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Feels too hot? Snow problem

During the transition from fall to winter, when sunny Southern California manages to finally drop a couple degrees, people often look for ways to celebrate the holiday season and participate in traditional wintertime festivities. As the colder weather comes in, so does the imported snow and several popular snow events to explore with family and friends.



Winterfest, the largest and longest winter-themed event in Orange County, is a must-attend festival that takes place from Dec. 20-Jan. 6. Located at the Orange County Fair and Event Center, Winterfest features more than 20 different attractions, from Snowflake Summit, a 150-foot-long ice tubing slide, to Alpine Village, an open lot with freshly blown in snow, featuring a 100-foot-long light tunnel. The festival also has ice skating and a snowboarding simulation for those who are interested in high activity events. To top it off, the festival features magical attractions like Santa’s flight at night over the festival and a nightly snowfall and tree lighting ceremony. This festival is family friendly, with snow play areas for little ones and a variety of different sights for visitors of all ages starting at $6.


White Christmas Snow Zone:

Who would have ever thought that there would be snow at Northwood? Well, this year, from Dec. 23-24, Saddleback Church of Northern Irvine is hosting its annual snow day event at Northwood High School for everyone in the Irvine community to enjoy an unforgettable Christmas experience. The event will include fun holiday activities for all ages as well as festive food and drinks that we all cherish during the Christmas season. With Christmas carols filling the air, the snow zone also provides the change for kids to sled down and play with over 20 tons of snow. Once everyone is exhausted from the festivities of the Christmas season, from playing games to caroling to sledding, families can enjoy cups of hot cocoa from the hot cocoa bar alongside a slice of Jesus’s Happy Birthday Cake.