Disclosure: My family was invited to Six Flags Holiday in the Park Media Night. We also purchased Six Flags memberships that include admission to Holiday in the Park! Anything we experienced is open to all Six Flags ticket holders.
Six Flags Holiday In The Park
If you are going to tell me that you are not interested in Six Flags Holiday in the Park because your family isn’t really into roller coasters, I’m going to shut you down right here.
Roller coasters are the least of what Holiday in the Park is about to me. Son #2 (age 14) and I love roller coasters, but my oldest (15) and youngest (9) don’t. But our family still has a great time at Six Flags Holiday in the Park.
Yes, the majority of your favorite rides are up and running during Six Flags Holiday in the Park. But here are my other favorite things about this special Six Flags event!
For me, I love just walking around and looking at the lights and decorations. The park has different themed areas that make the decorations stand out! My favorite is the Retro Christmas area. I certainly wasn’t a kid in the 50’s and 60’s but as a 1970 baby I can tell you that my parents had a lot of decorations and ornaments that would qualify as “retro” today!
There is also a beautiful display titled “Rejoice”. I have to laugh – during Six Flags Fright Fest, this gated off hill was the scene of a creepy graveyard. Now, it’s been transformed into a stunning Nativity display!
Y’all, I could go and stroll through these lights all night long. If I never got on a single ride, I would be okay. There are over one million LED lights used in this year’s displays. As I mentioned before, the themed areas offer different styles.
The North Pole Express area is where you can hop a train to Santa’s cabin to put in a good word. It’s also the site of all these lovely white lights.
You might think you’ve come across some Halloween decorations when you see the orange glow from afar. When you get closer, you’ll know that you’re in the Georgia Christmas area!
As you pass through the park, you’ll see several stages out in the open. It’s a great way to take in fun holiday performances! I love catching the carolers that are by the Christmas tree at the front of the park.
There are also plenty of great shows! Be sure to make time for “Because it’s Christmas” at the Crystal Pistol in the Georgia Christmas area. I mean, just look at this building. If this doesn’t entice you to go in, I don’t know what will!
Y’all, my boys are ages 9-15 and we still make it a point to ride the carousel when we are at Six Flags. The Riverside Carousel is from 1908 and is listed with the National Register of Historic Places. It’s beautiful at any time of year, but it is absolutely breathtaking during Six Flags Holiday in the Park. They use over 100,000 lights on the structure and 250 luminary candles.
I didn’t partake in a lot of the special snacks they have offered at this time of year and I’m regretting that now. (Hey – I have a park membership – I can go back whenever I want!) We have the Six Flags Dining Plan and were able to grab some of our favorite snacks and meals at no additional cost to us! Seasonal specials include warm winter favorites such as soup in bread bowls and good old-fashioned grilled cheese sandwiches. The treats, though! Christmas funnel cakes and chocolate dipped peppermint pretzels? Yes, please! I did partake in some hot chocolate. They even have a “Hot Chocolate Program”!
I bought a hot chocolate for myself before we left. My son went back with friends two days later and was able to score more hot chocolate for just $1.99 using my cup!
Another fun treat for the family? There are S’mores stations scattered about the park! Purchase your s’mores fixin’s and toast them to your liking over the fire!
Even if your family isn’t totally into theme park rides, Six Flags Holiday in the Park is still a great holiday tradition.
You can grab one-time tickets, or you can take advantage of the Cyber Week special they are running on passes and memberships! They include a visit to this year’s Holiday in the Park when you purchase passes for the 2018 season. Be sure to check out the special they’re running on the dining pass, too. I’ve got a post on how it works and why it’s worth it to my family.