Six Flags opens first drive-thru theme park experience with characters, holiday lights

Six Flags Holiday in the Park Drive-Thru Experience lets you drive thru eight themed areas of the theme park featuring thousands of lights, costumed characters, festive music, snow, and Santa.

“We are delighted to be reopening our park to safely celebrate the holidays with this unprecedented and magical event,” said Six Flags Magic Mountain President, Don McCoy. “We have successfully transformed the traditional operation of our beloved Holiday in the Park into a new drive-through experience. We are proud and honored to help our guests create special holiday memories, and to provide a feeling of hope and a small reprieve during this very difficult year.”

As one of the largest holiday drive-through events in Southern California and the only one inside a theme park, the Holiday in the Park Drive-Thru Experience features eight immersive, distinctly different areas with colorful twinkling lights and festive music.

Dozens of characters add personality to the drive-thru route, including elves, fairies, dancers, stilt-walkers and Santa and Mrs. Clause. They eagerly wave as you drive by, wishing you “Happy Holidays” with festive cheer and unlimited energy.

The 45-60 minute route features eight themed areas in several sections of the park.


Rockin’ Universe in DC UNIVERSE features “dancing” lights customized to contemporary holiday music favorites in one of the largest light displays of its kind in Southern California.

You drive by the grand Hall of Justice you may recognize from the Superfriends animated TV show.

Merry Lane, located in METROPOLIS includes magnificent, larger-than-life 30-foot brilliantly lit ornaments with thousands of twinkling lights synchronized to holiday music.

The Underground, a newly added section of the park this year, will feature several rarely-seen show cars from world-famous West Coast Customs’ vast collection, in a unique setting decked out for the season (car enthusiasts—get your cameras ready!).

Winter Wonderland is the site of beautifully adorned pine trees with red and white lightsat Katy’s Kettle, continuing with fanciful “ice” sculptures and tree-filled white lights simulating winter-like conditions along the hilly path toward Viper.

Holiday Square is a kaleidoscope of breath-taking color, featuring falling “snow” and hundreds of thousands of lights on trees and buildings throughout the main gate area.

Snowy Nights features lit blue trees, polar bears, and snowy characters.

North Pole Plaza located in front of Golden Bear Theatre, is where Mrs. Claus and her merry, mischievous, elves.

Gleampunk District is the largest area of the event, like steampunk holidays. Thousands of lights illuminate the tree-lined streets and the steampunk-inspired mechanical sculptures amid the light-blanketed planters. Santa bids you a holiday farewell from his sleigh at you exit.

The Holiday in the Park Drive-Thru Experience debuted November 20 and runs daily through November 29 (Thanksgiving week), Friday through Sunday the following two weeks, and daily December 18 through January 3, 2021, beginning at 6 p.m. each night.

Limited reservations will be available each night and will be required by all guests in advance using Six Flags’ new online reservation system. Admission tickets for this first-ever event will be available on a first come, first served basis and will be sold per person for each night, with a minimum of two individuals per vehicle required.

Admission is free with active Memberships and Season Passes, but reservations will be required. Ticket sales will not be available at the gate. For more information on Six Flags Magic Mountain’s Holiday in the Park Drive-Thru, visit our website at