Winter Fest OC Returns by Popular Demand with Fifteen All New Attractions
Orange County, Calif. – (Nov. 15, 2016) – Winter Fest, Southern California’s largest winter experience,
has added five times the fun and attractions from its inaugural year and is returning to the OC Fair and
Event Center Dec. 16 – Jan 1. Some of the 15 plus new attractions include a two-million- light Festival of
Lights show, Snow Play area with real snow blown daily, an outdoor ice skating rink, live shows with
kid’s favorite characters, the world’s largest rocking horse, snow globe photos, Santa’s petting zoo and
story time with Mrs. Claus.
Beginning Dec. 16 the forecast calls for 17 straight days of snow creating the ultimate winter snow play
area for making snow angels, building snowmen or tubing on a toddler-friendly ice slide. For a quick rest
from the cold, the all-new Festival of Lights show is illuminated by two million sparkling lights and
features eight holiday themed lands to stroll through with a cup of hot chocolate or a wintery cocktail.
“We viewed the first year as a test run and it was huge success,” said Brad Billington of Mirage
Entertainment, the organizers behind this year’s Winter Fest. “We listened to all the customer feedback
and expanded the event this year to deliver on everything our customers wanted – more attractions,
more lights, more holiday-themed food and drink and exciting new entertainment for all ages.”
Also new this year will be live shows and meet and greets from kid’s TV and movie favorites including
Barbie, Bob the Builder, Octonauts, Thomas and Friends, Angry Birds, Sid the Science Kid, and Caillou.
Other magical photo opportunities include the world’s largest rocking horse, inside a giant snow globe
and of course on Santa’s lap.
Winter Fest is a giant wonderland of immersive wintry fun. Back by popular demand is a nightly tree
lighting ceremony, 130-foot, six lane Snowflake Summit ice-tubing slide, strolling carolers, live bands,
personal visits in the cabin home of Mr. and Mrs. Claus, trackless train rides, carnival rides and games,
arcade games, Little Elves Workshop with crafts, bounce houses, and VIP Cabanas to host the perfect
Winter Fest is held Dec. 16 – Jan. 1. Tickets are available online now starting at only $10 and include the
– Unlimited ice tubing at Snowflake Summit
– Festival of Lights two million light stroll-through holiday display
– Tree lighting ceremony with snow flurries and fireworks
– Bounce houses for kids
– The world’s largest walk-though ornament
– Snow Play Area with real snow blown in daily
– Craft making and games
– Daily entertainment including live bands and strolling carolers
– Character meet and greets
– Toddler Play Area
Private, rink-side VIP cabanas start at only $69 per session, creating a destination for holiday office
parties, birthday parties, family retreats or date night. Each cabana will accommodate two to 10 people
and can adapt to fit parties of up to 100 guests. The VIP cabanas offer exclusive menus with seasonally-
inspired food, cocktails, a private ice rink entrance and private servers.
For more information on Winter Fest, visit www.winterfestoc.com and for the latest updates on
entertainment, food and fun, follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter or with #WinterFestOC.