The Santa Ana Winter Village will take place at the Santa Ana Civic Center Plaza starting on Thursday, December 8, 2022 until Thursday, January 8, 2023. Fun for all ages, the Civic Center will be transformed into a winter wonderland with ice skating, breakfast with Santa, date nights, Christmas lights, holiday decorations, festive trackless train, instagrammable backdrops and much more!
Admission to Santa Ana Winter Village is free of charge, with separate costs for specific activities, such as ice-skating, food trucks, and merchandise vendors. Family activities such as story time with Mrs. Claus, meeting Santa Claus, and live entertainment are available at no cost to attendees.
Here are all the holiday skating rinks to explore this season.
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
There are discounted parking rates available for Santa Ana Winter Village participants at 3 County of Orange parking structures:
- Santa Ana Courthouse – Library Parking Structure: 690 W. Civic Center Dr., Santa Ana, CA 92701
- Civic Center Public Parking: 601 N. Flower St., Santa Ana, CA 92701
- Santa Ana Courthouse Parking Structure: 1020 W. Civic Center Dr., Santa Ana, CA 92703
Ice Skating will be open daily rain or shine including on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, and New Year’s Day! Ice skating tickets are available for sessions throughout the day for ages 3 and up. 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 in each location. Post your pictures and tag the following:
- @SantaAnaParks (tag and follow back)
- @AnaheimDucks (tag and follow back)
- #SantaAnaWinterVillage #SantaAnaParks #SantaAnaMerryKISSmas
Winter Village Events
- December 10: Winter Village Grand Opening and Tree Lighting: The outdoor ice-skating rink and village is open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 10. Find special performances by the Anaheim Ducks, food by Northgate Market, holiday vendors, and much more throughout the day. Come visit Santa at 4 p.m. and see the official Santa Ana Tree Lighting Ceremony at 5 p.m.
- Date Nights: Every Thursday during the Winter Village event will feature a themed date night. Bring your loved ones and join in your finest festive attire.
- Breakfast with Santa: Saturday December 10, 17, 24: Enjoy a Breakfast with Santa in the middle of the Winter Village featuring Mrs. Claus telling stories, photo opportunities with Mr. & Mrs. Claus and a holiday breakfast. $5 per person must pre-register online.
- December 9: Winter Village non-profit night – The Frida Cinema: The Frida Cinema will be accepting art supply donations. Donations will be given to 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.
- December 15: Winter Village date night – holiday pajamas: On Thursday, Dec. 15, come out and skate in your favorite holiday pajamas. Please note this is a family-friendly event, dress accordingly.
- December 16: Winter Village non-profit night – Boys & Girls Club: On Friday, Dec. 16th, Boys & Girls Club will be accepting toy donations for the annual Boys & Girls Club’s Winter Wonderland community event on Dec. 17th from 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Support your local Santa Ana youth this holiday season by attending the Winter Village and bringing unused toys.
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Monique McArthur is a mother of two, writer, and creator of delicious recipes. In her spare time she enjoys exploring all that Orange County has to offer, traveling, shopping, running with her dogs and spending time with family.