SANTA’S VILLAGE IS FREE TO ENTER. NO RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED FROM DECEMBER 26TH – 30TH FOR THE TRAIN OF LIGHTS. THE TRAIN OF LIGHTS AND SANTA’S VILLAGE WILL OPERATE WEATHER PERMITTING.
RESERVATIONS ARE ONLY REQUIRED FOR THE CHRISTMAS TRAIN FROM NOVEMBER 26TH TO DECEMBER 23RD.
For the first time ever, Irvine Park Railroad is hosting the Train of Lights for December 26th to December 30th. Bring your family and friends out to ride the train and view thousands of holiday lights and festive scenes throughout the 1-mile loop in Irvine Park.
Santa’s Village will also be open 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. The Train of Lights and Santa’s Village may be enjoyed without any reservations or advance tickets.
TRAIN OF LIGHTS & SANTA’S VILLAGE
December 26th – December 30th
Daily 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Tickets $6.00 each
Book of 15 tickets: $80.00 ($10.00 savings)
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)
Santa’s Village is free to enter and located at the train station. The Train of Lights does not require reservations from December 26th – December 30th.
Train of Lights & Santa’s Village FAQs
No. There are no reservations required for the Train of Lights from December 26th – December 30th, 2022. Guests may purchase tickets for the Train of Lights of Santa’s Village activities when they arrive.
No. The train will not make any stops during its route from December 26th to December 30th.
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.
No. Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus will not be available from December 26th – December 30th.
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
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.