Irvine Park Railroad Christmas Train and Giveaway

With the chill in the air and November half way gone, Christmas is right around the corner and that means one of my families favorite traditions is also right around the corner.

The Irvine Park Railroad Christmas Train opens it’s door on Friday, November 30th and runs  to December 23rd.

This will be the 5th year in a row that we have made our way up to the Irvine Park Railroad Christmas train to visit Santa and participate in all of the fun activities. We bring our extended family, a thermos filled with hot chocolate, treats and take the train to meet Santa and take pictures.

We usually head to the  park early to partake in the many fun activities including cookie decorating and Santa’s Bounce House.  The kiddos love cheesing around the different photo stations and also love storytime with Mrs. Claus. There are quite a few fun activities that are free of charge for the family. If you get there early you can usually  avoid waiting in line. This year like last year you can purchase your tickets in advance online for a specific time and avoid waiting in line.  You can purchase your tickets by clicking here.

It’s giveaway time

We’re giving away a family pack of tickets to Irvine Park Railroad’s Christmas Train. Good luck! Giveaway ends on November 20th at 11:59pm. Winner will be selected at random.
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  1. April says:

    I love Christmas because its always a blast to watch the kids be fascinated & awed by the magic of the lights, tree, Santa and the entire family coming together. I just love the memories those things create.

  2. Tiffany says:

    I love Christmas because it makes everyone so happy. Kids waiting for Santa to deliver presents, parents to decorate the house and celebrate with friends and families.

  3. Amber K says:

    What I love most about Christmas is the family time & togetherness our holiday traditions cultivate. Cookie baking/ decorating, looking at Christmas lights, family dinners, and reflecting on why we celebrate, our Savior’s birth.

  4. Martha Gallup says:

    I love the excitement buzzing around with the kids throughout the whole season. Then, being able to hopefully fulfill their dreams on Christmas morning.

  5. Amanda says:

    I love taking kids out to see all the neighborhoods that decorate for the holiday. I also love seeing their faces on Christmas morning :)

  6. Erica Meyn says:

    I love everything about Christmas! The lights, the trees, the decorating, and music. Spending time with family and making gingerbread houses and cookies is the best part though.

  7. Ane Andrews says:

    Love to attend the IRR, especially at Christmas time! I love the smells that accompany the season like gingerbread, cookies, cinnamon, and pine.

  8. Karla says:

    What a fun giveaway. We have not been to Irvine Park Railway but i have wanted to take or kids since i learned about it a few years back. Thank you for the reminder and the opportunity to enter.

  9. Kindra Crandell says:

    I love first and foremost that it’s Jesus’ birthday and it’s such a special and beautiful time of the year. I love the lights and the music and the way my kids get so excited about everything. Always wanted to go to IRR and this would be a GREAT opportunity!

  10. Rebecca Childers says:

    What do I love most about Christmas?? Extended family getting together! I love the sound of laughter! I love looking up and seeing smiles on the boys faces as they spend time with their cousins!

  11. Griselda G. Galvez says:

    I love Christmas because it allows us to spend time with our loved ones. I also love all the Christmas lights and decoration.

  12. Tanya low says:

    I love how happy everyone seems and I love that I get to listen to Christmas Music to my hearts content…bring on the Bing!

  13. melody says:

    Christmas is my favorite time of year. Seeing it all through my kids eyes is a true wonder. Everything about Christmas I love!!!

  14. Chelsea says:

    I love the smells, the lights, the decorations, the busyness of everyone, shopping for loved ones but mostly the look on my children’s faces when they see Santa again and their happiness as they experience another holiday season.

  15. Crystal says:

    I love the festive feeling everywhere at Christmastime! We have so many fun traditions: going to the Mission Inn, pictures with Santa, baking cookies, adopting a family through Settlement House…it ‘s hard to find time for all the fun we want to pack in, but we can’t wait to add the Irvine Park Christmas Train to our list!

  16. Elizabeth Gallardo says:

    love everything about Christmas especially through my kids eyes. They would love to go on this train to see Santa. Thank you for Giving us a chance.

  17. Michelle says:

    The thing I love about Xmas is spending time with our friends and family and seeing the excitement on our children’s faces,

  18. Stephanie Esparza says:

    We have still never been to the Irvine Park Railroad… We would love to still go while our son is still at the age of believing in Santa (he is 8!)

  19. Heather Marshall says:

    This is our favorite family tradition during Christmas season!! :) We get there early to do the activities, ride the train to see Santa and then go out to eat as a family!! 😉

  20. Arlene says:

    I love bundling up in the cold weather, looking at lights, gift-giving, and all the yummy baked goods :)

    I have an almost three year old daughter and I can’t wait to start our own Christmas traditions!

  21. Hillary says:

    I love the activites leading up to christmas! I love decorating, going up to Big bear, finding a tree, doing gingerbread houses, decorating cookies, and cookie exchanges!

  22. Marie says:

    Everything about Christmas warms my heart! The festivities, the giving spirit in the air, but more than anything, I love to see the excitement in my children’s eyes as they experience it all!

  23. Candace Bartel says:

    I love everything about Christmas! The sounds, smells, and especially the look on my little boy’s face throughout the holdiday!

  24. Justine Burgess says:

    I love the feeling of family and the scent of warm cookies. I love the eggnog with rum, mulled wine, and hot cider. I love the crisp cool air and warm socks on my feet. Most of all though, I love waking up my son to wish him a Merry Christmas.

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