After 12 years Winterfest is back at the Kings Island Amusement Park. We grew up here in the Cincinnati area so we have wonderful memories of WinterFest and all it had to offer. We were so excited to get to experience it once again and I have to say it is even better!
We were just amazed walking in, it was absolutely stunning! There are over 5 million lights and it is so beautiful. I love that it is a big wide open space and even if it is crowded you feel like there is plenty of room for everyone. You hear different Christmas music throughout the park and can see mini shows and entertainment all over the place.
WinterFest at Kings Island will be on select nights through December 30. There are nine enchanting winter wonderlands featuring ice skating on the Royal Fountain and the Eiffel Tower turns into a magical Christmas tree. There are 9 Winterlands to visit and Christmas characters are constantly walking around the park. We spotted Scrooge and the characters from Frozen.
Although the weather is cool there are 17 rides open during WinterFest. Everything from the roller coaster Mystic Timbers to the Scrambler and many more! You can even take a Christmas train ride!
There are a ton of shops open that are fully decorated and throughout the park and an artisan village underneath the Eiffel Tower. There are many photo opportunities throughout, look out for the snowglobe-it makes a great pic!
There are several shows throughout so check out the showtimes and where they are offered throughout the park before you start to walk around. The talent is amazing! No WinterFest would be complete without Santa and there are times your younger children can meet him!
You can get a WinterFest Souvenir Mug for $10.99! If you get this you can get free hot chocolate or coffee in a souvenir mug on your first visit and $1 refills when you visit again this season. The hot chocolate is to die for. It tastes rich and chocolatey and is just so so good. If you are going more than once this year the mug is well worth it!
WinterFest will take place select nights November 24th-December 30th. If you buy your tickets online you will save 10.00 per ticket! You can find additional information and prices on the Kings Island website.
Disclosure: We received tickets and complimentary WinterFest Souvenir Mugs for our review. All opinions are 100 percent mine!