Winter Lights: A Journey Home

Holiday Musical Spectacular

The auroras are back in OC with the return of Winter Lights: A Journey Home —a holiday musical showing on select dates between December 15 to January 7. Created by Discovery Cube, in partnership with the Tony Award-winning production team, Apples & Oranges Studios, this holiday musical—a special part of the Holidays at the Cube celebration—invites audiences to come and get inspired in a winter wonderland filled with spectacle, original songs and the holiday spirit!

Winter Lights: A Journey Home magically weaves together an enchanting story of family through the eyes of a tenacious young girl who wants to make the world a better place. The show brings to life unique characters, including a science fairy and a lovable robot crafted from a toaster. Set against the backdrop of the Aurora Borealis, the show blends hope, resilience, and the magic of discovery. With Pamela Winslow Kashani, a Tony Award-winning Broadway veteran, bringing her musical talent, each song explodes with joy and emotion, resonating with audiences of all ages.

Winter Lights blends a heartwarming story, with captivating music, and a theater filled with snow to make a perfect addition to any family’s holiday traditions. Book your tickets today and celebrate the holidays, science, and the spirit of the season!

***An Orange County Exclusive

December 15th – December 17

Winter Lights Holiday Show & Festival

December 15th – December 17

Winter Lights Holiday Show & Festival

Everyday December 15th through December 17th starting at 10:00 am
Everyday December 22nd through January 7th starting at 10:00 am

Location: 2500 N Main Street Santa Ana, CA 92705

Showtimes for show on select date and times. Select showtimes at checkout.

Ticket includes admission for both festival and show.

Festival Hours: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Holiday Showtimes: 11:30 am, 1:30 pm, and 3:00 pm

Winter Lights Ticket includes admission for both festival and show.

Discounted presale tickets now available!

Winter Lights Festival

The Winter Lights Festival brings the fantastic world of Winter Lights: A Journey Home to life by transforming Discovery Cube OC into a dazzling winter wonderland, captivating visitors with a mesmerizing display of lights, decorations, and science! The Cube comes alive with interactive light displays that showcase the physics of illumination and the science behind the mesmerizing colors. Winter Lights not only celebrates the beauty of the season but also educates visitors on the science that makes it all possible.


Festival Activities

✨Large holiday tunnel walkthrough

🌟Brite Lites interactive

❄️Snowfall interactive

⚪Snowball toss

☃️Singing snowmen

🧊Large ice castle play structure

💡 Holiday lights snow globe workshop


Explore more at Holidays at the Cube here.


Frequently Asked Questions


Winter Lights is running on select dates and times. The festival is open from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm while the show is on select showtimes. Select the musical showtime at checkout.

Winter Lights dates

  • December 15 through 17 and December 22 through January 7. Closed December 25.

Holiday Showtimes

  • 11:30 am, 1:30 pm, and 3:00 pm


Yes. Winter Lights is an additional charge on top of General Admission or Membership Admission. The ticket allows (1) guest into a preselected timed show and all-day access into the Festival.