If you are looking for something fun to do with your family this winter break, Winterfest OC at the Orange County Fair and Event Center in Costa Mesa offers some winter fun. We were invited to check out this winterfest adventure!
With both indoor and outdoor activities, Winterfest features a variety of entertainment options and fun for the whole family. The highlight of the fest is a 130 foot slide which guests can slide down or ice tube. There are six lanes and lots of icy speed as you slide. Go again and again and again! Adults and kids will enjoy this one!
Winterfest also features an indoor ice skating rink. There is plenty of room on the ice and even the littlest of guests can get in on the action with the help of some sturdy penguin trainers.
For those looking for some special holiday cheer, there is a giant walk through ornament and plenty of photo ops with holiday ornaments, sleds, snowmen and the like. The big guy himself, Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus are also available for photos.
In the North Pole building where Mr. and Mrs. Claus are, there is also some face painting fun, train displays and even some hands on activities such as crafts and foosball tables.
Animal lovers will enjoy seeing reindeer, and there are even several opportunities throughout the day to feed the reindeer!
Those looking for action can check out the carnival section of Winterfest. There are games with prizes and over 30 rides, including a ferris wheel and a big slide.
If you get hungry while at Winterfest, there are several stands where traditional carnival foods can be found: everything from pizza and hot dogs to deep fried snickers and funnel cake.
So what are some tips for enjoying Winterfest?
- Be sure you understand that there is an admission price and then an additional price for entertainment inside the gates. Entertainment wristbands can be purchased with your admission ticket.
Get there early to miss the long lines
Be sure to have cash on hand as some of the entertainment/activities and food booths accept cash only.
Police, Military and Fire Fighters are FREE any day!
Teachers are FREE every Thursday!
Nurses are FREE every Wednesday!
Winterfest OC is running now through January 3.