From a few turns around the ice rink to laughs at the Irvine Improv, partaking in holiday activities always makes this time of year feel especially festive. Here, our friends at Irvine Spectrum Center have spilled their best fashion and fun tips, along with day-of advice, to make Christmas the most joyous occasion of the year.
SB 550 Down Jacket, Hurley Nike SB ($290). Irvine Spectrum Center, 638 Spectrum Center Dr., Irvine, 949-753-1065
Stay warm all-day long thanks to this Nike jacket that comes with a duck down filling and adjustable toggle hood for added wintertime ease.
Daria Active F/L Pant, Lorna Jane ($111). Irvine Spectrum Center, 625 Spectrum Center Dr., Irvine, 949-450-0023
Go for a figure-eight turn on the ice with these active pants by Lorna Jane, which feature two-way stretch for fuss-free movement and moisture-wicking fabric to keep you perfectly toasty.
When in a big group outing for the holidays, remember to do activities that everyone can participate in. If your clan is making a trip to the OC Chill ice rink, make sure everyone knows how to skate or have the beginners buddy up with someone who can show them the basics. Ensure everyone is truly having a good time instead of a forced experience.
Luckily when activities are involved, it takes the pressure off to talk for the entire evening. While waiting in line, strike up a conversation about everyone's favorite childhood holiday activity. This is sure to get the group in merry spirits and excited to make new happy memories.
Bring your nearest and dearest for an evening of loops around the outdoor ice rink, located next to Nordstrom. Each session is 75 minutes and the rink is maintained by the world’s smallest custom Zamboni. Helmets are provided at no cost and for skating enthusiasts, season passes are available. For more information, times, and pricing, please visit SkateSpectrum.com. Irvine Spectrum Center, 670 Spectrum Center Dr., Irvine, 949-748-8280
Give your core a workout at this uproarious spot, where comedians slated for December include Patton Oswalt, Gabriel Iglesias, and Jake Johannsen. Bring your appetite as this hot spot serves mouthwatering food from Umami Burger, alongside their signature Improv Nachos with beer-cheddar fondue and braised pot roast. Irvine Spectrum Center, 527 Spectrum Center Dr., Irvine, 949-854-5455