Skip to Main Content

Worlds of Fun

Skip to Next Section

The Grandest Holiday Event in Kansas City – WinterFest

Chris Foshee

I bless the rains down in Africa - adjacent to Prowler. 

Communications & social media manager at Worlds of Fun - @ChrisFoshee on Twitter

Now in the event’s third season at Worlds of Fun, WinterFest is a “can’t miss” holiday event in Kansas City. On select nights from November 23 through December 31, the park goes all out with the city’s largest collection of lights and décor, plus live shows, local artisan shopping, horse-drawn carriage rides, ice skating and more!

If you haven’t experienced Worlds of Fun’s magical wonderland, here’s a quick guide to some of the fanciful experiences and Christmas activities that await during WinterFest!  

Over 5 Million Lights

Over 5 million lights and miles of festive décor stretch through 10 different themed areas during WinterFest. The park glows under the shimmering lights, truly an experience to behold. You won’t find a more extravagant display in all of Kansas City.

70-ft Christmas Tree

Located just inside the entrance, a gorgeous 70-foot tree serves as the epicenter of WinterFest. Each night at 5:30 p.m., performers gather around to officially kick off the night’s festivities during our tree lighting ceremony. After flipping the giant switch, you’ll be dazzled as thousands of bulbs light up and snow falls from the sky!

The Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at Worlds of Fun's Christmas Event

Family Activities

A night at WinterFest is packed with holiday family activities. Take a carriage ride through the lights, ice skate on Snow Flake Lake, decorate cookies with Mrs. Claus, visit Charlie Brown’s Christmas Tree Lot, write a letter to Santa in the North Pole Post Office or dance the night away at the Coca-Cola Polar Bear Plaza. You can also shop local by browsing the work of our featured artisans. There are a total of 12 special holiday attractions for families to enjoy. 

 

Live Shows

The best way to spread holiday cheer is to sing loud for all the hear! WinterFest features Worlds of Fun’s largest live entertainment lineup. With stages located throughout the park, it’s hard to miss the season’s spirit.

 

Special Food & Drinks

Forget everything you think you know about traditional “amusement park food.” The Worlds of Fun culinary team really raises the bar with a holiday menu and special WinterFest offerings throughout the park. Prime rib, holiday egg rolls and festive funnel cakes are just a few of the treats that will have you leaving with dreams of sugar plum fairies.

Delicious food is only a small part of makes WinterFest one of the best things to do for Christmas!

Experience the grandest holiday event in Kansas City during WinterFest at Worlds of Fun on select nights from November 23 through December 31. View park hours and save up to $12 on admission online. Or better yet, get unlimited visits and free parking to WinterFest and all of next season with a 2020 Gold Season Pass.

The sights, sounds and festive fun of the holiday season await at Worlds of Fun during WinterFest!

Related Topics:

Share This

Chris Foshee

I bless the rains down in Africa - adjacent to Prowler. 

Communications & social media manager at Worlds of Fun - @ChrisFoshee on Twitter

Post a Comment

Skip to Next Section

Date Night at WinterFest

While there’s nothing wrong with your standard dinner-and-a-movie date night, a romantic outing to WinterFest will make you feel like you’re living a Hallmark Christmas movie.
Read More

Night Before Christmas at Worlds of Fun

Check out our Worlds of Fun spin on the classic holiday tale - Twas the Night Before Christmas.
Read More

Taste of WinterFest

Worlds of Fun makes it really easy to sample a selection of favorites from around the park with the new Taste of Winterfest! For $25, guests receive a tasting card that they take around the park to the selected dining locations.
Read More

New Festive Eats at WinterFest

Coming off last year’s successful debut of WinterFest and the glowing response from our dining options, we decided to keep raising the bar by introducing new food that is delicious as it is unique. Here’s a preview of some new items available at special dining locations throughout the park.
Read More

What's New at WinterFest 2018

WinterFest is back for its second year in 2018. With new features, the seasonal tradition will now have more holiday cheer than the North Pole – quite an accomplishment. Here’s a sneak peek at just a few of the new at #WinterFestKC.
Read More

Where to Eat & Drink This Fall

Whether you’re running from demented monkeys and chainsaw-wielding butchers or screaming on your favorite ride – a night of fright at Halloween Haunt can work up an appetite. But have no fear – we’re here to break down the best places to eat and drink at Worlds of Fun during the fall season.
Read More

Top Five Things To Know Before You Go: Halloween Haunt

To get you and your friends geared up for the largest Halloween event in the Midwest and our 13 extreme haunted attractions, we’ve conjured up the top five things you need to know before exploring our “scream” park in 2018.
Read More

Getting Your Free 2019 Worlds of Fun Pre-K Pass

In addition to the all-new dining location coming to Worlds of Fun 2019, the Pre-K Pass is coming back by popular demand with more benefits than ever before. This amazing product is free for kids ages 3 to 5 years old and includes unlimited visits for the entire 2019 season, including The Great Pumpkin Fest and Winterfest along with unlimited visits for the remainder of the 2018 season.
Read More

The Great Pumpkin Fest

The Great Pumpkin Fest is ready to begin at Worlds of Fun, and if you’re looking for things to do with the family in Kansas City – this not-so-spooky fall festival is sure to fit the bill. On Saturdays and Sundays from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., we’re celebrating the season with special Halloween-themed activities to complement our PEANUTS-themed rides and attractions in Planet Snoopy.
Read More

Labor Day Weekend Events

Dollar Days, Oceans of Fun's season finale, Passholder Bring-A-Friend Discounts, Military Day, and more - Worlds of Fun's lineup of Labor Day Weekend Events has everything you need to say goodbye to summer.
Read More