In the Carolinas, a holiday celebration isn’t complete without food. Luckily, the culinary team at Carowinds is serving it up right during WinterFest with special dining locations throughout the park. Each location will introduce a seasonal menu that’s packed with the best holiday food of the season.
“We took a lot of pride in crafting our inaugural holiday menu for WinterFest. Each food item was carefully selected to celebrate the season and complement the WinterFest experience,” said Kris Siuta, Carowinds’ executive chef. “The menu is as vast as it is delicious, and I think it does a great job showcasing our culinary talents here at Carowinds.”
WinterFest will be the perfect place to indulge in the flavors of the season with everything from traditional holiday foods to unique creations and creative combinations. Everything is prepared right here at Carowinds using the freshest ingredients.
“Guests will find traditional holiday dinner staples like carved ham, smoked turkey, home-style side dishes and homemade desserts – much like you’d find around your family’s dinner table,” said Siuta. “But, we also had some fun and got creative with a lot of new recipes and dishes – things you won’t find anywhere else.”
Some of Siuta’s favorite WinterFest food items include his creative spin on the Fried Turkey Sandwich and his highly anticipated Tur-duck-en (turkey, duck and chicken) Burger. And no trip to WinterFest will be complete without a Gingerbread funnel cake with eggnog icing.
“You probably wouldn’t expect to find the majority of the holiday dishes we serve at an amusement park, but we’re always trying to find new ways to share our love of food. With this year’s WinterFest menu, I definitely think we’ve done that,” said Siuta.
Sneak Peek: The Best Holiday Food at WinterFest
Take a look at some of the best holiday food that we’ll be featuring during WinterFest.
Turducken with raspberry marmalade
Chocolate Peppermint Funnel Cake
Gingerbread Funnel Cake with Eggnog Icing
Roast Beast Sandwich
Wings with spicy cranberry sauce
Carved ham and smoked turkey
Money-Saving Dining Plans – WinterFest
If you have a 2017 All-Season Dining Plan or have 2017 All-Season Drink Refills, both will be accepted during WinterFest. All-Day Dining Plans are also available.
Dining plans will be accepted at the following WinterFest locations:
- Prancer’s Pizza
- Blitzen’s Fixins
- Dasher’s Diner
- Sugar Plum Fairy Fries
- Holiday Hall
We’re also introducing the new WinterFest Souvenir Mug, which includes free hot chocolate refills on your first visit and $1 refills when you visit again. To learn more, download our 2017 WinterFest Event Guide.
For the best holiday food and all the sights, sounds and festive fun of the season, be sure to check out WinterFest on select nights from November 24 through December 30. Tickets are available for as low as $25!