I am fortunate to live in an area where there are many holiday activities. I love to travel with my family, but sometimes other commitments such as sports, school, and work prohibit us from leaving for long periods of time. So, we take day trips! My family and I recently went to Six Flags America for Holiday in the Park for some festive holiday fun, and to get our ride on, of course. Here’s our 2017 Six Flags Holiday in the Park review and find out whether we’d return!
Six Flags Holiday in the Park Review
Our closest Six Flags is in Maryland – Six Flags America. There was a special media event that day that they invited us to where we enjoyed a special meal and got to preview one of the holiday shows. It was really cute and out my family in the holiday spirit.
Nothing could make my girls happier than Christmas decorations and roller coasters. Nothing could make me happier than s’mores and hot chocolate. Already Six Flags Holiday in the Park was winning!
Holiday in the Park Food
There are plenty of food options in the park! They even have a refillable hot chocolate cup. Um, jackpot! Also, thy have Christmas-inspired funnel cakes, y’all! Holiday treats are the best. I was also loving the warm options like soup and grilled cheese, because once the sun goes down, the temperatures get chilly, so wear layers!
But probably my favorite were the S’mores pits around the park. You could purchase a kit that included a package of 2 graham cracker halves, one giant marshmallow, half a Hershey’s candy bar, and a long marshmallow roasting stick. Then you walk over to the fire pit and roast your marshmallows! All of my kids really enjoyed this.
Six Flags Holiday in the Park Rides
There are a ton of rides open during Six Flags Holiday in the Park! However, there are some that are also closed due to weather. The very tall rides and coasters like Superman and Wonder Woman: Lasso of Truth are closed, with good reason.
My girls were sad for a second, but when they realized everything they could do, then they kept running from ride to ride. One of the best things about Six Flags Holiday in the Park is that lines are shorter than the summer days. There was not a long wait for anything. Check out the rides that are open here.
Six Flags America Holiday in the Park Holiday Decor and Fun
You are greeted by red bows, Christmas decor, and a big Christmas tree when you walk in the park. The real magic happens when the sun sets and the twinkling lights glow. Don’t miss the tree lighting ceremony at 5:00 p.m. when Bugs Bunny and friends take the stage for holiday songs!
Don’t forget about visiting Santa Claus! Though the real MVP is Mrs. Claus. They have an adorable set up. The only downside is having to wait in line outside. If the line is long, then you could be there for awhile. When we saw Santa, he took his time with us and asked each child what they wanted for Christmas and chatted with us parents. You can also purchase pictures with Santa at that location.
Six Flags Holiday in the Park Hours
Six Flags America Holiday in the Park is open from 2:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. every day until January 1st, except for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day when it’s closed.
We really had a fabulous time at getting in the holiday spirit! Our Six Flags Holiday in the Park Review is two thumbs up! It’s a fun staycation option with holiday thrills, treats, and shows. My girls have already been asking when we’re going back. Now that school’s out – we’ll see!
If you want more holiday lights and are in the Washington D.C., Virginia, and Maryland area, then check out the Washington D.C. Temple Festival of Lights.