Kings Island’s WinterFest is a Wonderland of Festive Fun in Cincinnati


WinterFest has returned to Kings Island for the 2019 holiday season, transforming the park into a nostalgic winter wonderland.

Kings Island's International Street is decked out with holiday lights and displays, featuring a Snow Flake Lake ice skating rink under the Christmas tree-styled Eiffel Tower. In addition to strolling carolers and holiday shows, visitors can stop by an artisan village selling holiday crafts, indulge in booze-infused hot beverages, watch ice carvers in the "Action Ice Zone," take a horse-drawn carriage ride and stop by Blitzen's Hot Beverage Bar for some blue hot chocolate.

Nineteen of the park’s rides are open to enjoy, including Mystic Timbers and Kings Mills Antique Autos, with plenty of vignettes in between — like the oversized Candy Cane Lane — for family-friendly photo ops.

Festivities are open through Dec. 31, with weekend-only hours until daily hours start Dec. 16. Tickets start at $27.99. Kings Island, 6300 Kings Island Drive, Mason,

| Photos by Megan Waddel