Monday, November 9, 2015

GIVEAWAY: Irvine Park Railroad Christmas Train!

Can you feel the excitement??
It's that time of year again and we can't wait to visit the Irvine Park Railroad
for their annual Christmas Train and holiday fun!

The day after Thanksgiving, November 27th, Santa and Mrs. Claus will arrive!
They bring a whole park full of activities for the family,
including a magical train ride to see Santa himself!

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 and can be purchased beginning November 1st
Tickets may not be purchased in person. Visit for details.

Our best tips for coming to the Irvine Park Railroad Christmas Train include:

1. Come Early! It can get crowded and it's more fun to visit Santa without a line.
2. Bring a jacket! It's always nice weather, but the nights get chilly!
3. Don't forget your camera! There are lots of fun photo ops!
Of course there is always a photographer on hand to take your photo with Santa
and they will have 5x7 photos available for purchase!

You can also purchase your Christmas tree while you're there!
The Christmas tree ranch also opens November 27th and you can pick from a variety of trees!
They offer Douglas, Noble and Grand firs from 4' to 12' tall!
In addition you can purchase Christmas tree stands, preservatives, wreaths and garlands too!

Friday, November 27th through Wednesday, December 23rd

10:00 am - 8:00 pm daily

Irvine Park Railroad
Irvine Regional Park
1 Irvine Park Road
Orange, CA 92689

The Christmas Tree Ranch is located in the Party Pavilions next to the train station.  

Christmas trees are individually priced; all trees contain a tag with the cost for that tree.

Visitors may park in the Irvine Park Railroad parking lot which is next to the Christmas Tree Ranch.

The parking for Irvine Regional Park is $3.00 per vehicle on weekdays and $5.00 per vehicle on weekends. Parking for the Christmas Tree Ranch is free after 5:00 PM.

More Information
For more information, please visit our web site at

And now for the best part!
You can WIN TICKETS to experience the Irvine Park Railroad Christmas Train!


Thursday, November 5, 2015

Peanuts Movie: Meet the Cast!

Last weekend, a very special blimp flew round and round Knott's Berry Farm.
It was the Peanuts Movie blimp, getting us excited for the movie premiere just a week away!

We were invited to meet the cast of this very special movie,
a collaboration between the Schulz family and Blue Sky Studios!

I had a chance to speak to Craig Schulz, 
son of the Peanuts comic strip creator, Charles M. Schulz.
Craig is excited to be part of bringing his father's characters to life in The Peanuts Movie.
He helped write the script and knows his father would love the film!
Craig told us his favorite character is Pig Pen.

I loved interviewing Craig because the Peanuts characters are part of my childhood memories, 
from reading the comic strip to seeing the holiday specials on tv.
Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the gang continue to the next generation 
as favorites of my children as they see them at Knott's Berry Farm and on tv.
I know we are all going to love The Peanuts Movie!

The children who were cast to voice the characters in the movie are so down to earth and kind.
I loved meeting them and could picture them playing in my neighborhood.
I'm sure they are much like the children Charles M. Schulz pictured 
as he drew his beloved Peanuts characters.

Schulz was a wonderful father, with good family values.
His children have fond memories of growing up in a wonderful home.
I admire him so much for creating something entertaining 
without resorting to bad language and innuendos.
Schulz once said, "Americans want decency. They want decent entertainment.  
And I've always believed that. I always felt that if I ever did anything crude or raunchy, 
that God would literally strike the fingers off my hand."

When Charles M. Schulz died from cancer in 2000, 
Peanuts had an estimated readership of over 350 million,
 appeared in 2,600 newspapers in 21 countries around the world. 
Schulz had drawn, inked and lettered 17,897 strips. 
It is a legacy that many tried to bring to the big screen over the years. 
The Schulz family worked closely with Blue Sky Studios 
to produce a film true to the style and values of Charles M. Schulz.

Check out this clip and get excited with us for The Peanuts Movie!


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