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Irvine Park Railroad’s 22nd Annual Christmas Train + Tickets Now on Sale

I received tickets in exchange for writing this post. All opinions are my own. 

 

It’s truly the most wonderful time of the year because the holiday season has begun! One of our family’s most favorite holiday traditions, is to visit Santa, over at Irvine Park Railroad. Every year, we can’t wait to take a ride on their Christmas Train to “The North Pole” to visit Santa and have our family’s photo taken with him.irvine-park-railroad-christmas-train-family-santa-photoCome with family and friends and take this enchanting night ride through historic Irvine Regional Park to meet Santa Claus. The train departs every 15 minutes from the brightly-lit train station and drop passengers off at the North Pole. Visitors may take their own pictures with Santa or may purchase a picture taken by Irvine Park Railroad. Each 5” x 7” photo will be presented with an Irvine Park Railroad frame and available for pickup shortly after being taken. irvine-park-railroad-smiling-with-santaAt the North Pole, visitors may purchase coffee, hot chocolate, freshlypopped popcorn, hot pretzels, and cookies from Santa’s Snack Shop. A full kitchen menu is available at the train station. 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.Here’s a video that gives you a glimpse of this magical event:

The Christmas Train event sells out quickly every year and tickets for the 22nd Annual Christmas Train just went on sale so I’m advising you to grab your train tickets now, ONLY available for purchase on their site if you have hopes of riding the train to see Santa. (Please go here for ticket info and purchase.)  Please note, there will be no exchanges of tickets once you’ve selected your date and time and ordered yours.
Tip: If you’re planning on visiting with a large group, purchase your tickets together in one transaction to guarantee you are on the same train, at the same time.irvine-park-railroad-christmas-train-santas-villageThere are many activities for children to enjoy in Santa’s Village, located next to the train station. These activities are all available to visitors when the Christmas Train runs, regardless of whether or not guests have train tickets. (since at some point, train tickets will be sold out)
Santa’s Village activities this year will include:

  • Story Time with Mrs. Claus
  • Christmas Cookie Decorating
  • Carnival Games
  • Ice Fishing
  • Santa Claus Moon Bounce
  • Christmas Coloring Corner
  • Picture Standsirvine-park-railroad-christmas-train-mrs-claus

irvine-park-railroad-christmas-train-ice-fishingPricing for these activities varies and can be found by visiting http://www.irvineparkrailroad.com.irvine-park-railroad-christmas-train-1The Irvine Park Railroad Christmas Train is open beginning Friday, December 1st through Saturday, December 23rd. Please visit their web site for hours and to purchase tickets. irvine-park-railroad-christmas-train-ticketsIrvine Park Railroad is located inside of Irvine Regional Park. The address is:

Irvine Park Railroad
1 Irvine Park Road
Orange, CA 92869

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.irvine-park-railroads-christmas-train-signFor pricing, park directions and more information, please visit http://www.IrvineParkRailroad.com.

{Giveaway} Irvine Park Railroad’s Pumpkin Patch Opens September 16th

I was invited to attend a media day in order to write this post. All opinions are my own. 

 

Irvine Park Railroad’s 12th annual Pumpkin Patch will be open daily this year beginning September 16th and will run through October 31st! irvine-park-railroad-pamphletIrvine Park Railroad is located inside of Irvine Regional Park, in the foothills of Orange, California.  It’s one of our family’s favorite activities to do together each fall. irvine-park-railroad-pumpkin-patch-mommy-and-meThe Pumpkin Patch is located in Locomotive Loop and Miner’s Meadow just behind the train station and has thousands of pumpkins, in all shapes and sizes. All visitors are sure to find the perfect pumpkin there! There are also several Pumpkin Patch activities to choose from. irvine-park-railroad-fall-trainirvine-park-railroad-pumpkin-patch-my-little-pumpkinpumpkin-patch-activities

  • train rides
  • hay rides
  • panning for gold
  • a child-friendly haunted house
  • a hay maze
  • a moon bounce,
  • pumpkin ring toss
  • carnival games
  • cookie decorating
  • John Deere tractor racers
  • face painting
  • picture stands
  • great food
  • and a lot more.

irvine-park-railroad-pumpkin-patch-2The Irvine Park Railroad Pumpkin Patch will be open daily from September 16th through October 31st and hours are as follows:

  • Weekdays 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Weekends 10:00 am – 6:00 pmirvine-park-railroad-pumpkin-patch-face-painting

Admission into the Pumpkin Patch is free. Prices for all other activities vary. Get additional information and activity costs here.

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Irvine Park Railroad’s 2nd annual “Great Pumpkin Weigh-Off” will take place on Saturday, September 23rd starting at 11:00 am. Come see if pumpkin growers have what it takes to grow the biggest pumpkin. Cash prizes will be awarded. KTLA Channel 5 weatherman Henry DiCarlo will host this event and a live band will play on this day only from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.

Irvine-Park-Railroad-Pumpkin-Patch-Hours-2015The parking fee for Irvine Regional Park is $3.00 per vehicle on weekdays and $5.00 per vehicle on weekends. Important parking information: As Halloween nears, we encourage visitors to plan to arrive early to help avoid crowds, particularly on the weekend. Visit this page on our web site for special event parking information.

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I’m hosting a giveaway for one (1) of my lucky readers to win:

  • 8 Activity Tickets
  • 1 Wheel Fun Rentals at Irvine Park Double Surrey Bike Rental
  • 1 Paddle boat rental

Contest is open to U.S. Residents, 18 years of age and older. The value of this prize is $90.00. (Bloggers are not eligible to win.) To enter, please fill out the Rafflecopter. Good luck everyone! 
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Visit Irvine Regional Park’s other activities including Wheel Fun Rentals®
at Irvine Park — fun and unique bike rentals that can be enjoyed by single riders or an entire family — paddle boat rentals, the Orange County Zoo and pony rides. Bike and paddle boat rentals are open daily at 10:00 am.

Did you know that Irvine Park Railroad welcomes schools and groups?.Please visit
call (714) 997-3968 or visit http://www.IrvineParkRailroad.com for school and group information.

{Giveaway} Hop On Over to Irvine Park Railroad’s Easter Eggstravaganza Starting 3/25

I’m so excited for Irvine Park Railroad’s Annual Easter Eggstravaganza, which will open this year on Saturday, March 25th and go through Saturday, April 15th!  irvine-park-railroad-easter-eggstravaganza-hay-rideThis event has become one of our family’s favorite outings every year. We love to visit Irvine Park Railroad which is located inside of the beautiful Irvine Regional Park. Irvine-park-railroad-easter-eggstravaganza-bunny-photoChildren can meet the Easter Bunny and have their photo taken with him for $10.00. This fee includes a complimentary photo that will be taken by Irvine Park Railroad staff. Each additional print of the same photo is $6.00. Photos will be printed in a few, short minutes at the Easter Bunny booth.

Other activities at this year’s Easter Eggstravaganza include:

  • train rides
  • hay rides
  • a moon bounce
  • Easter cookie decorating
  • carnival games
  • face painting
  • picture stands and more.

There are also Easter egg hunts available at the Easter Eggstravaganza. They begin daily at 10:00 AM and tickets may be purchased and exchanged for a wristband to participate in an egg hunt at a specific time.

I recommend getting your wristbands for the Easter egg hunt first when you arrive.Tickets must be purchased on the day of the event in order to receive a wristband for the Easter egg hunt. I also recommend bringing 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. For complete details about the Easter egg hunts, including times and costs, go here

While you’re at Irvine Regional Park, be sure and visit the park’s other activities including Wheel Fun Rentals® at Irvine Park bike and paddle boat rentals, pony rides and the OC Zoo.irvine-park-easter-eggstravaganzaIrvine Park Railroad opens daily at 10:00 AM. The cost for train tickets is $5.00 per person; children 12 months and younger ride free.

Irvine Park Railroad is located at:

1 Irvine Park Road

Orange, CA 92869.

The park entrance fee – charged by the County of Orange – is $3.00 per vehicle on weekdays and $5.00 per vehicle on weekends.

Irvine Park Railroad’s other annual events include the Anniversary Celebration, Fourth Grade California History Education Program, Pumpkin Patch, and Christmas Train. irvine-park-railroad-easter-eggstravaganza-signsConnect with Irvine Park Railroad on Social Media!Giveaway-time

I’m also having a giveaway and one lucky reader is going to win a package that’s worth approximately $80! The prize package includes:

  • 8 Activity Tickets 
  • 1 Wheel Fun Rentals at Irvine Park surrey rental (excludes the double surrey)
  • 1 Wheel Fun Rentals at Irvine Park paddle boat rental

All you have to do is enter on the Rafflecopter below! Be sure to follow the directions carefully! Hope to see you all at Irvine Park Railroad’s Easter Eggstravaganza in a couple of weeks! Good luck everyone!

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This is not a sponsored post. All opinions are 100% my own. 

 

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