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Irvine Park Railroad’s Easter Eggstravaganza Starts March 10 + Ticket Giveaway

I was invited to attend a media event in exchange for coverage of this event. All opinions are my own. 


I LOVE that Easter seems earlier than usual this year. What it means is the Easter Bunny is arriving very soon over at Irvine Park Railroad for their annual Easter Eggstravaganza and we can’t wait to go and visit him! irvine-park-railroad-easter-eggstravaganza-hay-rideThis year, you can meet the Easter Bunny at Irvine Park Railroad beginning Saturday, March 10. He’ll be around for photo opportunities through Saturday, March 31. For the cost of $12.00, children can meet and have their photo taken with the Easter Bunny. The cost 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. It’s a great keepsake to commemorate this fun occasion and save for your child’s babybook or scrapbook.irvine-park-railroad-easter-eggstravaganza-easter-bunny-photo-2017Easter egg hunts – hunts begin daily at 10:00 AM and are grouped by ages. Tickets may be purchased and exchanged for a wristband 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-easter-eggstravaganza-egg-hunt-basket Irvine Park Railroad will also offer Easter baskets for sale. Easter egg Tickets must be purchased on the day of the event to receive a wristband for the Easter egg hunt.irvine-park-railroad-easter-eggstravaganza-easter-basket-2irvine-park-railroad-easter-eggstravaganza-egg-hunt-signTrain rides – The cost for train tickets is $5.00 per person. (Children 12 months and younger ride free.)irvine-park-railroad-easter-eggstravaganza-trainOther activities to enjoy during the Easter Eggstravaganza include:

  • hay rides
  • a moon bounce
  • Easter cookie decorating
  • carnival games
  • face painting
  • picture stands


irvine-park-railroad-easter-eggstravaganza-cookieWhile you’re at Irvine Regional Park, why not make an entire day of it and 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-railroad-easter-eggstravaganza-train-2Irvine Park Railroad opens daily at 10:00 AM. Irvine Park Railroad is located at 1 Irvine Park Road, Orange, CA 92869. Please note: The park entrance fee, charged by the County of Orange, is $3.00 per vehicle on weekdays and $5.00 per vehicle on weekends.
For more information about Irvine Park Railroad’s Easter Eggstravaganza, including details on the Easter egg hunts including times and costs, please visit hereGiveaway-timeYou can enter to win some tickets over on my Facebook page here
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{Giveaway} Irvine Park Railroad’s 22nd Anniversary Celebration 2018

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


You are invited to come celebrate Irvine Park Railroad’s 22nd anniversary on Saturday, February 24th and Sunday, February 25th. As their way of saying thank you to all of their loyal customers who have visited Irvine Park Railroad  over the years.they’ll be rolling back prices to their original 1996 prices, including $2.00 train rides!irvine-park-railroad-easter-eggstravaganza-trainThe train at Irvine Park Railroad, takes passengers on a 12-minute train ride through scenic Irvine Regional Park. The engineer narrates the ride pointing out all of the history inside of the park which is over 100 years old.welcome-to-irvine-park-railroadThe Anniversary Celebration will also feature other $2.00 activities such as:

  • carnival games
  • a bounce house
  • panning for gold
  • face painting, and more.

Please note: Face painting and panning for gold require two (2) tickets.irvine-park-railroad-pumpkin-patch-cotton-candy Attendees at the celebration will also enjoy $2 concessions including hot dogs, sodas, ice creams, and popcorn. There will also be FREE giveaways including Irvine Park Railroad balloons (one per child, please). The $2 tickets are valid during the Anniversary Celebration weekend only. Coupons, discounts and/or any other promotions are not valid on the anniversary celebration dates.

Raffles will be held every hour, from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm., at the celebration on both Saturday and Sunday. Raffle winners will receive Irvine Park Railroad prizes ranging in value from $60.00 to $300.00. To add even more fun for visitors, a live band will play on both days from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm.irvine-park-railroad-christmas-train-family-santa-photoIrvine Park Railroad is open year round (excluding Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day). Our annual events include the Easter Eggstravaganza, Anniversary Celebration, Pumpkin Patch, Fourth Grade California History Education Program, and Christmas Train. Please visit http://www.irvineparkrailroad.com for details about seasonal activities.train-selfieWhile at Irvine Regional Park, be sure and visit the parks other activities including Wheel Fun Rentals® at Irvine Park bike and paddle boat rentals, pony rides and the Orange County Zoo.Paddle-Boats-Irvine-Regional-ParkThe park entrance fee is $5.00 per vehicle. Irvine Park Railroad opens daily at 10:00 AM. The cost for train tickets during the Anniversary Celebration weekend is $2.00 per ticket; children younger than 12 months ride free. Irvine Park Railroad is located inside of Irvine Regional Park at 1 Irvine Park Road, Orange, CA 92869.irvine-park-railroad-signFor more information about Irvine Park Railroad, please visit www.irvineparkrailroad.com.irvine-park-railroad-easter-eggstravaganza-signs


I’m also hosting a quick giveaway for one of my lucky readers to win some tickets!Enter my giveaway on the Rafflecopter below to win 8 Tickets + 1 Wheel Fun Rentals at Irvine Park Double Surrey Bike Rental. This prize is worth $75.00. The tickets may be used during the Anniversary Celebration weekend or at any other time during the year. The tickets are valid to ride the train or to enjoy any of our special event activities (excluding the Christmas Train). The bike rental coupon may be used this weekend or at any other time during the year.Good luck! Thank you for reading!
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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.

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