A Festive Day Out: Unwrap a Winter Wonderland at Christmas Town

Rudolph at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay's Christmas Town, the park's award-winning holiday event, is a Yuletide extravaganza that starts in November and ends in January. It's the longest holiday celebration in the Tampa Bay area, promising brand-new experiences for families to cherish.


The diverse holiday activities and attractions at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay during the Christmas Town event offer families an array of joyful experiences. Let’s walk through everything you could experience with each Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Park admission in just one day. 


Festive holiday activities to experience in one day

There is a lot to see and experience at Busch Gardens during the holiday season. If you plan your day right, you can experience most of what is offered. Here are a few favorites:


Discover the quaint Christmas Town® Village filled with holiday charm

Kick off the holiday spirit with a magical stroll through Christmas Town Village under millions of twinkling lights as you listen to Yuletide carols.


Holiday-Inspired Treats and Culinary Delights

Indulge in special treats from the unique Christmas Cabins. Enjoy warm cookies, hot chocolate, and many other festive goodies. The culinary delights add to the festive atmosphere, from traditional holiday fare to unique seasonal offerings.

Christmas on Ice

Christmas Town features outstanding ice skaters performing in a spectacular ice-skating show that fascinates the audiences with graceful choreographies set to holiday tunes.


Christmas Light Display

As night falls, the park transforms into a winter wonderland lit by twinkling lights, iconic holiday light displays, and festive fireworks on select nights, creating a magical setting for all.


Additional Christmas Activities 

If you are looking to add more to your agenda, don’t miss out on these family fun festivities at one of the best places to visit for Christmas. 


Rudolph’s Winter Wonderland 

Meet Rudolph and his friends from Clarice, Yukon, Cornelius, and Bumble. Watch the famous story of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer come to life. Get your festive photo taken and play holiday games. 


Shop for the perfect gifts at Santa’s Shop

Santa Claus works hard all year to get ready for Christmas. His favorite time of year is spending time with the children. Make sure to bring your child to meet Santa, walk through the workshop, and see the jolly elves and all the crafted toys in the making. 

Celebrate with your favorite Sesame Street friends

Enjoy family-friendly rides and celebrate with exciting holiday shows and photo opportunities with your favorite friends. 

The Christmas Town event embodies the season's spirit, providing many activities and attractions to ensure a merry time for all family members.


Get More Fun and Thrills with an Annual Pass

The memories don't have to end as the day closes, especially if you missed out on everything Christmas Town offers. Elevate your experience by becoming an Annual Pass member to unlock a year-round adventure at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay. 


Imagine a second day at Christmas Town, exploring what you might have missed—the mistletoe memories, holiday photo spots, and more. On your subsequent visits, delve deeper into the festive ambiance with other holiday adventures awaiting your discovery.


Once the holidays are over, you can continue to enjoy exhilarating rides and remarkable shows Busch Gardens Tampa Bay offers throughout the year. Feel the rush on roller coasters like Iron Gwazi and Tigris, be enthralled rel="noopener noreferrer" by live shows like Turn It Up! Remix, and take a serene stroll and take in all of the park’s beauty after engaging with the park's exotic residents.


With an Annual Pass, guests can create holiday memories during Christmas Town, savor the flavors of The Food & Wine Festival, enjoy the vibrancy of Summer Nights during summertime, and so much more. 


A pass membership is your ticket to a year filled with endless fun, exciting rides, spectacular shows, and heartwarming holiday events. Make Busch Gardens Tampa Bay your getaway for creating cherished memories with family and friends, no matter the season.


Exclusive Benefits for Pass Members

Often, Busch Gardens kickstarts the fun with Pass Member previews. Annual Pass Members can enjoy an exclusive preview of the ice-skating show Christmas on Ice and access to Santa’s North Pole Experience and other festive celebrations. 


More Adventures Await

While Christmas Town sets a merry scene, more holiday adventures beckon at Busch rel="noopener noreferrer" Gardens. Check out the park's other ticketed events to keep the holiday spirit aglow.


With opportunities to other ticketed events and an invitation to become an Annual Pass member, a day at Christmas Town is just the beginning of a season filled with festive fun and unforgettable memories.