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Winter WonderFest Returns!

Posted on November 26th, 2012 by

Winter WonderFest at Navy Pier 2012Enjoy the best of the winter season – food, ice skating and so much more – in the indoor warmth of Navy Pier’s annual Winter WonderFest.

From Nov. 30 through Jan. 6, Navy Pier is transformed into a winter wonderland filled with everyone’s favorite holiday activities. Ice skate on the Arctic Ice Skating Rink, take a ride on the 50-foot indoor Ferris wheel, and pick your favorite animal to ride on the ever-popular Kringle Carousel.

Feeling adventurous? Check out the Extreme Ice Trail Ropes Course or the fast-paced Winter Wind Glider. Sit back and relax at the Winter WonderStage where musicians and magicians will regale you with their music and magic acts. And of course don’t forget a visit with the big guy himself, Santa Claus!

Admission & Hours

Admission to Winter WonderFest is FREE. Activity Wristband purchase is required to participate in rides and attractions within the event. There are two wristband types: Premium (includes indoor ice skating with skate rental) and Regular (excludes indoor ice skating).

Winter WonderFest hours:

Nov. 30 – Dec. 15

  • Sunday through Thursday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Friday and Saturday: 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Dec. 16 – Jan. 6

  • Sunday through Thursday: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Friday and Saturday: 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Special Holiday Hours:

  • Christmas Eve: (Monday, December 24) 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Christmas Day: (Tuesday, December 25) CLOSED
  • New Year’s Eve: (Monday, December 31) 10 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
  • New Year’s Day: (Tuesday, January 1) 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

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