Winter Activities in Orange County

Looking for a few fun winter activities near you? While Orange County isn’t your typical winter destination, locals can find a range of great events and activities to engage in during this time of year. From taking advantage of the regularly sunny weather to indulge in some snowy antics, there is plenty to do in the winter around Orange County. Check out a few suggestions provided by Anaheim Regional Medical Center below!

Snow Day in Fullerton – January 30th

Though Orange County isn’t known for its snow flurries, this January you can still enjoy a winter wonderland during the annual Snow Day in Fullerton. Tons of frosty snow is delivered to the Brea Dam Park, creating the perfect space for sledding, snowball fights, snowmen, and snow angels. Make sure to wrap up your youngsters in warm clothes, including scarves, hats, and gloves so they can enjoy the snow without getting too chilly. There are three 75-foot sled runs, a special sled run for younger children, crafts and games, a family campfire, and much more.

There is limited space for the snow day (900 people), so make sure you register early if you want to claim a spot! You can register through the park’s class sign up online or by calling the Parks and Recreation Department at (714) 738-6575.

Registration costs $12 per person for Fullerton residents and $15 for non-residents. Day of the event admission increases to $15 for residents and $18 for non-residents. Children under two years of age get in free!


Brea Dam Park
1700 N. Harbor Blvd
Fullerton, Orange County, 92835


Street parking will be available.

Surf City USA Marathon & Half Marathon – February 7th

During February, celebrate the sunny weather by participating in the annual Surf City USA Marathon / Half Marathon. The exclusive oceanfront course truly lets you enjoy the unique “winter” in California. The course follows the Pacific Coast Highway past the famous Huntington Beach pier, winding through some of the most beautiful and legendary beaches in the area. Enjoy retro surf bands on the course and a Finish Line Party that includes a beach side beer garden—a worthy way to bask in the glory of a completed race. Marathon / half marathon finishers receive unique surfboard medals!


21100 Pacific Coast Highway
Huntington Beach, CA

You can find more information by emailing or calling (888) 422-0786.

OC Chill Ice Rink – October 15, 2015 to February 15, 2016

If you want your winter to look a little more festive, head back to the “chill” in California at the OC Chill Ice Rink, held at Irvine Spectrum Center’s the Giant Wheel Court. The area is transformed into a “winter wonderland,” offering a fun and scenic outdoor holiday ice rink. The outdoor ice skating area is open all the way through February 15, so there is plenty of time to get in some winter fun here! Skate sessions are 75 minutes and private lessons, parties, and season passes are offered.

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