Kings Island’s Winterfest, the Lebanon Horse-Drawn Carriage Parade and Christmas Festival and more end-of-the-year attractions are expected to once again draw considerable crowds to Warren County, Ohio, this winter travel season, according to the Warren County Convention & Visitors Bureau (WCCVB).
After a 12-year hiatus, Kings Island’s Winterfest will make its return to Warren County later this month. Featuring ice skating, state-of-the-art light displays, live entertainment, festive food and the transformation of the park’s iconic Eiffel Tower into a giant Christmas tree, the seasonal celebration will welcome back guests select dates November 24 through December 30.
Great Wolf Lodge in Mason, Ohio once again will transform into Snowland beginning November 25. In addition to its trademark 84-degree indoor waterpark, the lodge will feature life-size gingerbread houses, visits from Santa, holiday activities and more seasonal offerings.
Scheduled to be held Saturday, December 2, Lebanon’s Horse-Drawn Carriage Parade & Christmas Festival will feature more than 100 decorated carriages pulled by mini horses, Clydesdales, Percherons, and more, as well as live entertainment, specialty shopping and food and craft booths.
Historic Downtown Lebanon also will be the site of holiday-themed train rides on the Lebanon Mason & Monroe Railroad’s North Pole Express. Offered select dates and times November 24 through December 24, the LM&M experience includes visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus, entertainment by elves, hot chocolate and holiday cookies.
Showcasing its nationally renowned outdoor walk-through display of approximately one million LED lights, The Christmas Ranch in Morrow, Ohio, will welcome back guests Friday, November 17 through December 23. New this year is a state-of-the-art 3D light display. Holiday shops, pictures with Santa, themed train rides and festive food and drink offerings will round out the guest experience.
Home to decorated, historic Main Streets, a variety of locally owned dining options and more than 100 antique, boutique and specialty shops, the towns of Lebanon, Waynesville and Springboro once again will be among the region’s most popular small-town holiday shopping destinations. Waynesville’s annual Christmas in the Village will be held December 1-3 and feature luminaries, carriage rides and entertainment, in addition to the village’s shopping offerings.
More information on Warren County’s winter events and attractions is available at OhiosLargestPlayground.com.
About the Warren County Convention & Visitors Bureau:
Warren County is Ohio’s Largest Playground! With easy access from Interstates 71 and 75, visitors to Warren County can enjoy more activities within a 30-mile radius than anywhere else in Ohio. The Warren County Convention & Visitors Bureau is a professional destination marketing organization committed to economic growth by increasing overnight and year-round visitors. Tourism is the leading industry in Warren County. The 11.89 million yearly visitors drive an economic impact of $1.168 billion and 12,244 tourism-related jobs. For additional information, visit OhiosLargestPlayground.com, call 800-433-1072 or visit the WCCVB on social media: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram
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