“Holiday In The Park” Returns This Season At Six Flags

Photo by Linda-Weisenstein

  JACKSON – Showcasing millions of glittering lights, festive foods, thrilling, new rides, and holiday entertainment, Six Flags Great Adventure’s winter festival Holiday in the Park returns this holiday season.

  Also returning this year is the Holiday in the Park Drive-Thru Experience that debuted last year. Catch Six Flags transform into a winter wonderland from November 13 through January 9. The experience will give guests two ways to experience the joy of the holidays. Coordinated sights, sounds, scents and attractions will give each section a distinct character. The events are included with all active Memberships and Season Passes.

  “Holiday in the Park and our Drive-Thru Experience deliver world-class entertainment for all ages and unparalleled thrills that only Six Flags Great Adventure can provide,” Park President John Winkler said. “Both events provide a way for families to enjoy the spirit of the holidays while making lasting memories together.”

  For its seventh season, Holiday in the Park will debut these new attractions in 2021:

  • Festive Fireside – Bathed in a warm red, orange and yellow glow, this new section will boast the triple record-breaking Jersey Devil Coaster, which opened earlier this season. A “hot,” new character, Chris P. Sizzle, will welcome guests with his spicy wit. The park’s Food Services team will turn up with heat with delicious eats at Jersey Devil BBQ and Jersey Devil S’mores;
  • Light Shows – Every 15 minutes in Merry Market Place, Merry Light Show trees will come to life as their lights “dance” to a whimsical soundtrack. Nearby, kids can ask Santa Claus for holiday wishes, and pose beneath the three-story inflatable Stewie the Snowman. In Wild Lights National Park, the Wilderness Theater stage will sparkle every 30 minutes during Mrs. Claus’ Wild Lights;
  • Winter Wizard – This seasonal sorcerer will join the Royal Court, ready to conjure up frosty charm as he meets guests in Deck the Halls;
  • Decking the Halls with Doc Swan – Master illusionist Doc Swan will bring his signature magic and eye-popping surprises to Deck the Halls as he makes the season merry and bright;
  • Street Entertainment – Elves are on the loose! Elf Patrol will bring fun and games to the streets, while the Ice Pops elf duo will breakdance their way into guests’ hearts;
  • Jersey Devil Coaster & Lil’ Devil Coaster – The theme park recently debuted its fourteenth roller coaster, Lil’ Devil Coaster — the junior counterpart to the massive, new Jersey Devil Coaster. Both rides will be available for Holiday in the Park, weather permitting; and
  • Sweet Treats, Proudly Serving Starbucks® – Guests can warm themselves by the fire with a delicious specialty coffee from Sweet Treats, now proudly serving Starbucks.

  Returning attractions includes: Frost, an icy cirque spectacular in the Showcase Theatre; Holiday Magic: A Celebration of the Season, an LED light show on the park’s five-story tree; festive fire pits for toasting s’mores; holiday eats like hot turkey platters, seasonal beers, and spiked eggnog; holiday photo opportunities; the Royal Court including Snow Queen, Peppermint Princess, and more; and Joy to the World, a tranquil pathway of warmly lit trees, luminaries, and stained glass showcasing religious holidays from around the world.

  Holiday in the Park will operate on the following dates: November 13 & 14, 20 & 21, 26 to 28; December 4 & 5, 11 & 12, 17 to 19, 23, and December 26 to January 2.

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  In addition, Holiday in the Park will offer the following special events:

  • Holiday Wine Fest, November 13 and 14 – Guests can enjoy a weekend of coasters, cuisine, and crafters during the second-annual Holiday Wine Fest. During this memorable special event in the Merry Market Place, guests can sample locally produced wines from 12 New Jersey vineyards, scrumptious eats from food trucks and specialty vendors, and get a head start on their holiday shopping with homemade gifts from local artisans. This event has limited capacity and is expected to sell out. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit sixflags.com/greatadventure/events/wine-fest
  • Holiday Food Drive, November 20 and 21 – Six Flags will collect non-perishable food items to benefit Fulfill. Fulfill’s mission is to alleviate hunger and build food security in Monmouth & Ocean Counties and to make sure that all people have access to enough nutritious food to maintain an active and healthy life. Guests who bring at least six items between the hours of 1 and 4 pm will receive a free ticket to the Holiday Craze Mirror Maze. Donations will be collected in the theme park’s outer mall prior to park entry. Requested items include canned goods, cereal bars, fruit cups, individual servings of mac & cheese, baby food, and juice boxes. All items must have their original seal or wrapper, and not require refrigeration. Learn more about Fulfill at www.fulfillnj.org
  • New Year’s Eve Fireworks – Fireworks and festive music will ring in the New Year December 31 at 9 p.m. in A Main Street Christmas, free with park admission.

  The Holiday in the Park Drive-Thru Experience gives guests a unique way to experience the winter festival from the comfort of their cars.

   Reservations for this are required, and consumer cars, SUVs and pickup trucks are welcome. Large and commercial vehicles are not permitted, exclusions are available on sixflags.com.

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  The Drive-Thru Experience will debut new attractions in 2021:

  • New Course – Guests will experience a new driving pattern to weave them through 10 themed sections, beginning by Kingda Ka and ending near SUPERMAN™ – Ultimate Flight.
  • Winter Wizard – The frosty Winter Wizard will join the Drive-Thru Experience. This seasonal sorcerer, the newest addition to the Royal Court, will greet vehicles as they pass through Gingerbread Junction on the way to Joy to the World.
  • New Walk-Thru Experience – Guests who wish to extend the fun after their drive through experience can exit their cars to visit Merry Market Place. Dramatic lighting, traditional wreaths and garland, and decorated trees will adorn this section. Holiday Feastival will serve piping-hot holiday fare. Guests can warm themselves by the fire pits and toast s’mores, shop for great stocking stuffer gifts, play holiday games, or sample seasonal beverages from Holiday Spirits. Every 15 minutes, trees will come to life as their lights “dance” to a whimsical soundtrack. Santa and his elves will be on hand for holiday wishes and photos. Pets will be permitted inside Merry Market Place, except for the Holiday Feastival per state regulations.

  Holiday in the Park Drive-Thru Experience will operate on the following days: November 15 to 19, 22 to 25, and 29 & 30; December 1 to 3, 6 to 10, 13 to 16, 20 to 22, 24 & 25, and January 3 to 9.

  For more information about Holiday in the Park and the Drive-Thru Experience, visit sixflags.com/greatadventure. Rides, entertainment, events are weather permitting.