Mark your calendars because Winter Fest OC, SoCal’s largest winter experience, returns to the OC Fair & Event Center December 19th – January 5th with the “World’s Largest Candy Maze” and all-new entertainment! And enter for your chance to WIN a family pack of 4 general admission tickets (a $100 value!) scroll down to see GIVEAWAY details below.
Live your best life and make the most of this wonderful time of the year at Winter Fest OC, the holiday hotspot for all ages that’s become an annual tradition to gather with family and friends for fun, food, holiday frolicking, and more.
And this year, Winter Fest OC returns bigger and better than ever with more attractions and live entertainment than before, as the Orange County Fairgrounds transform into a massive winter wonderland featuring the “World’s Largest Candy Maze”, all-new Winter Fest Racing Pigs, skating under the stars in a reimagined ice rink with two interactive islands, a new 50-foot walk-through Tree of Dreams Christmas tree, expanded daily entertainment from popular children’s cartoon characters to the all-new Winter Fest after Dark nightly series with tribute bands and DJs, plus new party and event suites available for private rental.
Check out some of this year’s highlights:
SUPER-SIZED SWEET SHOP
Experience the World’s Largest Candy Maze inside Yowie’s Sweet Shoppe featuring more sweets than a chocolate factory, navigate through the World’s Largest Candy Maze, filling your basket with nostalgic candy from decades ago to today’s favorites!
SPRINTING PIGLETS IN HOLIDAY SWEATERS
Winter Fest Racing Pigs –Nothing is more jolly than cheering on your favorite baby piglet as they race to the finish line wearing holiday sweaters. Get your seat early in the all-new Winter Fest Racing Pig stadium with shows daily.
SKATE UNDER THE STARS
Enjoy skating outdoors under the stars in the center of a winter wonderland on the redesigned ice rink with two interactive islands, surrounded by winter décor and lights, adjacent to the new 50-foot Tree of Dreams walk-through Christmas tree.
GOOD MUSIC AND GLEE
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. Guests can dance into the night with the same popular bands as the annual OC Fair in the Hussong’s Cantina & Restaurant with live performances by DJ Manny Fresco and the La Nueva Deligencia.
Winter Fest After Dark: Hangar Stage – Each night at 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m., many of Southern California’s most popular live tribute bands will take the stage. Performances include tribute bands such as Escape, a tribute to Journey; Queen Nation, a tribute to Queen; Rumours, a tribute to Fleetwood Mac; Fast Times and Flashback Heart Attack, 80’s cover bands; Earth to Mars, a tribute to Bruno Mars, and so many more. Plus, the Morgan Leigh Band will be bringing country music favorites and additional bands will be announced soon. An Elton John tribute show featuring “Kenny Metcalf as Elton” and a tribute to ABBA by ABBA LA will ring in 2020 during Winter Fest OC’s New Year’s Eve celebrations at both 6 p.m. and midnight.
TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY
Winter Fest OC will unveil an all-new 50-foot Tree of Dreams Christmas tree, and a new nightly celebration with fireworks and snow flurries, illuminating the holiday spirit at 5:30 p.m. daily.
LIVE CARTOON CHARACTER SHOWS AND MEET & GREETS
Offering fun for all ages, guests can experience live cartoon character shows with meet & greets from Thomas the Train, Paw Patrol, PJ Mask, Peppa Pig and many more.
SOCAL DICKENS LONDONTOWNE
All the best of Victorian England is brought to life in SoCal Dickens LondonTowne where historical figures and fictional characters walk side by side. Mr. Charles Dickens can be seen in the High Street shops, where artisanal and one of a kind gifts abound. A little girl named Alice, hurries to have afternoon tea at the Tea Shoppe, while Mr. Scrooge glares cynically at the actors and musicians performing authentic Victorian entertainment. The delicious smell of Victorian fare, such as fish and chips, meat pies, rum cakes, and sticky pudding tempt patrons to linger, while the elite come out nightly to dance and sample fine absinthe or enjoy an authentic British style beer. London of old is calling… bring your imagination and partake in the festivities!
EXPANDED PRIVATE PARTY SUITES
Yowie’s Sweet Shoppe Party Room and the Hangar Stage VIP Suites feature all-new private party spaces, where guests can host their ultimate winter wonderland themed celebrations. Ideal for birthday parties, company gatherings and much more, suites and party spaces can accommodate up to 200 people and start at only $199.
*CONTEST CLOSED- CONGRATULATIONS TO LISA B. FROM HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA!*
I’ve got a family pack of 4 general admission tickets (a $100 value!) to giveaway for Winter Fest OC. There are two ways you can enter:
- Leave a comment below and be sure to include your email address
- Follow me on Twitter (@whatsgoodgab) and retweet my tweet on Winter Fest OC
Contest rules/details: You must be 18 & older to enter. Contest ends December 16, 2019 at 12pm PST. Winner will receive an email and/or DM via Twitter.
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.
WHEN: December 19th – January 5th
WHERE: OC Fair & Event Center on 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, California 92626
For more information on Winter Fest OC, visit WinterFestOC.com and for the latest updates on ticket promotions, entertainment, food and fun, follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube or with #WinterFestOC.