Smoky Mountain Christmas, SeaWorld's Christmas Celebration, Christmastime at Santa's Village and Christmas Town Williamsburg also winners
While you might associate a trip to the amusement park with summer vacation, these 10 American theme parks come alive over the holidays with special parades, performances and loads of twinkling lights.
For the past month, USA TODAY 10Best readers have been voting daily for their favorite events from a pool of 20 nominees.
The top 10 winners in the category Best Theme Park Holiday Event are as follows:
- An Old Time Christmas - Silver Dollar City
- Smoky Mountain Christmas - Dollywood
- SeaWorld's Christmas Celebration - SeaWorld Orlando
- Christmastime - Santa's Village
- Christmas Town Williamsburg - Busch Gardens Williamsburg
- Kennywood Holiday Lights - Kennywood
- Knott's Merry Farm - Knott's Berry Farm
- Christmas Candylane - Hersheypark
- A Very Furry Christmas - Sesame Place
- Holiday in the Park - Six Flags Over Texas
10Best Local Experts and Editors picked the initial 20 nominees, and the top 10 winners were determined by popular vote. Additional theme parks nominated for Best Theme Park Holiday Event included Busch Gardens Tampa, Disney's Hollywood Studios, Disneyland Resort, Edaville USA, Epcot, Islands of Adventure, Lake Compounce, LEGOLAND California Resort, Magic Kingdom and Universal Studios Florida.
Congratulations to all of our winning theme parks!License the 10Best Readers' Choice Award Logo