Six Flags Expands Holiday Event to Another Park

October 15, 2020, 3:04 PM · Another Six Flags theme park is reopening for the holiday season this year. Six Flags Great America, located north of Chicago, today announced that it will reopen for a limited-operation "Holiday in the Park Lights" experience, starting November 27.

Due to Illinois' pandemic restrictions, Six Flags Great America has been closed for the 2020 season. However, the park has secured permission from the state to open for the walk-through holiday event. Rides will not be operating, but the park will deck itself out with more than two and a half million holiday lights in displays across the 300-acre property. The park also will offer visitors open-air entertainment and physically distanced character photo ops during the event.

Holiday in the Park Lights

Capacity will be limited for the event and advance reservations will be required, via Six Flags' website. Tickets are $19.99 but admission is included with Six Flags membership and passes, though date-specific advance reservations are still required. Holiday in the Park Lights at Six Flags Great America runs from 4-9pm on select days through December 27.

With this announcement, all major Six Flags-branded parks in the United States will be open in some form during the holiday season — save for Six Flags New England and Six Flags Magic Mountain. However, don't bet against a Holiday in the Park event happening in some form at Magic Mountain if state approval does not come before then for reopening the Los Angeles-area park.

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