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Six Flags Holiday in the Park 2013

Where to Find Christmas and Holiday Festivals at Six Flags

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Six Flags Holiday in the Park 2013

I tawt I taw a Santa cap. Sylvester the Cat gets in the spirit at the Christmas event, Six Flags Holiday in the Park.

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Most Six Flags theme parks used to lower their flags for the season soon after Labor Day. Now, however, they all present Fright Fest Halloween events, and some -- well three -- remain open through the end of the year with Holiday in the Park festivals.

Want to know which parks celebrate Christmas and the holidays with bazillions of twinkling lights, visits from Santa Claus, holiday-themed stage shows, and, yes, coasters and other rides? You've come to the right place. The 2013 guide is arranged alphabetically by U.S. state.

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CALIFORNIA

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom
Holiday in the Park
  • Vallejo (near San Francisco), CA
  • 2013 dates: Nov. 29 and 30, Dec. 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 20 to 23, 26 to 31, Jan. 1 to 5 (2014)
  • $61.99 at the gate. $42.99 for child under 48". $41.99 for adults if purchased online in advance. Admission is included for both 2013 and 2014 season pass holders. Six Flags Discovery Kingdom is offering discounted 2014 season passes which includes admission to this year's Holiday in the Park and unlimited visits to all Six Flags parks for 2014.


Holiday in the Park will feature an enormous Christmas tree, tons of lights, and loads of festive decorations. And regardless of the temperature, there will be snow at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom on Blitzen's Wonderland Mountain. Holiday shows starring sea lions and Looney Tunes characters will also be in the offing. There will also be Santa's Workshop, Reindeer Village, and Candy Cane Lane displays as well as seasonal goodies such as decorate-your-own sugar cookies. Most of the park's coasters and kiddie rides will be open during the event.

Official Six Flags Discovery Kingdom Holiday in the Park site

TEXAS

Six Flags Fiesta Texas
Holiday in the Park
  • San Antonio
  • 2013 dates: Nov. 29 and 30, Dec. 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 20 to 23, 26 to 31, Jan. 1 to 5 (2014)
  • The park offers a discounted admission price for adults if purchased online in advance. Admission is included for season pass holders (both 2013 and 2014). Six Flags Fiesta Texas is offering 2014 season passes at a discount, which includes unlimited visits to any Six Flags park throughout 2014.

In addition to its lineup of roller coasters and thrill rides, Six Flags is offering live entertainment and lots of holiday decorations for the seasonal event.

Details were not available at the time this was posted, but the Fiesta Texas Holiday in the Park should be similar to past events, which included the following:
The Christmas event features sledding on Frosty Chutes Snow Hill, choreographed lights, festive food, and special shows, such as "The Majesty of Christmas" (which requires an extra fee), Happy Holidays!, and Sounds of the Season (backed, no less, by Santa's Brass Quintet). Bugs and his Looney Tune pals will be decked out in their holiday finery, carolers will roam the streets, and Santa and the Mrs. will be on hand for photos.

Official Six Flags Fiesta Texas Holiday in the Park site

Six Flags Over Texas
Holiday in the Park

  • Arlington (near Dallas)
  • 2013 dates: Nov. 23 to 27, 29, 30, Dec. 1, 6 to 8, 13 to 15, 20 to 23, 26 to 31, Jan. 1 to 6 (2014)
  • Discounted tickets are available online. 2013 and 2014 season pass holders receive admission to the event. The park is offering 2014 passes at a discount and is throwing in admission to this year's holiday events.

In addition to the coasters and rides it will be operating, expect plenty of entertainment and holiday decorations for the seasonal event. Six Flags will amp up the holiday hoopla with thousands of lights, festive food, and a slew of themed shows, such as "Honky Tonk Christmas" and "Deck the Halls." Bugs and his Looney Tune pals will be decked out in their holiday finery, SantaLand will offer hang time with with the holly-jolly fellow and his elves, and Mrs. Claus will present a Christmas craft workshop.

Official Six Flags Over Texas Holiday in the Park site

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