Wintertime traditions, attractions to draw end-of-year travelers to Warren County

WARREN COUNTY, OH (November 5, 2018) — 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 travel season, according to the Warren County Convention & Visitors Bureau (WCCVB).

After enjoying a successful return from a 12-year hiatus last year, Kings Island’s Winterfest will be back and bigger than ever, Kings Island’s  this holiday season. Featuring ice skating on the park’s iconic Royal Fountain, state-of-the-art light displays, live  showsentertainment, festive food and the transformation of the park’s iconic Eiffel tower into a giant Christmas tree, festive food and more, the seasonal celebration will welcome back guests select dates November 23 through December 310.

Nearby, Great Wolf Lodge will once again will transform into Snowland beginning November 24. In addition to its sprawling trademark 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 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 also includes visits with from Santa and Mrs. Claus, entertainment from elves, hot chocolate and holiday cookies.

Showcasing its nationally renowned outdoor walk-through display of approximately one million LED lights, The Christmas Ranch in Morrow, Ohio, will welcome back guests Friday, November 16 through December 23. Holiday shops, pictures with Santa, themed train rides and festive food and drink offerings will 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 Springborothe towns of Lebanon, Waynesville and Springboro will will once again will 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

About the Warren County Convention & Visitors Bureau:
Warren County is Ohio’s Largest Playground®! With easy access from Interstates 71 and 75, visitors to Warren County can enjoy more activities within a 30-mile radius than anywhere else in Ohio. The Warren County Convention & Visitors Bureau is a professional destination marketing and management organization whose mission is to strengthen the community by advancing economic growth and vitality through tourism, overnight stays, and encouraging significant participation by visitors in the local tourism economy. Tourism is the leading industry in Warren County. More than 12 million yearly visitors drive an economic impact of $1.168 billion and 11,666 tourism-related jobs. For additional information, visit, call 800-433-1072 or visit the WCCVB on social media: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram