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Holiday in the Park Lights at Six Flags Great America

Spectacular lights, shows, holiday cheer and so much more...

(Last updated December 9, 2021)

"We're dreaming of a..." lit holiday season in Lake County! Six Flags Great America brings goodwill and joy to the world as Holiday in the Park Lights! and Holiday in the Park Lights Drive Thru Experience returns.

Claus, cocoa and holiday cheer will all be available at this "Jingle Bell Rock" event running on select days from now through December 30, while the drive thru version of the event runs on select days through January 9.

General admission: Guests can purchase tickets online or at the ticket booth starting at $24.99 per person.  For Holiday in the Park Lights! Drive-Thru, admission starts at $17.99. Reservations are required for the drive-thru experience. 

In accordance with Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker's reopening guidelines with the public health crisis, masks are required  at indoor locations. SIx Flags Great America has plenty of illuminating fun for you and the family to celebrate the holidays your way!

Holiday Attractions & Festivities at Holiday in the Park Lights!

Deck the halls in a dazzling display of 2.5 million lights, sights and sounds for Six Flags Great America's holiday party. There is a plethora of yuletide entertainment at the Gurnee holly jolly park. Exchange a gift with yourself as you explore Holiday in the Park Lights. Don't let those Ebenezers cramp your seasonal style.  

Character Storytime: Everyone loves a good ol' fashioned holiday allegory. Join Mrs. Claus, Jack Frost and a host of other characters for some socially-distanced, sit-down literature. 

Elves Live!: The North Pole dwelling workers will rock the stage for three performances a night, and if you come at the time, a special guest may appear. Hint - he's got antlers, he looks like he's got sinus issues with his shiny nose. The little workers will work the mic in the Merry Mardi Gras area. 

Visit Santa: The man in the big red suit maintains his residency at the Gurnee amusement park so your younglings can snap a holiday memory through December 23. Tell him you've been nice and unfurl your wishlist scroll.

Holiday in the Park Lights Live Shows: The winter party will feature six different types of holiday shows including Character Storytime, Elves Live!, Holiday Hoedown, Holidays Bake Me Crazy, The MistleTones and Wonderland in an open-air and indoors. Continue Here » to learn more about their world-class seasonal entertainment. 

Holiday Fun House - Take a walk through this immersive maze of lights and sounds of the season.

Carve It Up: "Ice ice baby too cold!" Blocks upon blocks of giant ice cubes will be carved into masterpiece Elsa-esque creations.

The Holidays Bake Me Crazy: Watch a few demos on how you can make your family's box social that much sweeter.

Kalightoscope and Elegance Light Shows: View a massive 200-foot Christmas tree immersed with cutting-edge holiday lights.

Letters to Santa: Send St. Nicholas all of your holiday wishes at the Gurnee amusement park. Pens and paper are provided by the park.

Merry Market Place: Instead of that hustle and bustle in the mall, you could discover the perfect stocking stuffer at the park's open-air booths..  

The MistleTones: There's nothing better during the season of cheer than a tune or two. The MistleTones are an acapella group performing classical holiday songs as well as others with a twist. The harmonious individuals are located on the Merry Market Place Food Court Stage for multiple perfomances per day.

Santa's Workshop: Walk in the shoes of an elf and create a Christmas-y craft, ornament, plush or another type of artsy artifact that you can take home to holiday swag your home.  

Roasted Marshmallows & S'mores Galore: Gather with your family and friends and roast some chocolate and marshmallows at one of the toasty fire pits around the park, and smash that delicious cuisine between two graham crackers. (Additional fees).

Holiday Treats Compliments of Mrs. Kringle

During a full day of the man in the red suit, techno lights and tons of fun singing along to your favorite carols, the family's going to have some hungry tummies. Treat your taste buds to the holiday cuisine so you don't create any hangry Mr. and Mrs. Grinches. Seasons eatings, Lake County! Here is a taste of the eats Mama Claus is whipping up for you and the fam.

Visitors can also enhance the holiday lights experience with holiday bundles that you can find at Firehouse Snacks. Holiday Bundles start at $16.99:

Holiday in the Park Drive-Thru Experience

The land of lakes amusement park launches the second installment of its Holiday in the Park Drive-Thru Experience. See the dazzling display of illuminants, seasonal sights and holly jolly sounds from the warmth of your car on select days through January 9. As one of the largest holiday drive-thru events in the Midwest and the only inside a theme park, the Holiday in the Park Drive-Thru Experience will include 11 immersive, themed areas throughout the 300-acre theme park which will be embellished with millions of twinkling lights, live entertainment and festive music. Guests will enjoy distanced greetings from beloved holiday characters, iconic holiday decorations, a drive-by featuring Santa, Mrs. Claus and their jolly elves and much more.

All guests are required to make a reservation at sixflags.com/reserve. Admission is free with active Six Flags Great America Memberships and Season Passes and reservations are required. Individual tickets are $14.99 per person. Ticket sales will not be available at the gate. The event and its live entertainment are weather permitting.

Plan Your Trip

Holiday in the Park Lights is open now-December 30. Giddy-yup, giddy-yup, giddy-yup Let's Go Lake County! Here is the schedule for the jingle fest.

December 9: 5-9 p.m.
December 10: 5-9 p.m.
December 11: 4-9 p.m.
December 12: 4-9 p.m.

December 15: 5-9 p.m.
December 16: 5-9 p.m.
December 17: 5-9 p.m.
December 18: 4-9 p.m.
December 19: 4-9 p.m.

December 20: 4-9 p.m.
December 21: 4-9 p.m.
December 22: 4-9 p.m.
December 23: 4-9 p.m.

December 26: 4-9 p.m.
December 27: 4-9 p.m.
December 28: 4-9 p.m.
December 29: 4-9 p.m.
December 30: 4-9 p.m.
 

Holiday in the Park Drive-Thru runs now-January 9. Ride around in your automobile and see the blinding lights this "weeknd."

December 9: 5-9 p.m.
December 10: 5-9 p.m.
December 11: 4-9 p.m.
December 12: 4-9 p.m.

December 15: 5-9 p.m.
December 16: 5-9 p.m.
December 17: 5-9 p.m.
December 18: 4-9 p.m.
December 19: 4-9 p.m.
December 20: 4-9 p.m.
December 21: 4-9 p.m.
December 22: 4-9 p.m.
December 23: 4-9 p.m.

December 26: 4-9 p.m.
December 27: 4-9 p.m.
December 28: 4-9 p.m.
December 29: 4-9 p.m.
December 30: 4-9 p.m.

January 2: 5-9 p.m.

January 6: 5-9 p.m.
January 7: 5-9 p.m.
January 8: 5-9 p.m.
January 9: 5-9 p.m.


For more information on Six Flags Great America's Holiday in the Park Lights, Continue Here ». To learn more about Holiday Your Way in Lake County, click here »
 

 

 

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