December 15, 2017
All Day EventIrvine Park Railroad Christmas Train

**Tickets for this event must be purchased online and in advance.**

‘Tis 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 from the brightly-lit train station and drop passengers off at the North Pole. Children can share their wish list with Santa and have their photo taken with him too. You may take pictures with your personal camera or you may purchase a photo taken by Irvine Park Railroad.

After visiting with Santa, hop back aboard the train and enjoy the colorful Christmas lights and decorations, as well as the magical "Tunnel of Lights", on the ride back to Santa’s Village.

December 15, 2017
8:00 AMAcorn Planting to Restore Oak Woodlands in Upper Weir Canyon

Come be a part of the effort to restore the oak woodlands in Weir Canyon that have been impacted by invasive wood-boring beetles and the recent Canyon 2 fire. This is a unique opportunity to see the impacts of the fire and beetle management and to plant acorns to ensure the long-term health of this special habitat.

  • Work will include using shovels and hand trowels to dig holes and plant acorns, so bring good shoes and be ready to get dirty.
  • All necessary field equipment and gloves will be provided.
  • We will meet at Lot 3 in Irvine Regional Park at 8 am, and transportation will be provided to the site (an approximately 20-minute drive).
  • We will return to the parking lot no later than 12 pm.
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