Enjoy a full-day of festive and fa-la-la-la fun for the entire family at Winter Fest OC, Southern California’s “coolest” winter experience, which brings five times the attractions from its inaugural year, including merriment and entertainment to delight kids of all ages.
The top new kid’s attractions include:
Character Live Shows and Meet and Greets
Barbie™, BOB the Builder™, Care Bears, Magic Tree House™, Octonauts™, Thomas & Friends, Angry Birds™, and Caillou™, will perform live mini shows, and offer meet and greets with kids. Sid the Science Kid™ and Buddy from Dinosaur Train™ will be there for meet and greets. Times and dates vary for each show, which can be found here: https://winterfestoc.com/experience
MIND Research Activities
Winter Fest OC has partnered with MIND Research Institute, a social impact nonprofit dedicated to ensuring that all students are mathematically equipped to solve the world’s most challenging problems, and will offer fun educational activities for kids starting at Pre-K. This will be the first time these educational treasures are available on loan from the Institute.
- Blockopolis – 2D & 3D foam blocks
- Ice Caves – Virtual arcade-style puzzles
- Lil’ Mathematician Zone – Play-based learning with various math concept activities to build math literacy and overall development
- Locked Up – Use of topology to stretch your thinking beyond traditional geometry
- ST Math – Created by MIND Research Institute, Spatial-Temporal (ST) Math is instructional software designed to boost math comprehension and proficiency through visual learning.
More information about MIND here: http://www.mindresearch.org/about
MIND Research Scholarship Fund
It’s better to give than to receive, and Winter Fest OC is proud to be raising funds for the Marian Bergeson School Grants Fund, which will support math education programming for designated schools in California.
Santa Photos and Story Time with Mrs. Claus
Snap a holiday photo with Santa at Winter Fest—and don’t forget to catch story time with Mrs. Claus. Reading times daily in Santa’s Cabin.
Endless joy and entertainment
Kids can play and fill their hearts with glee at WinterFest’s jam-packed activities which include, bounce houses, a snow play area with real snow blown in daily with sleds for 46” height and under, little elves workshop with crafts, carnival rides and games, a toddler play area, Santa’s petting zoo, personal visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus, and story time with Mrs. Claus.
Winter Fest OC
Orange County Fair & Event Center
88 Fair Dr., Costa Mesa, 92626
Winter Fest information can be found here: www.winterfestoc.com
December 16 – January 1
Character live shows and meet and greets: Times Vary for each show
Event Opening/Closing Times: Days/Times Vary