Six Flags Over Georgia is the place to be during the summer. There’s a water park, coasters, and all kinds of family fun. But when the leaves fall from the trees and the temperatures start dropping, you don’t have to kiss your theme park fun behind. We were invited to experience Holiday in the Park at Six Flags Over Georgia. Although we received free tickets, all experiences were our own. We headed to Atlanta one Tuesday afternoon, aiming to reach Six Flags Over Georgia when the park opened at 4 p. m. If there’s one thing we’ve learned about theme parks during our rollercoaster-filled adventures, it’s that you should always arrive as early as possible to avoid long lines! Atlanta traffic is unpredictable, especially during rush hour, so you should always factor that into your travel time. That said, any traffic you do run into is worth the wait. Six Flags Over Georgia has been transformed into a magical Christmas wonderland that’s perfect for a family outing, a girl’s night out, a date, or any other excuse you can think of to head that way. When you walk in, you’re immediately greeted by holiday lights and faux snow. Although my husband and I were pleasantly surprised by the ambiance, my toddler was absolutely enamored. She couldn’t stop staring at the lights!
We made it in time to see the Christmas tree lighting at 6 p.m. There’s an interactive show before the tree lighting, which happens as it’s getting dark. The Christmas tree lighting draws a big crowd, so you’ll want to get there a few minutes early to claim your spot to watch it. You don’t want to wind up in the back, unable to see! After the Christmas tree lighting, the crowd disperses pretty quickly. This is a good time to seek out some of the DIY s’mores stations and purchase some marshmallows to toast over the fire pit. The s’mores stations got more popular as the night got darker (and colder), so you’ll want to hit these up first!