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The Santa Circuit: Where to See Santa Claus at Christmas Town

November 16, 2018
Learn where you can find Santa this holiday season at Busch Gardens Williamsburg.

Father Christmas. The Jolly Old Elf himself. Big Red. Kris Kringle. He may be known by many names, but there can only be one Santa. Saint Nick can travel great distances at the blink of an eye, but you, you are without flying reindeer or Christmas magic. So how are you supposed to get your Santa fix? Easy as Mrs. C’s famous cookies: with this guide to a Santa-centric visit.

Take photos with Santa Claus at Santa's Workshop

Meet Santa and Take Photos

Step inside the legendary workshop of Santa Claus and his elves. Whether it’s a puppy or something a little more altruistic, you can tell Santa what’s on your Christmas list here and then capture the experience in a commemorative photo. The elves do their best to accommodate everyone, but Santa’s a popular guy, so it might be a good idea to visit him early on in your evening. Special photo packages are also available and will make a perfect gift for your loved ones.

Santa's Fireside Feast, holiday dining experience for the family

Dinner with Santa Claus

Castle O’Sullivan in Ireland provides the perfect setting for a truly special experience with Santa. Children of all ages can enjoy a warm holiday meal as Santa reads a special Christmas story, grab a cookie from Mrs. Claus and take a photo with the man in red. Reservations are required for this dining experience.

'Twas That Night ice show at Christmas Town

Holiday Ice Show

Hitch a ride with the next passing sleigh to France for the park’s ice show. With touching songs and beautiful ice choreography, ‘Twas That Night captures the magic of Christmas Eve. So, it seems likely a Visit From St. Nicholas might happen in the show, but you’ll just see it to find out for yourself. Guarantee a seat at this show with a Reserved Seating add-on.

Nutcrackers at German Gifts

The Gift of Santa

Next to the steins and Bavarian clocks in German Gifts is a special room guarded by the Weihnachtsmann, or as we know him, Santa. This room captures the Christmas spirit year round and is filled with ornaments and nutcrackers you can use to deck your own halls. Use a Christmas Town Shoppers Pass to save on your holiday shopping.

Retro Santas in Holiday Hills at Christmas Town

Retro Santas

If you’re looking for a dose of nostalgia, keep heading toward Holiday Hills. There, bask in the glow of retro holiday lights as you take a walk down memory lane. For years, Santa has been the star of Coca-Cola®’s Christmastime advertisements, many of which are recreated here. Which billboard is your favorite?

Bonus Mission: How many images of Santa can you spot at the park?

Hear from our kid panel about their favorite Christmas figure, what they leave him as a special snack on Christmas Eve, and what they would do if they saw Santa.