Family New Year's Eve Event & Celebration at Kings Island Amusement Park

Park: 10 AM - 8 PM Water Park: Closed View Hours
New Year's Eve at WinterFest
December 31, 2021 | 5PM - 1AM

A celebration for the whole family!

Join the eager elves of Tinker's Toy Factory for an early New Year's Eve Countdown featuring a giant balloon drop, or close out the year with music and fireworks at the stroke of midnight!

*Rides close at 10 p.m.

New Year's Eve Under the Lights

at International Restaurant


Ring in 2022 at the New Year's Eve Lounge in the International Restaurant, a warm retreat for guests of all ages to gather and welcome the New Year.

Enjoy a catered dining experience including assorted appetizers and hors d'oeuvres, a grand, all-you-can-eat buffet, plus access to a delicious dessert bar throughout the evening. Welcome the New Year with a complimentary champagne or sparkling cider toast at midnight paired with the best view of our fireworks. This unique experience also includes unlimited hot chocolate, Midway Merriment character encounters and other WinterFest surprises throughout the night.  

Your ticket grants come-and-go access to the New Year's Eve Lounge throughout the night. Doors will open at 7:00 PM. A limited number of tickets are available online only. Park admission required.

Doors Open at 7:00 PM / Food at 7:30 PM

New Year's Eve Event Buffet Menu

Let's Get Things Going 
Appetizers & Hors D'oeuvres
Cheese, Cracker Breads & Cured Meats
Chips, Salsas & Dips / Bacon-on-a-Stick / Arancini with Marinara 
Smoked Salmon on Toast / Caprese Salad Skewers / Deviled Eggs/ 
Grilled & Chilled Shrimp with KI Cocktail Sauce
Dinner is Served 
China…Vegetable Fried Rice, Crab Rangoon, Pork Belly Char Siu & Spring Rolls
Italy…Chicken Milanese with White Wine Butter Sauce, Sausage & Swiss Char Pasta with Tomato & Cavatelli, Caesar Salad & Cheesy Garlic Bread 
Latin America…Shrimp & Avocado Tacos, Beef Barbacoa & Queso Empanadas, Rice & Beans & KI Hot Sauce
England…Carved Bone-In Prime Rib Steaks, Popovers, Potatoes, Toasted Sunflower Seed Beans, Horseradish Sauce KI Salad & Artesian Rolls
Sweet Way to Ring in the New Year
An Assortment of Desserts Crafted by Our Pastry Chef
Served from 9:30 PM - 11:30 PM
Happy New Year! 
Champagne Toast and the Best view in the Park for Fireworks to Celebrate the New Year

New Year's Eve Live Entertainment

8:00pm – 10:00pm • PEANUTS™ Showplace

Celebrate the New Year with the PEANUTS Gang™ at this interactive party zone including silent disco, character meet & greets and family-friendly music!

9:30pm – 10:30pm • Tinker’s Spielzeug Haus

Join the eager elves of Tinker’s Toy Factory for an early, family-friendly New Year’s Eve Countdown featuring character interactions and a giant balloon drop!

The countdown begins at 9:59pm

10:00pm – 1:00am • International Street Bandstand

Join Snoopy, a live DJ and select Midway Merriment characters as they ring in the New Year like never before! Watch as our 314-ft. tall magical Christmas tree is transformed into a giant countdown leading up to fireworks at the stroke of midnight.

The countdown begins at 11:59pm