Things To Do

‘Tis the season for festive family fun and enchanting experiences—and Holiday in the Park at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom has it all. Our magical winter wonderland features lots of delightful family activities to help capture the holiday spirit. Gather with your loved ones to enjoy sparkling lights, festive decorations, alluring scents and seasonal treats, playful activities, breathtaking rides, and heartwarming shows, including your favorite animal shows. Download our Holiday in the Park guide.

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom delivers holiday thrills from world-class coasters to rides the entire family can enjoy together. Most of your favorite rides are open during Holiday in the Park so get ready to let loose and laugh or scream your head off.

Acme Fun Factory

Explore the two-story Acme Fun Factory while blasting foam balls at your friends. Think of them as snow balls! But watch out, you might be next.

Min. Height: None

Air Penguins

Kids can control how high they can fly through the air above Seaside Junction in their very own helicopter. You almost need your red scarf and gloves!

Min. Height: None with adult. 36" to ride alone.

Bug’s Buccaneer

Arghhh and shiver me timbers! Take a ride on a miniature swinging ship, captained by the one-and-only Bugs Bunny .

Min. Height: 36" with adult. 54" to ride alone.


Have a holly jolly time on Cobra, a thrilling, fast-track family coaster that packs more than a little bite.

Min. Height: 42" with adult. 48" to ride alone.

Dare Devil Chaos Coaster

This super looping coaster with the ultimate suspended hang time is just what it feels like to spiral like a spinning top that you find under your Christmas tree. The lights are spectacular and will put you in a great holiday mood.

Min. Height: 48"

Elmer’s Weather Balloon Service

Be on the lookout for foul weather and wascally wabbits as you soar and spin through the clouds, just like a flying holiday wreath, with Elmer Fudd.

Min. Height: None with adult. Children must be of walking age. 42" to ride alone.

Foghorn’s Seaport Railway

All aboard the North Pole Express! Foghorn Leghorn wants to take you on a scenic train ride as you imagine riding to see Santa and Mrs. Claus.

Min. Height: None with adult. Children must be of walking age. 36" to ride alone.


This suspended looping monster delivers a feet-dangling, action-packed adrenaline rush that can only be compared to Santa’s sleigh on hot cocoa!

Min. Height: 52". 78" maximum.


There’s nothing as thrilling as Medusa — the tallest, fastest, longest and most technologically-advanced roller coaster in Northern California, and since it’s the holidays, you should try riding it while singing your favorite holiday tune!

Min. Height: 54"

Merlin’s Seaside Tours

Sleigh bells ring, are you listening? Hop aboard Merlin’s Bus for an unforgettable trip as you circle round and round and high into the sky.

Min. Height: None with adult. Children must be of walking age.

Monkey Business

Some teacups are better holding hot cocoa and egg nog, but if you want to climb in one yourself, you’ll go bananas for this classic, teacups-style ride.

Min. Height: 42"

Pepe Le Pew’s Rafts of Romance

Love knows no seasons, but during the holidays, you can help Pepe Le Pew find “l’amour” in this twirling teacup ride. Children must be of walking age to ride.

Min. Height: 36"

Road Runner’s Express

Find out what it’s like to travel at the Road Runner’s pace on this incredibly fun pint-sized coaster, packed with gentle drops, twists, and turns, much like riding a sleigh towed by tiny reindeer!

Min. Height: 42"

SUPERMAN Ultimate Fight

What is the most thrilling ride in town, brightly colored in red, blue and yellow and displays the iconic SUPERMAN shield? The views are spectacular to see the dazzling Holiday in the Park lights, that is, when you have your eyes open!

Min. Height: 54"

Seaport Carousel

Go for a nostalgic ride on this enchanting carousel that’s fun for kids and adults alike, a hidden treasure to enjoy and reflect on what may be a milestone year for you and yours.

Min. Height: None

Seaside Railway

All aboard to the North Pole! Parents and kids can take a round trip journey around Seaside Junction on this replica tank engine. Watch out for reindeer!

Min. Height: None with adult. 48" to ride alone.


Check out the breathtaking views from the top of SkyScreamer, the towering swing ride that gives the ultimate view of the holiday lights. Climb 15 stories, then spin around at 43 mph. Now that’s something to scream about.

Min. Height: 44" with adult. 48" to ride alone.

Sylvester’s Pounce and Bounce

You won’t be “thufferin’” for fun when you join Sylvester and Tweety on this miniature freefall, falling as fast as snow!

Min. Height: 36"

Taz’s Typhoon

Get caught up in the action as Taz spins this whirlwind round and round as only he can.

Min. Height: 42"

Thrilla Gorilla

This powerful primate has a theory of “revolution” that’ll have your whole family spinning, and perhaps spinning to a holiday tune!

Min. Height: None with adult. Children must be of walking age. 48" to ride alone.

Thunder Road Speedway Go Karts

No registration? No license? No problem. Put the pedal to the metal and tackle high-speed turns in one of these exciting race cars – like driving to grandmother’s house for the holidays! Additional fee required.

Min. Height: 42" with adult. 58" to ride alone.

V2: Vertical Velocity

Blast high into the sky on V2: Vertical Velocity, a suspended spiraling impulse coaster that hits speeds of up to 70 mph in less than four seconds. Dashing through the sky!

Min. Height: 54". 75" maximum.

Wave Swinger

Soar through the air on a colorful, flying swing on the Wave Swinger, the ultimate holiday pinwheel!

Min. Height: 48"

Yosemite Sam’s Flight School

Y’all take to the skies and enjoy the high-flying antics of Yosemite Sam on this miniature airplane ride, not quite in the frosty, wintry weather! And don’t miss Tweety up in the control tower, keeping eyes out for flying reindeer!

Min. Height: 36". 54" maximum.

We strive to safely accommodate the needs of all guests including guests with disabilities. Please view our Guests with Disabilities page for information regarding safety and accessibility guidelines and our Attraction Access Passes. A copy of our Safety and Accessibility guide is available online and also at Guest Relations.

Experience our festive shows, gorgeously lit Christmas trees, dazzling lights, sled down a giant snow hill and meet Santa Claus. Stroll through Toy Land, Candy Cane Lane and Christmas Tree Forest.  Plus! You won’t want to miss our spectacular nighttime attraction, Six Flags Dazzle, a synchronized light show to treat all your senses!

Six Flags Dazzle

Six Flags Dazzle is an all-new spectacular synchronized light show to treat all of your senses! From dancing lights set to holiday tunes, to fanciful lights and shapes and more! Each night, become mesmerized by this hypnotic display!

Blitzen’s Wonderland Mountain

Our giant snow hill brings a favorite winter delight to the park. Experience the thrill of sledding down our large dreamy snow slope.

Life Size Snow Globe

Everybody loves snow globes! Imagine one that is almost 15 feet high and can fit your whole family! Yes, that would be our gigantic, larger-than-life snow globe, located by our snow hill and Santa's Workshop.

Winter Wonderland

It’s a magical holiday experience in a wintery section of the park. The sights and smells of your favorite seasonal recipes drift through the air at Lakeside Pavilion. Toasty fire pits glow bright and release a refreshing burst of warmth.

Toy Land

Stroll through this charming area to pose and take photos with life-size versions of your favorite childhood toys.

Santa’s Workshop

Travel to the North Pole for a visit to Santa’s Workshop. Experience an unforgettable time as you spend some quality time with Jolly Old St. Nick and his friendly elves. Visit his majestic sleigh, brilliant artificial trees with large shiny ornaments, and othe

Odin’s Temple of the Tiger

While you’re enjoying all the holiday festivities, be sure to catch the Odin’s Temple of the Tiger show that will take place during the daylight hours.

Main Street Festival of Lights

Towering 65 feet over the park, this large faux tree is the staple of your holiday dreamland. One of the largest Christmas trees around is adorned with thousands of sparkling lights and surrounded by larger-than-life presents.

Carol Kringle's Karaoke

At the Looney Tunes Seaport Stage. Sing-a-long during this energetic show with the best singers around!

Happy Holidays

At the Toy Box Stage. Join our group of holiday dancers and singers as they put a twist on traditional Christmas carols. Your favorite seasonal tunes will be revised into pop versions to help spread the holiday energy and cheer.

Holiday Fire Pits

Cozy up and relax next to a warm holiday campfire before heading back out for more heart-pumping chills. Snuggle with your loved ones as the hot flames light up the night to toast your body and warm your heart.

Drench! Celebrates

Forget the reindeer; our talented dolphins are the animal stars of this holiday season. Merlin leads his fellow marine mammals through a rousing holiday show.

Jingle Bell Rocks

Be sure to pause from your evening to enjoy the biggest holiday dance party in Northern California. Our cast of performers are ready to spread some joy and charm in their captivating performance.

Cookie Decorating

Guests with a sweet tooth will enjoy decorating their very own giant Christmas cookies. First, you’ll start with a fresh, delicious cookies. Then you can play with your food and add yummy accessories to create a personalized sweet treat.

Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

At the Toy Box Stage. You won't want to miss this unique tree-lighting extravaganza! Every night, our 65-foot Christmas tree comes to life as thousands of sparkling lights and magically illuminate the park, choreographed with music and precision.

Christmas Tree Forest

Wander the beautiful lit path lined with trees and view dazzling Christmas trees. Festive elves have dressed up the holiday trees and covered them with glistening lights, bright garland strings, and other unique and creative elements that sparkle in the darkne

Candy Cane Lane

Take a relaxing stroll through this sweet canopy of larger-than-life candy canes, lollipops, and other sugary treats that pop up from the ground and line an enchanting pathway.

Clydesdale Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides

Cal Crush Clydesdales will have their beautiful horses during Holiday in the Park for you to meet and even enjoy a carriage ride.

Please note that Santa Claus will not be available after December 25 when he heads back to the North Pole.

Holiday in the Park is the perfect place to enjoy your favorite holiday treats! In addition to our special holiday delights, we’ll still serve all your favorite guilty pleasures and traditional indulgences at the park.

Traditional Foods

Dig into a dreamy funnel cake, chill out with ice cream sundaes, warm up with a juicy hot dog, bite into a sizzling burger, chow down on freshly-smoked barbeque, crunch into some loaded nachos, or taste a steaming slice of pizza.

Sea Riggin’

Make your shopping list and check it twice before heading to this special gift shop. Santa’s elves are here to help you find the right gift for your all your friends, family, and loved ones.

Land Fitters

Do you have any animal lovers in your family? This gift shop features land animal-themed apparel, souvenirs, and accessories that make unique and enjoyable holiday gifts.

Kingdom Market

Miss someone on your holiday list? It's not too late to stop by the Kingdom Market to get unique holiday gifts for everyone!

Holiday Foods

The elves have taken over the kitchen and are creating some delicious seasonal favorites, only available during Holiday in the Park. Warm up your taste buds with flavored coffees, hot chocolate, and hearty chili, chowder, and soup.