Our family kicked off our holiday season this year at Six Flags Holiday in the Park. As a family who tends to delay our festivities a bit (well, at least until after Halloween) Holiday in the Park was a great way to ease into the Christmas spirit. Who doesn’t like Christmas trees and roller coasters???
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 kiddoes really enjoyed this magical moment. You can also catch the carolers at various other times at the park entrance.
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 Six Flag’s newest attraction. Pandemonium is a crazy-cool tower-type ride that will spin and twist you around at dizzying heights. And what better time for your maiden voyage that at Holiday in the Park, where you can enjoy light displays like the aforementioned ScreamPunk Christmas at 147 feet high and 70 miles per hour! (Hey Santa – if you’re back is out again you might want to skip this one)
Getting Chilly Yet? 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/chocolate graham cracker, and a stick, of course, and head over to the fire pit. (You know what to do next)
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 Poll across from Mrs. Claus’ Kitchen where Mrs. Claus may just meet you in person with further instructions.
Holiday in the Park operates on select days from late November to early January. Visit Six Flags over Georgia for more information.
Disclosure: Thank you Six Flags for hosting us. Opinions here are all own, as always.
Leaving the corporate world behind (a bizarre domain where a 25 year resident can still feel like a foreigner) Daniel set his sites on full-time travel writing and digital marketing. His plans include building an amazing business or three, maximizing time with his partner for life Lesli and four spectacular kiddos, and writing and delivering dad jokes.
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