Winterfest Carowinds has just been announced for another year, and we couldn’t be more thrilled. The annual transformation of the amusement park during the holidays is an annual tradition and one of Charlotte’s favorite activities.
Aside from thrill rides like their roller coasters or family friendly varieties, like their PEANUTS series, Winterfest brings the magic of the season to the park with glowing lights that span across every section of Carowinds. Plus, don’t forget the centerpiece Christmas Tree that lights up Celebration Plaza.
Winterfest is also known for its jubilant Christmas Parade filled with lights and extravagant floats alongside jolly performers. Stick around, and there’s a chance you may even get to see Santa himself.
There are a four holiday shows that combine singing and performance, like the Tree Lighting Ceremony in Celebration Plaza to Jingle Jazz and Sounds of the Nativity. Plus, for the kids, don’t miss the Peanuts Guide to Christmas featuring all your favorite Peanuts characters.
As far as activities go, you can go ice skating on Snow Flake Lake, decorate cookies with Santa, or try a myriad of holiday treats like Gingerbread Funnel Cake.
Carowinds Winterfest is open from 5pm-10pm on select nights.
- November 21 – November 27 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun)
- December 2 – December 18 (Fri, Sat, Sun)
- December 19 – December 23 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
- December 26 – December 30 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
- December 31 (Sat) 5:00 PM – 12:30 AM
- January 1 (Sun)
Where: 300 Carowinds Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28273