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Holiday in the Park® at Six Flags, the World’s Largest Theme Park

Holiday in the park at Six FlagsWe haven’t been to Six Flags Great Adventure, the world’s largest theme park, in more than two years. The introduction of the Holiday in the Park event brought us back to Jackson, New Jersey last week, because I love a good holiday light display (remember this one?). I wrote about our experience for the Family Vacation Critic blog, so if you’re looking for more details, head on over there.

Here, I’m sharing some photos and impressions from our visit. It’s running at five different Six Flags parks across the U.S. through January 3, but this is the first time it’s in New Jersey. I highly recommend it!

In addition to the great entertainment, including live shows, visits with Santa, and story times with Mrs. Claus, you’ll see 1,000,000+ lights, and it pays to time your visit so at least part of the time you’re there after dark.


The Carousel at Dusk

There are 30 rides and seven roller coasters running, including some of the BIG coasters (although Kingda Ka, the world’s tallest coaster, is closed – much to Matt’s relief). It’s such a fun novelty to ride the Déjà vu, bumper cars, tea cups, or the Buccaneer in December.

Six Flags Great Adventure

30 Rides are open at Six Flags during Holiday in the Park.

Across the park, there are 224 trees, including 54 special oversized holiday trees. Go to the end of Main Street to see the 52-foot tree. There are 10 daily shows of “Holiday Magic – A Celebration of the Season.” The tree acts as a screen for a sound and light show that completely mesmerized The Girl. Snuggling with her while watching it was a special moment.

Christmas Tree Six Flags

Main Street Tree at Six Flags Great Adventure

There are ten giant props and inflatables, including “Stewie the Snowman,” a three-story, walk through inflatable.

Stewie the Snowman

Stewie the Snowman

You’ll also meet Looney Tunes™ characters, elves, gingerbread characters, holiday princesses, and two stilt-walking toy soldiers.

Toy Soliders

Of course, there are the holiday photo ops – 15 of them, to be exact.

Holiday in the Park

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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Six Flags Holiday in the Park

Disclaimer: Six Flags Great Adventure provided my family with media passes to visit for the day.