Magic Springs Theme and Water Park is teaming up with Project HOPE Food Bank for its Christmas in July event on July 26. The event, held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., will feature Christmas-themed contests, games, a meet-and-greet with Santa Claus and extended wave pool hours. Santa hats and Christmas sugar cookies will be distributed while supplies last.


In the spirit of giving, Magic Springs will host “Donate for Discount” days from July 21 to Aug. 9 to support Project HOPE’s School Backpack Program. This program provides weekend food assistance to children in five Arkansas counties who rely on school meal programs during the week.


“With local schools starting back in August, there’s no better time to donate,” said Jessyka Hanna, general manager of Magic Springs. “We can’t wait to get in the giving spirit and celebrate Christmas in July for the first time alongside Project HOPE and our guests.”




On “Donate for Discount” days, guests who bring a nonperishable food item will receive a discounted $29.99 one-day park admission. Season pass holders who donate will receive an additional “Bring a Friend Free” ticket to use between July 21 and Aug. 9. Preferred donation items include oatmeal packets, fruit and vegetable cups, nutritional bars, shelf-stable yogurts, cereal, shelf-stable milk, ravioli and spaghetti rings.


“We are honored and humbled to partner with Magic Springs for this fun, unique event,” said Becky Chote, assistant director of Project HOPE Food Bank. “The park is a beloved staple in Hot Springs, and we look forward to our continued relationship.”


Regular daily admission to Magic Springs is $59.99 plus tax on weekends for adults, $49.99 plus tax on weekdays for adults, and $44.99 plus tax daily for children and seniors. Guests who purchase a one-day admission ticket for $59.99 currently receive a Fun Pass for the rest of the season. Season passes are available for as low as $79.99 when buying four or more.


To learn more about Project HOPE Food Bank, click here.


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