Santa Train Ride at the Orange Empire Railway Museum

Santa Train Ride at the OERM.

Santa Train Ride at the OERM.

Our family loves trains and of course Christmas. I love when both can be mixed together. I shared about Irvine Park Railroad, and wanted to share about another Southern California train ride to Santa. The Orange Empire Railway Museum celebrates the holidays Dec. 14, 15, 21 and 22 with the afternoon Santa Train and special evening rides to Santa’s Workshop.

Every child visits with Santa on board, hears Christmas stories and joins elves in singing Christmas carols. Children write and mail letters to Santa. The evening train takes passengers to Santa’s workshop, where children can decorate cookies, build a little train car and play at Thomas & Friends train tables. Enjoy hot chocolate and treats and lots more activities. Seats are limited for evening trains so advance reservations are recommended. Call Orange Empire Railway Museum for ticket prices and information at 951-943-3020 or visit¬†

To learn more about Santa’s train ride head here.

Disney On Ice: Rockin’ Ever After

Disney on Ice

Disney on Ice

If you are looking for something fun to do during the holiday season with the family, or you are looking for a fun Christmas/Chanukah gift, check out Disney on Ice’s newest show, Rockin’ Ever After. The show will be coming to Southern California from December 11th to January 14th.

Rockin’ Ever After will feature you Disney’s newest princess, Merida, along with all your favorite Disney characters. The show will play at the Honda Center, The Staples Center, the Citizens Bank Arena, and the Long Beach Arena.

  • The show will play at the Staples Center in Downtown LA, from December 11th to December 15th
  • The show will play at the Honda Center in Anaheim, from December 17th to December 22nd
  • The show will play at the Citizens Bank Arena in Ontario, from December 25th to December 29th
  • The show will play at the Long Beach Arena, from January 1st to January 5th.

Tickets on opening nights are only $15 (except for the VIP or premium seating. You can also buy a family four pack of tickets on any night for $80 when you use the code MOM

To purchase tickets or learn more about the show head here.


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Disclosure: This is part of a sponsored collaboration with Latina Mom Bloggers and JCPenney. However, all opinions expressed are my own.

Thanksgiving is tomorrow and it is a very special holiday for our family. We love giving thanks for all the many blessings we have been given all year long. We go all out. We mix a blend of your traditional Thanksgiving dinner, and also a mix of delicious Mexican dishes. Our dinners seem to last all night long because we chat for hours, play games, and watch holiday movies. It is always a great night!

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I shared that we dish up a meal that combines both traditional Thanksgiving dishes and also some Mexican dishes. Our dinners seem to last all night long because we chat for hours, play games, watch holiday movies, and start decorating our Christmas trees. We usually decorate the Kids tree that night.

Thanksgiving always involves games after dinner.

Thanksgiving always involves games after dinner.

We always look forward to a night filled with a lot of laughter and a whole lot of fun.


Decorating the kids tree is always a blast.


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