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OC Great Park: Holidayz at the Park

Holidayz at the Park will once again take place at the OC Great Park in the Palm Court Saturday, December 2, 2023 to Sunday, January 7, 2024. Fun for all ages, the Great Park will be transformed into a winter wonderland with Christmas lights, holiday decorations, interactive displays, insta-worthy backdrops, a holiday movie night, arts & crafts sessions, and much more!

Here are all the holiday skating rinks to explore this season.

Holidayz At The Great Park

Holidayz At The Park

Holidayz At The Park

Where: OC Great Park: Palm Court | Hangar 244 Promenade | Artist Studios
Address: 8000 Great Park Blvd., Irvine, CA 92618
Dates: December 2, 2023 to Sunday, January 7, 2024
Parking: Lots 2 and 3 are the best lots for parking | Map of the Park

Pajama Party Drive-In Movie

2023 TBA

Featuring the Movie Home Alone

Rated PG, Family/Comedy
Movie Length: 1 hour, 43 minutes

Irvine Residents Registration (opens TBA at 10:00 AM)
Pajama Party Movie Night Date: TBA
Location: Great Park, Lot 2 (between Great Park Ice and Palm Court)

Admission is free with a non-perishable food donation. Due to limited space, this event is open to Irvine residents only and guests must register in advance.

Food trucks will be on-site and families are welcome to bring their own snacks.

Palm Court Light Display

Palm Court Light Display Hours: Daily from dusk to 9:30 p.m. 
Dates: Saturday, December 2, 2023 to Sunday, January 7, 2024

The Palm Court Light display features an outdoor light display, instagrammable photo spots, interactive displays, and much more! Plus, there is a larger-than-life airplane, paying tribute to the park’s military roots, playfully taken over by the Grinch.

The Palm Court is situated between Parking Lot 2 and 3 and also encircled by the soccer fields, soccer stadium, and Farm + Food Lab.

Holidayz Pop-Up at the Artist Studios

Holidayz Pop-Up Hours: Fridays from 5 to 9 p.m., and weekends from noon to 8 p.m. 

Snap a selfie or a family photo at the Great Park Holidayz Pop-Up. Explore the winter wonderland backdrops as the Artist Studios is transformed into a pop up museum crafted to delight visitors of all ages.

The Artist Studio is located next to the Palm Court.

Illuminate Irvine

Date: Saturday, December 2, 2023

Ring in the season with winter-wonderland inspired activities and holiday music classics. The evening culminates with the lighting of the Holiday Tree and Palm Court Arts Complex. Guests are encouraged to donate a new, unwrapped gift for children up to age 12 to aid the Irvine 2/11 Marine Adoption Committee Holiday Toy Drive.

Holiday Market

Saturday, December 2, 2023 | 3–7 p.m.
Sunday, December 3, 2023 | 10 a.m.–3 p.m.
Where: Great Park Hangar 244

A festive, holiday artisan-focused shopping experience at the Great Park. The event will take place entirely indoors and feature a curated selection of 28 vendors whose handmade offerings span jewelry, ceramics, folk-crafts, clothing, and more. 

Holiday Classes and Activities

Register for seasonally themed programs, where kids and families can make a holiday movie, make candy canes and handmade presents, and much more!

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