It’s one of the Charlotte area’s youngest holiday traditions, but it’s quickly one of the biggest. WinterFest returns to Carowinds this weekend and it never ceases to amaze me how different the place looks.
More the five million lights might have something to do with the total transformation from summertime theme park to Christmas extravaganza. Throw in a 70-foot tree, ice skating, photos with Santa, and cookie decorating with Mrs. Claus and you have a recipe for full-on festive family fun.
Carowinds has added something new to the festivities this year: the WinterFest Wonderland Parade. Weather permitting, the parades will kick off at 9:00 PM each night that WinterFest is open.
WinterFest begins this Sunday, November 24th and will be open select days through December 31st. You can see the complete schedule here.