Contact: Wendy Haase, Director of Tourism Marketing
Destination Irvine

Celebrate the Holidays in the Center of Orange County with Special Hotel Rates & More

Irvine, Calif. October 1, 2014 - From pumpkin patches and an ice rink to a Christmas train and selfies with Santa, Irvine offers family-friendly activities and events October through December.

Visitors and residents alike can get into the holiday spirit with activities and events taking place throughout the city. Offerings include an ice skating rink at the Irvine Spectrum Center, pumpkin patches and Halloween fun at Tanaka Farms and Irvine Regional Park, holiday performances at the Irvine Barclay Theatre and University of California, Irvine's Claire Trevor Theatre, along with children's activities at Pretend City Children's Museum.

In addition, visitors can take advantage of special rates and offers, such as Visa gift cards for holiday shopping, at select Irvine hotels.

"Irvine's family-friendly holiday activities, events, and special hotel offers, along with the destination's close proximity to all of Orange County make it an ideal destination for visitors to celebrate the holiday season," said Wendy Haase, Director of Tourism Marketing, Destination Irvine.

Hotel offers continue through January 4, 2015. Some restrictions apply. Offers vary by property.

The Irvine hotels offering special rates include: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Irvine Spectrum, Embassy Suites Irvine - Orange County Airport, Hilton Irvine/Orange County Airport, Irvine Marriott, Residence Inn by Marriott - Irvine Airport, and the Wyndham Irvine - Orange County Airport.

For a complete listing of holiday events and hotel specials, visit

About Irvine
Located in the center of Orange County, Irvine is conveniently accessible via John Wayne/Orange County Airport, train and car. The destination offers visitors shopping, golf, diverse dining, outdoor recreation, arts and culture, along with accommodations for every budget. Irvine's close proximity to the area's beaches and attractions makes it an ideal location for a true Southern California experience.

About Destination Irvine
Under the Irvine Chamber of Commerce, a non-profit 501(c)6, Destination Irvine, funded by a self-imposed assessment through a Hotel Improvement District (H.I.D.) positions Irvine as a destination for visitors, meetings and groups. Destination Irvine through direct sales efforts including database marketing, lead generation, trade show participation, and familiarization tours, sells the destination. In addition, Destination Irvine promotes Irvine through marketing, advertising and public relations efforts.