Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Irvine Park Railroad {Christmas} Train 2015 + 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 20th 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.
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

Returning 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
November 27th thru December23rd 10:00am-8:00pm.
We bought our tree there last year and it was perfect!

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 few 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

2015 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  prize package to one of my readers!

One lucky winner will receive:
*4 Christmas Train tickets
*4 activity tickets
*1 Wheel Fun Rentals at Irvine Park bike rental (excludes double surrey)


boyzrule said...

Debnmike moretti

When my mom was alive, we always were allowed to open one present on Christmas Eve. I still do this tradition with my own boys. They love it, too.

Kelly said...

I love going to look at Christmas lights and making cookies.

Anne N. said...

We like driving around the neighborhood looking at Christmas lights.

Unknown said...

My favorite Christmas tradition is waking up Christmas Day having some hot chocolate while the kids open their presents.

Sharon said...

In the past, my husband and I have enjoyed curling up together to watch old Christmas movies. This is our first Christmas with our son and we are lookingoing forward to creating new traditions with him.

cp said...

we love christmas music!!


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