Once Upon A Christmas is a small, Balboa Island Cottage that magically opened a portal to the North Pole! Children ride a magic Elevator to the North Pole where they land in Santa’s reindeer barn! They get to tour the barn & chat with Comet the reindeer before activating a portal to travel through a magic door into the Santa’s Toy Factory! They’ll get to make real toys like snow globes and stuffed animals with the head elf before ANOTHER magical portal opens into Santa’s living room! The best part is Santa knows your name and all about you the moment he sees you (thanks to our magical booking survey) wowing even the older believers. Spend quality time with Santa reading stories by his fireplace and taking photos. There is truly NO experience like this & it’s a true hidden gem in Newport Beach!
Located on Balboa Island just next to the Ferry, you can’t miss our classic Christmas Cottage just next door to Once Upon An Island. Tickets do sell out every year and you will need to make an appointment ahead of time.