Winter Fest OC 2022 is transforming the Orange County fairgrounds into a winter wonderland with plenty of Holiday Cheer for all ages. Beginning November 25th through January 1st guests will be able to enjoy 26 days and nights of attractions, live entertainment, holiday food, and fun!


New Immersive “North Pole Journey”

Travel from Forest Gate to North Pole Village in the all-new “North Pole Journey” walk-through experience that will immerse you in the sights, sounds, and smells of five magical lands on an important mission from Santa. Stop in three Holiday Towns and collect an element of the holidays in each that will help Santa take flight. Enjoy dazzling lights, music, unique photo opportunities, interactive activities, and visits with your favorite Night of Lights and Winter Fest OC characters including Yowie the Yeti, Snow Princess, Toyland Troupe, Toy Soldiers, Polar Bear, and Santa in this unforgettable experience!


Endless Holiday Activities

Enjoy the magic of the holiday season with past Winter Fest OC favorites as well as all-new activities, including outdoor ice skating under the stars, a nine-lane 150-foot-long ice tubing slide, ice bumper cars, LED mini golf, trackless train rides, snowboard simulator, and carnival rides. Also returning are winter-themed bounce houses, an arts and crafts area, a holiday market, and seasonal food and drinks. 


Early Pre-Sale Tickets

Early Pre-sale tickets for Winter Fest OC 2022 will go live starting November 1st. Visit to see all pricing information, including season passes for 26 unlimited days and nights of family fun, friend outings, or date nights. Discounts will be offered on select days to honor our community heroes: First Responders, Nurses, Teachers, and Military/Veterans with proof of ID.


VIP Experiences

Several VIP experiences will also be available like a toasty fireside lounge package, cabana ice-skating experience, and the perfect way to ring in the new year.

New Year’s Eve Orange Ball Celebration:

Ring in the New Year not once, but twice, with a special countdown, Orange Ball drop, fireworks and an unforgettable balloon drop at both 6pm and midnight. Live bands will be playing to commemorate the end of the year, and the start of 2023! Awarded by Reader’s Digest as one of the top New Year’s Celebrations in the U.S.

Fireside Lounge

Enjoy an exclusive fireside lounge area with comfortable seating, fire pits roasting s’mores, and an exquisite view of the nightly Holiday celebration. With a private bar, Fireside Lounge is perfect for groups and holiday corporate parties.

Rink-Side VIP Private Cabanas

Private, ice rink-side VIP cabanas for up to 10 people are available to rent, creating the ultimate premium lounge for families, date nights, and girl’s night out. Cabanas can be adjoined to accommodate up to 250 people for memorable office parties. A private server is available for the purchase of specially themed food and drinks. Reserve now as they typically sell out early.

In previous years I’ve gotten a cabana with my girlfriends and it has been 100% worth it.

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