Where Christmas shines brightest

The World’s Most Beautiful Theme Park is once again transformed with over ten million twinkling lights, one of the largest holiday displays in North America. Enjoy heart-warming holiday shows and classics such as Santa’s Workshop, the Christmas Town Express and ‘Twas that Night ice skating show. Over 20 rides and coasters including NEW Pantheon™, the world’s fastest multi-launch coaster, pair thrilling moments with holiday cheer. Families can enjoy a hearty meal and a special Christmas story from the big elf himself during NEW Santa’s Fireside Feast presented by Coca-Cola®. Festive treats, holiday shopping and special photo opportunities complete this holiday tradition for friends and families.

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Jan 08
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People toasting cups in England
Two girls meeting a clydesdale horse
Ice Skaters
Performers on a stage
A family meeting Santa Claus

People toasting cups in England
Two girls meeting a clydesdale horse
Ice Skaters
Performers on a stage
A family meeting Santa Claus
Christmas Town Shows
Festive shows & entertainment
Enjoy live entertainment and sing along to classic holiday favorites with seven heartwarming shows and village entertainment filling the park with glad tidings and joy.
Guests meeting Santa Claus at his workshop.
Santa's Workshop
Santa Claus and his elves can't wait to see you. Stop by Santa's Workshop in the North Pole (Wilkommenhaus) and tell him your Christmas wish.
Guests dining with Santa
NEW! Santa's Fireside Feast
Presented by Coca-Cola®
Gather around the majestic castle as Santa recounts a classic Christmas story while elves prepare a scrumptious all-you-care-to-eat meal and Mrs. Claus dazzles the dining room with holiday cheer.
Father Christmas at Busch Gardens Williamsburg
NEW! Father Christmas
As a symbol of the Christmas season, this merry English figure presides over holiday gatherings, sharing a drink in front of the fireplace with families and wishing good tidings for the new year. Snap a photo with Father Christmas in England's Kidsington Palace.
Over 20 rides & coasters
Soar above 10 million lights on thrilling rides like the ALL-NEW Pantheon, the world’s fastest multi-launch coaster! Then take a ride around the park and enjoy holiday music on the Christmas Town Express.
Couple shopping for ornaments
Holiday dining & shopping
Indulge in culinary delights featuring savory treats, festive sweets, and holiday beverages around the park. Then, shop for the perfect gift and finish your holiday shopping at one of our various shops.

Kid-friendly fun & more festive experiences

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Save on Christmas Town admission and your choice of accommodations from selected hotel partners with a Busch Gardens Vacation Package.

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Bürgermeister's Hideaway

Behind a sweet façade lies a secret hideaway bar that houses true spirits of its country.

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Burgermeister Hideaway's Mardi Gras Cocktails

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Christmas Town at Busch Gardens Williamsburg?

Busch Gardens Williamsburg transforms into one of North America’s largest holiday light displays with over 10 million twinkling lights where guests can enjoy heartwarming entertainment, festive shopping & dining, and over 20 rides and attractions including Pantheon™, the world’s fastest multi-launch coaster. Christmas town is open select dates now – January 8, 2023. Learn more here.

When is Christmas Town at Busch Gardens Williamsburg?

Christmas Town is open select nights from November 11, 2022, through January 8, 2023. Check out our operating calendar for park hours and showtimes.

Is Christmas Town at Busch Gardens Williamsburg an all-day event?

Beginning November 11, Busch Gardens Williamsburg is decked out for the holiday season. Christmas Town operating hours vary based on date. Please check out our operating calendar for park hours and showtimes.

How much is a ticket to Busch Gardens Williamsburg, VA, Christmas Town?

Entry into Busch Gardens Williamsburg Christmas Town is included with Busch Gardens Williamsburg Basic, Unlimited, Premier and Platinum Memberships. Guests can enjoy this festive holiday event with a Christmas Town Ticket, Christmas Town Fun Card, Christmas Bounce Ticket or a vacation package.

What attractions and rides are open during Christmas Town at Busch Gardens Williamsburg, VA?

Many of our park rides and kid attractions will open during the Christmas Town event. Be sure to get front-of-line access to our most popular rides.

Where can I meet Santa Claus at Busch Gardens Williamsburg?

Santa Claus will be at Busch Gardens Christmas Town from November 11 through January 8, 2023 in Wilkommenhaus, located in the Germany area of the park. The jolly man himself will take a break from his busy holiday schedule to meet and take photos with your family at Santa's Workshop.

Is Busch Gardens Williamsburg open on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day? Do Members receive any rewards and discounts during Busch Gardens Christmas Town?

All Member benefits apply during Christmas Town, including discounts on food, merchandise, and select VIP experiences. Members can also enjoy unlimited admission to Christmas Town (blockout dates apply for Basic Members). View our monthly rewards calendar for additional discounts and offers.

When does Busch Gardens Williamsburg Christmas Town open and close this year?

Busch Gardens Williamsburg Christmas Town is open select nights from November 11, 2022 through January 8, 2023. Please check out our operating calendar for park hours.

Are manual and motorized (ECV) wheelchairs available for rent during Busch Gardens Williamsburg Christmas Town?

You can rent wheelchairs and ECVs at the park’s entry or save time by reserving a wheelchair or stroller rental before you arrive. Just show your receipt, pick up and go!

Will Busch Gardens Christmas Town and attractions in Williamsburg be open if it rains?

Christmas Town remains open during inclement weather. However, colder temperatures or inclement weather conditions may impact ride operations.

What happens if Busch Gardens Williamsburg is closed due to weather?

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.

Can I use the Busch Gardens Waves of Honor military ticket as admission during Christmas Town?

Complimentary and discounted Waved of Honor 1-Day Tickets to Busch Gardens Williamsburg expired Oct. 31, 2022 and are not valid for Christmas Town.

Are Busch Gardens ticket group rates available to corporations and/or companies?

Any group of 15 or more guests can qualify for group ticket pricing. Group tickets must be purchased in advance through our group sales team to receive the discounted rate. You cannot purchase group tickets at the gate. For more information about group tickets, call (757) 253-3404 or purchase online here.

Are discount tickets available for Williamsburg Busch Gardens Christmas Town?

Christmas Town is included with Busch Gardens Williamsburg Membership. Join Membership today and get unlimited visits and unbeatable benefits like free parking, free guest tickets and more.

Can food or drinks be brought into Busch Gardens Williamsburg during Christmas Town?

Our standard Food and Beverage policy applies during Christmas Town. Outside food and drinks may not be taken into the park, but you can bring water bottles. Guests who have special dietary needs should contact Guest Relations for more information.

What special holiday shopping is available during Busch Gardens Williamsburg Christmas Town?

Located in Oktoberfest, Pick up stocking stuffers and one-of-a-kind personalized finds at the traditional outdoor Mistletoe Marketplace, offering an array of handmade gifts from local craft vendors.

Can I add Christmas Town photos to my PhotoKey?

Photos taken at Rudolph & Friends in Festa Italia and Frosty & Gingy in France can be added to your PhotoKey. A digital photo package must be purchased in order to have the photos taken at Santa’s Workshop, Santa’s Fireside Feast presented by Coca-Cola®, and Father Christmas in order to have the digital assets added to your PhotoKey product. See here for PhotoKey options and pricing.

What time does Christmas Town open at Busch Gardens Williamsburg?

Christmas Town is open select nights November 11, 2022 through January 8, 2023. Please check our operating calendar for park hours and showtimes.

How long does Busch Gardens Christmas Town last?

Christmas Town is open select nights from November 11, 2022, through January 8, 2023.

How much is Christmas Town parking at Busch Gardens Williamsburg?

General parking at Busch Gardens Williamsburg for one car, motorcycle or RV/Camper starts at $30.00 or $35.00 for preferred parking per day. Become a Member to enjoy free parking each visit.

Does Busch Gardens Williamsburg Christmas Town have fireworks

Busch Gardens Christmas Town will welcome in the New Year with a festive fireworks display on Friday, December 30 and Saturday, December 31, 2022 beginning at 9:00 p.m. See here for more information.

How long are Busch Gardens Williamsburg shows?

Our spirited and heart-warming Christmas Town shows range from 28 – 30 minutes in length. See here for a full line-up of performances.

Is Busch Gardens Williamsburg Christmas Town included in the annual pass?

Busch Gardens Christmas Town is a separately ticketed event and admission is only included for those with an active Basic, Unlimited, Premier or Platinum Membership. Join Membership today and get 12 months of unlimited visits and unbeatable benefits like free parking, free guest tickets and more.

Is Busch Gardens Williamsburg Christmas Town included with Membership?

Busch Gardens Christmas Town is a separately ticketed event and admission is only included for those with an active Basic, Unlimited, Premier or Platinum Membership.

How do I make reservations for Busch Gardens Williamsburg Christmas Town?

Reservations are not required to visit. Guest only need a valid form of admission such as an active Basic, Unlimited, Premier or Platinum Membership, Military Pass, Christmas Town Fun Card, or ticket option to attend. Free or discounted Waves of Honor Tickets, Legacy Annual Passes, and 2023 Fun Cards are not valid for admission.

Do I need to make reservations for Busch Gardens Williamsburg Christmas Town?

Reservations are not required to visit. Guest only need a valid form of admission such as an active Basic, Unlimited, Premier or Platinum Membership, Military Pass, Christmas Town Fun Card, or ticket option to attend. Free or discounted Waves of Honor Tickets, Legacy Annual Passes, and 2023 Fun Cards are not valid for admission.

How much time should I plan for my Busch Gardens Christmas Town visit?

Guests are invited to stay and enjoy Christmas Town all day. Make the most of your experience with our All-Day Dining Deals, Quick Queue, Photo Packages and more!

Does Busch Gardens' Fun Card include Christmas Town?

Enjoy the magic of the holidays all season with unlimited admission to Christmas Town November 11, 2022 – January 8, 2023, at Busch Gardens Williamsburg with a Christmas Town Fun Card.

What is a Christmas Town Fun Card?

Enjoy the magic of the holidays all season with unlimited admission to Christmas Town November 11, 2022 – January 8, 2023, at Busch Gardens Williamsburg with a Christmas Town Fun Card.

What is a Christmas Bounce Ticket?

Celebrate the spirit of the season at Busch Gardens Williamsburg during Christmas Town™ and Colonial Williamsburg with admission & parking for three consecutive days. See here for more details.

Does Busch Gardens offer Christmas Town vacation packages?

Save on Christmas Town admission and your choice of accommodations from selected hotel partners with a Busch Gardens Vacation Package. There’s no better way to explore Williamsburg, Virginia than with one of our thoughtfully designed vacation packages, which include admission to our parks. Learn more here.

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