Dazzling Larger-than-Life Christmas Spectacular to Debut in Central Virginia

WinterFest at Kings Dominion is already known as one of the area’s most sought-after immersive holiday celebrations. Beginning November 20, WinterFest will transform the park into a winter wonderland adorned with millions of holiday lights, nearly a thousand Christmas trees and festive décor displayed throughout the park. Plus, the iconic Eiffel Tower will be transformed into a 300-foot-tall Christmas tree. WinterFest will be open select evenings through January 9.

This year will bring an even more spectacular experience with the debut of the larger-than-life WinterFest Wonderland Parade, a Christmas parade brimming with dazzling displays, exciting performances, and extravagantly decorated holiday floats every night of WinterFest November 26 through January 9. Guests will be treated to a grandiose showcase of eight festive floats with classic themes such as toy boxes, gingerbread houses and choo-choo trains. More than 100 singers and dancers from the amazing experiences all around WinterFest will join the merry procession to perform on the parade route, and the Big Guy himself – Santa Claus – might just join in the magical Christmas festivities. “Yule” just have to come and see for yourself!

WinterFest will be the perfect place to create lasting memories with your family with so many exclusive holiday attractions:

  • Festive Activities for the Whole Family: At WinterFest, children can take a picture with Santa at St. Nick’s Pics, decorate cookies with Mrs. Claus*, and visit a live nativity and petting zoo. Guests will also be able to ice skate on the park’s transformed International Street Fountain, Snow Flake Lake*, as well as reserve horse-drawn carriage rides* throughout the park. Families will enjoy up to 21 rides, including Twisted Timbers and Dominator, as well as several kids’ rides and family favorites.
  • Enchanting Live Entertainment: More than a dozen shows will delight guests throughout the park such as Cool Yule, Jingle Jazz, Mistletones, Tinker’s Toy Factory and Charlie Brown’s Christmas Spectacular. Throughout the midways, more than 30 holiday characters including Jack Frost, Ice Princess, Sugar Plum Fairy and the PEANUTS™ gang, will meet and greet guests while spreading holiday cheer.
  • Delicious Holiday Fare and Unique Gifts: Kings Dominion’s executive chef, Denis Callinan, is bringing new festive flavors to WinterFest including the Donut Burger, Apple Butter BBQ Turkey Leg, and a gourmet mashed potato bar. Shoppers can hunt for the perfect gift crafted by local artists at Artisan Alley and browse for unique finds at North Pole Mercantile, PEANUTS™ Holiday Gifts, Sugar Plum Sweets and more.
  • Family Fun New Year’s Eve Event: The holiday celebrations will continue with a special celebration, New Year’s Eve at WinterFest. This family-friendly celebration on December 31 will feature live entertainment, fireworks at midnight and more. New Year’s Eve is included with WinterFest admission or with a 2021 or 2022 Gold Season Pass.

For the most up-to-date hours of operation, please visit kingsdominion.com. WinterFest is included with park admission or a 2021 Gold Season Pass. Guests get unlimited visits to WinterFest in 2021 and 2022 with the purchase of a 2022 Gold Season Pass or with the free Kings Dominion Pre-K Pass, which grants complimentary admission to kids ages 3-5.

A complete listing of shows, attractions, dining and advance-purchase tickets are available at kingsdominion.com.

*Activities not included with park admission and are available for an additional charge.

About Kings Dominion and Soak City Kings Dominion, a 400-acre amusement park located in Doswell, VA off I-95, is home to more than 60 rides, shows and attractions, including 12 world-class roller coasters and Soak City, a top-rated 20-acre waterpark. Special themed festivals as well as the best Halloween event in the region make Kings Dominion the best place to create lasting memories. Kings Dominion is a property of Cedar Fair Entertainment Company (NYSE: FUN), one of the largest regional amusement-resort operators in the world.

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