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Winterfest at Carowinds Featuring Santa John
December 17, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm$24.99 – $250.00
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.
It’s time to decide if you’ve been naughty or nice. A picture with Santa is a holiday tradition, and the man in the red suit will be taking toy requests throughout WinterFest. Santa is surrounded by holiday merriment as families gather around his chair, set next to an oversized fireplace, to ask for that special something and create a family portrait that will last a lifetime.
What will you ask for this year? (A Gold Season Pass makes an excellent gift!) Santa’s room is adorned with oversized Christmas toys, including nutcrackers, toy trains, goofy reindeer, and lost elves.
The exterior of Santa’s WinterFest home is lined with white lights, a garland-surrounded entryway, and wreaths with holiday bows over the windows. A variety of photo packages are available, with options including decorations.
Additional fee required.
Location: Bailey’s Barnyard
* Wonderland Parade debuts Nov. 22
Featuring : Santa John
No Reservations Needed