WinterFest opens at Kings Island
CINCINNATI (WXIX) - Kings Island’s WinterFest opens for the season at 5 p.m. Friday.
The annual holiday tradition features the Eiffel Tower transformed into a magical Christmas tree, ice skating on the Royal Fountain, Winter Wonderland parade and more than five million lights spread throughout the park off Interstate 71 in Warren County.
There also will be 19 live holiday shows or hop on one of the park’s 20 rides that will be operating including Kings Island’s newest wood roller coaster, Mystic Timbers, and Kings Mills Antique Autos.
WinterFest is open on select nights in November and December.
Hours: 5-10 p.m. Friday and 4-10 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.
Starting Monday, Dec. 19, WinterFest will operate on weekdays as well, from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
WinterFest will be closed on both Christmas Eve Day and Christmas Day.
The last day will be New Year’s Eve on Saturday, Dec. 31.
The park will be open from 4 p.m. to 1 a.m.
There will be two celebrations to usher in 2023.
The first one at 9:30 p.m. inside Tannenbaumhaus is perfect for families.
For revelers who stay up later, there will be the traditional midnight countdown complete with fireworks.
More information and tickets are available at visitkingsisland.com
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