Daytrippingmom Giveaway!!!!!!!! Irvine Park Annual Christmas Train

The Holiday season is just around the corner- it officially kicks off next Friday and I wanted to start it off with a Daytrippingmom giveaway. I love the Irvine Park Railroad and so do my kids. We had the opportunity to visit last year and meet with Santa Claus and we had a blast. This year to celebrate I’m giving a family 4 pack – All you have to do is leave a comment any comment with this post and you will automatically be entered to win. The contest will end this Saturday the 23rd.

Let me tell you a little about the Irvien Park Christmas Railroad.

It’s the season, once again for Irvine Park Railroad’s annual Christmas Train. Come with family and friends and take the enchanting night ride through historic Irvine Regional Park to meet Santa Claus. The train will depart from the brightly-lit Train Station and drop passengers off at Santa’s Village.

New for this year, Christmas Train tickets may be purchased in advance to board the train at 5:00, 6:00, 7:00 or 8:00 PM — get in line when it is your time to board the train. And, while waiting for your boarding time, there are many activities for children to enjoy in the Party Pavilions located next to the train station.

Story Time with Mrs. Claus
Christmas Cookie Decorating
Moon Bounce
Christmas Coloring
Picture Stands

Prices for activities vary; for additional information and costs, visit

At Santa’s Village, visitors may purchase coffee, hot chocolate, freshly-popped popcorn and cookies from the Elf House Snack Bar. A full kitchen menu is also available at the Train Station.

Visitors may take their own pictures with Santa or you may purchase a picture taken by Irvine Park Railroad.

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 house.

When visiting the Christmas Train, remember to dress warmly, bring a camera and film and arrive early to avoid crowds.

The Irvine Park Railroad Christmas Train is open from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM on the following dates:

November 28th, 29th and 30th
December 5th, 6th and 7th
December 11th – December 23rd

The cost to ride the Christmas Train is $8.00 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 Christmas Train, Anniversary Celebration, Easter Eggstravaganza and Pumpkin Patch.

Irvine Park Railroad is located inside of Irvine Regional Park. The address is:

Irvine Park Railroad
1 Irvine Park Road
Orange, CA 92869

For pricing, park directions and complete details, please visit

Make sure to post a comment to enter the contest and good luck!!!


  1. Suz Broughton says:

    Can you believe I’ve never been to this before? I know! I live right there and we go there all the time. This year we are going for sure!

  2. The Jacobs says:

    Hooray for Christmas! If only it weren’t 90* outside, maybe it would feel more holiday season-ish. Thanks for the great ideas.

  3. Anonymous says:

    We discovered the x-mas train last year when my son was 2 years old and LOVED IT. My son loves everything trains. We plan on trying to make it a tradition.

    Please enter us into the contest. I love your site. Keep up the good work.

    Hetal Patel

  4. Heather & Chaos says:

    Wow I just found your blog and will be totally bookmarking it! You have TONS of great things to do in Southern CA. THANKS! My son would so LOVE going on this train!!! Thanks for the great giveaway oppurtunity.

  5. Lewis Family says:

    This sounds like so much fun. I love all of your informative posts on the blog. So much to see and do in Southern California! Thanks for taking the time to share it with all of us and inspire us to try some of these places with our kids!

  6. Anonymous says:

    What a nice site. I am always looking for inexpensive ways to show my 7 year old more Christmas Magic. It so great that you post what you have seen and done to help the rest of us!

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