The holidays have come to Irvine! Ice skate under the sparkling lights of the Giant Wheel, stroll the pathways of fantastic shopping and tell your wishes to Santa Claus. This season is magical! Holiday time at Fashion Island and at The Irvine Spectrum brings delight to all visitors. Here’s what each shopping mecca has to offer:

Fashion Island

The towering Holiday Tree is up and ready to enjoy. Stop by the Neiman Marcus / Bloomingdale’s Courtyard to visit this beauty and take your photo in front of it. Santa is waiting in his beautiful home on the Atrium Lawn to visit him and tell him your holiday wishes. Come take a photo with him to capture the holiday magic.

Santa hours

Irvine Spectrum Center


Ice Skating

Skate under the stars and the lights of the Giant Wheel from November 2 - January 6. Every Thursday, special entertainment and giveaways from One West Bank make the experience even more fun! Come dressed in the weekly theme and you will get $5 off your ticket.

Dates and pricing

Holiday Tree Lighting

A 75-foot tree lights up every night with a choreographed light show every 30 minutes from 5 pm - 11 pm. Come to the Giant Wheel court between November 23 and December 24 to see this marvel of light.


Santa Photos

Santa is waiting in his surf shack to hear your holiday wishes. Kids can dance and run through the mist fountain of Palm Court and then visit dear Santa Claus from November 23 - December 24.

Details on daily hours and pricing

Shopping - Black Friday Frenzy starts midnight after Thanksgiving

Find all the perfect holiday gifts at the Irvine Spectrum Center for everyone on your list. Black Friday Frenzy is night and morning of festive fun with amazing deals. Enjoy free ice skating, free valet parking, and free carousel and Giant Wheel rides until 8am (based on availability).