This is a sponsored post from Six Flags Great Adventure. We were provided with tickets and complimentary parking to make our visit possible. We appreciate their support of Jersey Family Fun that allows us to share with families information about New Jersey Holiday Light Displays we think your family may enjoy.
Make Six Flags Holiday in the Park at Great Adventure part of your Holiday Happenings!
Last year was the first year for Holiday In The Park at Six Flags Great Adventure, and we had so much fun (read about our 2015 visit here) we couldn’t wait to come back in 2016. I usually have a strict rule about no Christmas before Thanksgiving but seeing as there’s so much to do in so few weekends, we made an exception and headed out for the opening weekend of Holiday in the Park!
Even though not all rides and attractions are open during Six Flags Holiday in the Park, there’s so much to do! 22 rides and 9 kiddie rides operate during Holiday in the Park. The Great Adventure theme park is illuminated with over a million lights including those on the 52 foot LED tree, that puts on a show every half hour after dark. Look for all the holiday characters walking around and of course, bring your list for Santa!
When we visited Six Flags Holiday in the Park, the majority of the rides were closed due to high winds. As season pass holders we didn’t mind, as we can visit the rides anytime. I wanted to see Great Adventure’s Christmas lights, the shows, and the other special ways Great Adventure transforms itself for the season. It was cold but we still found a way to enjoy ourselves even after the sun went down. With that in mind, we share 3 ways to keep warm at Holiday in the Park. These tips apply even if it’s a rare 60 degree day!
3 Ways to Stay Warm at Six Flags Holiday in the Park
Indulge in warm holiday treats!
What’s a trip to the amusement park without some yummy snacks? Our hot chocolate with special snowman Peeps hit the spot, and our mouths watered over the candy cane fudge and the holiday themed rice krispie treats! Okay, those won’t warm you but s’mores will! That’s right, there are firepits and smores kits available at three locations throughout the park. Find the Jingle Jammers near the firepits in Holiday Memories and get started on our get warm plan #2 …
Dance to all the Christmas music!
I was thrilled to get a chance to hear local band Holiday Express live in concert the day of our visit. They won’t be back, unfortunately, but Six Flags Holiday in the Park does have plenty of live entertainment! On Saturdays, enjoy the harmonies of vocal group Hotsy Totsy, and every day listen to the Jingle Jammers sing your favorite carols. Truly get your dance going with the Dot and Drop’s Holiday Dance Party next to the carousel. It’ll warm your feet as well as get you right into the spirit.
Sneak inside for added fun
There are actually a few places at Six Flags Holiday in the Park to get out of the elements! First, find your way to one of the stops on the Holiday Passport and start collecting your stamps. Fill in all 10 stamps and get a special prize – such a great way to ensure you see all that Holiday in the Park has to offer! We got ours in North Pole Village where kids can write a letter to Santa. Then travel right across to Santa’s House and give the big guy the letter right away! There may be a line to get in, but once you’re in it’s so perfectly decorated and Santa is of course so welcoming, you’ll warm up immediately. No photos with your personal cameras allowed, unfortunately. When you enter the park be sure to grab a map/show schedule so you don’t miss any of the shows; there’s so much talent in the Trouble in Toyland show!
Enjoy our video with highlights from our trip to Six Flags Great Adventure’s Holiday in the Park
Whether it’s a cold day or the sun is warm and bright, Six FlagsHoliday in the Park will get you into the spirit!
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Six Flags Holiday in the Park is open weekends and select days now through January 2, 2017. Admission starts at $42.99, with discounts available for online ticket purchases. Season pass holders visit free!