Holiday Fun in Warren County

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, according to the Warren County Convention & Visitors Bureau (WCCVB). Here’s your guide to all the Holiday Fun in Warren County:

After enjoying a successful return from a 12-year hiatus last year, Kings Island’s WinterFest will be back and bigger than ever this holiday season. Featuring ice skating on the park’s iconic Royal Fountain, state-of-the-art light displays, live shows, festive food and more, the seasonal celebration will welcome guests select dates November 23 through December 31. 

Nearby, Great Wolf Lodge will once again transform into  Snowland beginning November 24. In addition to its sprawling 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 1, 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 will also be the site of holiday-themed train rides on the Lebanon Mason & Monroe (LM&M) Railroad’s North Pole Express. Offered select dates and times November 16 through December 29, the North Pole Express experience includes visits from Santa and Mrs. Claus, entertainment from elves, hot chocolate and holiday cookies. 

North Pole Express at Lebanon Mason Monroe Railroad

Showcasing its nationally renowned outdoor walk-through display of approximately one million LED lights,  The Christmas Ranch in Morrow, Ohio, will welcome back guests November 16 through December 23. 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 will once again be among the region’s most popular small-town holiday shopping destinations. Waynesville’s annual Christmas in the Village will be held November 30 through December 2, featuring carriage rides, live nativity scenes, carolers, and costumed Dickens characters, in addition to the village’s shopping offerings. 

Finally, Springboro’s La Comedia Dinner Theatre will play host to live, Broadway-style performances of the holiday classic White Christmas select dates now through December 31. 

More information on Warren County’s winter events and attractions is available at

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