If you’re anything like me, you’re looking forward to the upcoming “winter break” with a little bit of excitement & possibly a wee bit of dread.

I’m probably just as thrilled (if not more) than the kids, that they’re out school (I’m really looking forward to the possibility of sleeping in).

But, I’m also just a tiny bit worried about keeping them busy, & keeping my own personal sanity at the same time.

Never fear, our Winter Break Survival Giveaway is here to save the day. We’re giving away tickets for some of our favorite Orange County Holiday Activities

Winter Break Survival Giveaway

Yep! Yep! We are giving away all the “fixings” for a fun &  fabulous winter break. All you have to do is comment below & you may win. We have 10 different prizes, so we will be choosing 10 different winners.

If you’re lucky, you just might be one of our winners & receive one of the following prizes:

* Adventure City: Win a family 4-pack of tickets to Adventure City!
Adventure City is the little theme park that’s big on family fun! Admission for a family of four is about the same price as one ticket to a big park so you can enjoy all 17 rides, shows and attractions for one affordable price! Roller Coasters, the Adventure City Express Train, petting farm, interactive children´s shows and so much more!

* Aquarium of the Pacific: Win a pair of tickets to the Aquarium of the Pacific!
The Aquarium of the Pacific is a fun and educational experience for families. In addition to over 11,000 animal exhibits with numerous opportunities for up-close encounters, they offer Harbor Tours, a 4D film experience, family festivals, a variety of children’s educational programs, birthday parties, summer and winter camps, sleepovers, and more.

* Discovery Science Center: Win a family 4-pack of tickets to the Discovery Science Center!
Discovery Science Center is Orange County’s #1 destination for hands-on family fun. Well known for its giant cube towering over the 5 freeway in Santa Ana, Discovery Science Center makes science fun for all ages. With over 100 interactive exhibits in themed areas and several traveling exhibit areas throughout the year, there is always something new to do and see.

* Disney on Ice Toy Story 3: Win a family 4-pack of tickets to Disney on Ice Toy Story 3 at the Honda Center!
Disney Toy Story 3 on Ice features Woody, everyone’s favorite pull-string cowboy; space ranger Buzz Lightyear; Jessie, the yodeling cowgirl; and the rest of the Toy Story gang (including my favorites Barbie & Ken). It’s the biggest Toy Story experience ever on ice, jam-packed with fast-paced adventure such as Buzz’s galactic battle with Emperor Zurg and a hoe-down on the set of “Woody’s Roundup.” Relive the humor, friendship and charm of Toy Story when Disney Toy Story 3 on Ice takes family fun to infinity and beyond!

* Irvine Railroad Christmas Train: Win 6 Christmas Train tickets & 8 Christmas Train Activity Tickets. Or, 2 other people will win 4 “regular” train tickets & 1 Wheel Fun Rentals at Irvine Park paddle boat rental coupon each!
Enjoy a night-time train ride through historic Irvine Regional Park to meet Santa Claus. The train departs every 15 minutes for the North Pole. & While you & your children wait, you can enjoy story time with Mrs. Claus, cookie decorating, a bounce house or picture coloring, or even eat dinner. Once you reach the North Pole, your children can share their wish list with Santa & have their pictures taken with him as well (with your personal camera or by you can purchase a photo taken by Irvine Park Railroad).

* Kaleidoscope: Win a family 4-pack for the Ice-Less Skating Rink (including skate rentals) at Kaleidoscope!
Kaleidoscope is offering a new element of entertainment with the Grand Opening of its first eco-friendly ice-less skating rink. Scheduled to operate through Valentine’s Day 2012.  The plastic ice surface, which requires no water or refrigeration, is built around a new technology that closely resembles the skating experience of real ice.

* OC Fair NYE Block Party: Win a pair of tickets to the OC Fair NYE Block Party!
Dancing, carnival rides, casino fun, fireworks and more as the OC Fair celebrates New Years 2012 at the biggest Block Party in Orange County!!  The folks who bring you the OC Fair invite you to their second annual New Year’s Eve Block Party on Saturday, December 31st. This casual, hip extravaganza will feature live tribute bands and DJ entertainment by the decade “from the ’60s to the ’90s” along with the all the gourmet food trucks we’ve grown to love. For more information, or to purchase ticket (if you don’t happen to win) visit ocfair.com!

* Pretend City: Win a family 4-pack of tickets to Pretend City Children’s Museum!
Pretend City is an interconnected city that allows children to explore the world on their own terms; here the children are the adults. With an entire city at their fingertips, children can experience what it is like to live, work, play, and be a part of a community. With over 15,000 sq. feet of educational interactive exhibits and activities, Pretend City brings learning and imagination to life!

Here’s the nitty-gritty:

* You have until Midnight PST on Sunday, December 18th to enter (better act fast!)
* Simply leave a comment on THIS post.
* Anyone can enter (so tell your friends).
* The winners will be randomly picked & emailed.

REALLY want to win? We are always willing to give extra entries to those willing to go the “extra mile.” Be sure to leave ANOTHER comment for every EXTRA entry.

1. Tweet the following & comment with the link “I JUST entered the ultimate Orange County Winter Break Survival from @according2kelly & @justspottedOC. YOU can enter here: http://bitly.com/uprkvi

2. Make this your Facebook status & comment with the link “I JUST entered the ultimate Orange County Winter Break Survival from Just Spotted.  YOU can enter here: http://bitly.com/uprkvi” (don’t forget to “tag” Just Spotted! OR, “reshare” our Facebook Post announcing the contest on YOUR wall.

3. Follow Kelly on Twitter

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5. “LIKE” Adventure City on Facebook

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7. “LIKE” Discovery Science Center on Facebook

8. “LIKE” Irvine Railroad on Facebook

9. “LIKE” Kaleidoscope on Facebook

10. “LIKE” OC Fair on Facebook

11. “LIKE” Pretend City on Facebook

Wowsers! There are so many ways to enter to win this oh-so-fabulous prize pack. With 9 potential winners & a total of 12 ways to enter?! Your odds of wining something are pretty good! Wahooo! Let the games begin.

xoxo, K