Winter Fest OC, Southern California’s largest winter experience returns to the Orange County Fair & Event Center now through January 6th—featuring a full-day of festive and fa-la-la-la fun for the entire family!
What’s good Gab was invited to the opening night party, which proved to be Southern California’s “coolest” winter experience for the young and young at heart—and THE holiday hotspot for merriment and entertainment into 2019. And Winter Fest OC is sure to get you into the holiday spirit with 40,000 square feet of new entertainment and attractions like SoCal Dicken’s Village, Candy and Snowflake Wonderland as well as returning favorites including an outdoor ice-skating rink, ice tubing at Snowflake Summit, real Snow Play, and so much more.
This year’s holiday highlights include:
Club Winter Fest (all-new)
Gather ‘round with family and friends in this all-new lounge area that’s perfectly centered in the middle of all the holiday fun with breathtaking and picture-perfect views of the nightly Christmas tree lighting ceremony complete with fireworks, snow flurries and a free drink upon entry. It also has private, ice-rink side VIP cabanas that are available nightly starting at only $69 per session, creating the ultimate destination for holiday office parties, family retreats or date nights.
Club Winter Fest is the perfect spot to be merry and make memories with loved ones—and it is sure to put you front and center for Instagram-worthy photo ops! Tickets are limited.
SoCal Dicken’s Village (all-new)
This all-new attraction is truly a treat and will take you down memory lane through the 1800’s with holidays past, present, and future! It features fun-filled activities for the entire family, including Christmas cookie decorating, listening to holiday storytelling, visiting with Santa and Mrs. Claus (through Christmas Eve), taking a pony ride, and browsing inside cool Victorian holiday shops.
You can even decorate your very own fairy house with http://www.CreativeFairyMemories.com CreativeFairyMemories.com, which is a magical and must-do activity that’s so much fun where you can paste and personalize your fairy house using real, recycled nature pieces like leaves and acorns.
Candy and Snowflake Wonderland (all-new)
Step into this dreamy selfie experience that’s an interactive wonderland full of candy and snowflakes that’s sure to capture that picture-perfect Instagram moment.
Festival of Lights
Your heart will fill with joy and your eyes will shimmer as you stroll through Winter Fest’s 100-foot-tunnel of two million lights to explore five lands 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!
Glide down with glee as you go ice-tube racing down Snowflake Summit’s 150 foot, eight lane slide. This is the perfect activity for an adrenaline rush! Fast Pass wristbands are available starting at only $10 to skip the general admission line.
Flying Santa and his Reindeer
Don’t miss the magic of the North Pole as Santa and his reindeer fly over the fairgrounds December 20th – December 24th. This spectacle takes place during the nightly Christmas Tree Lighting celebration and features fireworks and snow flurries.
Also returning are the world’s largest rocking horse, wintery-themed bounce houses for kids, a giant walk-through ornament, strolling carolers, petting zoo, character meet and greets, crafts, arcade games, more than 30 carnival rides and games, and seasonal food and beverages. Families are also invited to ecelebrate El Dia de los Reyes or Three Kings’ Day on January 6th where Winter Fest will honor the tradition of the Three Kings with a parade and live camel.
Select discounts are offered for First Responders, Teachers, and Military/Veterans with proof of ID. First Responders are guaranteed free admission on Wednesday, December 26th and January 2nd, Teacher Appreciation Days are Friday, December 21st, 28th, and January 4th, and Military/Veterans are guaranteed free admission on Thursday, December 20th, 27th, and January 3rd.
Tickets and select value packages are available now starting at only $10. For more information on Winter Fest OC, visit www.WinterFestOC.com and for the latest updates on entertainment, food and fun follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTubeor with #WinterFestOC.
Winter Fest OC
Orange County Fair & Event Center
88 Fair Dr., Costa Mesa, 92626
December 20 – January 6