Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Irvine Park Railroad {Christmas} Train 2014 + Giveaway!

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

irvine park railroad christmas train waiting

It's the most wonderful time of the year when the Irvine Park Railroad 
decks the train and Santa arrives for the 19th 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!
irvine park railroad christmas train santa

And the Christmas Train isn't just for Christmas adoring 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.
I can't wait for Grace to meet Santa for the first time on the Christmas Train!
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.

irvine park railroad christmas train

New this year to the Irvine Park Railroad is the Christmas Tree Ranch!!!!
Beginning the day after Thanksgiving, you can purchase Christmas trees at Irvine Park Railroad.
I am a staunch believer in LIVE CHRISTMAS TREES!
And except for 2 years in college when fire code forbade live trees,
I have had a live Christmas tree and it's my favorite!
It makes the house smell so good and there's a rush in finding the perfect tree.
You'll be able to choose from Douglas, Noble and Grand firs ranging in height
from 4 feet to 12 feet.
Christmas tree stands, preservatives, tree disposal bags, wreaths and garlands
will also be available for purchase.
The Christmas Tree Ranch will be open daily 10:00am-8:00pm.

irvine park railroad christmas tree ranch

Some helpful tips you'll want to remember when coming to ride the Christmas Train:
  • BUY YOUR TICKETS EARLY AND ONLINE! This is the only way to purchase tickets. Dates and times sell out quickly, so get your tickets as soon as you can!
  • Bring your camera. There are so many photo opps!
  • Dress warmly! 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.
  • Arrive early so you can avoid the crowds and have plenty of time for fun!
  • Come hungry! There are lots of yummy treats available for purchase!
irvine park railroad christmas train light tunnel
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.
My friend Kara Noel's husband snapped this picture of Isabella and I riding
through the tunnel at lightning speed a couple of years ago and it's awesome! 

irvine park railroad christmas train cookie decorating

You'll want to plan time to be there before or after your Christmas train ride,
because there are a lot fun activities and fun to be had around the railroad grounds.

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 railroad christmas train

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

2014 Christmas Train Tickets
$12.00 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 and Chrismas Tree 
prize package  to one of my readers!

One lucky winner will receive:
*4 Christmas Train tickets
*6 Christmas Train activity tickets
*1 Wheel Fun Rentals at Irvine Park bike rental (excludes double surrey)
*1 Wheel Fun Rentals at Irvine Park paddle boat rental
(maximum value of $75.00 - does not include flocking, delivery, or other items including wreaths and garlands)


boyzrule said...

Debnmike moretti

I am thankful to have family living close by and for my hubby and kids. Family is everything to me.

Unknown said...

I am thankful for my children every single day. They were truly the biggest blessings I've ever received.

Celeste said...

I'm thankful for my supportive friends--they are helping me through a tough time.

Unknown said...

I love having my family around!

Unknown said...

I love having my family around at holidays!

Anonymous said...

Live trees are the BEST! I haven't been able to have one since I lived at home in Canada :(
Maybe this year though!

rio said...

I love spending time with family

savingforschool said...

I am thankful for my family. I have a husband, 2 beautiful kids and one on the way. :)

Nicole said...

My darling kids!

Mary said...

I am thankful for good friends and family who support and love us during our trials!

Unknown said...

I'm thankful for my 3 healthy daughters and loving husband.

MsJudwah said...

I am thankful that my older sister is fighting and winning the battle against cancer!

Mrs. Nettles said...

I am so thankful for all that I have big and small.

Unknown said...

I am thankful for my children ♡

Katie Dimick said...

I can't wait to go!

Amber said...

So very thankful for my incredible family. They are a constant blessing and reminder of how no matter what life throws our way, we always have each other.

Gary said...

I am thankful for good health

Miranda said...

I am thankful for my wonderful husband

Supermomma said...

I'm thankful for my health, my family, God, and my kids! I'm content and grateful!

ashleyr said...

Great giveaway!

Melissa said...

Thankful for this life. It's not always good but I have many blessings to be thankful for.

Unknown said...

I am thankful for my family, friends, and health!

Unknown said...

I am thankful for my family, friends, and health.

carlos and luz said...

We are so thankful for our Precious Jesus Christ, our family and friends.

Lauren said...

My family's health.

Lori + Jason said...

I'm thankful for a happy and healthy family.

Anonymous said...

This year We are thankful for our son Maxson. He is 14 months old and he is such a joy. He loves people and he loves making I everyone laugh. This time last year we weren't doing so well, everyone was stressed, depressed and just spiraling downhill. But he has brought so much light into our life, we can see no darkness. We love our baby boy and are so grateful to have him in our life!!

AAnderson said...

I'm thankful for the first Christmas with my children! I am so excited for all of the memories we will make over the years.

Heidi said...

I have never been at Christmas! It looks just magical! Your the best. Thanks

Unknown said...

Just saw the Irvine Park Giveaway and your blog, looking forward to reading this!

Unknown said...

I am thankful for my family!

Unknown said...

I am thankful for my family!

Unknown said...

I am thankful for my many blessings and amazing family.

Unknown said...

I am thankful for my many blessings and amazing family.

Angela said...

Looks like so much fun!

Nicole Douglass Friedrich said...

I'm so thankful to be living in a house that our family fits so nicely into, for being in a nice safe friendly neighborhood, for meeting new people...I'm thankful for so much this season!


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