- Experience ice-skating with a theater-sized screen playing holiday films in the background
- Ice tubing down a 130-foot, six-lane ice slide
- Nightly snowfall and tree lighting
- festive entertainment
- reindeer feedings, and more than 30 carnival rides and games.
Passing through Winter Fest’s icy gates reveals a whimsical wonderland where guests can stroll through the center of the world’s largest illuminated ornament. Attendees can sample holiday treats while sipping hot cocoa or specialty craft cocktails, and enjoy activities for guests of all ages. Entertainment includes roaming holiday characters, performances by singers and artists, magicians, and a nightly Christmas tree lighting ceremony with snow flurries. Guests are encouraged to arrive early for Winter Fest’s opening moment each day, and stay throughout the night to enjoy all of the festival’s attractions.
VIP EXPERIENCEWinter lovers seeking a premium experience are welcome to choose from an array of upgrades. Children of all ages can opt for festive face painting, balloon art, and official photos with Santa. Guests can also enjoy more than 30 carnival rides and games, reindeer graham cracker feedings, rides on the North Pole LTD trackless train, and ice-skating.
HOURS OF OPERATIONWinter Fest casts its icy spell over the OC Fair & Event Center for seventeen days and nights December 18 – January 3. Hours of operation are 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Special hours of operation include December 24 (Christmas Eve) 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. and December 25 (Christmas Day) 2 - 11 p.m. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be present at Winter Fest every day and night through Christmas Eve, December 24.
SEASON PASSESAdult season passes for unlimited access for all of Winter Fest’s dates are available for $45 advance and online (limited supply); children’s season passes are available for $25 advance and online (limited supply).
For more information on Winter Fest and to apply for your group to perform or for employment opportunities visit www.WinterFestOC.com.