The OC Fair & Event Center is transformed into a mystical winter wonderland by Winter Fest OC, which is back in person and better than ever. Family-favorite attractions include outdoor ice skating, a nine-lane, 150-foot-long ice tubing slide, ice bumper cars, LED mini golf, carnival thrills, and much more! Families can experience the magic of the holiday season with the brand-new “North Pole Journey” immersive walk-through experience, which is new for 2022 and included with all general admission tickets. Guests are guided to North Pole Village on an important mission to meet Santa Claus and save the holidays.
Southern California’s Largest Winter Festival Returns to the OC Fair & Event Center With 26 Days of Fun for All Ages, Featuring All-New Attractions, Live Entertainment, Shopping, Food and More
From November 25 through January 1st, Costa Mesa will play host to Winter Fest OC, the biggest winter event in Southern California, for 26 days and nights of attractions, live music, and fun!
The OC Fair & Event Center is transformed by Winter Fest OC into an enchanted winter paradise with gigantic seasonal decorations, more than a million lights, and countless opportunities for creating memories. The immersive walk-through experience “North Pole Journey,” new for 2022 and included with all admission tickets, leads visitors to North Pole Village on a crucial mission to meet Santa Claus and rescue the holidays.
Holiday favorites from past Winter Fest OC events as well as brand-new ones, such as outdoor ice skating under the stars, a nine-lane, 150-foot-long ice tubing slide, ice bumper cars, LED mini golf, trackless train rides, a snowboard simulator, and carnival thrills, are available for you to take in the magic of the season. The winter-themed bounce houses, the arts and crafts area, the holiday market, and the seasonal food and drinks are also returning.
A variety of stage and walking entertainment is available at Winter Fest OC, including a nightly Holiday celebration with Santa and snow flurries, meet-and-greets with children’s favorite characters, tribute bands, and more. Along with all of this, there will be multiple enormous Christmas trees, a 30-foot-tall gigantic walk-through ornament, and, of course, the chance to meet Santa.
Orange Ball Celebration on New Year’s Eve
Ring in the New Year twice with a special countdown, the dropping of the Orange Ball, fireworks, and a spectacular balloon drop at both 6pm and midnight. To celebrate the end of the year and the start of 2023, live bands will perform! one of the best New Year’s Eve celebrations in the United States, according to Reader’s Digest.
Winter Fest OC: Tickets & Pricing
The brand-new “North Pole Journey” immersive walk-through experience, stage and strolling entertainment, nightly Holiday celebration, as well as special photo opportunities throughout Winter Fest OC, are all included with general admission tickets. Certain additional attractions call for a ticket or reservation. All pricing details, including season passes for 26 days and nights of family fun, friend trips, or date nights, are available at WinterFestOC.com.
Discounts will be given to First Responders, Nurses, Teachers, and Military/Veterans with ID on specific days to recognize the heroes in our town.