The annual Santa Ana Winter Village has become a favorite to Santa Ana and Orange County residents. This holiday attraction takes place in the heart of Santa Ana. Participants of all ages can enjoy an outdoor ice-skating rink, live entertainment, holiday shopping, local food trucks, and much more.
The annual Santa Ana Winter Village opens December 8, 2022 through January 8, 2023. Family-friendly activities available throughout the month, along with outdoor ice skating that is available every day.
What are the event hours? This month-long event has varying hours to accommodate holiday schedules. For details on hours and special activities throughout the month, make sure to visit the "Hours and Activities" tab.
Is this Santa Ana Winter Village a free event? General admission to the Santa Ana Winter Village is free of charge.
Are there costs involved with certain activities? Yes. Costs are associated with special activities, such as ice-skating, food trucks, vendor merchandise and others.
Santa Ana Winter Village Tree Lighting
The official grand opening of the second annual Winter Village is on Saturday, December 10, 2022. During the grand opening event, you can come enjoy fun free activities at the Winter Village. Come meet the Anaheim Ducks Street Team, taste food from Northgate Market, visit holiday vendors, and enjoy much more throughout the day. Santa will arrive at 4:00pm, and you can meet him and take aa photo. Bring your own camera!
The official Santa Ana Tree Lighting Ceremony will happen at 5:00pm. Official and city guests will join the community to kick off the tree lighting.
General admission into the Winter Village Opening Ceremony and Tree Lighting is free of charge.
Before and after the Tree lighting event there was opportunities to meet the Anaheim Ducks Street Team and try some ice hockey activities.
There will also be crafts and other activities for the kids.
If you would would like to ice skate at the grand opening, you will need reservations. Outdoor ice-skating reservations can be purchased online. Go to the Winter Village website for more information on full month-long event details, directions, parking and other activities.
Ice Skating at the Santa Ana Winter Village
Last year my kids absolutely loved ice skating at the Santa Ana Winter Village. It was the perfect activity to get in the holiday spirit. I liked that it was a great activity for my older and younger kids. They had these cute Seal Ice Skating Assists that the little kids could ride on. It also could be a walker to help with skating. I highly recommend bringing snow pants or bibs to keep them from getting wet.
FAQ about Ice Skating at the Santa Ana Winter Village
Do I need to purchase ice skating tickets before my visit?
No, but it is highly recommended. There are limited ice-skating tickets available per session. Purchase tickets online ahead of time to guarantee your spot.
How much does it cost to ice skate at the Santa Ana Winter Village?
- Kids (12yrs and under): $5 for Santa Ana residents and $10 for non-residents
- Adults: $10 for Santa Ana residents and $15 for non-residents
- Skate rental is included in ticket purchase.
When can I start making ice skating reservations?
Ice-skating reservations and tickets are available for purchase starting on November 19th. Click here for reservations.
Sessions can be rescheduled within one hour of session start time. No refunds permitted.
The Winter Village
The Santa Ana Winter Village is made up of Christmas themed decorated houses aa shops. They make fun backdrops for photos and festive eye candy. Here are some of the set ups from last year.
Where is the Santa Ana Winter Village
The Santa Ana Winter Village is located at the Orange County Civic Center's Plaza of the Flags.
Orange County Civic Center's Plaza of the Flags address:
717 W. Santa Ana Blvd, Santa Ana, CA 92701
Where is the Santa Ana Winter Village Parking?
There are discounted parking rates available for the Santa Ana Winter Village at 3 County of Orange parking structures. They are:
- 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
How much is parking at the Santa Ana Winter Village?
There will be a $10 daily flat rate for this event.
Merry KISSmas Instagram Contest
Keep an eye out for five hidden mistletoes at the Santa Ana Winter Village!
Thee Winter Village is having a contest for the chance to win a prize pack valued over $1,200 including tickets to an Anaheim Ducks game!
How to enter the Winter Village Merry KISSmas Instagram Contest
Find the mistletoes and take a picture in each location Post your pictures on Instagram and tag the following:
- @SantaAnaParks (tag and follow)
- @AnaheimDucks (tag and follow)
- @PlanetFitness (tag and follow)
- #SantaAnaWinterVillage #SantaAnaParks #SantaAnaMerryKISSmas