November 28, 2015
All Day EventIrvine Park Railroad Christmas Train

Times vary. Tickets must be purchased online.

It’s the season for Irvine Park Railroad’s annual Christmas Train. Come with family and friends and take this enchanting night ride through historic Irvine Regional Park to meet Santa Claus. The train will depart every 15 minutes from the brightly-lit train station and drop you off at Santa’s Village.

Christmas Train tickets may be purchased to ride the train at a specific date and time – get in line and board the train any time during the hour for which you purchase tickets. Tickets may be purchased online ONLY beginning November 1. Tickets may not be purchased in person. Visit for more details and to purchase tickets.

November 28, 2015
8:00 AMLet's Go Hiking!

Do you want to take a hike with other nature enthusiasts? Enjoy a 3.8-mile, moderate (600-ft. elevation gain) hike through Laurel and Willow Canyons with Laguna Canyon Foundation volunteers. You will experience a variety of plant communities, from Coastal Sage Scrub to Oak Woodland and enjoy a view of the ocean at the top. Minimal interpretation, but questions welcome. The terrain can often be rocky and uneven. Participants should bring water, a hat, a snack, and wear proper hiking shoes.

  • Ages 15 and up.
  • Laguna Coast Wilderness Park, Willow Canyon Staging Area (20101 Laguna Canyon Road, just south of El Toro Road intersection).
  • Parking: $3/vehicle.
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Starting Nov. 1, there will no longer be a concession operating at the lake. A California fishing license will be required for persons 16 years and older.

Park hours will be 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. fall and winter, and 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. spring and summer. (Flier)

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The project includes maintenance of the granite base and wood windows. This first phase focuses on the building’s south façade, including the highly ornate, colonnaded entry that is a favorite backdrop for wedding photographs.