Winter Fest Returns - Newport Mesa Moms

Time to CELEBRATE!  Winter Fest OC is back IN-PERSON and we are so ready!  One of our favorite family holiday events from years’ past, we are so excited that we are back to the in-person magic that Winter Fest brings to the OC Fair & Event Center.  Along with the old favorites like outdoor ice skating, a nine-lane 150-foot-long ice tubing slide, carnival attractions and character meet and greets, this year there is a whole new “North Pole Journey” we are excited to check out.  This new addition to Winter Fest has guests “traveling” from Forest Gate to North Pole Village in a walk-through experience that we are told will immerse us in the sights, sounds, and smells of five magical lands on an important mission from Santa. While stopping in the Holiday Towns to collect an element of the holidays in each that will help Santa take flight we can be sure to enjoy dazzling lights, music, unique photo opportunities, interactive activities, and visits with our favorite holiday characters.

Our biggest problem in years’ past . . . not enough time to do it all.  So my advice? Plan ahead and make a day and/or night of it.  Winter Fest transforms the OC Fair & Event Center beginning November 25th through January 1st.  Tickets are available now at including Season Passes.  Don’t forget to purchase the add-ons for ice skating, the tubing slide, and carnival games.  Of course, you can also go the VIP route and reserve a Cabana or a spot at the Fireside Lounge and make it a date night, or a festive evening out with friends. A special 6pm and midnight celebration on New Year’s Eve also make it the perfect place to ring in the new year!

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