Friday, October 20, 2017

Family Fun at BOO at the Santa Ana Zoo

Boo at the Zoo returns to the Santa Ana Zoo this weekend! The Friends of the Santa Ana Zoo and B.P.O. Elks Santa Ana Lodge No. 794 are proud to present the 27th Annual BOO AT THE ZOO October 21st-22nd and October 28th-29th. It's a "Merry not Scary" family friendly event at what we affectionately call The Monkey Zoo.

Guests will have the opportunity to visit 10 treat/prize stations along the Trick-or-Treat Trail. You can also enjoy a variety of Halloween games and activities - including storytelling, sing-alongs, and visits with the nocturnal animals of the zoo. Don't miss the nightly costume parade led by SAZOO, the zoo's monkey mascot. Don't forget your camera because there are photo opps galore!!! If you have older and more adventurous zoo goers with you, Boo at the Zoo will again have it's "Teen Scream" Haunted House for those brave enough to enter!

The "Boofari" Express Train and Conservation Carousel will be offering up rides to your little ghouls and goblins throughout the evening (additional fee). Hot dogs, chips, and soda will also be available for purchase if you want to catch dinner at the zoo too!

General admission for Boo at the Zoo is $19.95 per non-member ages 2 and up and only $9.95 per Zoo member. If you want to skip the lines, then you can purchase your tickets online at Tickets are also available for purchase at the gate the night of the event.

Boo at the Zoo
October 21st-22nd and October 28th-29th

The Santa Ana Zoo is located at 1801 East Chestnut Avenue in Santa Ana.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

2017 Irvine Park Railroad Christmas Train GIVEAWAY

Disclosure: I was given tickets for review purposes. All thoughts and opinions are my own. 

It's the most wonderful time of the year when the Irvine Park Railroad decks
 the train and Santa arrives for the 22nd annual Christmas Train! There is
something special about twinkle lights, trees, and a train that takes you to Santa.
It makes me feel like I am a kid riding on the Polar Express. It's just magical!

And the Christmas Train isn't just for Christmas loving adults, the kids love it too!
We love having this Christmas tradition with the kids and I love to see how excited they
are to visit with Santa and share their Christmas wishes. He is definitely the best Santa in
Orange County. You can take pictures with Santa using your own camera,
or you can purchase a 5x7" photo taken by the Irvine Park Railroad.

Some helpful tips you'll want to remember when 
coming to ride the Christmas Train: 

This is the only way to purchase tickets. Dates and times sell out quickly, 
so get your tickets as soon as you can!

If you arrive early then you can avoid the crowds and get a good place in line.
Plus, you won't be rushed and stressed out! 

It can get chilly at the North Pole and you don't want to be left shivering. So 
be sure to dress in layers and don't forget a your scarf.

There are so many great photo opportunities that you'll be kicking
yourself if you don't bring a camera to catch them all.

There are lots of yummy treats available for purchase! 
At the North Pole you can purchase hot chocolate, coffee, popcorn, hot pretzels and 
cookies from the Elf House Snack Bar. The full kitchen menu is also available 
at the train station.

One of my favorite parts of the evening is the twinkle lights tunnel.
It is so cool! I could drive through it over and over again. When you return to
the train station after your visit to the North Pole, you'll want to make sure you have
time for Santa's Village.

There are a lot fun activities and fun to be had at Santa's Village. You can do them
when the train returns you to the station or you can come early and enjoy them
before. My kids love decorating the Christmas cookies and playing the fun
carnival games and winning prizes.

Activities during the Christmas Train include:
Story Time with Mrs. Claus (FREE!)
Christmas Cookie Decorating
Ice Fishing
Carnival Games
Santa Claus Moon Bounce
Christmas Coloring Corner (FREE!)
Picture Stands (FREE!)

Irvine Park Railroad Christmas Train
1 Irvine Park Drive
Orange, CA 92869

2017Christmas Train Tickets
$15.00 per person
Children younger than 24 months ride free
(Parking is $3 on weekdays, $5 on weekends, and free after 5:00 p.m.)
 And because the people at the Irvine Park Railroad are so awesome,
they are giving away a Christmas Train  prize package to one of my readers!

One lucky winner will receive:
*4 Christmas Train tickets
*6 activity tickets
*1 Wheel Fun Rentals at Irvine Park Double Surrey Bike Rental
*1 Paddle Boat Rental

Enter using Rafflecopter below!

TOO Cute Tuesday: Linky Par-Tay! #358

You should! Let's be friends!
Leave your Instagram username in the comments and I'll follow you
too! This will be fun!!

We had a blast at LEGOLAND California Resort's Brick or Treat this weekend. One of my favorite things is the giant LEGO jack-o-lantern. I'm really trying to figure out how to put one of them on my front porch. I don't think my neighborhood HOA will mind at all, do you?

Now onto TOO Cute Tuesday!

What did you make this week that is TOO Cute??
Come link up!

Must be made by you.
Link up to the specific post - not your main blog.
No Etsy shops or giveaways please :)
Please post the button or link back here so more people can join in the fun.
Visit some of the other participants and leave them some LOVE!

I changed the linky party so that the most recently uploaded project will show up as number one. This way everyone gets a chance on top. So, look in the first spot for your project, not at the end. Thanks!!!


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