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One of my family’s favorite traditions is grabbing our coats and heading to Irvine Park Railroad and riding the Christmas train to visit Santa. Our Santa pictures for the past few year’s have come from our train ride to the North Pole. is the 3rd year we are doing it and we absolutely love it! We bundle up and love making it a special night.
Hop aboard the train for a fun ride to the North Pole, where you will be able to meet Santa and take pictures. Make sure to remember to bring your camera to capture your little ones with Santa.
We usually head to the park early to partake in the many fun activities including cookie decorating and Santa’s Bounce House. We usually head there early to try to 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! One lucky reader will win a family pack from Irvine Park Railroad that will be sure to make your night very special!
Winner will receive
6 Christmas Train Tickets
6 Activity Tickets
6 Regular Train Tickets (to be used after the holidays)
1 Wheel Fun Rentals Bike Rental Coupon
All you have to do is let me know why you would like to win the prize pack and you are entered to win.
For an additional entry you can follow Irvine Park Railroad on Twitter.
To learn more about the Irvine Park Railroad Christmas Train head here.
|December 3rd, 4th and 5th||5:00 pm – 8:00 pm Activities open at 4:00 pm.|
|December 10th through 17th||5:00 pm – 8:00 pm Activities open at 4:00 pm.|
|December 18th and 19th||2:00 pm – 8:00 pm Activities open at 1:00 pm.|
|December 20th through 23rd||4:00 pm – 8:00 pm Activities open at 3:00 pm.|
* photo courtesy of Irvine Park Railroad
I love visiting the Irvine Park Railroad Pumpkin Patch during Halloween time. It is now open and we will be heading there next weekend. I want you to be able to join in on the fun!. It’s giveaway time!
Irvine Park Railroad Pumpkin Patch has generously given us a 15 pack of tickets for various pumpkin patch to giveaway and an family bike rental for an hour. All you have to do is leave a comment and you are entered to win. For additional entries you can:
- “like” Irvine Park Railroad on Facebook
- “like” me on Facebook
- “follow” me on Twitter.
Our family loves Irvine Park and although it is only the first week of November, we are super excited about Irvine Park’s Annual Christmas Time. The train will depart from the brightly-lit Train Station and drop passengers off at Santa’s Village.Christmas Train tickets may be purchased to board the train between 5:00 – 6:00, 6:00 – 7:00 or 7:00 – 8:00 PM — get in line when it is your time to board the train. Tickets may be purchased online beginning Monday, November 2rd. Visit http://www.irvineparkrailroad.com/ for details. The Christmas Train begins Friday, November 27th.
While waiting to board the train, there are many activities for the kiddos to enjoy in Santa’s Village located next to the train station.
Story Time with Mrs. Claus
Christmas Cookie Decorating
Santa Claus Moon Bounce
Christmas Coloring Corner
You can take your own pictures with Santa or you can purchase a picture taken by Irvine Park Railroad. 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 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM on the following dates:
November 27th, 28th and 29th
December 4th, 5th and 6th
December 11th – `8th
December 19 and December 20- 2-8pm
December 21st, 22nd and 23rd -5pm to 8pm
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.
It’s giveaway time! Leave a comment sharing what you are looking forward to this Holiday Season and you are automatically entered to win a family pack of tickets. Here is what you will win – 6 train tickets ($8 each) and 12 activity tickets($4each )= ($98 value!). You have until Sunday November 15 to enter. Good luck!
Happy Sunday! I still can’t get over the fact that is summer almost a thing of the past and that fall is here (it doesn’t feel that way with this weather), that is until this weekend. My family had the opportunity to visit the Irvine Park Railroad Pumpkin Patch this weekend and we had such a great time.
We are big fans of the Irvine Park Railroad and love their seasonal events! I have to say that the pumpkin patch is my absolute favorite event. Every single member of my family had fun this weekend. Admission to the pumpkin patch is free (you do however have to pay an admission fee to enter the park $3-$5, although we didn’t pay a fee because we arrived around 4pm). One of my favorite things about this pumpkin patch are the very reasonable price for pumpkins and activities. You can find a pumpkin to fit your budget, from $3 for a smaller pumpkin to $22 for a super duper large one.
It’s also the perfect place to take Halloween pictures and also spend quality time as a family. We stayed until closing and had such a good time. We went on a hay ride, walked through a giant hay maze, toured a haunted house, the kiddos took part in the John Deere tractor races and finally no visit is complete to Irvine Park without a train ride. We had so much fun and I promise that you will too. The best part is that admission to the pumpkin patch is free as well as touring the Haunted House, Hay Maze and dozens of cute picture stands. The patch also features carnival games, face painting and so much more!
The Irvine Park Railroad Pumpkin Patch runs from September 19th to November 1st. It’s open 7 days a week from 10am to 5pm on weekdays and 10am to 6pm on weekends. Pack a picnic and head down soon before the crowds arrive. I recommend heading there early in the day or late in the afternoon to avoid crowds.
Irvine Park Railroad has graciously offered a 15 pack of tickets for one lucky family to enjoy at the pumpkin patch. It’s a $60 value and sure to make your visit to the patch extra special. To enter all you have to do is leave a comment under this post. You have until next Saturday night to enter. Good luck and head to Irvine Park Railroad for a fantastic time.
Irvine Park Railroad
1 Irvine Park Rd.
Orange, CA 92869
I love the Irvine Park Railroad. In fact everyone in my family is a big fan. Easter is fast approaching and The Easter Bunny is coming to the Irvine Park Railroad. The Easter Extravaganza starts on Saturday the 28th.
On Saturday, March 28th through Saturday, April 11th, Irvine Park Railroad will hold its annual Easter Eggstravaganza. Children and adults can ride the train through beautiful Irvine Regional Park. And, children ages 2 through 12 can participate in an Easter egg hunt. Each egg will be filled with candy or a prize.
Easter egg hunts begin daily at 10:00 AM and tickets may be purchased to participate in an egg hunt at a specific time. Please bring an Easter basket for each child that will be participating in the Easter egg hunt. Irvine Park Railroad will also offer Easter baskets for sale. Below are some of the activities offered.
Easter Egg Hunt
1 Ticket per Child
|2 – 4 years||10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 1:00, 2:00, 3:00, 4:00|
|5 – 7 years||10:30, 12:30, 2:30, 4:30|
|8 – 12 years||11:30, 1:30, 3:30|
Times: 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 1:00, 2:00
*Ages will be separated appropriately.
Weekends: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Children can enjoy 15 minutes of jump time in the bounce house. This is an activity children of all ages enjoy as they tumble, jump, and hippity hop with excitement.
1 Ticket per Person
The hay ride has fast become a favorite activity for both children and adults. Take a 15-minute ride through Irvine Regional Park and enjoy the beautiful scenery… including beautiful Spring flowers, oak trees sprouting new growth, baby wild life, lush green meadows, and more.
FREE for All Visitors
Use your own camera and take pictures at one of the many Irvine Park Railroad picture stands located throughout Locomotive Loop. Pictures are sure to create lasting memories of family and friends this Easter season.
1 Ticket per Child
Weekends: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
With 1 ticket, children can try their luck at two carnival-style Easter games. That’s a lot of fun AND two chances to win a prize.
2 Tickets per Person
Weekends: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Always a favorite activity for children of all ages, a skilled face painter will turn a child’s face into something creative and fun… a bunny rabbit, chick, Easter egg, or other imaginative expression of Easter time.
Most activities are one ticket and each ticket is $4.00. Food will be available for purchase or if you can bring a blanket and picnic with the family on the beautiful grounds. We always make a full day of it by visiting the OC Zoo($2.00 admission- great deal) and enjoying a pony ride or two.
I can’t wait to take my kids and I’m hoping you will too!! Almost forgot- I’m giving away a 10 pack of tickets, a $40.00 value, compliments of the Irvine Park Railroad, for one lucky reader and their family to enjoy. All you have to do is leave a comment- any comment and you will be automatically entered to win. Winner will be chosen on random on Wednesday night. Good luck!!