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santas village at irvine park railroad

SANTA’S VILLAGE IS FREE TO ENTER. NO RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED.

SANTA’S VILLAGE IS OPEN RAIN OR SHINE.

Bring your family and friends out to Santa’s Village where you can enjoy festive activities including Ice Fishing, Blizzard Ball and Rudolph Racers.  You can decorate cookies and even create your own Christmas tree ornament at Craft Corner. Filled with thousand of sparkling Christmas lights, there are many photo opportunities throughout Santa’s Village. Food and snacks are available as well as hot chocolate and coffee. Although you must have reserved Christmas Train tickets to board the train to see Santa, you may still enjoy thousands of lights and festive decorations throughout Santa’s Village without any reservation.

SANTA’S VILLAGE (Open 7 days a week)
Weekdays 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Weekends 10:00 am – 9:00 pm

Activity Tickets $6.00 each
Book of 15 tickets: $80.00 ($10.00 savings)
(Activity tickets cannot be used to ride the Christmas Train.)

IRVINE REGIONAL PARK ENTRANCE FEE
Weekdays $3.00 per vehicle
Weekends $5.00 per vehicle
Holidays $7.00 per vehicle
Parking FREE after 6:00 pm

Santa's Village Activity Tickets

$6 Per Ticket - or - $80 Book of 15 Tickets ($10 Savings)

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Moon Bounce

1 Ticket Per Person

10 minutes of jump time

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Cookie Decorating

1 Ticket Per Person

Irvine Park Railroad │ Train Rides │ Party and Special Event Areas │ Moon Bounce Rentals │ Wheel Fun Rentals at Irvine Park Bike and Paddle Boat Rentals │ Pumpkin Patch │ Christmas Train │ Easter Eggstravaganza │ 4th Grade California History Education Program │ Snack Bars │ irvineregionalpark irvineparkfun ocparks trainrides birthdayparties bikerentals paddleboats orangecounty oc familyfun chapmanatjamboree
Ice Fishing

2 Tickets Per Person

Every child wins a prize

Irvine Park Railroad │ Train Rides │ Party and Special Event Areas │ Moon Bounce Rentals │ Wheel Fun Rentals at Irvine Park Bike and Paddle Boat Rentals │ Pumpkin Patch │ Christmas Train │ Easter Eggstravaganza │ 4th Grade California History Education Program │ Snack Bars │ irvineregionalpark irvineparkfun ocparks trainrides birthdayparties bikerentals paddleboats orangecounty oc familyfun chapmanatjamboree
Carnival Games

1 Ticket Per Person

2 Games - Every child wins a prize

Irvine Park Railroad │ Train Rides │ Party and Special Event Areas │ Moon Bounce Rentals │ Wheel Fun Rentals at Irvine Park Bike and Paddle Boat Rentals │ Pumpkin Patch │ Christmas Train │ Easter Eggstravaganza │ 4th Grade California History Education Program │ Snack Bars │ irvineregionalpark irvineparkfun ocparks trainrides birthdayparties bikerentals paddleboats orangecounty oc familyfun chapmanatjamboree
Rudolph Racers

1 Ticket Per Person

Ages 5-7

Blizzard Ball
Blizzard Ball

1 Ticket Small Prize
2 Tickets Large Prize

Every child wins a prize

craft corner
Craft Corner

1 Ticket Per Person

Irvine Park Railroad │ Train Rides │ Party and Special Event Areas │ Moon Bounce Rentals │ Wheel Fun Rentals at Irvine Park Bike and Paddle Boat Rentals │ Pumpkin Patch │ Christmas Train │ Easter Eggstravaganza │ 4th Grade California History Education Program │ Snack Bars │ irvineregionalpark irvineparkfun ocparks trainrides birthdayparties bikerentals paddleboats orangecounty oc familyfun chapmanatjamboree
Great Food

Prices vary by item

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Picture Scenes

FREE

Santa’s Village is free to enter and located at the train station. Please note that if you were unable to purchase tickets to ride the Christmas Train, you are still able to come out and enjoy these fun holiday activities.

Santa’s Village FAQs

No. There are no reservations required for Santa’s Village. Guests may purchase tickets for the activities when they arrive. Reservations are only required to ride the Christmas Train.

Yes. It is free for all guests to enter Santa’s Village. Activity tickets may be purchased when you arrive.

Yes. Tickets that have been purchased in advance as well as books of tickets may be used for the activities in Santa’s Village. These tickets are not valid for the Christmas Train.

Yes. Christmas Train tickets must be purchased in advance to visit Santa and to take a photo with him.

Santa’s Village is located behind the train station. Entrance into Santa’s Village is located to the right of the train station building.

No. Irvine Park Railroad does not sell Christmas trees.

No. Private parties are not allowed at the Christmas Train.

For private parties, consider reserving a Party Pavilion located adjacent to the train station and Christmas Train area. Additionally, other locations inside of the park are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Picnic benches around the train station are reserved for visitors who purchase food from the snack bar.

Yes. There is a full-service snack bar located at the train station that serves both hot and cold food.

No. Professional and/or staged photography and/or videography is prohibited at the Christmas Train.

Other activities At the park

while you’re here

Single Surrey Bike Rentals
Wheel Fun Rentals® at irvine park bike rentals

Open Daily at 10:00 am
Price depends on bike type: $10 - $40/per hour

Enjoy biking around beautiful Irvine Regional Park on our single surrey, double surrey, chopper, quad sport, or single rider bikes.

Paddle Boat
Wheel Fun Rentals at Irvine Park Paddle Boats

Open Daily at 10:00 am
Price: $20.00 per half hour

Have fun taking the paddle boats onto the lake. Older children and adults can paddle at your leisure while enjoying the great lakeside scenery.

Irvine Park Railroad │ Train Rides │ Party and Special Event Areas │ Moon Bounce Rentals │ Wheel Fun Rentals at Irvine Park Bike and Paddle Boat Rentals │ Pumpkin Patch │ Christmas Train │ Easter Eggstravaganza │ 4th Grade California History Education Program │ Snack Bars │ irvineregionalpark irvineparkfun ocparks trainrides birthdayparties bikerentals paddleboats orangecounty oc familyfun chapmanatjamboree
Pony Rides

Tuesday - Sunday: 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
CLOSED MONDAYS
$8.00 per child

Irvine Park Railroad does not own or operate the pony rides. Irvine Park Railroad tickets are not valid for the pony rides. Pony ride tickets must be purchased at the pony ride ticket booth.

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Orange County Zoo

Weekend: 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
Weekday: 10:00 am – 3:30 pm
$2.00 per person, ages 2 years and younger enter FREE

Visit the Orange County Zoo that over 100 animals native to Southern California call home. There is a petting zoo, too, an ideal activity for young children. The zoo is a 5-minute walk from Santa's Village.

Refund Policy: Irvine Park Railroad does not offer exchanges or refunds for Christmas Train tickets purchased. If the Christmas Train closes due to unforeseen circumstances, you will be notified by email on the date of the event. Additionally, there will be a message on our web site as well as on our Facebook page. The Christmas Train runs rain or shine.

All prices and information are subject to change without notice.

If you plan on riding the Christmas Train with family and friends, we strongly encourage you to purchase your tickets via one transaction. There is a maximum of 12 tickets per order. If you purchased the tickets as part of a group, and you will arrive at the park at different times, we recommend that you print the tickets and give them to the members of your group prior to arriving at the park.

Professional Photography: Professional and/or commercial photography (including staged photography) and/or videography is strictly prohibited.

When visiting the Christmas Train, remember to dress warmly, bring a camera, and arrive early to help avoid crowds.

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