Kings Island's WinterFest Returns This Holiday Season Merrier and Brighter Than Ever

WinterFest will feature over 7 million LED lights, live holiday shows and more than 20 rides.

click to enlarge WinterFest - Photo: Provided by Kings Island
Photo: Provided by Kings Island

Kings Island’s WinterFest is just around the corner, and this year it’ll be merrier and brighter than ever.

The beloved holiday tradition returns Friday, Nov. 24 and will be open select nights through the park’s New Year’s Eve celebration on Dec. 31. This year, Kings Island is adding 2 million extra LED lights for a total of more than 7 million lights throughout the park.

WinterFest features 11 winter wonderlands, including the North Pole Outpost, Charlie Brown’s Christmastown and Tinsel Town. The iconic Eiffel Tower will also be decorated for the occasion, transformed into a magical Christmas tree.

Guests can also take in 10 different live holiday shows during their visit, like the nightly tree-lighting ceremony on International Street or the Winter Wonderland Parade. Or, take part in festive activities like decorating cookies with Mrs. Claus or ice skating on the Royal Fountain.

The park will have more than 20 rides open during WinterFest, including its two newest, Sol Spin and Cargo Loco, and its most popular roller coasters, Mystic Timbers and Flight of Fear.

For more information on when WinterFest is open and ticket prices, visit

Kings Island, 6300 Kings Island Drive, Mason.

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