WinterFest is Free for Gold and Platinum Season Passholders!
Carowinds will be magically transformed into a winter wonderland full of enchantment and holiday cheer! Become immersed in the season’s spirit with spectacular holiday lights and décor, world-class live entertainment, luscious treats and fanciful experiences throughout the park.
Come for the Sights
Magnificently decorated trees, lavish holiday décor and spectacular lights will shimmer throughout the park. WinterFest’s signature 70-foot-tall holiday tree, one of the Carolinas’ largest, will come alive each evening at a special tree-lighting ceremony.
Come for the Sounds
Melodious sounds of the season will ring all over the park during WinterFest with nearly a dozen live shows. From the Mistletones singing their beloved holiday tunes from yesteryear to memorable song-and-dance shows throughout, Carowinds will kindle the holiday spirit in everyone.
Come for the Fun
WinterFest features a sleigh-full of hands-on experiences, including ice skating, make-and-take ornaments, postcards to Santa and more. Jack Frost and the Sugar Plum Fairy will delight and entertain guests all along the midway. Enjoy unique crafters and artisans as they put their talents on display.
Come for the Food
Families can enjoy festive food and drinks including a holiday style menu featuring smoked turkey, carved hams, our homemade hot chocolate and so much more! You'll definitely leave with dreams of sugar plum fairies dancing in your head.
Come for the Rides
Of course the holidays are even more cheerful when you can experience some of your favorite attractions. Select rides and attractions will be open for families and friends to enjoy together (weather pending).
Come for the Crafts
Featuring handmade gifts from some of the Carolina’s best crafters, holiday shopping fun is found in every corner. Carowinds is currently looking for artisans to sell their hand-crafted items during WinterFest.