Holiday in the Park returns to Six Flags Discovery Kingdom

By From page B5 | November 23, 2012

VALLEJO — Six Flags Discovery Kingdom will present its sixth annual Holiday in the Park, a Northern California family tradition.

This year, guests can enjoy  holiday shows in addition to traditional attractions such as the giant snow hill, the 65-foot tall Christmas tree and millions of twinkling lights.

Holiday in the Park is weekends through Dec. 9 and daily Dec. 15 through Jan. 6, 2013. The park will be closed on Dec. 24-25.

Areas with holiday themes feature life-sized toys, entertainment and attractions, including Santa’s Workshop, where children get their holiday photo taken with Santa.

Guests can stroll along Candy Cane Lane, a canopy of  large candy canes and lollipops; meet an enormous nutcracker soldier, teddy bear and other giant-sized toys in Toy Land; walk through the fragrant Christmas Tree Forest, and meet a reindeer or two at the Reindeer Village.

The entertainment lineup features wildlife shows with holiday themes, including A Dolphin Holiday and Sea Lion Express and  musical entertainment offerings Jingle Bell Rock and a new show, Cool Yule. Each night, guests can watch the tree-lighting ceremony.

Along with traditional photos with Santa Claus, families can have their holiday photo taken with one of the park’s elephants in a festive setting.

Guests can also enjoy a wide variety of holiday fare, including roasted chestnuts, hot cocoa and eggnog.

Roller coasters Medusa, Roar, Kong, Cobra, the tower ride SkyScreamer and the new Superman Ultimate Flight will be open. For the children, E. Ben Geezer, the talking puppet, is back. There’s also snow sledding down Blitzen’s Wonderland Mountain.

Operating times and dates for Holiday in the Park vary. For details visit www.sixflags.com/discoverykingdom.

Reach Amy Maginnis-Honey at 427-6957 or [email protected]. Follow her on Twitter at www.twitter.com/amaginnisdr.


Amy Maginnis-Honey

Amy Maginnis-Honey

Amy Maginnis-Honey joined the staff of the Daily Republic in 1980. She’ll tell you she was only 3 at the time. Over the past three decades she’s done a variety of jobs in the newsroom. Today, she covers arts and entertainment and writes for the Living and news pages.

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