Skip to Main Content

Carowinds

Skip to Next Section

The Best Holiday Food – WinterFest at Carowinds

Ashlyn Hunter

Digital Marketing Content Coordinator

It's the most delicious time of the year! Delight your taste buds at WinterFest with our special seasonal menu created by our executive chef with you in mind. Indulge in your favorite traditional holiday dishes, or enjoy one of our chef's newest concoctions, complete with a southern twist!

For now, feast your eyes on these photos of our most popular delectable dishes. And remember, during the holidays, there's always room for dessert!

Savory Holiday Dishes

Feed your appetite with these hearty holiday meals.

Best Holiday Food Carowinds

Turducken Burger at Holiday Hall

Christmas tree-zza at Prancer's Pizza

Roast Beast Sandwich at Dasher's Diner

Wings with spicy cranberry sauce at Dasher's Diner

Fried Turkey Burger at Dasher's Diner

Carved ham and smoked turkey at Holiday Hall

Enjoy a plate of home-fried chicken or meatloaf and add traditional sides such as roasted potatoes, glazed

carrots and mac and cheese at Tinsel Town Diner

Make your own mac and cheese creation with an endless toppings bar at Blitzen's Fixin's

Sweets and Treats

Satisfy your sweet tooth with a plethora of sugary delight!

Gingerbread funnel cake with eggnog icing

Fried Twinkies at Sugar Plum Fairy Fries

Apple Cranberry Dumplings

Gourmet Hot Chocolate at Holiday Arbor

Money-Saving Dining Plans – WinterFest

If you have a 2018 All-Season Dining Plan or have 2018 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
  • Tinsel Town Diner

You can also purchase a WinterFest Souvenir Mug, which includes free hot chocolate refills on your first visit and $1 refills when you visit again!

To experience all of the sights, sounds, and tastes of the season, visit WinterFest now through December 31. Click here to buy tickets!

Share This

Ashlyn Hunter

Digital Marketing Content Coordinator

Post a Comment

Skip to Next Section

20 For 2020 at Carowinds

Mark your calendars for four seasons of AMAZING with Carowinds’ Seasons of Fun! Spring, summer, fall, winter - every season offers something new for you and your family to enjoy. No two visits are ever alike with all we're bringing you this year. Take a look at what's new, and what may be new to you.  
Read More

9 New Memories You Made at Carowinds in 2019 

2019 was the most AMAZING year at Carowinds yet! From the double launch of Copperhead Strike on opening day to a fantastic fireworks finale on New Year’s Eve, there was so much FUN to be had this year at Carowinds. We wanted to know what kinds of memories you created at the park last season so we went to social media to ask. And boy did ya'll make some wonderful memories! So many of you told us about the spectacular experiences you had throughout the year. Here are some of our favorites.
Read More

Carowinds Welcomes New Executive Chef Mitch Weaver

Carowinds is upping its food game once again, welcoming executive chef Mitch Weaver. Weaver brings a wealth of experience to Carowinds, coming from the world-renowned Knott’s Berry Farm in Buena Park, CA, where he served as executive chef.
Read More

Your New Year's Eve Guide

The holiday fun doesn't end after Christmas at Carowinds. We've got the best family-friendly New Year's Eve celebration in the Carolinas right here. Enjoy all the magical fun of WinterFest plus an amazing New Year's Eve party. Here's your guide to the night.
Read More

This Family Won Big with Carowinds Pass Perks

Being a Season Passholder has its perks! Not only do you get unlimited visits to Carowinds but you also get some great benefits including exclusive discounts, early ride times and more. We are so excited to say that we are continuing to add to this list with Carowinds Pass Perks. This rewards program is EXCLUSIVELY for Season Passholders. You'll earn rewards just by visiting Carowinds and having fun. Some of these surprises could include a Fast Lane, a food item, exclusive discounts and more. And periodically we randomly choose a winner for a special VIP package. Meet one family that won big in the Pass Perks program.
Read More

As the Carousel Turns: The Grand Carousel Celebrates 40 Years at Carowinds

While Afterburn and Hurler celebrated big milestones (20 and 25 years respectively) in 2019, there’s another Carowinds attraction celebrating a landmark anniversary this year: The Grand Carousel. Like clockwork, the carousel horses of Carowinds’ Grand Carousel have been galloping around the park for forty years. The one catch? They’re actually galloping counter clockwise. But where did they get first get their start and get off to the races?
Read More

Carowinds Receives Platinum Rating for Aquatics Safety Excellence 

As 2019 winds down, you’re probably thinking more about ice skating than swimming. But here at Carowinds we have aquatics safety on our minds all year long. Just after Carolina Harbor closed we received the results of our summer safety audits from Ellis & Associates, who recognized our lifeguards with a platinum rating for exceeding industry standards.
Read More

Talking to: Make-A-Wish Youth Leadership Council Members

Carowinds has a strong, long-standing relationship with Make-A-Wish Central and Western North Carolina. Through this partnership, I found out about their Youth Leadership Council and was eager to learn more about this important organization which allows young people to learn, grow and help make wishes come true for children with life-threatening medical conditions. I wanted to see it through some members' eyes and Kierra Sunris and Maria Kaltsounis were gracious enough to do email interviews.
Read More

What's New at WinterFest 2019?

The most wonderful time of the year is HERE! WinterFest returns on November 24th, as Carowinds magically transforms into a winter wonderland with spectacular holiday experiences to ignite the season’s spirit. The state line will shine bright with over 5 million shimmering lights and a 70-foot tree. Friends and family will enjoy live entertainment and immersive holiday experiences. This year, WinterFest is packed with even more fun than ever before with these new, exciting attractions.
Read More

What Rides Will Be Open During WinterFest? 

WinterFest is once again upon us! Many have asked which rides will be open during the event. Wonder no more! If all the lights, shows, food, a nightly parade and general festive memory making aren't enough for you, we'll have select rides open too.
Read More