Christmas Activities at Carowinds' Annual Christmas Event, WinterFest

Park: 3 PM - 11 PM Waterpark: Closed View Hours

Step Into A World Of Holiday Magic

Select Nights Nov. 13 - Jan. 9

Find Your Way to Fun

Download the WinterFest Map and Park Guide


Select Nights Nov. 13 - Jan. 9

Gather the whole family to make lifelong memories at Carowinds' WinterFest, the area's most immersive holiday attraction with a sleigh-full of fun things to do for Christmas. Listen to favorite tunes crooned by carolers and smell the sweet aromas of freshly baked treats. Find unique gifts at our specialty shops, play holiday-themed games, and catch the season's best live shows.

Help little ones scribble letters to Santa and watch their eyes grow wide at the thousands of glimmering, shimmering lights on our Christmas tree, one of the largest and most magnificent in the area. Then, get caught up in the merry procession of our nightly Wonderland Parade with lavishly decorated floats, lively music, and brilliant performers*. And that's just the tip of the icicle.  

* Wonderland Parade debuts Nov. 22

Making Spirits Bright

Extravagant holiday décor, gourmet treats, fanciful experiences and brilliant entertainment are sure to fill everyone with an AMAZING holiday spirit.

Festive Food

Treat your taste buds to a delectable menu of holiday fare, including savory mains, delicious desserts and irresistible snacks. Our gourmet hot chocolate and other delightful drinks will keep you warm all night long.

Exciting Rides

Oh, what fun it is to ride! Kids and adults will enjoy spinning, whirling and swinging on select rides at WinterFest.

WinterFest Activities

Fill your night with holiday fun like skating on Snow Flake Lake, decorating cookies with Mrs. Claus, riding in a horse-drawn carriage and photos with the big man in red himself!