Thursday, August 18, 2016

WinterFest Returns to Kings Island in 2017

Kings Island fans are rejoicing over the announcement that WinterFest is making its grand return to the theme park in the winter of 2017.  The event was last held at the park 12 years ago, and now will be able to serve as a family tradition once again - especially since it is included in the park's gold season pass program.

Much of the fun will be centered around the park's International Street area, which will include ice skating on the park's Royal Fountain, homemade crafts and holiday carolers.

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At the end of International Street will be the world's largest Christmas tree display using the park's 314 foot Eiffel Tower, pictured above in concept art released by the park.  WinterFest will offer visitors plenty of seasonally themed food offerings, special holiday shopping locations, live entertainment shows, and of course a visit to Santa's Workshop.  Several rides, such as the park's Grand Carousel and the Kings Island & Miami Valley Train, will also operate.

WinterFest will join the previously announced Mystic Timbers wooden roller coaster to create an action packed 2017 season at Kings Island.