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The Countdown is On!

2016 is coming to an end and we want you to celebrate at Winter Fest! Join us for New Year's Eve and enjoy cover bands, dueling pianos, beach ball drops at 9pm and 12am and a champagne toast at midnight.

So Cal's
Newest Winter Tradition

Winter Fest is back and better than ever with even
more spectacular family fun and date night charm.
All New for 2016

New Year's Celebration

Cover Bands

Come listen to our amazing lineup of cover bands on NYE (12/31) from 6pm-1am!

10 Cover bands in 5 covered buildings including:
- Prismatic: The Katy Perry Experience
- Uptown Funk: Bruno Mars Ultimate Tribute Band
- The Atomic Punks: Van Halen Tribute Band
- The Joshua Tree: A Tribute to U2
- Raise Your Class: The Ultimate Pink Tribute Experience
- These Killers: The Killers Tribute Experience
- Dead Man’s Party: Oingo Boingo Tribute
- Bee Gee's Gold: Bee Gee's Tribute Band
- No Duh: No Doubt Tribute Band
= Green TOday: Green Day Tribute Band

Dueling Piano Shows

New Year's Eve only! 7:15pm & 10pm Kost Holiday Stage (Hangar Building)

Hypnosis shows by Mark Yuzuik

New Year's Eve only! 6pm & 9pm, Kost Holiday Stage (Hangar Building)

Festival of Lights

Stroll through a 2 million light illuminated pathway and explore 10 holiday themed lands that you and your family can walk through. It will be a great, memorable time for the entire family!

Snow Play

Kids' first time to the snow? They aren't ready to hit the slopes yet? Don't worry, we have you covered! Winter Fest Snow Play features real snow blown in daily for snow angels, snowman building and snow tubing for young children. You won't be able to wipe the smile off your kid's face. The Snow Play area is free for all to experience and enjoy.

Brought to you by KOST 103.5

Winter Fest OC has partnered with MIND Research Institute, a social impact nonprofit dedicated to ensuring that all students are mathematically equipped to solve the world’s most challenging problems. They offer fun educational activities for kids starting at Pre-K, the first time these educational treasures are available on loan from the Institute.

Thomas & Friends™ Live Mini Shows

© 2016 Gullane (Thomas) Limited. All Rights Reserved.

Show Schedule (20 minutes):
Saturday December 24th - 1:00pm and 2:30pm
Sunday December 25th - 1:00pm and 2:30pm
Monday December 26th - 3:00pm and 4:30pm

Octonauts™ Live Mini Shows

Show Schedule (20 minutes):
Friday December 23rd - 3:00pm and 4:30pm

Barbie® Live Mini Shows

Show Schedule (20 minutes):
Tuesday December 20th - 3:00pm and 4:30pm
Wednesday December 21st - 3:00pm and 4:30pm

Bob the Builder™ Live Mini Shows

Show Schedule (20 minutes):
Thursday December 22nd - 3:00pm and 4:30pm

Angry Birds™ Live Mini Shows

© 2016 Rovio Entertainment Ltd and Rovio Animation Ltd. All Rights Reserved.

Show Schedule (20 minutes):
Tuesday December 27th - 3:00pm and 4:30pm
Wednesday December 28th - 3:00pm and 4:30pm
Thursday December 29th - 3:00pm and 4:30pm
Friday December 30th - 3:00pm and 4:30pm

Caillou™ Live Mini Shows

Show Schedule (20 minutes):
Saturday December 31st - 1:00pm, 2:30pm, and 4:00pm
Sunday January 1st - 1:00pm, 2:30pm, and 4:00pm

Sid the Science Kid™

Meet & Greet Schedule (20 minutes):
Friday December 16th - 4:00pm and 5:15pm
Saturday December 17th - 2:00pm and 3:30pm
Sunday December 18th - 1:45pm and 3:00pm
Monday December 19th - 4:00pm

Magic Tree House® Live Mini Shows

Show Schedule (20 minutes):
Sunday December 18th - 1:00pm, 2:15pm, and 3:30pm
Monday December 19th - 3:00pm and 4:30pm

Dinosaur Train™ Meet and Greets

Meet and Greet Schedule (20 minutes):
Friday December 16th - 4:00pm and 5:15pm
Saturday December 17th - 2:00pm and 3:30pm
Sunday December 18th - 1:45pm and 3:00pm
Monday December 19th - 3:45pm

Care Bears™ Christmas Show

©2016 TCFC

Show Schedule (20 minutes):
Friday December 16th - 3:00pm and 4:30pm
Saturday December 17th - 1:00pm, 2:30pm, and 4:00pm

Outdoor Ice Rink

World's Largest Rocking Horse

Picture in the World's Largest Ornament

Amazing Food Trucks

Santa's Furry Friends

Best Time of the Year Live Show

Nightly at 7:00pm & 8:30pm

Snow Hills in Penny's Snow Play

Little hills for your little snow bunnies

Back by Popular Demand

Tree Lighting Ceremony

Nightly Christmas Tree lighting of a 30-foot-tall Christmas tree takes place at 5:30pm every night.

Snowflake Summit

Climb Snowflake Summit to take part in unlimited ice tubing down a 130-foot, 6 lane ice slide to experience the exhilarating side of Winter! This experience is included in every admission ticket to Winter Fest.

Candy Cane Carnival

Santa's elves have been busy building over a dozen Carnival Rides and Games on their off holiday time including a Holiday Ferris Wheel, Tilt-a-Whirl, Zipper, Carousel and many more rides and games for guests to enjoy during Winter Fest.

Meet and Greet with Santa

Santa Claus is coming to Winter Fest, listening to all of the wishes of kids on his Nice List, offering a tug on his beard to naysayers, and of course, posing for pictures.

Winter Bounce Houses

Jump into the holiday season in one of our many Winter Bounce Houses, sure to leave the whole family laughing!

The Comedy Magic of Jimmy H

He will captivate you with his unique style, amazing magic technique and ability to engage and entertain any audience and leave them laughing.

Slippery Ski Lodge

(Known as the Baja Blues Restaurant during the OC Fair) is another exciting Winter Fest destination. The family-friendly eatery will capture a ski-lodge vibe with holiday themed cuisine and drinks, mountain decor, TV's to catch ski videos or your favorite sports game. Plus, don't miss the nightly local bands starting at 7pm. Comfortable seating is available both inside the restaurant and outside on the deck.

Sweet Treats

Satisfy your sweet tooth with all the delicious treats that Winter Fest has to offer. One bite and you'll never want to leave.

Mistletoe Lounge

A Hot spot at Winter Fest, offering holiday-themed cocktails, international craft beers, coffee drinks including blended favorites and the popular Winter Fest hot chocolate. Perfect spot to grab your favorite drink as it is adjacent to the all new outdoor ice rink, carousel, snow play area and the entrance of the festival of 2 million lights!