online purchase only

For more information on Winter Fest and to apply for your community group to perform or for employment opportunities visit


Enter to win a Family 4 Pack of tickets to Winter Fest OC
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Giveaway ends November 10, 2019 at 11:59 PM PST. Open to US Residents 18 and older only. Tickets will be mailed directly to the winner’s home (or mailing) address. 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.

Sharing is caring!

Leave a Reply