From now until January 7, experience thrilling attractions and festive holiday entertainment at Busch Gardens Christmas Town! Transforming the park into a dazzling winter wonderland, this event offers a unique blend of seasonal entertainment, close encounters with animals, culinary delights, and exciting attractions like Serengeti Flyer and the award-winning hybrid coaster, Iron Gwazi.
All included with park admission, the festivities kick off with new light displays illuminating the Jungala area, featuring a mesmerizing walkthrough dragon and a stunning 40-foot pixelated tree at Cheetah Plaza.
Christmas Town, celebrating its tenth anniversary, will bring back fan-favorites like Santa’s North Pole Experience, Storytime with Mrs. Claus, and meet and greets with Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. Additionally, guests can enjoy thrilling shows such as “Christmas on Ice” at the Moroccan Palace, “Elmo’s Christmas Wish” in the Sesame Street Safari of Fun, and the inspiring musical tale “Three Kings Journey” (available on select nights at the Dragon Fire Grill).
On select evenings, the sky comes to life with a colorful fireworks display and classic Christmas tunes. “Holiday in the Sky, a Nighttime Spectacular” is presented by Bad Boy Mowers. Guests can also jump on the Holly Jolly Express, a train ride offering festive views of the park and a holiday sing-a-long. Between seasonal activities, park attendees can capture memorable photos with princesses, snowmen, and other characters.
Festive and Heartwarming Seasonal Menu
Beyond the enchanting entertainment, Christmas Town offers an abundance of delicious flavors to satisfy holiday cravings. From delightful mealtime moments to delectable food samples, guests can indulge in a seasonal culinary journey throughout the park. The menu features both new and returning items, including Chicken coq-au-vin, Holiday Poutine, Smoked turkey with all the trimmings, and Seared scallop with ruby red couscous.
A selection of signature Christmas Town cocktails adds an extra touch of holiday spirit, with options like the Mistletoe Margarita and the Ginger Snap Mule.
The best way to savor these festive delights is with a Christmas Town Sampler Lanyard, starting at $45 and redeemable at various cabins throughout the park. Sampler options include quantities of five and 10, with an exclusive 12-item Sampler available for Pass Members.
Jolly Upgrades, VIP Tours, and Holiday Cheer with Passes and Fun Cards
Guests seeking an extra dose of holiday cheer can enhance their Christmas Town experience with a variety of jolly upgrades: priority access lines for Santa’s North Pole Experience and Rudolph and Friends as well as VIP Tours offering exclusive perks like Front of the Line access, reserved seating for the Christmas on Ice show, and more.
For as low as $14.50 per month, the Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Annual Pass provides exclusive access to this year’s Christmas Town activities plus the opportunity to be the first to ride Phoenix Rising upon its opening in 2024.
To stay updated on event details and special offers, visit ChristmasTown.com and follow Busch Gardens Tampa Bay on Instagram, Facebook, and X (formerly Twitter). Experience the magic of the season at Busch Gardens Christmas Town and create lasting memories with family and friends.