Join us for a heartfelt tribute to our brave veterans this November at Busch Gardens Williamsburg.

Veterans Appreciation Celebration

Join us this November 11 & 12 in celebrating the courage and commitment of all those who have selflessly served their country. The first weekend of Christmas Town will bring extra merriment with meaningful moments throughout the park honoring the dedication and sacrifice of servicemen and women. Don't miss this ALL-NEW opportunity to express gratitude, share stories, and show your unwavering support and appreciation.

Nov 11
Nov 12
See Park Hours Included with park admission

Special Offers for Active-Duty Military & Veterans

Now through Nov. 12, Veterans have exclusive access to purchase a 2024 Military Pass.

For one low price, Military Pass holders can enjoy unlimited visits all year long and FREE parking at Busch Gardens® Williamsburg and Water Country USA®, now through Jan. 1, 2025. The Military Pass also includes admission to Busch Gardens’ Christmas Town™, offering one of the largest holiday light displays in North America, heartwarming holiday shows, Santa’s Workshop and more

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Event Activities

NEW!Veteran’s Day Flag Ceremony

Located at the front gate prior to entry. To keep with our 48-year tradition of playing the National Anthem upon park open, a special Flag Ceremony will take place on Saturday and Sunday at 2PM.

NEW!Show Salute

Join us in recognizing Veterans in a special preshow prior to showtimes at all theaters throughout the weekend.

NEW!Selfie Station

Located in England, this new photo opportunity offers the perfect backdrop to show your gratitude for Veterans and Active-Duty Military alike with a selfie tagging @BUSCHGARDENSVA and #BGCelebratesVeterans.

Patriotic Gifts

Visit the Christmas Town Shoppe in England and Ornament World in Das Festhaus for spirited gifts and merchandise to commemorate your visit.

Enjoying a special salute to Veterans prior to each showtime at all theaters during Busch Gardens Williamsburg Veterans Appreciation Celebration.