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New Year's Eve Celebration at Kings Island's WinterFest

New Year's Eve at WinterFest

December 31, 2018 | 5PM - 1AM

This year, Kings Island is offering a brand new way to celebrate New Year’s Eve with a family-friendly alternative: New Year’s Eve at WinterFest! Join Snoopy’s Rockin’ Countdown Party, see Charlie Brown’s New Year’s Eve Celebration, and finish the night with fireworks at the stroke of midnight!

Tinker’s Early New Year’s Extravaganza • 7:30– 9:30PM | 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 at 8:00PM.

The countdown begins at 7:59PM.

Charlie Brown’s New Year’s Eve Celebration • 8:00PM – 11:30PM | PEANUTS™ Showplace

Celebrate the New Year with the PEANUTS gang in this interactive party zone including character meet & greets, oversized lawn games and fun, family-friendly music!

Oh, What Fun It Is To Ride • 5:00PM – 12:00AM 

Enjoy your final rides of the year on some of your favorite attractions. 

*Ride operations subject to change due to weather.

Snoopy’s Rockin’ Countdown • 10:00PM – 1:00AM | International Street Bandstand

Join Snoopy 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 Midnight, a live DJ will be spinning modern hits to get you moving and keep you warm.

New Year’s Countdown • 10:00PM– 1:00AM | Tinker’s Spielzeug Haus

Enjoy live music from Kings Island band members leading up to a midnight countdown.

On New Year's Eve the International Restaurant will be transformed into the New Year's Eve Lounge* for guests ages 21 and up. From 7:00PM to 1:00AM, you have the opportunity to ring in 2019 with hand-crafted cocktails, a live DJ, dance floor, lounge area, and light snacks -- all paired with the best views of our Midnight Fireworks.

Admission granted with a cover charge, which includes one complimentary drink ticket.

*Must be 21+ older to participate. Space has a limited capacity. Admission granted on a first come first served basis. Re-entry not guaranteed after leaving the venue. New Year's Eve Lounge tickets not available for advance purchase.


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