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Christmas Train

@ Irvine Park Railroad

Night train ride to visit Santa


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.

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 November 1st; tickets may not be purchased in person. Visit www.IrvineParkRailroad.com 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 and Blizzard Ball

• Christmas Coloring Corner

• Picture Stands


At the North Pole, visitors may purchase coffee, hot chocolate, freshly-popped popcorn, hot pretzels and cookies from the Santa's Snack Shop. A full kitchen menu is also 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 November 30th through December 23rd. Please visit our web site for hours and to purchase tickets.


The cost to ride the Christmas Train is $15.00 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.

Phone: (714) 997-3968

Website: Click to Visit

Tuesday, December 11, 2018 : 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Activity occurs until 12/23/2018 on:

  • Monday: 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Thursday: 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Friday: 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Saturday: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Sunday: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Note: Hours vary.

Suitable for: 0 - 12

  • Ages 0 - 1: Free
  • Ages 2 and over: $15.00

Note: $15 for Christmas train only. Price for other activities vary

Note: In addition to the cost of admission, if any, there is an additional cost that varies depending on the activity you participate in.

$5.00, provided on location. $3 on weekdays; $5 on weekends; $7 to $10 on major holidays. Parking is free after 5pm.

Activity Name Next Occurrence Suitable Ages
12/11/2018 0 - 10
12/13/2018 0 - 10

Event dates, times and cost are subject to change without notice. Before heading out, please contact the event organizer to verify the information provided. If you have questions about a particular event, please contact the event organizer directly.

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