Southern California’s top winter festival is perfect for family fun and date night.
It might not snow anytime soon this holiday season in Southern California, but that doesn’t mean you can’t soak up the magic of a winter wonderland. Winter Fest is back for another season of fun, offering an experience you won’t find anywhere else in SoCal.
With fresh snow blown in daily, kids can play in a massive snow area, ice tube down an 8 lane, 150 foot mountain and ice skate under the stars on SoCal’s largest outdoor ice rink. Each night, the celebration will feature a brilliant Christmas tree lighting, flurries of fresh snowfall, fireworks and a holiday parade, ensuring your evening will be magical no matter which day you stop by.
The 18-day festival, which runs from December 20th to January 6th at the OC Fair and Event Center, also features meet-and-greet opportunities with Santa and strolling characters like Ice Princess, Mayor Frost and Toy Soldiers, over a dozen carnival rides and games, a petting zoo, train rides, winter bounce houses, craft tents, face painting and a snowboard simulator. You can even walk through the world’s largest ornament and take a ride on the world’s largest rocking horse!
There’s plenty of fun for adults too, making Winter Fest OC the perfect destination for work parties, date night in Anaheim and outings with friends. The SoCal Dickens experience offers a taste of the holidays in Victorian England, featuring over a dozen unique shops, traditional English foods, ballroom dancing and high tea. You can also take a stroll through the illuminated festival of lights maze and satisfy your cravings for holiday foods with candies, treats, seasonal foods, cocktails, craft beers and wines. When you need a break, there’s even a ski lodge with comfortable seating to catch one of the bowl games.
If you’re visiting Southern California this holiday season for Winter Fest, there’s no better place to stay than the Marriott Suites Anaheim. We’re conveniently located in the hub of the Orange County attractions and our staff goes out of their way to ensure every guest feels at home during their visit. Book your stay today for an unforgettable winter wonderland experience in Orange County.