Sunday, December 4, 2016

Six Flags Great Adventure Welcomes Back Holiday in the Park for a Second Year

Holiday in the Park has returned to Six Flags Great Adventure for its second year, with several improvements, expanded areas, new live entertainment and more.  The giant holiday celebration turns the theme park into a brilliant winter wonderland, filled with more than one million lights.

“Guests are awestruck by the beauty of Holiday in the Park,” said Six Flags Great Adventure President Neal Thurman. “This festival combines holiday traditions with thrills that are uniquely Six Flags, landing it on every family’s must-do list this winter.”

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The event was a big success for the park last year, where tons of visitors flocked to check out all the special offerings along with many of their favorite rides.  Who doesn't want to ride a roller coaster in December?!

Six Flags Great Adventure offers 12 different themed areas during Holiday in the Park, filled with the rides and lights already mentioned, but also special holiday shopping, food, shows and more.  Visitors enter the park to find a 52 foot tall tree where the main water fountain is during the summer, which gives a dazzling light show every 30 minutes - complete with themed music and gently falling snow.

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All the themed areas at Holiday in the Park offer different opportunities to celebrate the holidays.  In the North Pole visitors can - not surprisingly - meet Santa for photos, and perhaps even have a run-in with a talking reindeer.  Poinsettia Peak is decked out in all red lights and watched over by the Poinsettia Princess, who greets guests nightly.  There are plenty of photo spots to cater to today's camera-ready society, including an "antique sleigh, twinkling mistletoe, larger-than-life characters, Santa's elaborate home, giant greeting card and a new kiddie train."

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Several new experiences will be waiting for visitors in 2016 - above is a photo from a new live show, Trouble in Toyland.  Located in the Showcase Theater, the show features Santa's North Pole workshop where Mrs. Clause sprinkles holiday magic complete with acrobatics, comedy and other surprises.  Another new show is the Holiday Harmonies with Hotsy Totsy, a New Jersey based 1950's style vocal trio that covers everyone's favorite holiday hits.

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There are two brand new themed areas for this year as well, above is a photo of the Merry Market Place.  Here you can find shops, food treats and warm fire pits - a great place to pick up a holiday gift or two.  Holly Jolly Christmas is the second new area, which features the new Joker 4D roller coaster, Harley Quinn Crazy Train and the Villains Cafe.  This year the Sky Way is also open, giving riders a beautiful view of the lights below.  In total there are nearly 30 rides open during Holiday in the Park.

Coming on December 10th Six Flags will attempt to break the world record for the most couples kissing under the mistletoe - that should be interesting to see!  For more on Six Flags Great Adventure's Holiday in the Park, click here.