Six Flags Great America in Gurnee is offering free entry to its water park for anyone who brings a toy to donate to kids in need for its “Christmas in July” event this week.
The event runs Tuesday and Wednesday with toys set to benefit members of the Boys and Girls Club.
Anyone who brings an unopened, unwrapped toy to the park will receive free entry to its Hurricane Harbor, though admission to the park is still required. The entry also comes with all day acess to the Surf Rider attraction.
Donations will be collected from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Hurricane Harbor entrance.
Items requested include:
Dolls, Pokémon toys (cards, figurines), styling heads/mannequin doll heads, Lego sets (Super Heroes), Barbie Dolls (STEM, Multicultural), wrestling figurines, Nail Polish Sets, action figures ( Super Heroes), clothing sets for dolls, Playdough, Coloring books & crayons, comb & brush set, Hatchimals, knit caps, Fingerlings, Polly Pocket, Cars, remote control cars
Good quality football & basketball (Spalding & Nerf), Hair Chalk Salon Set, remote control cars, Jewelry kits, Sweet Glitter nails, mancala game, Sleeping bags, Easy Bake Ovens, knit caps, headphones, Infinity scarfs, Art Sets (sketching notebooks and artists pencils), Board games, Hatchimals, Ripsticks, Scooters, Num Noms Lip Gloss Truck Craft Kit, thinking putty, DVD Movies
Food gift cards, movie gift cards, Bulls fitted caps, headphones, lip gloss, nail polish, Nike Hoodies, Nike Elite Socks, Nike Slides, Nike Hoodies, teen backpacks, Two Wheel Balancing Scooter, portable battery charger for iPhone & Android phones, art sets (watercolor and colored pencil), playing cards, UNO, SELFIE Mic Music-Set in Black & Gold
Art sets, Legos, headphones (no earbuds), footballs, soccer balls, basketballs, manicure sets and nail polish, slime
The charity event comes ahead of the Mardi Gras Festival set to begin Friday, bringing daily parades, plenty of beads, beignets and fireworks to the amusement park. More info here.