Six Flags Great America has transformed into a winter wonderland for the first time ever.
The popular Gurnee park debuted its new Holiday in the Park, extending its season through the holiday season.
The addition is a first in Six Flags Great America’s 42-year history, the park said.
It features holiday light displays with more than one million LED lights, a tree-lighting ceremony, coasters and attractions, holiday shows, fire pits for roasting marshmallows and photo ops with Santa and Mrs. Claus, according to organizers.
Six Flags said the event will be the “largest holiday celebration in the region and promises to become a time-honored tradition.”
"People have loved it so far," said Kank Salemi, park president.
The event runs on weekends through Sunday Dec. 23 and daily from Dec. 26-31. It is included in 2018 season passes and memberships.