Mid-Atlantic Parks Are Open for the Holidays

The parks are open again! We are so fortunate to have holiday celebrations at all the major parks in the Mid-Atlantic.

Here are some tips to make your visit more delightful!

If you have tips of your own to share – please email eringas@aceonline.org.

Holiday in the Park at Six Flags America runs through January 1st.

Included with a 2019 or 2020 season pass, or a membership

What’s new this year? Firebird is operating, so there are FIVE roller coasters to ride! The park is featuring three new shows – “Saving Christmas” – a holiday stunt show, “Dancin’ Through the Holidays” in the Crazy Horse Saloon, and “Behold, the Messiah” in the Grand Theatre.

What’s to know? The front part of the park is fully decked out for the holidays. The Gotham City area of the park is not operational for Holiday in the Park.

The food? New food items are sprinkled throughout the park, so check out all your favorite eateries.

More information: https://www.sixflags.com/america/special-events/holiday-in-the-park

Winterfest at Kings Dominion

Included with a 2019 or 2020 season pass

Two roller coasters are operating this year – Dominator and Twisted Timbers, both weather permitting.

Special Extras:

Outdoor ice skating is available for an additional fee. It is cheaper when purchased online before arriving and does sell out commonly.

Carriage rides are available for an additional fee.

What will the kids enjoy? Holiday shows with lots of energy, and cookie decorating in Mrs. Claus’ Kitchen (available for an extra fee).

What’s new to eat? Holiday food items are available at all restaurants, so check out the website for many options: https://www.kingsdominion.com/play/winterfest/attractions

More information: https://www.kingsdominion.com/play/winterfest

Christmas Town at Busch Gardens

A Christmas Town ticket is required. Discount tickets are available to passholders/members.

Enjoy rides on THREE roller coasters – Grover’s Alpine ExpressVerbolten, and Invadr – plus many more rides.

What’s new? Traditions Tree Maze features 500 trees near Festhaus.

More info: https://buschgardens.com/williamsburg/events/christmas-town/

– Elizabeth Ringas