Saturday September 23rd 2017

Winter Wonderfest at Navy Pier

It is hard to believe, but it is the 10th year of Navy Pier’s fabulous annual event “Winter Wonderfest” and what a fest it is. Over the years, my grand-kids have had a blast visiting this even and we have enjoyed watching them as they experience the warmth of winter inside this enchanted festival. Music, indoor ice skating, shows and some of the neatest inflatable slides as well as carnival rides and crafts. No matter the age of your kids or grand-kids, there is something to entertain the entire family.

This year, they have added even more spectacular attractions.

The Arctic Glacier Run: A simulated snowmobile ride that take the rider through the glacial mountains of the frozen Arctic.

Alpine Dome: Experience the rush of speeding down simulated ski slopes. The wind will whistle past you as you test your skills on a snowboard.

Himalaya: Jump inside this thrill ride as you are swept around in a circular wave motion.

Power wheel: a miniature adventure track that allows you to put the pedal to the metal in a Jeep “Hurricane” or Dodge “Police Cruiser” on a mini track.

And of course all the usual traditional favorites:

Indoor Ice Skating Rink ( you can bring your own or rentals are available)

Ferris Wheel ( a 50 foot indoor Ferris Wheel, allowing you to see the entire 170,000 square feet of Winterfest)

Bah Humbug Court- for those kids who are not having fun

Kringle Carousel

Matterhorn Climb and Slide

Patch’s Lighthouse ( a 16 foot “hopper” ride

Pepsi create a cookie cottage

Reindeer express train ride

and the slides and obstacle courses as well as bouncers, the 40′ glider, video games, climbing wall and for the little ones ( must be under 46″):

Gumball Bouncer-Tinsel Tunnels- Snowball blitz ( a truly fun experience for the little ones)

and all around the fest, jugglers, magicians ad shows for kids of all ages

Entrance to the Winter Wonderfest is FREE, but to ride the rides and participate in the thrills, you will need a wristband

to learn more about the different packages ( individual and family plans) as well as parking specials, visit

www.winterwonderfest.com

So, forget about the weather, get your family all together and head over to Navy Pier where you can have a ball everyday ( thru January 3rd)

Leave a Comment

ITEX.com

More from category

Bernie Yvon remembered
Bernie Yvon remembered

It is hard to believe that it has been three years since the Chicago theater community lost Bernie Yvon. I find myself [Read More]

“Fat is where its at”! LET’S get rid of it!
“Fat is where its at”! LET’S get rid of it!

In every life, a little fat can change your way of living. We all have had a reason to diet (or at least trim a few [Read More]

Meeting an artist at Port Clinton in Highland Park
Meeting an artist at Port Clinton in Highland Park

This was the annual Port Clinton Art Fair that is embraced by the residents of Highland Park along with the North [Read More]

Zipping at The Edge in Northwest Indiana
Zipping at The Edge in Northwest Indiana

I have heard of zip-lining, and that special parks were popping up all over the country. I was advised that a company [Read More]

Dining at North Avenue Beach- something exciting for our lakefront
Dining at North Avenue Beach- something exciting for our lakefront

Being a Chicago native, over my youthful years, I spent many a summer day at North Avenue Beach. I still remember, as a [Read More]