Kings Island announced on Thursday morning that Winterfest will return in 2017 after a 12 year absence.

When is Kings Island Winterfest? It’s sooner than you think…

It might be 83 degrees and sunny for Halloween Haunt at Kings Island, but Winterfest is right around the corner.

Winterfest — Kings Island’s ode to all things winter — will return to the park in 2017 for the first time in years.

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Winterfest will be held on select nights beginning Black Friday, Nov. 24, through Dec. 30.

Park officials say they’ll transform Kings Island into “nine enchanting winter wonderlands” for Winterfest. Up to 17 rides including the new Mystic Timbers and a host of children’s rides will be open, according to the Kings Island website.

The park’s replica of the iconic Eiffel Tower will be transformed into a massive Christmas tree for Winterfest, and the park’s Royal Fountain will be frozen over for ice skating.

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The park has also assembled a menu of holiday-themed foods for Winterfest, including Cafe du Pere Noel, which will serve hot chocolate, cinnamon pull-a-part bread and other snacks, and Tinker’s Spielzeug Haus, which will serve beer and holiday meals of roasted turkey, maple and brown sugar ham, and sides, according to the park’s website.

For now, Halloween Haunt continues Friday and Saturday nights until Oct. 28.

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