Discount tickets to Kings Dominion Winterfest Christmas family event in Doswell VA

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Kings Dominion Winterfest

15 Reasons to Visit Kings Dominion Winterfest

If you’re looking for a fun and spirited way to celebrate the holiday season near Richmond, then Winterfest at Kings Dominion theme park in Doswell, Virginia is the place for you!  The event is available on select nights from November 23rd through January 1st.  There’s so much to do here – and here are 15 reasons why I know you’ll enjoy going:

1. Winterfest Lighting Spectacular

A crew of singers & dancers will kick off the WinterFest Lighting Spectacular, which takes place at the base of the Eiffel Tower.  There’s a countdown to when Snoopy & his friends insert the giant plug in the humungous power outlet and then thousands of lights will come on!  You’ll be able to enjoy this on International Street – along with snow, which will fall at night!

2. Snow Flake Lake Ice Skating

If you’ve ever dreamed of ice skating in front of the Eiffel Tower, then here’s your chance.  Because that is exactly what you’ll get to do here!

3. Santa & Friends

What’s Christmas without the big guy himself?  You’ll be able to visit Santa’s room and get pictures with him.  And if you’ve got a long list of things to tell/ask Santa for and that visit can’t cover it for you, there’s a North Pole Post Office available at King’s Dominion that conveniently gets your letters right to Santa!

4. Midway Merriment

Meet over 30 of the Merriest Citizens of WinterFest, such as:

  • Jack Frost
  • Holly, Lolly, Jolly & Jingle
  • Candy Cane
  • Sugar Plum Fairy
  • Ginny & Ginger
  • Belsnickels
  • And more!

5. Sounds of the Nativity

There will be a live nativity scene featuring a 38-animal petting zoo and singing to celebrate the true meaning of Christmas

6. Entertaining Performers

There will be holiday-themed performers throughout the park, like:

  • Holly Jolly Trolley: An early 20th century style cable car full of performers who will stop and perform throughout the park
  • The Mistletones, an Acapella trio who sing classic tunes with a 1950s flavor
  • Jingle Jazz, a group of Dickensian carolers who harmonize holiday classics a cappella style
  • Blitzen’s Brass Band
  • Four Drummers Drumming

7. Shows

There are also great holiday-themed shows, like:

  • Tinker’s Toy Factory Show
  • Charlie Brown’s Christmas Spectacular
  • A PEANUTS Guide to Christmas

8. Delicious Holiday Dining

Enjoy delicious holiday (and any time of the year) favorites, like:

  • Holiday Cookies
  • Fudge
  • Prancer’s festive funnel cakes
  • Blitzen’s Burritos
  • Smoked chicken wings with cranberry sauce
  • Smoke Country Ham
  • Carved turkey dinner
  • Turkey Legs
  • Fresh smoked BBQ Brisket
  • Pork Sandwiches
  • Churros
  • Pretzels
  • Pizza
  • Cotton Candy

9. Holiday Drinks

You can enjoy holiday drinks, like:

  • Hot Chocolate with Marshmallows
  • Adult beverages, like:
  • Craft Beer
  • Spiked Egg Nog
  • Wine

10. Rides

In addition to enjoying the holiday spirit here, you’ll also be able to enjoy some of your favorite rides, like:

  • Great Pumpkin Coaster
  • Xtreme SkyFlyer
  • Woodstock Whirlybirds
  • Wave Swinger
  • Snoopy’s Junction
  • Sally’s Sea Plane
  • Racer 75
  • PEANUTS 500
  • Lucy’s Crabbie Cabbies
  • Linus Launcher
  • Flying Eagles
  • Kite Eating Tree
  • Delirium
  • Dodgem
  • Dominator
  • Charlie Brown’s Wind Up
  • Carousel
  • Blue Ridge Tollway
  • Berserker
  • Bad Apple

11. Activities for Kids

There are a lot of great hands-on activities for kids with a seasonal theme, like:

  • Sally’s Christmas Crafts
  • Mrs. Claus’ Kitchen Cookie Decorating

12. Charlie Brown’s Christmas Town

We all know the story of Charlie Brown & Linus looking for a Christmas tree, and now you can experience it by walking through a maze of pines, spruces & firs to discover the perfect tree for Charlie Brown (and you can pose there for pictures!)

13. Coke Polar Party

A Kings Dominion DJ will keep the party going at Coca-Cola Polar Bear Plaza where you’ll see an iconic Coca-Cola Santa holding a bottle of Coke and you can take photos with the iconic Coca-Cola Polar Bear.  You’ll also hear great holiday songs, play interactive games and there will be nightly prizes.

14. Winterfest Snow Globe

The Winterfest Snow Globe is the perfect spot at King’s Dominion for a great holiday photo

15. Shopping

You’ll be able to get great shopping done just in time for Christmas here, like:

  • Artisan’s Village with Virginia area artisans & craft vendors
  • Personalized ornaments
  • PEANUTS themed holiday gifts


Looking to save money on this great holiday event?  Then click here!  You can save $13 of regular admission.