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Experience the Magic of 18 Days of Snow in Orange County



Experience the Magic of 18 Days of Snow in Orange County

Get into the holiday spirit for one of the most awaited Orange County events, the Winter Fest OC. Perfect for your holiday party or special event during the holiday season, this features 40,000 square feet of new attractions and brings back popular activities too. 

Various unique spaces are available for parties of 10 to over 10,000 guests, the Winter Fest OC highlights an outdoor ice-skating rink, ice tubing at Snowflake Summit, real Snow Play, and so much more. 

Bringing winter to Orange County is one of the most significant Orange County events this year! Winter OC is hosted by Winter Fest and OC Fair. 

What’s new to Winter Fest this year? Let’s find out:

So Cal Dickens

Bringing a taste of the holidays in Victorian England. There will be over a dozen shops with unique items while enjoying traditional English foods. Take a trip down memory lane through the 1800s with holidays past, present, and future. Visit Fezziwig’s Warehouse to enjoy music, games, or show off your Ballroom Dancing skills. And don’t forget the visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus.

Festival Of Lights

Stroll through a brilliantly illuminated pathway – the Winter Fest’s 100-foot-tunnel. Explore holiday themed lands that you and your family can walk through. Indeed a great, memorable time for the entire family!

Expanded Alpine Village

EXPANDED! Yes, you heard it right! Alpine Village, will include a snow play and slide area that is double the size of last year’s and the festival of lights with a 100 foot animated light tunnel!

Santa Flies overhead through December 24th

For 6 Days Only (Dec. 19-24) don’t miss Santa’s flight over the fairgrounds through Christmas Eve with his reindeer!

And back by popular demand:

Snowflake Summit

Race down SoCal’s most massive Ice Tubing Slide, Snowflake Summit with nine lanes and 150′ long!

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. 

Nightly Fireworks

Fireworks light up the sky at 5:30 pm during the Christmas tree lighting celebration featuring a parade with Winter Fest OC characters and snow flurries!

There will also be a character meet-and-greet from famous cartoons such as Paw Patrol, Hatchimals, PJ Masks, Peppa Pig, and Octonauts. Click here for the schedule.

Don’t miss: 

Santa’s petting zoo, the Snowboard Simulator. And a whole lot more.

Things you should know before you go:

  • Kids must be 42″ or taller to go ice tubing.  
  • Carnival rides and games are not included with your admission ticket. You can purchase tickets for the rides/games for $1-$6, depending on the attraction. 
  • Ice skating is not included with your ticket. If you want to ice skate, it is an additional $15 for 45 minutes (includes skate rental). Check out more details here:

What to wear:

Dress for the weather appropriately. There will be snow in Penny’s snow play and slide area, and you may get wet or damp. 

Can I bring my ice skates?

Yes, you can! For those that don’t have skates, ice skates are included with a paid ice skating ticket.

Are animals invited?

We love Rudolph, but no animals, please!  Service dogs are welcome!


OC Fair & Event Center, 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa

How much: 

$19 general admission, $15 children 12 and younger, free for children two and younger. 


Parking is $9.

More info: 

Ticket discounts, packages, VIP and party rental information, is available at

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