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4.5 / 5 Rated by 31 members
Review from Kelly Jones
10 events 6 reviews

Its exactly as described. Lots of Christmas trees, activities for the kids, rides and people dressed as Christmas characters. This event was private and not open to the public. Therefore, it was a drastically smaller crowd. it made it a lot more...continued

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Review from Jen
21 events 7 reviews

It was great to enjoy all the activities without the crowds!

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Review from Ray
26 events 4 reviews

I purchased 5 tickets for my daughter, 2 grandchildren and her friends. She reported that she got there around 5:30pm and the will call lines were very long. The ice skate pick up line and assess to the rink was over 30 minutes each for the short...continued

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*_Live Entertainment:_

Ralph’s World (Performing at 7:00pm)

Ralph’s World is the mega-fun musical planet where kids rock rock rock and dance dance dance to their own and their parents’ delight. It’s the creation of Ralph Covert: indie rocker, songwriter, playwright, and children’s book author. He’s taken the same high-energy and super-melodic sense that he developed for his touring pop-rock band to kid’s music—basically only the lyrics are changed for the ears of the innocent.  His McCartneyesque style (both musically and his sense of charm) has won him hundreds of thousands of three-feet-and-under fans and their parents.

Attractions and Rides: 

Chicago Blackhawks Indoor Ice Skating Rink *

Trade the winter chills for thrills at this popular indoor ice skating rink. Ice skate rental is included in the price of your pass. Guests are also welcome to bring their own ice skates*.

Bah Humbug Court*

The Winter WonderForce holiday cops are continually on the watch to issue tickets to unsuspecting guests for exhibiting non-cheerful behavior. You can protest your tickets in front of the Honorable Mayor Evergreen in this all-ages courtroom. Or, take your ticket and serve a temporary sentence, retained behind candy cane bars at Jolly Jail — a perfect photo opportunity for all those suspected of the holiday blues.*

Extreme Ice Trail Ropes Course*

Extreme Ice Trail is a ropes obstacle course stretching 27.5-feet in the air and challenges the adventurous to maneuver their way across beams, staircases and platforms. No sandals, open toe shoes, shoes with heels or dress shoes allowed. Please note: skirts or dresses will not be allowed on this attraction.*

Ferris Wheel*

Capture the best views of the entire event and the city skyline from atop the 50-foot-high Ferris wheel with enclosed seats. Perfect for adults and children alike! In the event the weather does not permit rides, your ticket can be used anytime through June 20, 2013.

Glacier Run

Buckle up for this fast-paced, simulated snowmobile ride that will transport passengers through the glacial mountains of the frozen Arctic amidst the colorful display of the Northern Lights.*


*Jump inside this big action thrill ride and feel the excitement and exhilaration as you are swept up, down, backwards and all around.


Kringle Carousel *

This classic family favorite offers visitors the opportunity to ride round-and-round atop painted animals.**


A kiddie favorite… The Lighthouse will lift fearless little ones 16-feet in the air and “hop” them back down to the ground.**

“Power Wheel” Mini Adventure Track presented by Jeep and Dodge*

Kids, if you can put the pedal to the metal, then take a quick spin on the mini-car road course in a mini-Jeep “Hurricane” or mini-Dodge “Police Cruiser.” This attraction is presented by Jeep and Dodge and located at the Jeep, Dodge, and Chrysler display. **

Reindeer Express Train Ride*

The Reindeer Express Train Ride is a family-style, trackless train which travels more than 300-feet around a holiday village display. **


*Tilt-A-Whirl *

A classic and beloved family attraction debuts at Winter WonderFest this year! Jump on board for a fast and furious spin on this wild ride. **


*Winter Wind Glider *

Soar on this hang glider attraction as you are swept 40 feet high into the air. **

Winter Wonder Climbing Wall

A favorite returns to Winter WonderFest! Grab hold of the ropes and challenge yourself to climb to the top of the rock wall.**

Winter WonderFest Jr.

A special section for small kids — and elves of all ages! — ensures younger children do not miss out on the fun. Must be 46" or smaller to participate.

  • Gumball Bouncer

  • Snowball Blitz

  • Tinsel Tunnels

Slides, Obstacle Courses & More:

  • Arctic Wonder Obstacle Course

  • Candy Cane Bouncer

  • Holiday Howdy Horse — a unique photo opportunity on a giant rocking horse!

  • Ice Caverns Obstacle Course

  • Mount Reindeer

  • Slippery Snowflake Slide

  • Starry Slide

All tickets include admission to Winter WonderFest, parking, skating and skate rental, and a ferris wheel ride. Deluxe tickets include an additional $10 food voucher per person.

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