Six Flags Debuts Holiday Lights Drive-Thru for Christmas Season
It's no secret Christmas light drive-thrus are the it attraction of the 2020 holiday season. In fact, just after we published this massive list of 20 must-see holiday drive-thrus in the tri-state area, we caught wind of another destination-worthy drive-thru. Fresh off the success of its summer drive-thru safari, Six Flags Great Adventure debuts a Holiday in the Park Drive-Thru on Monday, November 30.
The theme park is already a holiday destination for its weekends-only Holiday in the Park experience, but this new holiday lights drive-thru means you can visit Monday through Thursday nights to experience some holiday magic and over-the-top festive displays. Read on for the details on this new attraction, including how to score the required reservations, and find plenty more holiday happenings in our Holiday Guide or our Event Calendar.
Editor's note: While we are trying to promote safer activities that occur outdoors or with social distancing guidelines in place, please keep your family and others safe by always wearing a mask and maintaining an appropriate distance. If you arrive at an event that appears too crowded, try using the “nearby” search feature on our Event Calendar to find something else to do. Keep in mind, reservations are required for many of these events, so plan your outings in advance, and be sure to click through to our listing for all the details, including address, time, and pricing.
Six Flags Holiday in the Park Drive-Thru lets visitors traverse the theme park's walkways and midways passing by 12 distinctly themed areas covered in more than 1 million twinkling lights.
Celebrate the holidays safely as you drive through Six Flags' holiday light show.
Guests enter the drive-thru and are immersed in the magic of the experience immediately in the Jolly Jamboree, with its twinkly trees and glistening red lights overhead. From there, pass through the Holiday Heroes section and some of the park's iconic hero-themed rides.
Other sections pay homage to a small-town Christmas, gingerbread men, and there's even an entire section devoted to poinsettias.
Guests are wowed by the larger-than-life decor, including the 15-story tall Big Wheel whose light display gives an illusion of snow falling to the ground. There's a three-story tall inflatable snowman to see, and oversized presents and a tree to match in the Deck the Halls section.
Of course, no Christmas event is complete without a Santa Claus sighting, and Six Flags doesn't disappoint. The Bumper Car pavilion takes on a wintertime identity as Santa's house, and you'll spot Jolly Old St. Nick, Mrs. Claus, and plenty of their helpers along the way.
More beloved holiday characters line the twisting-and-turning course, live entertainment abounds, and holiday music wafts through the air.
Note, though, that this contact-free experience requires guests to remain in their cars. There will be no rides running, no concessions, and restrooms are only available at the entrance and exit. If you want to enjoy the sights with your windows down, you're expected to wear face masks. For a more traditional theme park Christmas, book your tickets for the weekend event, which includes some of the park's iconic rides with a sprinkle of holiday magic thrown in for seasonal fun.
Six Flags Holiday in the Park Drive-Thru runs Monday through Thursday nights through Thursday, December 17. An additional slate of days from Monday, January 4-Sunday, January 10, 2021, has also been added. Tickets for the drive-thru adventure go on sale at noon on Wednesday, November 25 on the Six Flags website. Admission is $14.99 per person for everyone over the age for 2. The attraction is FREE to season pass holders, but reservations are required.
Photos courtesy of Six Flags