December 5, 2014 to January 11, 2015
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NEW!

Wintertube

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

NEW!

Toboggan Tunnel

Outdoor winter fun moves indoors with a toboggan roller sled ride on a dual lane slide to race your friends!

NEW!

Winter Rules Mini Golf

Putt your way past polar bears, penguins and igloos on this polar-themed, indoor 5-hole golf course located on the Terrace.

NEW!

Snowglobe Live!

Capture a unique holiday memory standing inside a 15-foot tall, life-sized snow globe! This fun photo op is included with General Admission Ticket.  

PNC Bank WinterWonderFest Map


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Chicago Blackhawks Indoor Ice Skating Rink    

Trade the winter chills for thrills at this popular indoor ice skating rink. For your safety, personal items including cameras, backpacks and purses are prohibited on the ice rink. Purchase of an Activity Ticket (includes skate rental) is required. Participation is subject to wait times.

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Arctic Plunge

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

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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Craft Corner presented by the
Museum of Science and Industry

December 5 – 24
Monday – Thursday: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Friday – Sunday: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Rooms 206 – 207

FREE with Activity Ticket or General Admission Ticket! Decorate and take home your own PNC Bank Winter WonderFest keepsake! Take home a souvenir snowflake ornament to remember your visit! All ages are welcome to take part in this creative activity, presented by Museum of Science and Industry. Craft Corner is located just past the Starry Slide.

*Not included in price of General Admission or Activity Tickets.

 

Ferris Wheel

Capture the best views of the entire event from atop the 50-foot-high indoor Ferris wheel. Perfect for adults and children alike!

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Giant Decorated Tree

This 42-foot magnificent, giant tree is the centerpiece of PNC 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 included with General Admission Ticket.

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Hot Cocoa Cups

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

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 one of three activities (height restrictions apply) included with a General Admission Ticket.

  • Gumball Bouncer
  • Santa’s Workshop Bouncer
  • Snowball Blitz
  • Tinsel Tunnels
  • Toddler Obstacle Course

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Reindeer Express Train Ride

All aboard! The Reindeer 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. Reindeer Express Train Ride is one of three activities (height restrictions apply) included with General Admission Ticket.

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Slides, Obstacle Courses & More:

  • Arctic Wonder Obstacle Course
  • Mount Reindeer
  • Slippery Snowflake Slide
  • Starry Slide

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Snowman Bouncer

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

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Snowy Summit Climbing Wall

Grab hold of the ropes and challenge yourself to climb to the top of the rock wall at this PNC Bank Winter WonderFest favorite attraction.  Gym shoes are required.

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Visit with Santa

Visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus at the gazebo in Winter WonderTown from December 5 through 24. Professional photographers will be ready to capture your visit with Santa. This fun photo op is included with General Admission Ticket.

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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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Ride Participation Guide

Participation in rides, activities and attractions are determined by height. Participation is subject to wait times. For more details on restrictions by ride, see the Attractions Restrictions & Height Requirements section.

  • Under 36” tall – 14 rides and activities
  • 36” tall – 20 rides and activities
  • 42” tall – 24 rides and activities
  • 46” tall – 25 rides and activities
  • Over 48” tall – 20 rides and activities

Attraction Restrictions & Height Requirements

*Rides and attractions may be subject to certain height and weight restrictions.

Rides:

  • Candy Cane Lighthouse - 36” or taller
  • Cliff Hanger – 46” or taller and holds up to three riders per car, not to exceed 540 lbs.
  • Ferris wheel – children between 36” – 48” must be accompanied by an adult and children below 36” are not permitted to ride.
  • Hot Cocoa Cups – 36” or taller
  • Kringle Carousel – 42” and taller to ride alone and under 42” or shorter must be accompanied by an adult. May ride with General Admission Ticket.
  • Reindeer Express Train Ride - all guests with General Admission Ticket
  • Wonder Whirl – 46” to ride alone or 36” – 46” accompanied by an adult
  • Zero Gravity – 42” or taller

Challenging Attractions:

  • Chicago Blackhawks Indoor Ice Skating Rink - all guests with Activity Ticket  
  • Snowy Summit Climbing Wall - 48” or taller and at least 50 pounds. Gym shoes required.

Jingle Jym Jr.:

  • Gumball Bouncer – 46” or shorter
  • Santa’s Workshop Bouncer – 46’ or shorter
  • Snowball Blitz – 46’ or shorter
  • Tinsel Tunnels – 46’ or shorter
  • Toddler Obstacle Course – 46’ or shorter

Photo Ops:
All guests welcome with General Admission Ticket or Activity Ticket.

  • Giant Decorated Tree
  • Holiday Howdy Horse
  • Reindeer Express Train Ride
  • Snowglobe Live!
  • Visit with Santa (Dec. 5 – 24 only)

Slides, Obstacle Courses & More:

  • Arctic Wonder Obstacle Course - 46” or shorter
  • Arctic Plunge – 42” or taller
  • Mount Reindeer - 42” or taller
  • Slippery Snowflake Slide - all guests with Activity Ticket
  • Snowman Bouncer – 36” or taller
  • Starry Slide - all guests with Activity Ticket
  • Toboggan Tunnel – 36” or taller and riders must carry up their own sled
  • Winter Rules Mini Golf – all guests with Activity Ticket
  • Wintertube – 42” or taller, one rider per tube and riders must carry up their own tube

 

General Ticket Information

All attendees (ages 2 and up) must have a ticket to enter.

There are two types of tickets: General Admission Tickets and Activity Tickets. Most rides and activities require an Activity Ticket. Only ONE ticket type is required per person. Choose the best option for you.

Ticket sales for rides and attractions will end 30 minutes before closing time.

General Admission Tickets include the following rides and activities (height restrictions apply):

  • Jingle Jym Jr.
  • Kringle Carousel
  • Reindeer Express Train Ride
  • Holiday Howdy Horse (photo op)
  • Snowglobe Live! (photo op)

Ride Policies

  • All rides 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.
  • Persons who appear to be under the influence of alcohol or other substances are not permitted on any ride 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.
  • Rides may be substituted without prior notice.

*All event details subject to change

Questions about PNC Bank Winter WonderFest?

A Guest Services representative will be available to answer your questions November 28, 2014 – January 11, 2015. Please call 1-312-595-5155. The operator is available daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. CST (closed on Christmas Day). If after hours, leave a message with your name and phone number and your call will be returned within 48 business hours.