Bring on the Christmas CheerNovember 2, 2017
While everyone else is counting down the days until Christmas, we are counting down the days until Christmas Town™! Busch Gardens® Tampa Bay’s annual holiday tradition is back starting Nov.19 until Dec. 31. This Yuletide event is jam-packed with twinkling bright lights, spectacular shows, holiday shopping and even a visit to Santa’s House presented by Coca-Cola®.
Here’s what Busch Gardens has in store for guests this Christmas Town season:
HOLIDAY CULINARY SAMPLERS
With an incredible line-up for Christmas Town tasty treats, why should you limit yourself? Enjoy 5 or 10 delectable creations from our holiday menus during Christmas Town. Culinary locations like Christmas Town Village will feature savory treats and Yuletide sweets for the whole family.
STORY TIME BREAKFAST WITH RUDOLPH
Sometimes the best part about Christmas morning is the breakfast. This year, the all-new Story Time Breakfast with Rudolph delivers at Dragon Fire Grill. Gather around and join in the joy with your pal, Rudolph, in an event complete with holiday songs, story time and special surprises. Indulge in waffles, French toast, scrambled eggs, cheddar cheese grits, pastries, biscuits and gravy, and much more.
THREE KINGS CELEBRATION
Busch Gardens unfolds the famed journey to the humble town of Bethlehem during a Three Kings Celebration from Jan. 1-6. This cultural celebration boasts authentic Latin traditions, live entertainment honoring the three wise men and Busch Gardens’ dazzling display of twinkling lights.
SANTA'S HOUSE PRESENTED BY COCA-COLA®
Mr. and Mrs. Claus extend to you an invitation into their North Pole home at Santa’s House presented by Coca-Cola®. While the elves are busy preparing for Christmas, the big guy himself, Santa Claus is taking a break from his busy holiday schedule to meet and take photos with families in his private study. Skip the lines and be the first to meet Santa by reserving priority access ahead of time.
RUDOLPH'S WINTER WONDERLAND
Making his Christmas Town debut, Sam the Snowman joins his friends Rudolph, Clarice, Yukon Cornelius and Bumble at Rudolph’s Winter Wonderland located in Celestial Crossing. Meet and take photos with these beloved characters, play holiday games and indulge in Yuletide treats as your favorite scenes of the Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer® television special come to life right before your eyes.
Guest can also expect the return of fan-favorite shows that ring in the season, including Christmas on Ice, Carol of the Bells light show, the Holiday Hills Brass Band and many more! Finish all your holiday shopping by visiting one of our several storefronts located all throughout Christmas Town Village. Kids can also climb aboard the or admire the model trains as they encircle a miniature Christmas city.
Marvel in the Christmas Town twinkling lights at every turn. Take a stroll through the Mistletoe Memories walkway and journey over to Jungala to witness a 50 foot Christmas tree come to life every ten minutes with spectacular dancing lights and holiday music in Christmas Time Terrace.
Unwrap the magic of Christmas Town with one of our three guided tours that take you through Tampa Bay's best Christmas time event. The Silver, Gold and Santa Select tours offer unique differences such as front-of-the-line access to thrill rides, a 5-item sampler lanyard and reserved seating.
Christmas Town is included with any annual pass, Fun Card or daily admission to the park. The event is open until 10 p.m. on select dates and will close at 8 p.m. on Christmas Eve. For New Year’s Eve, Christmas Town will remain open until 1 a.m. to ring in 2018.