Six Flags wins world record for hanging pickles on a tree

Six Flags Over Georgia has a new spot in the record books, and park president Dale Kaetzel is pickled pink about it.

“Tonight, our guests were able to create a new family tradition during the most magical time of the season,” Kaetzel said. “Each guest who participated in our record attempt took home their very own Christmas pickle ornament to place on their tree each year.”

On Saturday, the theme park set the record for the most pickle ornaments hung on Christmas trees. The festive gherkins came courtesy of home decor retailer Pier 1 Imports, which gave out 500 pickle ornaments for guests to place on trees lining the park’s entrance.

In some parts of the country, people hang pickles on their Christmas trees, and whoever spots the pickle first on Christmas morning gets an extra present and good luck for the upcoming year.

To celebrate the record, Six Flags held a snowball fight with plush snowballs for guests. The event was originally scheduled for the previous week, but had to be canceled due to snow.