Just over an hour away from Columbus, Kings Island Winterfest features all of the sounds, traditions, and activities of the Christmas season at Kings Island. You’ll enjoy carolers, holiday shows, fresh baked treats, as well as 9 winter wonderlands featuring ice skating on the Royal Fountain, the Eiffel Tower transformed into a magical Christmas tree, up to 17 rides including Mystic Timbers, more than 5 million holiday lights and holiday characters spreading merriment, like Jack Frost and Sugar Plum Fairy.
Charlie Brown fans don’t want to miss A Peanuts Guide to Christmas or Charlie Brown’s Christmas Spectacular, and you can even help Charlie Brown and Linus pick out a Christmas tree and search for one that “just needs a little love!” at Charlie Brown’s Christmas Tree Lot.
Pick up gifts and holiday crafts at artisan village, check out the ice carvers, and catch sing-a-long entertainment and holiday music all through the park. Every night at 5:30 pm, catch the daily tree lighting ceremony in front of Snowflake Lake on International Street. See the Eiffel Tower light up with thousands of shimmering lights and a star on top.
Other special holiday traditions are decorating cookies with Mrs. Claus, writing letters to Santa with the Elves, and even photos with Santa. One of the main features is ice skating on the Royal Fountain, which will make you feel like you’re in a holiday fairytale, whether you are skating or enjoying the views of Snowflake Lake. Some features require additional fees, see details here.
Kings Island Winterfest is open on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sunday from November 23-December 9, and daily from December 14-31 (except closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day) from 5 pm – 10 pm. A special night for New Years Eve will from from 5 pm – 1 am. Tickets start at $25.99; purchase here.
Special Nights at Kings Island Winterfest
Ugly Sweater Day
Friday, December 21
We know you own one – an ugly sweater given to you by a family member that makes you cringe every time you see it in your dresser. On December 21, get in the holiday spirit and wear it with pride on National Ugly Sweater Day to Kings Island and get admission to WinterFest for only $19.99 per ugly sweater-wearing person, a savings of $19 off the front gate price. To receive the admission discount offer, simply show your ugly sweater at the admissions window located to the left of the park’s entry gate.
New Year’s Eve at Kings Island
Monday, December 31
Free with the cost of admission to WinterFest, celebrate the new year with Charlie Brown and the whole gang at the family-friendly countdown time of 8:00 p.m., or stick around for the midnight countdown. Special shows, DJ’s, live music and more- just for our New Year’s Eve Celebration!
The whole family will love the winter wonderland of Kings Island Winterfest, and it may just become your family’s new tradition!
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