January events at OC Fair & Event Center

COSTA MESA (Dec. 21, 2017) – Here’s what’s happening at OC Fair & Event Center in January. For a complete list of upcoming events, visit ocfair.com/events.

♦ Now through Jan. 7: Winter Fest OC

SoCal’s ultimate winter experience is returning, blowing in tons of family fun and date night charm. The fest will feature a winter wonderland of attractions, including a 150-foot ice tubing slide, snow play, ice skating, rides, nightly fireworks and more.

Hours: Open every day from Dec. 21, 2017 to Jan. 7, 2018; hours vary.
Cost: $17 general admission (online pricing only) / $12 children ages 3-12 / free for children ages 2 and younger. Value packs and passes are available. Parking is $8.
Info: winterfestoc.com

♦ Jan. 6: Bride World Expo

Featuring up to 150 florists, photographers, DJs, wedding venues, photo booths, decor ideas, honeymoon packages, fashion shows, a gown sale and DIY seminars.

Hours: Saturday, Jan. 6, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Cost: $6 presale online / $12 general admission at the door / free for children 12 and younger. Parking is $8.
Info: brideworld.com

♦ Jan. 6: Pruning Fruit Trees

Learn the art of pruning in this hands-on, how-to learning experience. This class will cover the basics of pruning, from why we prune to how to successfully begin pruning.

Hours: Saturday, Jan. 6, 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Cost: $5 includes materials/handouts
Info: ocfair.com/gardenclasses

♦ Jan. 20-21: 8th Annual Pet Days at OC Market Place

Visit with animals available for adoption and learn about some unique and exotic animals at OC Market Place’s annual Pet Days event. Vendors will have information about animal welfare, spay and neutering, microchip, pet sitting and specialty animal food products.

Hours: Saturday & Sunday, Jan. 20-21, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Cost: Free admission with qualifying donation (paper towels, towels, bleach, cat litter, potty pads, pet food (must be new and unopened), or gift cards.
Info: ocmarketplace.com

♦ Jan. 27-28: SoCal World Guitar Show

Hours: Saturday, Jan. 27, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. & Sunday, Jan. 28, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Cost: $20 general admission / free for children 11 and younger. Parking is $8.
Info: amigoguitarshows.com

♦ Jan. 27-28: Crossroads of the West Gun Show

Hours: Saturday & Sunday, Jan. 27-28, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Cost: $18 general admission. Parking is $8.
Info: crossroadsgunshows.com

Save the date

♦ Feb. 21-March 18: LUZIA by Cirque du Soleil

Cirque du Soleil is bringing LUZIA to SoCal! Experience water inside the Big Top, jaw-dropping acts and larger-than-life props in this unique production unlike any show you have ever seen.

Cost: Tickets start at $50; premium and VIP seating will be available. General parking is $10 (preferred is $15, bus/limo is $20).
More info: cirquedusoleil.com/luzia

♦ April 13-15: Imaginology

At OC Fair’s Imaginology, kids and families will not only see a world of wonder, but can participate in a wide range of fun and educational hands-on activities designed to inspire and encourage academic and career exploration.

Cost: Free admission
More info: ocfair.com/imaginology

Ongoing events

Certified Farmers Market – Thursdays
Hours: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Free admission and parking

Orange County Market Place – Saturdays and Sundays
Hours: 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
$2 admission; free parking in designated lots

Centennial Farm – daily
Hours: Monday-Friday, 1-4 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Free admission and parking

Heroes Hall – daily
Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Free admission and parking


We’re hiring!

OC Fair & Event Center currently has openings for an auto mechanic, electrician, irrigation apprentice, graphic designer and event crew member. To learn more and to apply online, visit ocfair.com/jobs.