Your 2017 guide to Holiday in the Park at Six Flags over Georgia

If more than a million of LED lights, chocolate-dipped peppermint pretzels and superhero rollercoasters don’t put you in the holiday spirit, then avoid Six Flags Over Georgia this winter.

Holiday In The Park begins Saturday at the Austell theme park, 275 Riverside Parkway SW.

It ends Jan. 3, said Six Flags Over Georgia spokesman Gene Petriello.

Below is your guide to all things Holiday In The Park.

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• Don’t ruin Christmas for the family because you forgot to check the calendar. Here’s a tip: The park is closed on Christmas Eve, Christmas and Thanksgiving. The park is closes every night at 10 p.m. Check the hours here.

• You and yours have the chance to see something special every night during Holiday In The Park. Each night at 6 p.m., folks like military personnel, police officers and firefighters will light the 25-foot tree near the entrance.

• There have been some snowy days in the history of Cobb, however, they certainly don’t happen every winter. But there will be a snowball fight Dec. 9 an hour before the park opens for the first 1,000 guests in line. Those who donate unworn warm-weather clothing on this day will get 40 percent off admission. That’s good for up to four tickets.

• The Metropolis Park section of Six Flags wasn’t open this time last year, so the world will be able to see it adorned with yuletide cheer for the first time.

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The North Pole Express will take families through the park this winter during Holiday in the Park. (Six Flags Over Georgia)

• Remember that you can take the North Pole Express to see Santa and take a picture with him, which can be purchased from the park, until Dec. 23. 

• Dec. 16 is Tacky Sweater Day at the park; anyone wearing such a sweater gets half off their admission price. If you’re confused on what counts, Six Flags has some guiding principles, including: “Any sweater that looks like it was homemade and potentially was cool during your parents’ generation (no matter what your age is).”

• Not every attraction is open. Check out the attractions list, which has height restrictions.

• Y’all, they have some food going on. Six Flags is promising the following foodstuffs: “Christmas inspired funnel cakes,” s’more fire pits, chocolate-dipped peppermint pretzels, bread bowls, red velvet parfaits and boozy drinks like spiked apple cider.

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