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Carowinds WinterFest 2022-2023

A myriad of Christmas activities and holiday attractions parkwide promise a joyful family getaway


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WinterFest at Carowinds is an annual occasion gathering folks for seasonal fun at the amusement park, straddling the North CarolinaSouth Carolina border. The themed entertainment is scheduled to run on select nights from late November to New Year's Day, so this event is also renowned as a great place to spend New Year's Eve in Charlotte. Generally, the daily hours of operation are 5 pm to 10 pm, and the tickets start at $32.99.

Visiting Carowinds WinterFest means millions of shimmering festive lights, one of the area's largest Christmas trees, ice skating on Snow Flake Lake, holiday shopping, seasonal treats, themed games, merry music by crooning carolers, concerts, and kids-friendly activities parkwide. One of the main highlights of the program must be a nightly WinterFest Wonderland Parade, which starts at 9 pm and features brightly festooned floats, Santa Claus, Christmas music, and other performers. If you happen to be at Carowinds on New Year's Eve, you'll also catch a spectacular midnight firework display.

For more information on WinterFest, please check Carowinds' official website or Facebook, mentioned in the External Resources below. Also, consider your stay and, if possible, book your accommodations in advance, as the holiday season is known for increased demand. View available housing options showcased on the map.

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