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Ride the Christmas Train!
See Santa at his Village!
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Christmas Train



                 
Tis the season, once again, for Irvine Park Railroad’s annual Christmas Train. Come with family and friends and take this enchanting night ride through historic Irvine Regional Park to meet Santa Claus. The train will depart from the brightly-lit train station and drop passengers off at the North Pole. Children can share their wish list with Santa and have their photo taken with him too. You may take pictures with your personal camera or you may purchase a photo taken by Irvine Park Railroad. 


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 Santa's Village.

For frequently asked questions regarding the Christmas Train, including details on purchasing tickets in person click here. 




Christmas Train Ticket Cost:  $12.00 per person ● Children age 24 months and younger ride free 


 Activity Tickets:  $5.00 Each ● Book of 15 Activity Tickets:  $60.00 ($15.00 Savings)


When visiting the Christmas Train, remember to dress warmly, bring a camera, and arrive early to avoid crowds. Among Christmas events in Orange County, this is an event that you’ll remember for years to come!

To view pictures of last year’s Christmas Train, click here.

Children can print, fill out and bring a wish list to Irvine Park Railroad to share with Santa Claus, click here

Professional and/or commercial videography and/or photography at Irvine Park Railroad is prohibited.  

 

 

 

Activities
Christmas Train

Christmas Train - 2014 Dates 
$12.00 per person — Children age 24 months and younger ride free.

2014 Dates    Hours
November 28th - 29th 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm     Activities open at 4:00 pm.
November 30th 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm     Activities open at 4:00 pm
December 5th - 6th 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm     Activities open at 4:00 pm.
December 7th 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm     Activities open at 4:00 pm
December 12th 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm     Activities open at 3:00 pm.
December 13th - 14th 2:00 pm – 9:00 pm     Activities open at 1:00 pm.
December 15th - 19th 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm     Activities open at 3:00 pm.
December 20th - 21st 2:00 pm - 9:00 pm     Activities open at 1:00 pm.
December 22nd - 23rd 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm     Activities open at 3:00 pm.


Christmas Train tickets may only be purchase online. A one-time, online ticket fee will apply to each order. Tickets may not be purchased in person. When you purchase tickets to ride the train at a specific time, you may get in line and board the train at any time during the hour for which tickets are purchased. We recommend arriving at the top of the hour to board the train.
 
Arrive early and and enjoy the many activities in Santa's Village. Details regarding activities -- including hours and prices -- are on the bottom of this page. 

Important Note: Regular train tickets, tokens, complimentary tickets, discount tickets, and/or coupons are not valid for the Christmas Train. All customers must ride the train to visit Santa Claus.

If you plan on riding the Christmas Train with family and friends, we strongly encourage you to purchase your tickets via one transaction.

For Christmas Train frequently asked questions, including information about the online ticket fee, click here. 
 

Refund Policy: Irvine Park Railroad does not offer refunds for Christmas Train tickets purchased online. If you are not able to ride the Christmas Train on the date for which you purchased tickets please contact us on that day to exchange your tickets for a different day and time (if available). Our email address is info {at} irvineparkrailroad.com. The Christmas Train is open rain or shine.


Photos with Santa Claus

Photos with Santa Claus
$10.00 per photo - $6.00 for each additional photo.

Irvine Park Railroad will take a picture of your children with Santa Claus. Each 5" x 7" photo is presented in an Irvine Park Railroad boarder and will be available for pickup shortly after it is taken. Or, you may take pictures with your personal camera at no cost.


Santa Bounce House Jumper

Santa Bounce House Jumper
1 activity ticket per child for 10 minutes of jump time.

Time: 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Always a favorite with children, they’re sure to jump with joy in our Christmas bounce house. Children will jump and hop the night chill away.


Story Time with Mrs. Claus

Story Time with Mrs. Claus
Free for all visitors.

Time:
4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Mrs. Claus will entertain children by reading from books including “The Night Before Christmas”, “The Twelve Days of Christmas” and other Christmas favorites. She will also lead both children and adults in singing Christmas carols. When not on stage, Mrs. Claus is available for pictures.


Christmas Cookie Decorating

Christmas Cookie Decorating
1 activity ticket per person.

Time:
4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Children of all ages can be imaginative and use frosting, candy and other goodies to decorate a giant sugar cookie… a big, sweet treat for Christmas. 


Ice Fishing

Ice Fishing
1 activity ticket per person.

Time:
4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

While relatively warm at Irvine Park Railroad for ice fishing, children can stand in our shelter, drop a line and learn to ice fish. They'll use a small fishing pole to catch up to 5 "fish". Every child that plays wins a prize!

Christmas Carnival Games

Christmas Carnival Games
1 activity ticket per child.

Time:
4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Children can try their luck at two Christmas carnival games located adjacent to the train station. Every child that plays wins a prize!


Great Food

Great Food
Prices vary by item.

Time:
4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Enjoy all the favorites from hot dogs and hamburgers to cookies and freshly-popped popcorn. Hot chocolate, coffee and other snacks are available to purchase at both the train station and Santa’s Village.


Christmas Coloring Corner

Christmas Coloring Corner
Free for all visitors.

Time:
4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Children can sit down at one of the coloring corner tables and color a Christmas coloring page that can be taken home and displayed for all to see. 


Picture Stands

Picture Stands
Free for all visitors.

Create lasting memories by taking photos in the festive holiday picture stands. Children and adults can pose together in a picture stand too!


Parking Information

Parking Information
Free for all visitors after 5:00 PM.

Parking at Irvine Regional Park is FREE after 5:00 pm. For detailed parking information and fees, click here.


Please Note:  Dogs are not permitted in Santa's Village, the North Pole or other Christmas Train areas. Dogs are, however, allowed in other areas of the park and must be on a leash.
 



Kris Kringle Photo
Kris Kringle Photo
Kris Kringle takes a break from Santa's Workshop at the North Pole to share in the fun and entertainment for all! Irvine Park Railroad is the perfect location for a Christmas party or gathering. Many call this event the Santa train. This is one of the best family Christmas activities in Orange County and beyond.
Good 'ol St. Nick rides Santa's sleigh to Irvine Park Railroad for a Christmas festival and show that is enjoyed by all.
Irvine Park Railroad is a winter festival enjoyed by children big and small. For Christmas things to do in Orange County, this is the event for you... Merry Xmas to all!
Happy Holiday from Irvine Park Railroad

All prices and information are subject to change without notice.
 
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