Six Flags Great Adventure’s spectacular winter festival, Holiday in the Park, will sparkle with more than a million glittering lights, festive foods, thrilling rides, and holiday entertainment with a continued focus on safety. Weekends and select days November 14, 2020 through January 3, 2021, the World’s Ultimate Thrill Park will transform into an eye-popping winter wonderland. This immersive and enchanting holiday experience will be bigger than ever before with 14 specially-themed areas. Coordinated sights, sounds, scents, and attractions will give each section a distinct character. The event is included with all active Memberships and Season Passes.
Read our story from last year, 10 Kid-Friendly Things To Do at Six Flags’ Holiday in the Park
Or our older review of the festival, 10 Reasons to Visit Six Flags Great Adventure’s Holiday in the Park
“Holiday in the Park has become a family tradition with world-class entertainment for all ages and unparalleled thrills that only Six Flags Great Adventure can provide,” said Park President John Winkler. “Now more than ever before, families are yearning for safe ways to make new and lasting memories together. Six Flags is laser-focused on safety, and our comprehensive, new protocols have demonstrated that we can deliver the fun and thrills our guests expect in a clean, socially distanced, and safe environment.”
Opening for its sixth season, Holiday in the Park will debut new attractions in 2020:
- Jolly Jamboree – There’s always a party happening in this new themed section, located in the park’s catering area. 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 pit and toast s’mores, shop for great stocking stuffer gifts, play holiday games, or sample seasonal beverages from Holiday Spirits. Guests can even find Santa and Mrs. Claus here until Christmas;
- Jack Frost – Guests can expect a “chilly” greeting from the master of cold in Snowman City, the newest addition to the character appearances;
- Illuminated Animals – Paying homage to the amazing animals of the Wild Safari, Holiday in the Park will feature new, illuminated animal figures in newly-themed Wild Lights National Park; and
- Wild Safari Extended Fall Operation – Next door, the Wild Safari Drive-Thru Adventure will remain open on weekends and select days through Nov. 29. Specially discounted tickets are available online for the Safari’s longest season in history. Reservations are required.
Signature Holiday in the Park attractions include:
- Holiday Magic: A Celebration of the Season ─ Spectacular light show on a five-story-tall tree that dazzles nightly every 30 minutes through eye-popping effects, stirring music and gently falling snow. This magical, majestic tree is located in the heart of the park;
- Character Appearances by the Royal Court and Holiday Favorites – Holiday queens, kings, princesses, reindeer and toy soldiers come to life throughout the park. Guests can also catch Santa and Mrs. Claus on their visit from the North Pole. Safe social distancing will be enforced.
- Gingerbread Junction ─ A giant, inflatable gingerbread man welcomes guests to this whimsical section that features peppermint swirl-wrapped trees, the regal Peppermint Princess and dancing lights around the carousel pavilion;
- Polar Point ─ Stunning, ice-blue trees twinkle with the illusion of falling snow up above, while her highness the Snow King and Queen meets guests below;
- Joy to the World ─ Tranquil pathway of warmly lit trees, luminaries and stained glass showcasing religious holidays from around the world, plus the dazzling Twinkle Tunnel;
- Holiday Fire Pits – Six sections of the park feature wood-burning fire pits that warm the soul and are popular spots for toasting s’mores;
- Holiday Eats – The sweet and savory tastes of the holiday season can be found throughout the park like spiked egg nog, holiday-flavored coffee and hot chocolate, peppermint and mocha fudge, seasonal beers, festive funnel cakes, specialty holiday platters with cranberry sauce, chili bowls, smoked meats, harvest salads and hot soups;
- Festive Photo Spots – Twinkling mistletoe, massive inflatables, beautifully decorated trees, and Santa’s elaborate home are just a few of the fun photo spots where guests can preserve their holiday memories; and
- Holiday Giving – Six Flags offers two opportunities to give to those less fortunate. The Holiday Friends plush toy program donates one adorable plush for every plush purchased, and the Holiday Craze Mirror Maze gives $1 of each pass purchased to FULFILL, the FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties, Inc.
On the first weekend of Holiday in the Park, November 14 and 15, there’s also the annual Wine Festival. Guests can enjoy a weekend of coasters, cuisine, and crafters during Holiday Wine Fest. During this memorable special event in the newly-themed Jolly Jamboree area, guests can sample locally-produced wines from eight New Jersey vineyards, wine fest fare from multiple food trucks and get a head start on their holiday shopping with homemade gifts from local artisans.