VIDEO: In-Depth Tour of Merry Marketplace - Holiday in the Park

Perhaps our favorite part of Holiday in the Park at Six Flags Over Texas is the Merry Marketplace. This specialized area was introduced at last year’s event and includes specialty food, activities, shopping, entertainment, photo opportunities, and more. There is less than a week left of Holiday in the Park but you still have until December 30th to enjoy all of the event’s offerings. We recently went on an in-depth tour of the Merry Marketplace. This tour can be seen below.

Below is a brief listing of entertainment, activities, specialty food items, and more within the Merry Marketplace.


Campfire Holiday S'Mores

  • Merry Marketplace provides one primary campfire location where guests can purchase and roast s'mores.

Cozy Cafe (Old South)

  • This location serves bread bowls filled with soup and loaded baked potatoes. Dining Pass options available.

Peppermint Parlor (Miss Abby's)

  • Peppermint mocha, snicker doodle cookies, and oatmeal cream pies can be found here.

Red Hot Cinnamon Stop (Dippin' Dots Sundae Shop)

  • A selection of cinnamon roll options with various toppings. Dining Pass options available.

Ye Olde Coffee Shoppe

  • Located at the bar in Crazy Horse Saloon, features holiday beverages, cookies, and more.

Other Activities

The Holiday Hams

  • A humorous band at the Court House Stage featuring live instruments and holiday-themed parodies.

Johnson Creek Critter Corral

  • A small petting zoo featuring llamas, goats, ponies, and miniature longhorns.

Nativity Scene

  • The story of Christmas played by live people. Located near Coca-Cola Freestyle.

Reindeer Holi-Daze Dance Party

  • A high-energy dance party hosted by Santa's reindeer at Court House Stage.
    • 5:30pm, 7:30pm
    • Ends December 23rd

Photo Opportunities

1925 Fire Truck

  • This photo op is located near the Red Hot Cinnamon Shop.

Reindeer Meet-and-Greet

  • Take pictures with Santa's reindeer.
    • 3:00pm, 4:00pm, 8:30pm
    • Ends December 23rd

Santa's Outpost

  • Meet and take photos with Santa Claus.
    • Reservations Required
    • Ends December 23rd

Texas-Sized Mistletoe

  • Bring your significant other under this large mistletoe for a holiday photo. Located at Johnson Creek School House.


Market Finds

  • A variety of holiday-inspired clothing for everyone.

Plum Sugar Shack

  • Select from a variety of holiday-inspired fudge options and other sweets.

St. Nick's Knick-Nacks

  • A great place to find last-minute holiday gifts.

Children Activities

Ho-Ho Holiday Crafts

  • After visiting Santa Claus stick around Santa's Outpost for holiday crafts.

Special Letters to Santa

  • Write your own personalized letter to Santa Claus.

Story Time with Mrs. Claus

  • Gather at Santa's Outpost for special stories with Mrs. Claus.
    • 12:30pm, 1:30pm, 2:30pm, 3:30pm, 4:30pm, 5:30pm, 7:15pm, 8:15pm
    • Ends December 23rd