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Holiday in the Park Lights at Six Flags Great America

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

"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 returns.

Claus, cocoa and holiday cheer will all be available at this "Jingle Bell Rock" event running on select days from November 27-December 30.

General admission: Guests must make reservations and purchase tickets online at $19.99 per person. These single-day tickets are included if you attain season pass or membership status. During this event, parking at Six Flags Great America is free. Reservations are required for each guest

In accordance with Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker's reopening guidelines with the public health crisis, Six Flags Great America will operate at reduced capacity levels without rides. The Gurnee amusement park is also implementing extensive safety measures and hygiene protocols, including several new advanced technology systems to protect guests and employees.

SIx Flags Great America has plenty of socially-distanced 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. All visitors over age two must wear a mask and are encouraged to practice social distancing while venturing the park. 

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. 

Dasher's Dinner House: Home for the holidays and can't wait for an immediate home cooked meal? This Yukon Territory eatery (in the Mooseburger location) will fill your hearts with hearty fare to go. There will be no inside dining due to the public health crisis. 

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

Kalightoscope Light Show: 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.

Meet Santa: You better believe Kringle and his cronies will make a trip from the North Pole to Gurnee. Snap a socially-distanced photo memory, tell him you've been nice and unfurl your wishlist scroll. The man in the big red suit (and mask) will listen to your requests through December 23. Personal photos are permitted as there will be no additional fees for imagery.  

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.  

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.

Holiday in the Park Drive-Thru Experience

Six Flags Great America announced recently, for the first time ever, the theme park will offer a drive-thru version of its sseasonal celebration as Holiday in the Park Drive-Thru Experience. Featuring over three million dazzling lights, festive holiday theming and classic, seasonal tunes, this innovative and one-of-a-kind event will operate select days in December 2020 and January 2021 beginning December 16, 2020.

All guests are required to make a reservation at 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. Scheduled operating dates include:

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.

Plan Your Trip

Holiday in the Park Lights is open November 27-December 30. It's lovely weather for a sleigh ride together with you. Giddy-yup, giddy-yup, giddy-yup Let's Go Lake County! Here is the schedule for the jingle fest.

November 27: 4-9 p.m.
November 28: 4-9 p.m.
November 29: 4-9 p.m.

December 5: 4-9 p.m.
December 6: 4-9 p.m.

December 12: 4-9 p.m.
December 13: 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.

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