December 19, 2016

Double-Date Night Fun at WinterFest OC + Discount

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Winter Fun at Winter Fest OC in Costa Mesa, Calif.

Where else can you find real snow, millions of lights, ice skating and snow tubing in SoCal? Down near the beach at Winter Fest OC, of course! Even though we don't have kids, Steve and I like finding fun holiday events and attractions to get in the Christmas spirit so we were we're thrilled to have the chance to go to Winter Fest OC this year. The event, which takes place at the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa, Calif. allows us to have a fun, inexpensive date night and is great for all ages. We made it even more fun by going with another couple for a double-date night. 

We grabbed some drinks (and made sure our jackets were zipped up, it was so chilly that night!) and made our way through the event for some double-date winter fun. Continue reading to find out our favorites from the event and how to get tickets, plus a fab discount!  >> 

Christmas Tree at Winter Fest OC in Costa Mesa, Calif.

Winter Fun at Winter Fest OC in Costa Mesa, Calif.

Festival of Lights at Winter Fest OC in Costa Mesa, Calif.

We took a stroll down the Festival of Lights, which boasts two million lights! There was a cute Victorian village, and North Pole-esque scenes with Santa's helpers decorating trees, tending to stables, and more. It was super cute and festive!

Ice Skating at Winter Fest OC in Costa Mesa, Calif.

There is a big ice rink set up in the middle of the event area where skaters can glide around. I tried getting Steve out on the ice with me-- he's actually a pretty good skater-- but he wasn't having it that night so us girls just went. I can honestly say that while ice skating is not my forte, it is fun... but super tiring. I loved watching some of the better skaters circle the rink! If you want to take date night up a notch, there are rink-side VIP cabanas that can be rented out for the night for a fee.

The snow play area was on the lackluster side, but I can see it being fun for smaller kids to build a little snowman or make a snow angel. There are also carnival games and rides, such as ferris wheel, swings and more. There was even a giant rocking horse, which would make some great photo opps! There are eateries with treats (hello, funnel cake!), drink spots (yes, including hot cocoa... and cocktails of course!), a stage for holiday performances and even a petting zoo, complete with a miniature horse- love!

Snow Tubing at Winter Fest OC in Costa Mesa, Calif.

My favorite activity at Winter Fest OC was the Snowflake Summit Ice Slide-- I definitely went more than once-- it was SO much fun! Each person gets their own tube and slide lane so you can have some friendly tubing competition racing down the slide. We had a great time at this years' event and can't wait to go back next year. Winter Fest OC is running now through January 1, 2017. Tickets can be purchased in advanced at WinterFestOC.com, use code AGOODHUE to get $5 off each ticket.

What are some of your favorite winter activities?

13 comments:

  1. This looks beautiful and like so much fun! I've been to Costa Mesa during the summer but maybe I need to visit during the winter! :)

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  2. Oh my goodness that looks so fun!!! I love holiday events to go to!

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  3. Wait this is so cool!! How did I not know about this! I go to school in SoCal, and had I known I definitely would have gone!

    xo
    Sami
    www.theclassicbrunette.com

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  4. This looks so fun! I love doing super festive things during the holidays.

    xx, Elise
    www.sparkleandslippers.blogspot.com

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  5. This looks like SO much fun! Boston has this new Boston Winter thing that we're going to try this Friday, and then we'll be going home to Wisconsin to do ALL of the winter things!

    Love all of your photos!
    xoxo
    Ashley

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  6. Omg this looks like the cutest place to go on a date!

    www.diaryofatorontogirl.com

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  7. Oh my goodness, what a fun night! I would have loved that slide. That was always my favorite ride when the carnival would come to town :) Haha

    XO, SS || Seersucker Sass

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  8. Aw this place looks gorgeous! Looks like the perfect place for a date night. We have a kinda similar place here in Houston called Discovery Green.
    Shaguna | gold&hearts

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  9. What a great place to get into the holiday spirit!

    http://adoredbyalex.com

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  10. Woot woot thanks for the code. I'm going to try to go before it's over.

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  11. This is so cute! I love the photos and it looks like such fun!

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  12. Everything looks so pretty! What a fun place to visit this season!

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  13. Everything looks so gorgeous and festive! Looks like so much fun!!

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