Irvine Park Railroad Christmas Train Giveaway

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Oh, aren’t giveaways just so much fun?!  The “Giveaway a Day” week continues with a giveaway of free tickets to this fun event! Read below and enter!

Tis the season once again for Irvine Park Railroad’s annual Christmas Train!   Come with family and friends and take this enchanting night ride through historic Irvine Regional Park to meet Santa Claus. The train will depart  from the brightly-lit Train Station and drop passengers off at Santa’s Village.

Christmas Train tickets may be purchased to board the train between 5:00 – 6:00, 6:00 – 7:00 or 7:00 – 8:00 PM — then just get in line when it is your time to board the train.   This year tickets may be purchased online.  Click HERE to get yours!

While waiting to board the train, there are many activities for children to enjoy in Santa’s Village located next to the train station:  Story Time with Mrs. Claus, Christmas Cookie Decorating, Carnival Games, Santa Claus Moon Bounce, Christmas Coloring Corner and Picture Stands *.

At the North Pole, visitors may purchase coffee, hot chocolate, freshly-popped popcorn and cookies from the Elf House Snack Bar.  A full kitchen menu is also available at the Train Station. Visitors may take their own pictures with Santa or you may purchase a picture taken by Irvine Park Railroad.

After visiting with Santa, hop back aboard the train and enjoy the colorful Christmas lights and decorations, as well as the magical “Tunnel of Lights”, on the ride back to the station house.

When visiting the Christmas Train, remember to dress warmly, bring a camera and arrive early to avoid crowds.  This is a very popular event, so it is a good idea to consider buying tickets early (online)  as some dates and times will definitely sell out.

The cost to ride the Christmas Train is $8.00 per person. Children younger than 24 months ride free.The parking for Irvine Regional Park is $3.00 per vehicle on weekdays and $5.00 per vehicle on weekends. Parking for the Christmas Train is free after 5:00 PM.

For pricing, park directions and more details on this fun event, visit

Here are the upcoming dates and times for the Christmas Train:

December 4th, 5th and 6th  – 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
December 11th through 18th – 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
December 19th and 20th – 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm
December 21st, 22nd, and 23rd – 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Hooray!  It’s a Tiny Giveaway!

One lucky person will win 6 free train tickets ($8/ea) and 12 activity tickets ($4/ea) for a prize valued at $98, but equating to a priceless evening of family fun!  To enter, simply leave a comment below.  You can enter as many times as you would like, just have your entries in before 12pm PST on Tuesday, 12/8/09.  I will post the winner next Wednesday!  Good luck!

Click HERE to download a Wish List for your child to fill out to bring to Santa! Click HERE for a special Christmas coloring page!

{*Prices for activities vary}


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  1. 1
    Laura says:

    I would love to do this with my family this year!!!! Sounds like such a fun way to meet Santa!!!!

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    Shanna says:

    Would love to take the family!! Gramma and Grampa would love to see the girls visit Santa! Thanks!

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    Holly says:

    This would be so much fun for my 2 year old! He’s really into trains and just learning about Santa.

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    Monique Henningfield says:

    Such a magical time for the lil ones, and sharing the train ride and all the lights, and seeing Santa too? Wow! What a great memory!! We would LOVE to take a ride with Kaden, Daddy, Mommy, Oma, Opa, Auntie Cindy and Uncle Bryan, and Auntie Corrie!!

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    Jana says:

    Please enter me to win! My son would love this. Thanks.

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    Annika says:

    Sounds so fun. My son loves Thomas train so sure he would love this too!

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    Tina says:

    My little girl keeps saying that she has to be extra good so that Santa will bring her toys. So meeting Santa there would be a nice treat for her and her little brother. Although, I have a feeling that they will be frighten by him.

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    Leslye Shanberg says:

    What a fun way to celebrate this holiday season!

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    sharon says:

    This would be so much fun, especially with 6 tickets – perfect seeing my parents come into town from South Africa in two weeks, would love to take them with their grandkids!!

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    Julissa says:

    I want to take the kids, it would be so much fun!

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    chantal says:

    My kids would love this!!

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    Amber says:

    I so would love to do this. We were trying to figure out a way to make our Daughters first birthday really special and this would be perfect. She was born December 20th. So she already had her first Christmas. I think this would be awesome.

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    Laura says:

    realllllly want to get this for my kids. my son is totally into trains right now.

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    Maree Dee says:

    Family coming from Oregon for a few days and this would be a perfect outing for us all.

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    Jennifer Lamas says:

    I would love to visit Santa with the kids:)

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    MaryS says:

    My twin girls and I would love to ride to Santa’s village!

  17. 17
    Maree Dee says:

    I love your giveaways..

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    Norma V. says:

    We would love this my son and husband are huge train fans plus it\’s a fun thing to do as a family.

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    Jennifer B. says:

    What a wonderful prize! Would love to win 🙂

  20. 20
    Maureen says:

    I would so love these – we are planning to go on the 13th! Thanks, Maureen (jnomaxx at hotmail dot com)

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    Samantha says:

    We love this place!!!!

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    April says:

    Never been on the Xmas train before. Would love to try cuz it sounds like fun!

  23. 23
    Jen B. says:

    My son would LOVE this!!

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    Shelley says:

    Sounds like so much fun! My son would love this.

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    Jenny says:

    We love the Christmas train!

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    Nicole M says:

    The Irvine Park Railroad at Christmas was a very memorable time for our family last year and we plan to visit again this year! The train ride alone is a fun adventure for those who love the thrill of trains!

  27. 27

    Every year I miss this event because everything seems to fly by so quickly! We would love to finally ride this train and see Santa!!!

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    Cathyb says:

    This looks great! What a fun night!

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    Melissa says:

    I just took pictures for my Christmas card at the park and our photographer told us about this fun event! It would be a great way to celebrate our sons first Christmas!

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    tara says:

    what a fun place to go withthe family!

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    Holly says:

    I would love to ride the train with my baby boy!

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    Jen Seader says:

    My daughter loves the train at Irvine Park and we would love to invite friends!

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    Eve says:

    It’ll be so much for for my baby girl! It’ll be her first train ride!

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    Monique Henningfield says:

    Can’t wait to see Santa and the lights and ride the train!!! Merry Christmas!!

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    Jen B. says:

    Trains, Cars, Airplanes, Motorcycles….anything that moves, my son loves them all! 🙂

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    Stephnie says:

    My 3 yr old has trains on his mind 24/7. He would love this.


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    Stephnie says:
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    Maree Dee says:

    This is a popular giveaway…

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    Candace says:

    Sounds so fun! Would love to take my boys!

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    Monique says:

    Merry Christmas to all!! 🙂

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    Laura D says:

    hope we win this one!!! Its a lovely way to go visit santa this year!!!

  42. 42
    Jen B. says:

    We didn’t make it last year… Maybe this year!

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    Summer C. says:

    My son would love this!

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    Jen B. says:

    *crosses fingers*
    Really hoping to win this one!

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    Amy W. says:

    My boys absolutely love it there!

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    julie C. says:

    My daughter and her 3 cousins will LOVE this! They alrady LOVE Irvine Park!!! :p Thank you!

  47. 47

    This would be fun to do with my four kids. Plus my daughter is 16 months and amazed with all the holiday happenings.

  48. 48

    Oh and I just have to tell you how much I enjoy your blog. I am finding so many cool things to do in OC with the kiddos.

  49. 49

    just stopping by to put another entry into the hatn for today

  50. 50
    Jen B. says:

    Thanks for all the giveaways! I’ve learned a lot about some very cool products.
    Hoping to win!

  51. 51
    Jen B. says:

    Did I mention how much my son would love this?? 😉

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    stacie parra says:

    We’d love to go– it sounds VERY fun for our kids and for us too!!!

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    von says:

    I love Christmas!

  54. 54
    Jen B. says:

    The Irvine Park Railroad rocks!!

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    Cathyb says:

    Very exciting….we really want to go!

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    Lynn Cole says:

    Just found your website at the Discovery Science Center. We loved your gingerbread house!! My 3 boys would love to take a ride on the Christmas Train!

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    Laura D says:

    This is such an exciting giveaway for me and my family…We are really looking forward to going here this year!!!

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    samantha says:

    really want to take my family to this!!!

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    Jen B. says:

    Very cool place! Have yet to go to the Christmas Train. 🙂

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