Five Can't-Miss Activities at Holiday in the Park 2018

Holiday in the Park is perhaps the best-equipped time of year at Six Flags Over Texas in terms of entertainment and general activities that guests can enjoy while they are attending. From live shows, a real snow hill, and the Merry Marketplace, there is usually a little something for everyone. Here is our five can’t miss activities we recommend checking out during your visit to Holiday in the Park 2018!

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5) Frosty Snow Hill

You may find it an incredibly rare occasion to see snow on the ground in Texas. Did you know that this isn’t the case at Six Flags Over Texas? Head over to the park’s Tower section next to Music Mill Amphitheater and see it for yourself. A huge snow hill - made of real snow - awaits all guests. You can take a trip down the real deal on your own sled and it does not cost any extra money. Keep in mind that it is quite the popular attraction.

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4) Park-Wide Fire Pits

Find yourself getting a little chilly at night during your visits to Holiday in the Park? Six Flags Over Texas actually has a remedy for that! Fire pits are located all throughout the park. These operate each day of Holiday in the Park, cold or not. You can crowd around the fire and keep warm while being surrounded by Christmas lights galore. Guests can even purchase a s’mores kit to roast over the fire. The best part? S’mores kits are even a snack on the Dining Pass. Curious about the locations of fire pits? The interactive map on our Holiday in the Park 2018 Guide has them laid out!

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3) Holiday Entertainment

Six Flags Over Texas has a number of great entertainment options during the holidays. While some of these offerings have decreased over recent seasons, there is still enough to keep you going all evening. If you love live shows, the park has three: All I Want for Christmas, Holiday Hams, and A Jolly Holiday. The line-up doesn’t stop here as there are multiple light shows around the park, a live nativity scene in the park’s Merry Marketplace area, and even a Christmas tree lighting ceremony up at the front gate each night until December 23rd.

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2) Specialty Foods

Eating is one of our favorite things and the park does not disappoint during Holiday in the Park. Special vendors from all around the North Texas area bring their specialty food stands and serve up delicious, fresh food. Some of our favorites include the cowboy burritos found in Boomtown and the quesadillas found in the Mexico section. Merry Marketplace also has some great specialty food items, such as soup in a bread bowl and cinnamon rolls, that were on the Dining Pass last year. We expect these items to be available via Dining Pass again this year as well. A full listing of all specialty food items is now live and confirmed on our Holiday in the Park 2018 Guide.

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1) Merry Marketplace

Merry Marketplace, located in the park’s Texas section, first began for the 2017 season. It is perhaps the most impressive and engulfing interactive area the park has set up in a long time. There are a number of shopping items. You can also take advantage of multiple photo opportunities. These include reindeer meet-and-greets (until December 23rd), a huge Texas-sized mistletoe, and a 1925 authentic fire engine. Other activities include visits with Santa, specialty food and drink options, a petting zoo, and a live nativity scene just to name a few. It is easy to see why Merry Marketplace is at the top of our list and we highly encourage everyone to check it out during your visits to Holiday in the Park.


Holiday in the Park Guide

We have a full, in-depth guide to Holiday in the Park 2018 here at SFOT Source. Entertainment options, holiday activities, and specialty food items, and more. Click on the button below to see our guide.


The video below gives a complete run-down of everything coming to Holiday in the Park this season.

Have any event-related questions? Feel free to ask us in the comments below!

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