WinterFest at Kings Island in Mason, OH

6300 Kings Island DriveKings Island, OH 45034
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This winter, Kings Island transforms into a holiday wonderland for WinterFest! Ten remarkable winter lands await you each featuring different holiday activities, food, and fun. Go ice skating on the Royal Fountain, marvel at the 314-foot tall Christmas tree, and meet holiday characters such as Jack Frost, Candy Cane, and the Sugar Plum Fairy.


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Step into WinterFest at Kings Island select nights November 22 through December 31, 2019. It’s an unforgettable experience with the park transformed into ten enchanting winter wonderlands.

Imagine an old-fashioned winter…rosy-cheeked skaters gliding under twinkling lights, the magic of dazzling holiday shows and carolers in traditional costumes, shops filled with ornaments, trinkets and toys, the aroma of freshly-baked treats and the spirit of everyone’s favorite season captured in an atmosphere of warmth and nostalgia – a place where memories of holidays past are present; a place where memories of holidays now are waiting to be made.

There's something for everyone in the family to enjoy together, like ice skating on the Royal Fountain, seeing the Eiffel Tower transformed into a magical 314-foot tall Christmas tree, live shows, rides, delicious holiday treats, millions of lights and holiday characters spreading merriment, like Jack Frost, Candy Cane and the Sugar Plum Fairy.

Tripster Customer Reviews

Christy Anderson
Saline, MI
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"My teens were unimpressed."
January 2019
My kids are 14 and 16 yrs old. They rode 2 rides the whole night. There wasn't that much for them to ride.

Overall, the Christmas lights upon entry were pretty neat, then it went to medicore to boring. I was hoping the train ride would have been more interesting.

My kids don't get the whole 'Snoopy and Charlie Brown' thing like when WE were kids, so the show was dated and everything referenced in it was for Christmas, which for us had already passed. We went New Year's Eve. The storyline and costumes for the Snoopy/Charlie Brown show were 'meh'.

Gift shops were Chinese-made trinkets that looked picked through. I looked to try to find some Dicken themed ornaments but the shops mostly just had coca-cola and Kings Island ornaments.

Hot Chocolate was DEFINITELY from a mix with hot water added. Tasted like artifical sweetener. We bought the cup for $10 and never finished our original or got refills. --No marshmellows or Whipped cream. I don't even think it was real chocolate, to be honest.

It was a nice evening, and uncrowded. We walked around for about 2 hours then decided to leave It was about 9:30 pm and there just wasn't enough to keep us there till the fireworks to ring in the New Year.

I'm thinking it probably would've been more fun for kids 6 and under. Oh well. You live and you learn.
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Tip: Minimum amount of rides available. Lights were nice at the entrance, then just mediocre to boring and some downright sloppy.

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WinterFest at Kings Island is located at 6300 Kings Island DriveKings Island, OH 45034
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