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Santa Ana Winter Village

The Santa Ana Winter Village is located at the Santa Ana Civic Center Plaza and runs Saturday, December 2, 2023 until Sunday, December 31, 2023. Fun for all ages, the Civic Center transforms into a delightful winter wonderland with ice skating, breakfast with Santa, date nights, Christmas lights, holiday decorations, a festive trackless train, instagrammable backdrops and more!

Admission to Santa Ana Winter Village is free. Additional select activities such as ice-skating, food trucks, and merchandise vendors must be purchased. Free family activities at Santa Ana Winter Village include story time with Mrs. Claus, visits with Santa Claus, and live entertainment.

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

Santa Ana Winter Village

Santa Ana Winter Village/Ciudad de Santa Ana

Purchase Ice Skating Tickets, VIP Tents, and Breakfast with Santa online at Winter Village website
General Admission: Free

Where: Civic Center Plaza
Address: 20 Civic Center Plaza, Santa Ana, CA 92701
 December 2024
Hours vary by day


Discounted parking rates are available for Santa Ana Winter Village at the following County of Orange parking structures:

Ice Skating

Ice Skating is open rain or shine including Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, and New Year’s Day! Ages 3 and up will need tickets for daily skating sessions. The skating aids Bobby the Seal will be available which can be pushed and used for support, and also be used as a chair, making ice skating possible for all ages and abilities.

Rink Side VIP Tents

Festive rink side VIP tents are available for each skating session, and can be combined to make one large tent. Each VIP tent can accommodate up to 8 people.

  • Outside food and drink may be brought into the VIP Tents. No Alcohol.
  • You may bring your own decorations. No glitter or confetti allowed.

Merry KISSmas Social Media Contest

Be on the lookout for 5 hidden mistletoes at the Santa Ana Winter Village.

Find the mistletoes and take a picture with each one. Post your pictures and tag the following:

  • @SantaAnaParks (tag and follow back)
  • @AnaheimDucks (tag and follow back)
  • #SantaAnaWinterVillage #SantaAnaParks #SantaAnaMerryKISSmas

Winter Village Events

  • December 2: Winter Village Grand Opening and Tree Lighting: The outdoor ice-skating rink and village is open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. The event includes performances by the Anaheim Ducks, food from Northgate Market, holiday vendors, and much more. Santa will make an appearance at 4 p.m. for visits, and the official Santa Ana Tree Lighting Ceremony begins at 5 p.m.
  • Breakfast with Santa: Saturday, December 9, 2023: Breakfast with Santa will be set up in the Winter Village. Mrs. Claus will be there telling stories, and there will be photo ops with Mr. & Mrs. Claus.
  • Power of One Foundation (P.O.O.F.) Toy Giveaway: Saturday, December 16, 2023: The Power of One Foundation will host a toy giveaway right in the heart of the Winter Village. 

*Additional 2023 Details To Be Announced. See below for last years’ details to see what to expect!!

  • Date Nights: Select Thursdays feature themed date nights. Bring your loved ones and wear your best festive winter wear.
  • December: Winter Village non-profit night – The Frida Cinema: The Frida Cinema will be accepting art supply donations to benefit the OC Children’s Therapeutic Arts Center (OCCTAC). Support OCCTAC and your local Santa Ana youth by attending the Winter Village and bringing any unused art supplies.
  • Winter Village nightly Festival of Lights: Stop by the Plaza of the Sun for a festive holiday light show. Festive lights turn on at 5 p.m. every evening with a 10-minute show kicking off at 6 p.m. Performances will continue every thirty minutes until 10 p.m.
  • Winter Village date night – holiday pajamas: On Thursday, Dec. 15, skate in your favorite family-friendly holiday pajamas. 
  • Winter Village non-profit night – Boys & Girls Club: Boys & Girls Club will be accepting toy donations for their annual Winter Wonderland community event. Support local Santa Ana youth this holiday season and bring new, unused toys to the Winter Village.

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