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More than a dozen attractions – All Indoors!

Find thrills without the chills inside the 17th annual Fifth Third Bank Winter WonderFest at Navy Pier, featuring 170,000 square feet and dozens of attractions including The Chicago Blackhawks Ice Skating Rink, Carousel, and so much more.


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Attractions

Arctic Express Train Ride

All aboard! The Arctic Express Train Ride is a family-style, trackless train which travels more than 300-feet around a holiday village display. Commemorate your train ride with a photo captured before boarding the train. Arctic Express Train Ride is open to all (height restrictions apply).
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Arctic Plunge

Fun-packed dual lane inflatable slide topped off with a polar bear and penguins.

Aquafina® Create-A-Cookie Cottage

At the Aquafina® Create-A-Cookie Cottage, children’s holiday creativity comes alive in the sweetest way – decorating freshly baked sugar cookies with frosting and sprinkles!
Purchase cookies at the cottage for $3 per cookie.*
*Not included in price of Admission Pass.

Candy Cane Lighthouse

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

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

Dashers Crashers Bumper Cars

Take bumper cars to the next level with this classic themed attraction.
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Giant Decorated Tree

This 42-foot magnificent, giant tree is the centerpiece of Fifth Third Bank Winter WonderFest and expertly decorated with red, green, purple, gold, pink and blue ornaments, gift-wrapped boxes and sparkling lights.

Holiday Howdy Horse

A unique photo opportunity on a giant rocking horse! This fun photo op is open to all.
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Hot Cocoa Cups

A beloved attraction is part of Fifth Third Bank Winter WonderFest! Come spin round and round with your friends inside an oversized teacup.

Ice Peaks Climbing Walls

Grab hold of the ropes and challenge yourself to climb to the top of these new interactive climbing walls. Gym shoes are required.

Chicago Blackhawks Indoor Ice Skating Rink

Trade the winter chills for thrills at this popular Chicago Blackhawks Indoor Ice Skating Rink. For your safety, personal items including cameras, backpacks and purses are prohibited on the ice rink. Participation is subject to wait times.

Jingle Jym Jr.

A special section for small kids – and elves of all ages! – ensures younger children do not miss out on the fun. All guests must be 46” or smaller to participate. Participation in Jingle Jym Jr. is an activity (height restrictions apply) open to all.
Arctic Wonder Obstacle Course
Gumball Bouncer
Santa’s Workshop Bouncer
Snowball Blitz
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Kringle Carousel

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

Polar Extreme

Challenge your friends to a race through this double sided course! Battle your way through the frozen tundra to escape down the slide at the end.

Giant Rocking Chair

Slippery Snowflake Slide

Snowman Bouncer

Bounce inside the tallest snowman we’ve ever seen, standing at 38-feet tall!
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Visit with Santa

Visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus at the Claus Residence from December 1 through 24. You can meet one of Santa’s elves or tell Santa Claus your wishes! Professional photographers will be ready to capture your visit with Santa. This fun photo op is open to all.
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Winter Rules Mini Golf

Wintertube

No mittens required at this indoor, dual lane 15-foot-high “snow” tubing hill!
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Wonder Whirl

The classic and beloved family attraction encourages you to jump on board for a fast and furious spin on this wild ride.
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Zero Gravity

Hold on! As this ride begins to spin, riders are held to the wall with the use of full Winter WonderFest force! Once it reaches top speed, riders are lifted into the air at a 45-degree angle and spun round.
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Attraction Restrictions & Height Requirements

See the guide below for more information about the attractions included with each ticket type, along with height and other restrictions.

  General Admission Junior Senior
Arctic Express Train Ride: no height restrictions X X X
Arctic Plunge: 42” and up X   X
Candy Cane Lighthouse: 36” and up X X X
Chicago Blackhawks Indoor Ice Skating Rink: no height restrictions X X X
Cliff Hanger: 46” and up; maximum three riders per car, not to exceed 540 lbs. X   X
Dashers Crashers Bumper Cars: 36” and up; children 36” – 42” must be accompanied by an adult. X* X* X
Hot Cocoa Cups: 36” and up; children 36” – 42” must be accompanied by an adult. X* X* X
Ice Peaks Climbing Walls: 48” and up, and at least 40 pounds. (Gym shoes required.) X   X
Jingle Jym Junior (includes Arctic Wonder Obstacle Course, Gumball Bouncer, Santa’s Workshop Bouncer, and Snowball Blitz): 46” and under X X X
Kringle Carousel: 36” and up; children 36” – 42” must be accompanied by an adult X* X* X
Mount Reindeer: 42” and up. X   X
Polar Extreme: 42” and up; 200 lbs. maximum X   X
Slippery Snowflake Slide: 36” and up X X X
Snowman Bouncer: 36” and up X X X
Winter Rules Mini Golf: no height restrictions X X X
Wintertube: 42” or taller, one rider per tube and riders must carry up their own tube X   X
Wonder Whirl: 36” or taller; children 36” – 42” must be accompanied by an adult X* X* X
Zero Gravity: 42” or taller X   X

* Must be accompanied by an adult if child is between 36″ and 42″


Attraction Policies

  • All attractions are subject to early line closures to allow all waiting guests to participate.
  • Ice skate rental/pick-up will stop distribution 30 minutes prior to event closing time. The Chicago Blackhawks Indoor Ice Skating Rink will close 15 minutes prior to event closure.
  • Line jumping is strictly prohibited. Guests are not allowed to save places in line or exit the line and return to their previous position for any reason. Violators will be ejected from the attraction.
  • All bags are subject to search.
  • Persons who appear to be under the influence of alcohol or other substances are not permitted on any attraction and will be asked to leave the event without a refund. Read here for Navy Pier’s Code of Conduct.
  • Personal items such as cameras, handbags, backpacks and any other item are not permitted on the Chicago Blackhawks Indoor Ice Skating Rink. Lockers will be available to rent near the rink. Skaters may not carry children.
  • Attractions may be substituted without prior notice.

*All event details subject to change.

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