Irvine Park Railroad’s 23rd Annual Christmas Train + Giveaway
It’s the season, once again for Irvine Park Railroad’s annual Christmas Train. Come with family and friends and take this enchanting night ride through historic Irvine Regional Park to meet Santa Claus. The train will depart every 15 minutes from the brightly-lit train station and drop passengers off at the North Pole.
Christmas Train tickets may be purchased to ride the train at a specific date and time — get in line and board the train any time during the hour for which you purchase tickets. Tickets may be purchased online ONLY and can be purchased beginning November 1st; tickets may not be purchased in person. Visit www.IrvineParkRailroad.com for details.
While waiting to board the train, there are many activities for children to enjoy in Santa’s Village located next to the train station. Activities will be open when the Christmas Train runs and include:
- Story Time with Mrs. Claus
- Christmas Cookie Decorating
- Carnival Games
- Ice Fishing
- Santa Claus Moon Bounce
- Blizzard Ball
- Christmas Coloring Corner
- Picture Stands
Prices for activities vary; for additional information and costs, visit www.IrvineParkRailroad.com.
At the North Pole, visitors may purchase coffee, hot chocolate, freshly-popped popcorn, hot pretzels, and cookies from Santa’s Snack Shop. A full kitchen menu is available at the train station. Visitors may take their own pictures with Santa or you may purchase a picture taken by Irvine Park Railroad. Each 5” x 7” photo will be presented with an Irvine Park Railroad frame and available for pickup shortly after being taken.
After visiting with Santa, hop back aboard the train and enjoy the colorful Christmas lights and decorations, as well as the magical “Tunnel of Lights”, on the ride back to the station.
When visiting the Christmas Train, remember to dress warmly, bring a camera, and arrive early to avoid crowds.
The Irvine Park Railroad Christmas Train is open beginning Friday, November 30th through Sunday, December 23rd. Please visit our web site for hours and to purchase tickets.
The cost to ride the Christmas Train is $15.00 per person. Children younger than 24 months ride free.
The parking for Irvine Regional Park is $3.00 per vehicle on weekdays and $5.00 per vehicle on weekends; parking for the Christmas Train is free after 5:00 PM.
Annual Irvine Park Railroad events include the Anniversary Celebration, 4th Grade California History Education Program, Easter Eggstravaganza, Pumpkin Patch, Great Pumpkin Weigh-Off, and Christmas Train.
During the day, visit Irvine Regional Park’s other activities including Wheel Fun Rentals® at Irvine Park — fun and unique bike rentals that can be enjoyed by single riders or an entire family — paddle boat rentals, the Orange County Zoo and pony rides.
Irvine Park Railroad is located inside of Irvine Regional Park. The address is:
Irvine Park Railroad
1 Irvine Park Road
Orange, CA 92869
Enter to win tickets to the Irvine Park Railroad Christmas train by leaving a comment on our Facebook post or in the comments below. We will pick one random winner on October 19th. Good luck! Ticket package will include:
4 Christmas Train Tickets
6 Activity Tickets
1 Wheel Fun Rentals at Irvine Park Double Surrey Bike Rental
The value of this prize is $130.00. Influencers are not eligible to win.
For pricing, park directions and complete details, please visit www.IrvineParkRailroad.com.