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Christmas Train to See Santa Claus Irvine Park Railroad

Christmas Train to See Santa Claus Irvine Park Railroad

21st Annual Christmas Train to See Santa Claus at the Irvine Park Railroad

Tunnel of Lights

Tunnel of Lights

It's THE Most wonderful time of the year! Irvine Park Railroad's Christmas Train event is a must do on our family's list during the Christmas season. Have you ever been? Well if not, it's a train ride from Santa's Village to the ultimate stop, the North Pole to see, chat and take a pictures with Santa Claus himself! 

The park undergoes an all out in transformation immediately after their annual Pumpkin patch. What they accomplish in those few short weeks is nothing less than a Christmas miracle in itself. Learn more about this years 21st annual Christmas Train, how to secure your tickets and be sure to enter for your chance at winning a 4 pack of tickets for this special train ride PLUS a few other goodies to make the visit even more magical! 

Irvine park train all decked out for the holidays

Irvine park train all decked out for the holidays

Here's what's going on this year:

Santa's Village

  • Cookie Decorating
  • Carnival Games
  • Moon Bounce
  • Ice Fishing
  • Story Time with Mrs. Claus *Free
  • Frosty's Maze *Free
  • Coloring Corner *Free
  • Reindeer Racers 

All activities (unless stated) are 1 Ticket

$5 per ticket  (purchase a book of 15 for $60 a $15 savings)

Doing some Ice fishing

Doing some Ice fishing

The Christmas Train (SOLD OUT)

With your reserved boarding time, line up in the queue as instructed and enjoy the colorfully lite ride through the historic Irvine Regional Park. Your first stop will be to visit with Santa at the North pole. After your visit with Santa, re-board the train and be transported back to Santa's Village where you will pass through the Tunnel of Lights and enjoy a magical light flurry of snow before finally arriving back at the train station. It's truly a magical trip that we look forward to each year.

During your layover at the North Pole, there will be coffee, hot chocolate, freshly-popped popcorn, hot pretzels and cookies from the Elf House Snack Bar available for purchase. A full kitchen menu will also be available at the train station. 

Come dressed in your holiday's best! 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 available for pickup shortly after your visit with Santa. Oh and don't forget your x-mas list, the big guy will be all ears!

Haha, who knows what they were talking about, both got a chuckle out of it. 

Haha, who knows what they were talking about, both got a chuckle out of it. 

Here is a little more info on the event: Everyone must have a ticket. Tickets cost $12 and are available ONLY online. Children 24 months and younger are 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. 

Tips: Plan your time at Santa Village depending on your train ride time. The ride to the North Pole is best enjoyed in the dark, so plan accordingly. The activities within Santa's Village can all be enjoyed before or after your train ride. Set aside approximately 3 hours to see and do everything. Tickets go on sale starting  November 1st and the event runs December 1st through December 23rd.

Enter below for the following prize package to enjoy some of the Christmas themed activities with your family. 

  • 10- Activity Tickets (NOT good for the Christmas train/ SOLD OUT)
  • 1- Paddle Boat Rental
  • 1- Deuce Coupe Bike Rental

A HUGE Thank you to Irvine Park Railroad for supporting my blog this past year! The park is a gem to the area and has always been a welcoming and safe place for all children and especially our kiddos with special needs! Thank you!

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