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Scary to Merry

Merry Christmas in July! Join us for an immersive experience that combines the frights of a haunted house with the joy of the holiday season. Will you dare choose a frightful tour of The Stranglewood Estate or an early opportunity to meet Santa? Get ready for Scary to Merry on Thursday, July 25!

From 12 PM - 4 PM take a tour of The Stranglewood Estate from our fall Howl-O-Scream event or have the opportunity to meet Santa on the 3rd floor of Serengeti Overlook. Feeling adventurous? Experience them both!

*Included with park admission

12 PM - 4 PM


Included with park admission


Scary Experience

From 12pm - 4pm

Prepare for a bone-chilling experience with a tour of our Stranglewood Estate, a haunted house that echoes with the whispers of its dark past. Experience an in-depth tour of just how haunting Stranglewood Estate truly is, and maybe even a scare or two, from 12pm to 4pm. Do you dare enter and face the wrathful spirit of Ms. Stranglewood and her unfortunate employees who roam the halls?

Santa at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

Merry Experience

From 12pm - 4pm

Embrace the delightful magic of the holiday season and lift your spirits with a joyful visit to the 3rd floor of Serengeti Overlook to meet Santa himself! From 12pm to 4pm, immerse yourself in an extraordinary experience where holiday cheer comes to life! Don't wait to share your wishes with Santa a couple of months early at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay!