Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Winter Family Fun Favorites Must Do for 2018

Winter Family Fun Orange County and Beyond....
 
Fall turns to Winter pretty quick in SoCal and doesn't last too long.
 
I wanted to give us a jump start on some winter activities and things to do as well as places to go.. some of our favorites from last year we hope are returning for 2018!
 
So... a quick "favorites from last year for winter fun in OC" .... 
 
Christmas Train at Irvine Park Railroad - A tradition for our family. The train to the North Pole sells out every year. Activities at Santa's Village are fun for all ages. Face painting, games, cookie decorating, story time too... you can visit Santa's Village without having a train ticket but to see the Big man himself you will need one. Photo opps available. More info here.
 
 
Winterfest OC - Back for 2018 Yay! This is where my son first did tubing and fell in love. We've been going back for a few years and love it.
 
Winterfest OC has given me a bunch of the details on what we can plan to do and see....
 
Some highlights for this year and a few sneak peeks...
 
Dec. 20th – Jan. 6th with 40,000 square feet of new attractions.
 
SoCal Dicken’s Village - Take a trip down memory lane with holidays past, present, and future. Decorate Christmas cookies, listen to holiday storytelling, visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus (through Christmas Eve), take a pony ride, and visit the new Victorian holiday shops.
 
Candy and Snowflake Wonderland - An interactive wonderland full of candy and snowflakes offer a new selfie experience that is sure to delight visitors and capture the picture-perfect Instagram moment.
 
Festival of Lights - Winter Fest’s 100-foot-tunnel of two million lights and 5 lands with animated displays. Our Favorite... just look...
 

 
Orange Ball New Year’s Eve Celebration - Ring in the New Year not once, but twice, with a special countdown, Orange Ball drop, fireworks and an unforgettable balloon drop at both 6pm and midnight. Multiple live bands will be playing to commemorate the end of the year, and the start of a new one.
 
Club Winter Fest - Private, ice rink-side VIP cabanas are available nightly and offer the ultimate destination for holiday office parties, family retreats or date nights. Enjoy the all-new lounge area with exquisite views of the nightly Christmas tree lighting ceremony featuring fireworks, snow flurries and a free drink upon entry. Tickets are limited. More here.
 
Oh also there will be a giveaway for Winterfest OC coming so check back soon. 


 Winterfantasy in Laguna - Combining the beach with the festivities of Winter. Winterfantasy is beautiful. Crafts, shopping, local sights and perfect location for the family fun experience. Santa makes his appearance in his toy shed and his sleigh is in front so make sure to bring your cameras! More info here.
 
 
Legoland Holidays - Everything is awesome even during the Holidays at Legoland CA. With lego trees surrounded with lights around you, meet and greets of LEGO friends & all your favorites, holiday themed shows and of course the tree lighting... holidays at the Legoland Resort in Carlsbad are bricktastic!! More info here.
 
 
Knotts Merry Farm - It's Merry Farm at Berry Farm! We love Knott's Berry Farm and all their seasonal events. There is always something for everyone. Rides, decor in holiday fashion, carolers, festive food items, themed shows and of course you can not only greet the Peanuts Gang but Santa too! More info here.
 
 
Medieval Times - Since the 80s we've been feasting on dinner while watching a tournament of champions competition in the Castle! Themed shows for holidays are always the best. A new little twist but the classic story of good vs bad! A joust to the finish while you dine on a Medieval meal. A must see and do! More info here.
 
 
Pirates Holiday - Ahoy matey!! Pirates Dinner Adventure does a stellar job of transforming the storyline to each holiday themed festivity. Delish food and a show with appetizers pre show too! During the Holidays enjoy merry decor and specialty shows but don't forget to keep an eye on the Pirates.. they always surprise you! More info here.
 
 
Disneyland Holidays - Disney always brings the best of each Holiday to the Disneyland Resort. Even if you do not go into one of the parks there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy Holiday time at the DLR. Cruise the hotels and take in all the magical efforts Disney puts into each step of your adventure on Disney soil! The food options and sweet treats are always thoughtfully planned out to make the most of the Holidays for each guest. Special outfits on characters, shows, parades and of course the amazing scenery at Down Town Disney is always a pixie dust filled visit! Where ever you find yourself this holiday season it's magical at the Disneyland Resort. More info here.
 
 
Look out for more detailed posts on all our favorites as we get closer to the Holidays... we will be adding more to the list.

There will be a lot of fun details coming soon for all of our favorites and some new adventures too with of course some giveaways!
 
Happy Pre Holidays Festivities..... don't forget to follow our favorites on social media for all their updates too!