(Orange, Calif.) - Join OC Parks and the animals of the OC Zoo to celebrate the Christmas season on Saturday, December 13 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Christmas at the OC Zoo invites children to a special story time with Mrs. Claus and a visit with Jolly Old St. Nicholas. Guests will enjoy seasonally inspired crafts and holiday face painting. Watch the animals of the OC Zoo receive treat-filled gifts hidden inside of Christmas trees and inside gift boxes throughout the day. Reservations are not required to enjoy Christmas at the OC Zoo. The holiday activities are free with paid zoo admission.

While at the OC Zoo, take a ride on Irvine Park Railroad's annual Christmas Train through Irvine Regional Park. The Christmas Train runs November 28-30, December 5-7, and 12-23.

The holidays are upon us so gather the family and ring in the winter season in celebration with OC Zoo and OC Parks!

December 13 - Christmas at the Zoo
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Location: OC Zoo (inside Irvine Regional Park)
1 Irvine Park Road, Orange, CA 92869
Cost: $2 per person, ages 2 & under are free
Parking: $5 per vehicle
Contact: (714) 973-6847
http://www.ocparks.com/oczoo/

November & December - Christmas Train
Location: Irvine Park Railroad (inside Irvine Regional Park)
1 Irvine Park Road, Orange, CA 92869
Cost: $12 per person (children under age 2 ride free)
Parking: $5 per vehicle and free after 5 p.m.
Contact: (714) 973-6835 or (714) 973-3173
http://www.irvineparkrailroad.com/