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Six Flags Great America
Six Flags Great America
Chicago, Illinois
 
 
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Holiday in the Park at Six Flags Great America

All new season Holiday in the Park
SFGM HIP Intro

Holiday in the Park makes its magical return to the thrill capital of the Midwest -- Six Flags Great America. Deck the halls in a dazzling display of lights, sights, and sounds for this holiday extravaganza, select days November 23 - December 31. Holiday in the Park at Six Flags Great America offers an entirely new and unique holiday celebration experience unlike anything seen before. Boasting thrilling rides, shows, and attractions, this winter season just got so much cooler.

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Join us for yuletide fun with family this Holiday in the Park season! We've bundled up brand new thrills, shows, holiday food and delights into this spectacular event!

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Festive Treats

If you get tired of Jack Frost nipping at your nose, check out our winter delights that are sure to warm your body and whet your appetite. From sweet hot chocolate, to festive funnel cakes, to fireside s’mores and so much more, we have mouthwatering morsels for every member of the family.

three women looking at holiday lights standing in front of a large holiday tree

Holiday Experience

We have decked the halls with thousands of star-bright LED lights, filled the streets with lush Christmas trees and wreaths, and invited carolers to sing holiday classics – all so that you can have the most jolly holiday experience this side of the North Pole. There is no better place celebrate the most wonderful time of year than at Holiday in the Park.

A Capella Singers on Stage

Incredible Shows

We've added a few new shows to our Holiday in the Park repertoire, featuring songs and dancing throughout the park. Be sure to check out Elves Live! on the Merry Mardi Gras stage and The Mistle-Tones in the Merry Market Place Food Court!

SFGM HIP Attractions
Special attractions only available during Holiday in the Park.

Embrace the holiday spirit!

From visiting with Santa to roasting a s'more near a warm fire, our Holiday Attractions are unique and only available during Holiday in the Park. Please note, some activities may require an additional fee.

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Holiday in the Park is more than just thrills! In between our festive rides & shows, stop for a special holiday treat or get a start on your holiday shopping.

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Thanksgiving Turkey Sandwich with Turkey Cranberries Stuffing and Gravy

Seasons Eatings

What good is a holiday celebration without the phenomenal holiday food? Thankfully, we have everything you need in order to delight in all the wonderful tastes and aromas of the season. From fireside S’mores and peppermint funnel cakes, to hot chocolate or holiday flavored Dippin' Dots, our Holiday in the Park-exclusive culinary treats will have you hoping the winter season never leaves.

Mother and Son shopping with Santa and Santa Helper

Holiday Gifts

Need to do some last-minute shopping for that superhero-loving, thrill-seeking relative? Stop by one of our many retail locations to peruse specialty holiday stockings, or be the life of the party with our ugly sweaters and holiday t-shirts. Whether it’s completing your holiday wardrobe or filling stockings for family and friends, we have all that you need this holiday season!

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Buy One Give One Holiday Bears

Share the true reason for the season with our new Holiday Bears, Buy One Give One free. With every Holiday Bear purchase, Six Flags Great America will donate a free bear to a child at NorthShore University HealthSystem. These cuddly Holiday Bears are available for a limited time at Holiday Treasures, Merry Market Place and Santa's Workshop.

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We have several holiday-themed shows during Holiday in the Park.

Ring in Holiday Cheer with sing-a-longs and spirited Holiday shows. Don't forget to get your picture with the Looney Tunes crew in their festive attire!

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SFGM HIP Calendar
Useful resources for planning your trip to Six Flags.
Here's everything you need to make your visit to Holiday in the Park magical!
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SFGM HIP Rides
Many of your favorite rides are available during Holiday in the Park.

Go for a spin on our thrill rides and top-of-the-line coasters during Holiday in the Park. While some prefer to push the edge on our most daring coasters, we have plenty of rides the whole family can enjoy together.

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Groups of 10 or more get really big discounts when tickets are purchased in advance.

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SFGM HIP Park Map
Plan your visit with our park map.
Plan your visit to Six Flags Great America by viewing our Park Map. You may also pick up a copy at the Front Gate on the day of your visit.
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SFGM HIP Tips
Helpful tips for your trip to Holiday in the Park.
Here are some helpful tips for planning a festive trip to Holiday in the Park.

Be sure to check our site for Holiday in the Park operating hours. We are open select days, mainly weekends November 23 - December 31, but are open December 26 – December 31 daily.

Download our Holiday in the Park guide or pick one up as you enter the park.

Snag a great deal online: buy your tickets online before your visit. All the best deals are right on our site.

Check our Events page to see a listing of special events being held during Holiday in the Park.

Arrive early. There's a lot to do and you'll want plenty of time to do it all without feeling rushed.

Bundle up! Yes we'll have plenty of heaters and indoor venues for you to get all toasty in, but you won't want to rush past all of the dazzling lights. 

Come hungry. At least leave room for a treat or two or three or four. There are so many delicious holiday goodies at the park during this time of year that you’ll be kicking yourself if you don’t have enough room for a bite or two.

We have an amazing line-up of holiday shows so pick up an entertainment schedule as soon as you walk through the front gate so you can plan your day and make sure you see them all.

If you decide to turn your visit into one big happy family outing, make sure to designate a meeting place. There’s so much to do, see and enjoy at Holiday in the Park, that members of your group are bound to get distracted and accidentally walk away.

Eat at non-traditional hours to save time. There are lots of tasty holiday treats at the park so things can get a little hectic during meal times. Better yet, since it’s the holidays anyway, eat non-traditional meals: Santa loves seasonal funnel cakes with hot chocolate. He says it’s a very yummy dinner that he looks forward to every night.

Our park is a smoke-free environment so to stay off of Santa’s naughty list, we recommend smokers only smoke in the designated smoking areas.

Scream your head off on Raging Bull or BATMAN The Ride. Either of these gut-wrenching coasters is sure to relieve any and all holiday stress.

Leave late. The views from our coasters are breathtaking at night and the rides are amazing.

Check any family grudges at the front gate. Smile and have a great time. It’s the holidays!

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SFGM HIP FAQs
Frequently asked questions about Holiday in the Park.
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Holiday in the Park 

When will the park be open?

Six Flags Great America is open for Holiday in the Park weekends and select days November 23 through December 31. For specific dates and times please view our operating calendar.

Will all of the rides be open?

Many of your favorite rides will be open during Holiday in the Park. While some of our attractions will be closed, we have added seasonal attractions and entertainment options for everyone in your party to enjoy! Certain rides and attractions may close temporarily during inclement weather. The following rides are scheduled to be open during Holiday in the Park:

  • Columbia Carousel 
  • Snowflake Lane (Rue Le Dodge)
  • The DARK KNIGHT Coaster
  • Mardi Gras Hangover
  • Big Easy Balloons
  • BATMAN The Ride
  • Vertical Velocity 
  • Crazy Bus
  • Sprocket Rockets
  • X Flight
  • River Rocker
  • Raging Bull 
  • Peppermint Swirl (Chubasco)
  • JUSTICE LEAGUE Battle for Metropolis 
  • Hometown Park 
  • The Lobster 

What special food is offered during Holiday in the Park?

At Six Flags Great America we offer a wide variety of specialty food during Holiday in the Park. From sweet to salty, you will find food offerings to satisfy all of your cravings. Warm up with a cup of hot cocoa, sample traditional holiday treats and enjoy a warm peppermint funnel cake.

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Will you be open Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve?

We're closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day, however; we will be open on New Year's Eve from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.

If I buy a 2020 Season Pass now, can I still use it to visit Holiday in the Park?

Yes, if you purchase a 2020 Season Pass now, you can use it for unlimited visits the entire season including Holiday in the Park.

When/where can I watch my favorite Holiday in the Park show?

Show schedule and times vary from day to day and may change without notice. Pick up a show guide when you visit the park to see when you will be able to catch one of our amazing holiday shows throughout the park.