Friday, November 4, 2016

Irvine Park Railroad {Christmas} Train 2016 + 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 21st 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 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.

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 cookie decorating

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

2016 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
*6 activity tickets
*1 Wheel Fun Rentals at Irvine Park Double Surrey Bike Rental

Enter using Rafflecopter below!


Elena said...

our favorite holiday tradition is to bake Christmas cookies

Surbhi K. said...

Decorating our christmas tree and having family dinner!

Unknown said...

The Christmas train looks so fun!!

Megan G said...

We love Going to Irvine park at Christmas time!

Mary said...

My favorite tradition is Christmas movies.

boyzrule said...

We love to decorate the house inside and out together.

Stephanie Solorio said...

Hi! Our favorite Holiday Tradition is, hmmm, there's a lot! We love Elf on a Shelf, making cookies, decorating the Tree together etc!!! Love your blog and thanks for the Christmas Train tips!

Kelly said...

We love to look at Christmas lights!

anne n said...

We always make a gingerbread house every year as a family.

Heidi said...

We color butcher block paper (my dad is a school teacher) then hang it in the hallway (prevents peaking) AND then in the morning we all hold hands and bust through the paper together AFTER mom has taken a picture of course.

This has carried on to all our individual families now as well!


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