Louisville’s Kentucky Kingdom will hold its first-ever winter event later this year. 

Christmas at Kentucky Kingdom will run from Nov. 29 through Jan. 4 — extending the park’s operational calendar past its usual end in early fall.

Guests can expect holiday lights strewn around the park, photo opportunities in Santa’s Village, and a section called Holly Jolly Junction where visitors “can make reindeer food and snack on custom designed Christmas cookies,” according to a park press release.

The biggest special attraction for the event will be a four-story-tall, 175-foot-long snow tubing hill in a section the park is calling the Snow Zone. 

“We’ll showcase Christmas classics, and throw in lots of surprises, too,” Kentucky Kingdom sales and marketing director Carly Uglow said in a prepared statement. “Kentucky Kingdom is ready to bring Louisville even more excitement and magic this holiday season.”

Admission to Christmas at Kentucky Kingdom will be included in the park’s season pass.

The new event is arguably the biggest addition made to Kentucky Kingdom since the park was taken over by Herschend Family Entertainment in 2021. Despite speculation that the owner of Dollywood and Silver Dollar City would invest in more coasters and thrill rides for its new acquisition, instead the park’s coaster count has been reduced by one with the closure of T3 last year.