Bringing Winter to the OC


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So Cal Dickens

So Cal Dickens brings you a taste of the holidays in Victorian England. Over a dozen shops with unique items. Come enjoy traditional English foods. Experience High Tea. Visit Fezziwig’s Warehouse to enjoy music, games, or show off your Ballroom Dancing skills.

Expanded Alpine Village

EXPANDED! Alpine Village, will include a snow play and slide area that is double the size of last year! Alpine Village also features fresh snow blown in daily, inflatables, craft tent, food trucks, a toddler play area, and the festival of lights with a 100 foot animated light tunnel!

So Cal Dickens High Tea

Cuthbert’s Tea Shoppe is the place where visitors to WinterFest OC can come and enjoy a nice pot of tea, scones, tea sandwiches and delightful desserts in the midst of the hustle and bustle of Victorian London. Make reservations for tea in advance online. Patrons do not need reservations to enjoy tea. Visit: 


Expanded Penny's Snow Play

EXPANDED! SoCal’s largest snow play and slides with fresh snow blown in daily! Including a new area for toddlers to play in the snow.

Festival Of Lights

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


Expanded Model Train Exhibit

EXPANDED! Train Exhibit with the World famous Del Oro Pacific Train Club featuring their model train layout that is sure to amaze the kids and adults alike

Trackless Train

EXPANDED!  Ride through the Festival of Lights on one of our two trackless trains.

Santa Flies overhead through Dec 24th

For 6 Days only (Dec. 19-24) don’t miss Santa’s flight over the fairgrounds through Christmas Eve with his reindeer!

Live Entertainment and Meet and Greets

Daily entertainment for kids and adults alike featuring meet and greets. See our Stage Show Schedule for dates and times!

Back by Popular Demand


Snowflake Summit

Race down SoCal’s largest Ice Tubing Slide, Snowflake Summit at 9 lanes and 150′ long!


Meet and Greet with Strolling Characters

Daily meet and greet with strolling characters and entertainment. Ice Princess, Mayor Frost, Toy Soldiers & so much more.

Outdoor Ice Rink

Ice Skating under the stars on SoCal’s largest ice rink next to our NEW 50 foot tall Walk Through Christmas tree in the middle of Winter Fest OC .

Nightly Fireworks

Fireworks light up the sky every night at 5:30 pm during the Christmas tree lighting celebration featuring a parade with Winter Fest OC characters and snow flurries!

Nightly Snowfall and Tree Lighting

Each night, we celebrate with a brilliant tree lighting and flurries of fresh snow to add some extra magic to your evening!

Nightly Holiday Parade

Can you feel the energy? Join in the fun and dance along with our holiday parade every night at 5:30pm!

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.

Worlds Largest Rocking Horse

Enjoy a once in a lifetime ride with your family or friends on the World’s largest rocking horse.

Worlds Largest Ornament

Experience walking through and taking a selfie in the World’s largest ornament at 30 feet tall!

Meet and Greet with Santa

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.  (December 19th-December 24th)

Family NYE Countdown Celebration

New Year’s Eve, Winter Fest OC plans to light up the sky with fireworks and a not-to-miss 3,000 balloon drop at 6:00pm and 12:00am. No additional fee for New Years Eve Celebration, it is included in your Dec. 31 admission ticket or season pass.

Winter Bounce Houses

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

Snowboard Simulator

Missing the slopes this year? Get up on our snowboard simulator and test your skills!

Face Painting

Do you have a favorite animal? Show the world with a face painting by our talented artists!

Slippery Slope 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 your favorite bowl game. Comfortable seating is available both inside the restaurant and outside on the deck.

Holiday Candies and 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.

Seasonal Foods and Holiday Cocktails

Come hungry as Winter Fest OC has a wide selection of seasonally inspired foods from grilled entrees to desserts, cocktails, craft beers and wines

Full Day of Festive Family Fun

Celebrate the Christmas season at Winter Fest with all the family. This suggested day out will help to make the most of your time and ensure you get to explore some of our amazing attractions.

Night out with Friends

Explore the Outdoor Ice Rink and enjoy cocktails in Mistletoe Lounge before enjoying the VIP Rink-Side cabana rentals that are perfect for making your visit extra special and also great for parties.

A Romantic Date

This year, bring that special someone to Winter Fest. Glide around the ice rink, enjoy beautiful views from the Giant Wheel and warm up with coffee drinks including blended favorites and the popular Winter Fest hot chocolate.

Fun with little ones

Ideal for the little ones, a half day at Winter Fest will be sure to ignite their imagination with all things Christmassy.

Girls Night Out

Gather your girls at Winter Fest for a festive night out. Sip on some delicious cocktails at Mistletoe Lounge and enjoy Live Entertainment.

Holiday work party

Come down after work for a bite to eat and some festive drinks. See Winter Fest from above on the Giant Wheel and enjoy some live music in one of our themed bars.

School trip

Winter Fest provides the ideal location for a fun and exciting day out, that everyone will enjoy.

Winter Fest OC Map & Directions

Looking for the best way to get here, or need help navigating this year’s winter attractions and entertainment? Download our event map and get travel directions below.