Six Flags Great Adventure already kicked off its Holiday in the Park celebration, which will take place weekends at the Jackson amusement park through the end of the year. But now the theme park also has some safe, socially distanced weeknight magic in the mix. The Holiday in the Park Drive-Thru will offer a safe way to visit the park. You’ll get to see more than a million lights sparkling in the night from the safety of your car.
And if you are feeling pressured to squeeze everything in before the holidays, relax! The popular new event has added an extra week. Instead of closing January 3, 2021, they are keeping the spirit alive running from until January 17.
“We have successfully transformed the traditional weekend operation of our beloved Holiday in the Park into a new, drive-thru experience during the week,” said John Winkler, president of Six Flags Great Adventure. “The popularity of our Wild Safari Drive-Thru Adventure showed us that families are craving ways to create special memories together that are safe and socially distant, and we are honored to welcome them into our theme park winter wonderland. Plus, theme park enthusiasts won’t want to miss this extremely rare opportunity to drive through the park.”
Besides twelve themed areas and more than a million lights, the Holiday Drive-Thru will be peppered with live entertainment, holiday jams, and appearances by Mr. and Mrs. Claus and their tinkering elves. As you cruise over the Metropolis-Narrows Bridge, you may cross paths with a superhero or two. You can also see where Santa lives at the North Pole, which will drip in a sea of green, red, and white holiday lights. Two massive nutcracker guards will keep watch to make sure no one steals any gifts. You’ll also drive by Gingerbread Junction, where everything seems edible. The houses are made of gingerbread and the trees are made of peppermint. You can also enjoy the whimsical light show at Carousel Pavilion.
The Holiday in the Park Drive-Thru is a weeknight exclusive, running only on Monday – Thursday nights on select days through January 3, 2021 and then run Monday-Sunday evening January 4 – 10. This event might sell out fast, but you can get your tickets here starting Wednesday, Nov. 25 at noon. At just $14.99 per person, this might be the cheapest gift you buy this holiday season. Before you go, make sure to check the permitted car guidelines as certain large vehicles are unable to fit through the show. SUVs and pick-up trucks are fine, while buses and RVs exceed the size limit. Keep in mind that you’re required to stay inside your vehicle for the duration of the show, and if you would like to roll down your windows you must also wear a mask. Visit Six Flags’ website for more on the safety protocols at the park.