Six Flags Magic Mountain lights up with Holiday in the Park

by Susan and Simon Veness

On select dates from now through January 1, 2023, Six Flags Magic Mountain transforms into a wintery world of thrill rides, a merry marketplace, new areas, and twinkling lights during the annual Holiday in the Park event.

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Graphic and photo courtesy of Six Flags Magic Mountain

“We’re delighted to be celebrating the magic of the season with the return of our beloved holiday event,” said Six Flags Magic Mountain Park President Don McCoy. “This year we’ve added more lights to newly themed areas, elevating the sights and sounds of the holidays in a truly captivating way. From joyful entertainment and musical light displays to festive foods and seasonal treats, Holiday in the Park offers something for all to enjoy,”

New Holiday in the Park areas:

North Pole in Whistlestop Park – Starting at 1 p.m. on event dates through Dec. 24, visitors can find Santa, Mrs. Claus, and a host of happy elves at Whistlestop Park. Visit Santa and have your photo taken at his cottage, take part in craft-making with Mrs. Claus, and enjoy a kid-friendly ride on the North Pole Express Train.

Arctic Alley – Choreographed lights and music add charm and whimsy to this area near the Viper roller coaster.

Jingle Bell Way – Walk through 30-foot-tall Christmas ornaments that light up the DC Universe section of the park.

Glacier Point – Located in Metropolis, this is the place for roasting marshmallows over an open fire pit and giving Taste of Holiday in the Park foods a try.

Polar Bear Pass – Head to Golden Bear Plaza, where guests can snap a photo in front of the park’s lit-up holiday tree along with roasting marshmallows amid hundreds of glittering lights.

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Holiday in the Park returning favorites

HollyRocks! – Travel back to the 1950s through a lighted tunnel, then rock out to a holiday extravaganza of lights, classic cars, “oldies” tunes, an open fire for roasting s’mores, and a 22-foot-tall Christmas tree.

Peppermint Path – Leading from Viper to the Katy’s Kettle dining outlet is this festive path lined with red and white lights.

Gleampunk District – Visit the nineteenth century and its Industrial Revolution sights and sounds amid tree-lined streets, and take in the Gearworks Theater’s video journey with an insight into the workings of Steampunk Candy and Toy Factory.

Holiday Square – A riot of yuletide lights cover the trees and buildings, while falling “snow” delights those who stroll through the square.

“Snowy Nights” – Full Throttle stage presents this live holiday show with contemporary music, a DJ, silvery trees, and a festive vibe.

Taste of Holiday in the Park

Winter warmers such as BBQ cranberry ribs, leftover turkey sliders, smoked turkey mac ‘n cheese, peppermint bar, apple pie funnel cakes, s’mores thrill shakes, and more keep guests fueled up for fun.

Holiday in the Park starts at 5 p.m. on Nov. 27, December 3, 4, 10, 11, 17-31, and Jan 1.

For more information visit SixFlags.com/MagicMountain.

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