Holiday in the Park is back! ‘Tis the season for glittering lights, festive performances, delicious hot chocolate…and s’more!
Our family has kicked off our holiday season at Six Flags Holiday in the Park in the past, and it was a great way to ease into the Christmas spirit. Who doesn’t like Christmas trees and roller coasters???
This year, Holiday in the Park will be held at Six Flags Over Georgia on select dates from November 20, 2021 through January 2, 2022.
Here are 7 things you won’t want to miss at Six Flags Holiday In The Park.
THE LIGHTING OF THE CHRISTMAS TREE
Can’t make it to Rockefeller Center this season? No worries. At 6PM each evening the park lights up its spectacular 25-foot tree located just inside the park entrance. Show up at about 5:40PM to get a good spot, and into the spirit with some traditional caroling. Precisely at 6 the whole area comes to life.
No Clark Griswald demonstrations here – the kiddos really enjoyed this magical moment. You can also catch the carolers at various other times at the park entrance.
NEW IN 2021: OH WHAT FUN! A HOLIDAY LIGHT SPECTACULAR
“Oh What Fun” – A Holiday Light Spectacular brings Christmas magic center stage with a pixel light experience displayed on the park’s brand-new, 28 foot-tall Christmas tree, The Grand Fir. This light spectacular features dancing LED lights choreographed in tandem to fan-favorite Christmas songs. Every fifteen minutes The Grand Fir comes to life with three unique holiday shows; “Christmas Cheer”, “Russian Dance”, and “Candela”, that inspire everyone to believe in the joy of Christmas.
This season, Holiday in the Park features even more new and guest-favorite experiences, including:
- NEW FOR 2021: Merry Lane, stroll through a luminary tunnel of dancing LED lights choreographed to classic holiday music;
- NEW FOR 2021: Holiday Traditions around the World, board the Holiday Express and take a trip to discover how cultures around the world celebrate the season;
- Ten unique themed Holiday Neighborhoods, such as Peppermint Plaza and A Main Street Christmas, decked for the holidays featuring millions of lights and festive décor;
- A visit to the North Pole, where guests can mail their letter to Santa Claus, play reindeer games, and get a Christmas photo of the big man himself; and
- The return of heartwarming, live holiday entertainment such as Retro Christmas Live!, Bad Bob Humbug, Christmas caroling, and more.
EXPLORE THE LIGHTS – THEY’RE EVERYWHERE!
There’s no shortage of light displays at Holiday in the Park. They really did a fantastic job transforming what are pretty familiar grounds to many Georgians, into a winter wonderland that rivals the best displays in the state.
Don’t miss Magic of the Season, a tunnel lined with synchronized lighting and music, the Candlelight Carousel, and A ScreamPunk Christmas, which is a somewhat non-traditional, yet way cool take on holiday displays.
IT’S PANDEMONIUM UP IN HERE
Don’t miss one of Six Flag’s newest attractions — Pandemonium. Pandemonium is a crazy-cool tower-type ride that will spin and twist you around at dizzying heights. And what better time to ride than at Holiday in the Park, where you can enjoy light displays from 147 feet high and 70 miles per hour! (Hey Santa – if your back is out again you might want to skip this one.)
Or you can soar over rooftops on Goliath and try to catch a glimpse of Santa’s sleigh, or take a magical ride round and round on the historic Riverview Carousel, all lit up for the holiday season!
STEP INTO CHRISTMAS, WITH, WELL, “STEP INTO CHRISTMAS”
Ok, the show is called Step into Christmas, and I’m cornball. Seriously, head to the Crystal Pistol for a little holiday singing and dancing. It’s a great way to warm up those cold bones. The show is about 30 minutes long, which to us is the perfect length for kids. Ours did legit enjoy it.
Pro tip: Sit in the first two rows of seats! You’ll love it SNOW much more!
LIGHT IT UP AT S’MORES VILLAGE(S)
It’s called S’Mores “Village,” but we found more than one location throughout the park, so look for the less crowded areas.
For a pretty low price you can pick up a monstrous marshmallow, pre-loaded w/ a chocolate graham cracker, and a stick, of course! Have fun with this ooey gooey treat, or grab a funnel cake in an exclusive flavor — like chocolate peppermint!
BAD BOB HUMBUG
If slapstick comedy is your thing, enjoy the crazy antics of Bob Humbug at the Dare Devil Dive Stage. (And with two young boys in tow, slapstick is always our thing!) Although outdoors, we found this venue to be another good spot to warm up a bit.
PHOTOS WITH SANTA
Ditch the boring mall Santa photos by combining your annual Santa photo experience with the thrills and chills of Six Flags Holiday in the Park. Just head to the North Pole, across from Mrs. Claus’ Kitchen where Mrs. Claus may just meet you in person with further instructions.
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MORE ATLANTA HOLIDAY FUN:
- CHRISTMAS TRAIN RIDES: 23 Spectacular Train Rides in Georgia and the Southeast
- CHRISTMAS EVENTS: Christmas in Atlanta: Your Guide To Only The Very Best Christmas Events
- CHRISTMAS TREES: 20+ Unforgettable Christmas Tree Farms in Atlanta You’ll Adore
- CALLAWAY CHRISTMAS: Callaway Gardens Christmas: Tips and Tricks
- GARDEN LIGHTS: Atlanta Botanical Garden Lights: Memorable Holiday Fun
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