Christmas on Ice at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Christmas Town.

Christmas shows & holiday entertainment

Enjoy seasonal favorites at Christmas Town's family-friendly shows

Busch Gardens beams with twinkling lights and yuletide shows during Christmas Town! Be captivated by world-class ice skaters, festive fireworks on select nights, and even your favorite Sesame Street® characters with special Christmas entertainment.

Please Note: Show seating is available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Doors may close prior to showtime when the theater has reached full capacity.

Christmas Town Shows FAQs

Where can I meet Santa Claus at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay?

Santa Claus will be at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay location from November 11 through December 24 in the Nairobi section of the park. The big man himself will take a break from his busy holiday schedule to meet and take photos with your family at Santa's North Pole Experience presented by Coca-Cola®.

What family-friendly activities are there to do in Tampa Bay during Christmas?

There is so much to do at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay during the Christmas Town event. Shows include Christmas on Ice, our Holiday in the Sky fireworks, Storytime with Mrs. Claus, and more. Upgrade your family-friendly holiday experience with the Christmas Town VIP Tour.  

Can guests explore other areas of Busch Gardens apart from Christmas Town Village to see the Christmas lights?

Yes, guests can walk through various areas of Busch Gardens to see thousands of beautiful lights illuminating the park. The enchanting light displays throughout the park add to the festive ambiance, making it a delightful experience for visitors of all ages.

What time does the exploration of Christmas Town Village begin at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay?

Guests may explore Christmas Town Village beginning at 5 p.m. Guests can enjoy the holiday spirit as they stroll through quaint holiday cabins, shop for artisan gifts, and indulge in seasonal treats.