After a 12-year absence, the long awaited return of WinterFest will provide Gold season passholders and Tristate residents with four seasons of fun at the 364-acre amusement and water park.

The focal point of WinterFest will be the world’s largest Christmas tree display with the park’s iconic 314-foot tall Eiffel Tower decorated with thousands of lights which will be seen for miles.

Below the Eiffel Tower, International Street will be transformed into a colorful and quaint winter village, featuring the fun of holidays past – outdoor ice skating on the park’s Royal Fountain, Christmas carolers, and homemade crafts.

Tasty foods, colorful gifts, live stage shows, fun rides, and of course, Santa’s workshop will all be part of WinterFest’s warmth and excitement.

Rides will include the Grand Carousel and a journey through the park’s Rivertown area on an authentic steam train.

Operating dates, hours and ticket prices for WinterFest will be announced at a later date. The event will be included free for 2017 Gold and Platinum season passholders.

Get the LOWEST PRICE on your 2017 Gold Pass! Includes unlimited visits to Kings Island in 2017, early ride times and more all for less than the cost of two visits. Plus, new Passholders get one FREE 2016 visit and renewing Passholders get one FREE 2016 Fast Lane Plus (usable one Sunday) and one FREE 2016 Bring a Friend ticket (usable Sunday of your choice 9/25 – 10/30)!