Wintertime Traditions, Attractions to Once Again Draw End-of-Year Travelers to Warren County

WARREN COUNTY, OH (November 17, 2022) — Kings Island’s Winterfest, Lebanon’s Horse-Drawn Carriage Parade and more holiday season highlights - both new and familiar - are expected to once again draw considerable crowds to Warren County, Ohio this winter, according to the Warren County Convention & Visitors Bureau (WCCVB).

Kings Island’s Winterfest will be 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, nightly holiday parades and much more, the seasonal celebration will welcome guests select dates November 25 through December 31.

Celebrating its 33rd anniversary this year is Lebanon’s historic Horse Drawn Carriage Parade & Christmas Festival. Once again featuring more than 100 decorated carriages pulled by mini horses, Clydesdales, Percherons and more beautiful breeds, the event will also offer live entertainment, specialty shopping and food and craft booths when it returns on December 3.

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 18 through December 23, the experience includes visits from Santa and Mrs. Claus, entertainment from elves, hot chocolate and holiday cookies.

Great Wolf Lodge in Mason will once again transform into Snowland this winter. 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.

New to Warren County’s holiday lineup this year is Holiday in Lights, an outdoor, drive-through collection of more than 250 light displays. Previously held at Sharon Woods in Sharonville, Ohio, this year’s event will take place at Lebanon’s Armco Park for the very first time and operate select dates from November 18 through December 30.

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 18 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 Christmas in the Village will be held December 2 through December 4, while Christmas in Historic Springboro begins this Friday, November 18 and runs through Sunday November 20.
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 30.

Finally, Yuletide Village, a 16th Century-styled holiday celebration complete with era-inspired light shows, music, live entertainment and more returns to the grounds of the Ohio Renaissance Festival in Waynesville select dates between November 25 and December 17.

More information on all of Warren County’s winter events and attractions is available at
To learn more about holiday highlights all throughout the state of Ohio – including many of the aforementioned Warren County draws – see TourismOhio’s Holiday Lights Trail on

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. In a typical year more than 12 million visitors drive an economic impact of $1.45 billion and nearly 12,000 tourism-related jobs. For additional information, visit, call 513-204-1900 or visit the WCCVB on social media: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

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