Busch Gardens Christmas town

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Virginia Christmas light displays at Busch Gardens

10 million+ Lights

See why Christmas shines brightest at the world's most beautiful theme park with over 10 million Christmas lights throughout the park.

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  • All-New Traditions Tree Maze

    Traditions Tree Maze

    Make your way through the twists and turns of our all-new Christmas maze.

  • Soar above 10 million lights on Finnegan's Flyer at Christmas Town!

    Rides & Coasters

    Soar above 10 million lights on all-new screamin' swing, Finnegan's Flyer! Then get the on the ground experience on the Christmas Town Express.

  • Santa's checking his list at Christmas Town—he can't wait to see you!

    Visit Santa & Rudolph

    Pay a visit to Santa and Rudolph. They can't wait to fulfill all of your Christmas wishes!

  • The Christmas spirit is alive in our heartwarming Christmas Town shows


    Take in a festive show, including all-new musical experience Believe in the San Marco Theatre.

Event Included in Membership

Members get access to both parks, all seasonal events (including Halloween and Christmas) plus exclusive offers and discounts.

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  • Dates & Times

    We're bringing the Christmas magic to Busch Gardens on select days from November 12 through January 2. See our park info for full details on hours and show schedules.

    Busch Gardens Williamsburg 2021 Christmas Town Calendar

Christmas Town Frequently Asked Questions

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What is Christmas Town?

Busch Gardens Williamsburg transforms into a holiday wonderland of entertainment and attractions with twinkling lights, holiday shows, Santa, and Rudolph. This year, be sure to check out our all new attractions—Believe, a solo musical performance, and Traditions Tree Maze.

When is Christmas Town?

Christmas Town opens November 16, 2019 and will continue on select days through January 5, 2020. Please check our operating schedule for more information.

Is Christmas Town all day?

Christmas Town opens each day at 2 p.m. Closing time is 10 p.m. Please check our operating schedule for specific times.

I'm a member. Is Christmas Town included in my membership?

Christmas Town is included in your membership. For a complete list of benefits, click here, and for a list of monthly rewards, here.

Are all of the rides open during Christmas Town?

Many of our rides are open during Christmas Town. However, due to colder temperatures  our water rides and most roller coasters are closed. For a complete list of rides open during Christmas Town, click here.

Park Closures

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What happens if the park is closed due to weather or other reasons on the day my ticket is valid?

In the unlikely event the park does not open on a scheduled day, dated tickets for that day will automatically be extended for a visit within six calendar days following the date on your ticket to allow guests the opportunity to visit.

What happens if the park closes early?

In rare instances, we sometimes must close the park earlier than scheduled due to inclement weather. If the park closes early, visit Guest Services for a new ticket that will be valid for a return visit within six calendar day following the date on your ticket.

What happens if the park reaches capacity and is closed when I arrive on the day my ticket is valid?

Christmas Town is bigger than ever, with more attractions and expanded event hours to enjoy them. In addition, limiting the number of Single-Day Tickets sold for each day will help manage attendance levels.

If the park approaches capacity on the day your ticket is valid, you will still have access to the park. Just show your dated ticket to the Team Member at the toll plaza and they will direct you to the parking lots. Guests who do not have a dated ticket will be invited to return on a different day.

  • Dates, times and event offerings are subject to change and/or cancellation without notice. Christmas Town is a separate ticketed event.

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