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Things to Do by Season

Seasonal Events

The changing weather makes Virginia a great destination any time of the year. From spring break to New Year's, there are plenty of things to do during your family vacation. Enjoy a two-park adventure in the summer with our theme park and water park or visit during our Halloween and Christmas events. Take a look below to what we have to offer.

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Enjoy fall decor during the day and frightful scares at night

Halloween Events

Family rides and trick-or-treating during the day and scary frights at night.

Kid-Friendly Haunts & Scares
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  • Taste a wide variety of craft beers at Bier Fest

    Craft Beer Festival

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  • Get ready to scream this fall with haunted houses, scare zones & more

    Halloween haunts

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  • Families with young children can enjoy this Halloween event just for kids

    Kid-Friendly Halloween Fun

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  • From fall decor to haunted houses, there's something to do from day to night

    Fun By Day & Fright By Night

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Christmas shines brightest at Busch Gardens Williamsburg

Christmas Town

Christmas lights, festive shopping & dining, plus holiday shows.


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See more than 8 million Christmas lights at Busch Gardens
Christmas Lights

With over 10 million lights, Busch Gardens Williamsburg has the largest light display in North America.

Visit Santa Claus and his elves at Santa's Workshop
Pictures with Santa

Visit Santa Claus and his elves in his legendary workshop in the North Pole. Don't forget your Christmas list.

Meet Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer & friends at Rudolph's Winter Wonderland
Rudolph Meet and Greet

Meet Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and his friends at Rudolph's Winter Wonderland in Holiday Hills ™.

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