Santa is Coming to Irvine Park Railroad! (Giveaway)

The giveaway at the bottom of this post is provided by and will be fulfilled by Irvine Park Railroad. SoCal Locale is responsible for winner selection. Read more to find out how to enter to win an Irvine Park Railroad Christmas Train prize package valued at $93.00! (All photos courtesy of Irvine Park Railroad)

Christmas Train (1)

Christmastime is magical at Irvine Park Railroad! Starting nightly, November 27th through December 23rd, your favorite local railway transforms into a holiday wonderland!

Santa and Mrs. Claus

During this time, the train runs a little differently than normal. Instead of the usual round trip around the park, the Irvine Park Railroad Christmas Train makes a special stop at the North Pole! (Regular train rides are available from 10:00am to 4:00pm.)

Santa on State

Tickets for the train ride must be purchased online in advance. Tickets are only valid on the day and time selected, so plan accordingly. Times begin at 4:00pm. Some days have already sold out. You can buy your Irvine Park Railroad Christmas Train tickets here. (Note: If, after 4:00pm, all tickets have not sold out for the day, you may purchase the unsold tickets in person.)

Having Fun in the Coloring Corner

The Irvine Park Railroad Christmas Train is a very popular Orange County event. They recommend arriving as early as possible to ensure you don’t miss your ticket time. There are a variety of free activities for families to enjoy while waiting to board the train, such as the Christmas Coloring Corner, Story Time with Mrs. Claus, and Frosty’s Maze.

Carnival Games

There are also games, ice fishing, bounce houses, and cookie decorating activities that cost one activity ticket per person. Every child who plays a game wins, so no one walks away empty-handed.

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While you’re at Irvine Park Railroad, visit the Christmas Tree Ranch and take home your perfect Christmas Tree. The Christmas Tree Ranch offers three types of Christmas Trees; Douglas Fir, Noble Fir, and Grand Fir, with prices ranging from $40 to $150.

Santa Sitting on the Train

Santa is excited to see everyone at Irvine Park Railroad this Christmas season! For more info and ticket sales, be sure to visit the Irvine Park Railroad website. And don’t forget to enter below for a chance to win an Irvine Park Railroad Christmas Train prize package! The prize includes:

  • 4 Christmas Train Tickets
  • 4 Activity Tickets
  •  1 Wheel Fun Rentals at Irvine Park Bike Rental (excludes the double surrey)

Good Luck!

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Stroll n Run 5K – #BestDayEver for SoCal Families

My family and I will participating in the StrollnRun 5K next weekend! We received free tickets from Club MomMe, but we wanted to share the information too! You can follow Club MomMe’s website and social channels for more info on his event and other great events like it!
You Can Do It

 

The first annual Stroll n Run 5K is MORE than just a race. In conjunction with other events during Perinatal Depression Awareness Month, the Stroll n Run is a great way to gets moms outside and moving together with their families.

From Rachel, co-founder of Club MomME:

“After I had my second baby last year, I really struggled with post-partum (depression) and getting back in shape was the last thing on my mind. I have always been in to fitness and eating well, and for the first time in my life, I just didn’t care. About anything, but especially working out. And it was hard to find ANY me time.

As I started to feel better and my daughter approached the one-year mark, I decided to create a family-friendly fitness event for busy moms who struggle finding “me” time (or feel guilty spending time away from kids working out). One of the best things we can all do for our kids is to take very good care of ourselves. And doing so sets a great example for them too!”

Climb Out of the Darkness is the world’s largest event raising awareness of postpartum depression, anxiety, PTSD, psychosis, and pregnancy (perinatal) depression. The event was created by and benefits Postpartum Progress Inc., a registered 501c3 nonprofit organization that raises awareness and supports pregnant and new moms with these illnesses. For each runner or walker in the Stroll n Run 5K, $5 will be donated to Postpartum Progress Inc.

stroller run

Grab your running shoes and head to the Stroll n Run 5K website to check it out and sign up! Along with the race, there will also be games, obstacles for kids, entertainment, and healthy snacks and drinks. It’s going to be the #BestDayEver. Hope to see you there!

Orange Friday – Irvine Regional Park

Orange Friday - Irvine Regional Park

On the Friday after Thanksgiving you don’t have to go on a shopping marathon to burn off that extra piece of pumpkin pie! OC Parks and Irvine Regional Park will be hosting Orange Friday on Friday, November 28 from 2 to 5 p.m. This family friendly event with have something for everyone to enjoy.

A Santa Cruise will be available for mountain bikers, a Rudolph Ride for the equestrians and a Snowman Stroll for the hikers with a ranger-led interpretive hike at 3 p.m.

Holiday-spirited costumes are encouraged at Orange Friday and prizes will be awarded to the best dressed and most appropriate for each category (like Santa hats for the Santa Cruise or antlers for the Rudolph Ride).

If you’re planning to attend, be sure to share this event with your family and friends using the hashtag #OCOrangeFriday in your social media posts.  OC Parks and Irvine Regional Park will pick their favorite post for a special prize!

 

Date: November 28, 2014

Time: 2 – 5 p.m.

Cost: Free

Parking: $3 per vehicle

Location: Irvine Regional Park

Address: 1 Irvine Park Road, Orange, CA 92869

Website: http://ocparks.com/parks/irvine

Contact: (714) 973-6835, irvinepark@ocparks.com