Winter Fest OC is coming back, and once again they will be “bringing winter to the OC” at the OC Fair & Event Center offering holiday experiences for all to enjoy. For 18 days, enjoy more than 20 family-friendly (or date-night) wintry activities including ice tubing, snow play, festival of lights, nightly tree celebrations with parade, crafts, live entertainment, ice skating, carnival games, and much much more! Hint: Santa and his reindeer will fly over the fairgrounds for four nights only before heading back to the North Pole on Christmas Day. Enter below for a chance to win tickets!
Each night, there will be a parade of winter characters around the 30-foot-tall Christmas tree featuring Mayor Frost, Mrs. Claus, the Ice Princess, Penny the Penguin, carolers, Toy Soldiers on stilts, and elves. Mayor Frost will light the tree and thrill the crowd with fireworks, falling snow, and a surprise appearance from Santa and his Reindeer flying overhead through Christmas Eve (on select nights).
For New Years Eve, Winter Fest plans to light up the sky with fireworks and a not-to-miss 3,000 beach-ball drop at midnight. For families looking for a fun experience to ring in the New Year with the East Coast, a special countdown, beach-ball drop and fireworks will be celebrated at 9pm.
Winter Fest OC!
December 21 through January 7, 2018
OC Fair & Event Center
88 Fair Dr
Costa Mesa, California
Online Ticket Pricing
TIP: Save money and purchase tickets online! Season passes are available.
|Online Child Admission (3 – 12 years). Child under 3 are Free and do not require a ticket.
Onsite Price $15
|Online Adult Admission. Onsite Price $20||$15|
|Online Value Pack. Admission + Snowflake Summit Fast Pass for 4 Individuals.
Onsite Price $70
|Online Platinum Ice Pass. Admission + Ice Skating + Unlimited Carnival Rides & Attractions + Snowflake Summit Ice Tube Fast Pass. Limited Availability. Onsite Price $45||$35|
|Online Snowflake Summit Ice Tubing Fast Pass. Limited Availability. Onsite Price $15||$10|
|Online Ice Skating. Limited Availability. Onsite Price $15||$10|
|Online Unlimited Ride Wristband. Limited Availability. Onsite Price $20||$15|
|Group Child Admission (For groups 10 or more)||$5|
|Group Adult Admission (For groups 10 or more)||$10|
|Child Admission Season Pass (3 to 12 years old). Includes unlimited access to all dates of Winter Fest including New Year’s Eve. Very limited supply. Onsite Price $30||$25|
|Adult Admission Season Pass. Includes unlimited access to all dates of Winter Fest including New Year’s Eve. Very limited supply. Onsite price $50||$45|
|Online Opening Hour Admission. Arrive the first hour of opening for early bird special. Limited Availability. Onsite Price $15||$10|
Every admission ticket includes:
- Unlimited ice tubing down Snowflake Summit’s 150-foot, 8 lane mountain of ice
- Snow Play area with real snow blown in daily – expanded this year!
- Festival of Lights two-million-light stroll-through holiday displays – 7 new lands!
- Nightly tree lighting celebration with parade of Winter Fest characters, snow flurries, fireworks and flying Santa and his Reindeer until he returns to the North Pole
- Winter Fest themed bounce houses and slides for kids
- The world’s largest walk-through ornament and rocking horse
- Craft making and games in Santa’s workshop
- Daily entertainment including live bands, magic from Jimmy H, and strolling carolers
- Character live shows and meet and greets from popular cartoons such as Thomas the Train, Sid the Science Kid, PJ Masks, and Buddy from Dinosaur Train
- Little Elves (Toddler) play area
- Santa’s petting zoo
- Arcade games
- Snowboard Simulator
Additional attractions with a fee include:
- Ice Skating on a full outdoor rink
- Candy Cane carnival with more than 30 rides, attractions and games
- Pictures with Santa and Mrs. Claus in their cabin
Private, ice rink-side VIP cabanas start at only $69 per session, creating a destination for holiday office parties, birthday parties, family retreats or date nights. Each cabana will accommodate two to 10 people and can adapt to fit parties of up to 100 guests. The VIP cabanas offer exclusive menus with seasonally-inspired food, cocktails, a private ice rink entrance and private servers.
a Rafflecopter giveaway
US Residents Only. No purchase necessary to enter. All readers have an equal chance to win, however, you must enter to win. A winner will be randomly selected via RaffleCopter and notified via email. I will attempt to contact the winner for 3 days. If the winner cannot be reached by email, a new winner will be selected the same way. There are several different ways to earn entries. One prize per household. The winner will receive, free of charge, the prize mentioned above. This prize is not available for exchanges. Prizes are not transferable or refundable and must be accepted as awarded. The winner is responsible for any and all other costs and expenses not listed above. Not liable for unclaimed prizes or fulfillment.