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Christmas Town has ended. Please check back later for 2020 dates & details.
Family-Friendly Winter Holiday Event
The world’s most beautiful theme park is one of the largest Christmas light displays in North America. Festive food and drink, holiday shopping and heart-warming shows make the spirit of the season come alive.
A separate ticketed event (included with Membership)
We're bringing the Christmas magic to Busch Gardens on select days from November 16 through January 5. See our park info for full details on hours and show schedules.
Christmas Town Frequently Asked Questions
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.
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.