It’s the most wonderful time of the year—and there’s no better place to bring joy to your world and have
have fa-la-la-la-fun with family and friends than at Winter Fest OC!
Winter Fest OC, So Cal’s favorite annual holiday tradition is here, bringing the merry and festive fun to the OC Fair & Event Center now through January 5th and transforming it into a massive winter wonderland for the young and young at heart.
What’s good Gab was invited to experience Winter Fest OC’s opening night with our family. We had SO much fun enjoying the variety of attractions and entertainment, there is definitely something for everyone and sure to delight all ages!
Here are a few of our faves and holiday highlights
Frozen Pond Ice Rink
Enjoy skating outdoors and under the stars right at the center of winter wonderland as the DJ plays your fave songs to skate and sing-along to! And be sure to take in the stunning view of the 50-foot Tree of Dreams walk-through Christmas tree that stands nearby as well as all the winter décor and lights that surround you. Our family really enjoyed skating under the stars and seeing the lit-up winter décor as we sang along to the music and moved to the beat.
Winter Fest Racing Pigs
Get your game face on as you cheer for your fave piglet that’s dressed in their holiday best as they race to the finish line in the all-new Winter Fest Racing Pig stadium. You’ll have lots of fun cheering for a variety of cute critters, including piglets, little lambs, and baby goats all to memorable holiday tunes that will make you feel jolly! Our family had lots of fun singing to holiday classics and screaming for our furry friends!
Winter Fest After Dark: Hussong’s Cantina & Restaurant
Each night at 6 p.m., the all new Winter Fest After Dark comes alive with live music, dancing, drink specials and more. DJ Manny Fresco got the crowd going with Latin music to groove to including the classic “Suavemente” which got the crowd up and running to the dance floor to bust a move.
Festival of Lights
Your heart will fill with joy and your eyes will shimmer as you stroll through Winter Fest’s Festival of Lights filled with animated displays, making for the ultimate holiday memory that will dazzle and delight all ages. And be sure to hop on the trackless train to get a unique and zippy view of this wonderland of lights!
Go down memory lane through the 1800’s with holidays past, present, and future! Dickens’ LondonTowne features live entertainment and fun-filled activities for the entire family, including Christmas cookie decorating, listening to holiday storytelling, a photo-op with Santa, and Victorian holiday shopping.
Tree Lighting Ceremony
See the all-new 50-foot Tree of Dreams Christmas tree that you can walk through and take insta-worthy photos in, and experience a new nightly celebration with fireworks and snow flurries, illuminating the holiday spirit at 5:30 p.m. daily.
Glide down with glee as you go ice-tube racing down Snowflake Summit eight lane slide. This is the perfect activity for an adrenaline rush!
Winter Fest OC tickets are available now at WinterFestOC.com, including general admission tickets starting at only $10, platinum passes starting at $40, and early bird season passes valid for all 18 days starting at $18 for a limited time. Plus, reserve your private party space now, while dates and times last.
Discounts will be offered on select days to honor our community heroes; First Responders, Nurses, Teachers, and Military/Veterans with proof of ID.
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