Thursday, October 24, 2019

Irvine Park Railroad Christmas Train is Back... Tickets Sell Out... Plus #Giveaway

Ho, Ho, Ho, The Christmas Train to Santa at Irvine Park Railroad is back this year!

**This event sells out every year**
Take some time to spend with the family in Santa's Village playing games, hearing a story from Mrs. Claus, decorating cookies and so much more.

Enjoy all of the activities before you board or after. You can event play in the village if you don't have tickets to see Santa!
Here are all the deets for this years event and also a surprise flash giveaway!
It’s 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 every 15 minutes from the brightly-lit train station and drop passengers off at the North Pole.
Christmas Train tickets may be purchased to ride the train at a specific date and time — get in line and board the train any time during the hour for which you purchase tickets. Tickets may be purchased online ONLY and can be purchased beginning Monday, November 4th at 8:00 am; tickets may not be purchased in person. Visit for details. 
While waiting to board the train, there are many activities for children to enjoy in Santa’s Village located next to the train station. Activities will be open when the Christmas Train runs and include:
Story Time with Mrs. Claus

Christmas Cookie Decorating

Carnival Games

Ice Fishing
Santa Claus Moon Bounce
Craft Corner
Blizzard Ball
Christmas Coloring Corner
Picture Stands

Prices for activities vary; for additional information and costs, visit
At the North Pole, visitors may purchase coffee, hot chocolate, freshly-popped popcorn, hot pretzels, and cookies from Santa’s Snack Shop. A full kitchen menu is available at the train station.
Visitors may take their own pictures with Santa or you may purchase a picture taken by Irvine Park Railroad. Each 5” x 7” photo will be presented with an Irvine Park Railroad frame and available for pickup shortly after being taken.
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.
When visiting the Christmas Train, remember to dress warmly, bring a camera, and arrive early to avoid crowds.
The Irvine Park Railroad Christmas Train is open beginning Friday, November 29th through Sunday, December 23rd. Please visit our web site for hours and to purchase tickets.   
The cost to ride the Christmas Train is $20.00 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.
Annual Irvine Park Railroad events include the Anniversary Celebration, 4th Grade California History Education Program, Easter Eggstravaganza, Pumpkin Patch, Great Pumpkin Weigh-Off, and Christmas Train. 
During the day, visit Irvine Regional Park’s other activities including Wheel Fun Rentals® at Irvine Park — fun and unique bike rentals that can be enjoyed by single riders or an entire family — paddle boat rentals, the Orange County Zoo and pony rides.
Irvine Park Railroad is located inside of Irvine Regional Park.  The address is:
                    Irvine Park Railroad
                    1 Irvine Park Road
                    Orange, CA 92869
Become a fan of Irvine Park Railroad on Facebook, view our photos on Instagram, follow our tweets on twitter, and view pictures on Flickr.
For pricing, park directions and complete details, please visit
Enter to win... CHECK IT OUT... I will be going LIVE tomorrow by 10am on my On The Go OC Facebook page to do the giveaway! Click
4 Christmas Train Tickets
6 Activity Tickets
1 Wheel Fun Rentals at Irvine Park Bike Rental (excludes the double surrey)
Good luck to all and happy early Holidays!

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Mission San Juan Capistrano Kicks Off Christmas with Capistrano Lights!

Capistrano Lights at Mission San Juan Capistrano

The jewel of California’s missions, Mission San Juan Capistrano will kick off its 30 day Capistrano Lights nightly Christmas tree lighting programming with a special Opening Night event on Saturday, December 7, 2019. Opening Night requires a special ticket to attend. 
During opening night, guests can enjoy the beautifully decorated historic grounds which also includes 10 community Christmas trees decorated by local community groups such as Rancho Mission Viejo Rodeo and the San Juan Capistrano Historical Society.
As Mission San Juan Capistrano guests enter the grounds, they will receive a special candle to place within the Ruins of the Great Stone Church to make a personal prayer or wish for the coming year.
Guests attending Opening Night can visit and take “selfies with Santa” in the Mission’s 18th century historic Sala building, meet Mrs. Claus, view the Mission’s beautiful 10’ tall LED Christmas wreath, decorate and eat holiday cookies, enjoy holiday musical performances from professional mariachis, Dicken’s era-carolers, a harpist and even beatbox performers. Guests can enjoy the large-scale nativity located in the Ruins of the Great Stone Church as well as watch as the Mission holds its first official Christmas tree lightings of the season at 7:15 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Additionally, 3:16 Bakery Shop and Las Golondrinas Mexican Food will be onsite selling savory and sweet tamales and beverages.

Sunday, October 13, 2019

Mickey Mouse Mixed Up Adventures New Series on Disney Channel for Disney Junior and on DisneyNow #MickeyMouseAdventures

Hot Dog! There is a New Mixed Up Adventure Headed Your Way With Mickey & Friends

Thank you Disney Channel for having us out to preview Mickey Mouse Mixed Up Adventures. All opinions are my own.

We had an amazing morning previewing the new Disney Channel show... Mickey's Mixed Up Adventures!
We started out the morning with a preview of the new show in the screening theater.

Mikey thought it was so very cool. He was right.

After the screening we were treated to a pixie dust filled lunch spread, perfect for the kids and adults.
The amazing Disney team had coloring pages set out, activities to play and something to eat.. I mean how kid friendly is all of that?! Thank you!

The new show Mickey Mouse Mixed Up Adventures is wonderful... an updated version of what my 12 year old used to watch when she was my son's age.
We loved it & had a hot dog adventure.... the best part is that Mickey turns a mix up of what seems to be a mess into something magical with a positive twist!
My son's favorite things about it all....
* Mickey is still solving problems & making friends smile.
* The mixed up mess made for a fun way to make it all right. 
* It was very funny, so, so funny.
* The Hot Dog dance and song is back & better than ever.
Sing along with us... Exclusive link!!

Mickey's Mixed Up Adventures is so cool!
Catch this new Series on Disney Channel & DisneyNow starting Monday the 14th!
Don't forget to get social with the fun too using #MickeyMouseAdventures and #MickeyMouseMixedUpAdventures

ChEARs friends!


Friday, October 11, 2019

My Crayola Glitter Dots Experience... I Have Got to Take the Kids! #CrayolaGlitterDots

We Love Crayola!

Crayola is a brand that we've used and have loved for over 30 years.
Three generations of using Crayola products, I guess you can say we are big fans.

The Crayola company is always coming up with new and entertaining ways to stay creative.
Thanks to JMP Creative for the invite out to experience some of what goes on behind the scenes on the production side of commercials and innovative products. All opinions are my own.

I was so excited to be part of a one-of-a-kind experience celebrating Crayola Glitter Dots at JMP Creative’s The Magic Workshop, an amazing wonderland for toy inventing, I can not wait to take my kids back!
I feel like this would be a great opportunity for my son who is on the Autism spectrum... sensory heaven!

A lot of effort, feedback, R & D and more goes into the development of everything on site that is produced.
From the fun ways to play and entertain our kids, well ourselves too, to the amazing effects to bring a commercial to life JMP Creative is on the cusp of it all making it happen.
I had a blast. The Crayola Glitter Dots Drop commercial reenactment was seriously the best. You can get a clip of it....

First Time Visit to Knott's Scary Farm with My Tween! Did She Cry? Maybe.... #scaryfarm #knottsscaryfarm

Knott's Scary Farm is Back for Select Nights Through November 2nd!

Thanks to Knott's Berry Farm, last week I decided to give in to my tween and take her with some of her besties to Knott's Scary Farm....

Let me back up and give you some history.
When I was 12.5, in 7th grade I was taken to Knott's Scary Farm after a few years of begging. Keep in mind this was 1992 and things were a bit more timid back then.
My daughter found out a few years ago, watched me cover the amazing event and has been asking to attend since.
I told her when she hits the age I was allowed to go and she feels ready after watching my videos... I'll take her.
That was last week.

So I have to admit that I was so excited to see these girls scream and get a dose of reality check but they held their own.
Their top 3 favorites...
1. The Carnevil Clowns. They must have walked that scare zone about 8 times and loved every moment of it. I really feel like it was a fun side to scary.


Tuesday, October 1, 2019

My Top 5 Reasons Dark Harbor at The Queen Mary Should Be On Your Haunts List #darkhabor

Queen Mary Brings Screams, Frights, Food, Side Shows and So Much More with Dark Harbor

Have you been to Dark Harbor? Their goal is to scare the SHIP out of you... they do an amazingly frightful job of it too.

One of my most favorite events each Halloween Haunt season is Dark Harbor. There is something about being on the ship that is creepy in itself and so intriguing.

I wanted to give you a run down on my favs, must see, tips and more... 
1. There is fog everywhere. From the moment you walk in and all throughout the mazes. Lots of it.
2. Hundreds of monsters and ghouls waiting for you each night after an opening ceremony behind gates. They are everywhere, hinding, lurking and creeping in the shadows.

3. The mazes are awesome. Each one is so different and scary in it's own way. From on board the ship to a transformation in a dome tent, the setting is definitely set for horrors of all kinds to find you.
4. Sliders!! Not the food but the crazy creeps the come sliding towards you on their hands knees and bodies with sparks flying. Yes. Those Sliders are amazing. They have their own show, not to miss, but also linger around just to freak you out too.