Holiday Activities for the Whole Family

The holidays are a great chance to enjoy time with your children and plan some activities that only happen during this time of year. I’ve found some fun family activities in the Orange County area that could be a part of your holidays.


“The Nutcracker” At the Barclay Theater
December 12-24, 2014

Celebrate the season with visions of the Sugar Plum Fairy, her dashing prince and our heroine Clara, while a cast of over one hundred takes you back in time to mystical lands of old world charm. Family-friendly and affordable, this professional production of The Nutcracker features internationally acclaimed guest artists, Festival Ballet Theatre’s professional company dancers, and exceptional budding young talent from across the Southland.

4242 Campus Drive

(949) 854-4646

Frosty Treat Fun Mommy & Me Cooking Class Irvine
December 22, 2014
11:00am – 12:00pm


The holidays are a time to bring the family together. With so many fun treats that can be made why not come together in the kitchen! Cooking with children is something not all grown-ups are comfortable with, not to worry! Child Development Specialist, Kunaal Kumar, is here to help guide grown-ups through the process of cooking with kids. Children will delight in making frosty, winter themed treats like Fruit Salsa with Cinnamon Chips, Snowman Pizza, and a refreshing water infused with wintery yumminess.

$5.00 fee per one grown-up and one child pair. For children 2 years of age and up; Grown-ups. register online

Pretend City Children’s Museum
29 Hubble
Irvine, CA

Irvine Park Railroad – Annual Christmas Train to Meet Santa Claus
November 28 – December 23, 2014


Santa Claus arrives on Friday, November 28th!

Take an enchanting night ride through historic Irvine Regional Park to meet and have your picture taken with Santa Claus. In addition to riding the Irvine Park Railroad, activities include story time with Mrs. Claus, Christmas cookie decorating, a Santa Claus moon bounce, Christmas coloring corner, carnival games, ice fishing, picture stands and more. Hot food and snacks are available for purchase.

The cost to ride the Christmas Train is $12.00 per person. Children younger than 24 months ride free. Prices for activities vary. For directions, costs and additional information or to purchase tickets, visit us online at

Irvine Park Railroad
1 Irvine Park Road
Orange, CA 92869

(714) 997-3968

Ice Rink at the Spectrum
Open through February 16, 2015

Outdoor skating rink at the Irvine Spectrum. Located in Giant Wheel Court adjacent to Nordstrom and Macy’s.

Irvine Spectrum
71 Fortune Drive, Irvine


The Happiest Place on Earth Just Got Merrier  from November 13, 2014 through January 6, 2015, the entire Disneyland Resort transforms into a magnificent winter wonderland.



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