Snowy Fun in Orange County: Winterfest at the Fairgrounds

Today marks the beginning of the first ever Winterfest, held at the Orange County Fairgrounds in Costa Mesa. This sensation runs December 18, 2015-January 3, 2016. Winterfest is open Sun-Thu 11am-10pm and Fri/Sat 11am-11pm.

Christmas Eve hours: 11am-5pm.

Christmas Day hours: 2pm-11pm.

CaptureWinterfest is a celebration of the season and features ice tubing, ice skating, reindeer feeding, a Candy Cane Carnival, and more.

According to the website, all Winter Fest admission tickets include remarkable value by providing not only access to Winter Fest but also the following attractions and entertainment:

  • Unlimited ice tubing down Snowflake Summit

  • One complimentary carnival ride

  • One complimentary carnival game

  • Reindeer viewing & feeding

  • Stroll through the world’s largest walk-through ornament

  • Nightly Christmas tree lighting ceremony with snowfall

  • Craft making, train exhibits and games for kids in the North Pole building

  • Meet Santa & Mrs. Clause (through Christmas Eve)

  • Entry to bounce houses for kids

  • Daily & nightly entertainment

Online ticket prices including fees:

  • Online Child (4-11 years): $12.25
  • Online Adult: $22.75
  • Online Snowflake Summit Fast Pass: $12 + price of admission
  • Online Unlimited Ride Wristband: $23 + price of admission
  • VIP Cabana (Choose a timeslot but all times but 11am-2pm currently sold out): $105
  • Adult Season Pass: $48.47
  • Child Season Pass: $27.37

Buy tickets online here!

Check here for ticket prices in person.

Winterfest looks like it’s going to be a blast for the whole family, and may even start a new holiday tradition in Orange County. Did you visit Winterfest? Let us know how it was in the comments below!



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