While the holidays are magical at Walt Disney World, the other local Theme Parks go all out as well. We’ve already shared with you about Universal Orlando Resort and SeaWorld Christmas Celebration. Another classic holiday event takes place about an hour outside of Walt Disney World. We’re talking about Christmas Town at Busch Gardens Tampa.
Christmas Town takes place nightly from November 12 through January 2. Some evenings the Park will close at 8:00, so you will want to check the hours before you head that way so that you don’t miss all the fun. There are millions of lights, and each area of the Park is decked out in a different theme. The results are amazing and beautiful.
One of the highlights of Christmas Town is taking a ride on the Holly Jolly Express. The Serengeti Express train turns into a holiday-themed journey, with seasonal music playing throughout the trip. Guests are encouraged to sing along.
The shows Christmas on Ice, Three Kings Journey, and Elmo’s Christmas Wish all return this year. New this season is Storytime With Mrs. Claus. A new Holiday in the Sky Fireworks Show will also take place on select evenings.
Of course Santa will again be part of Christmas Town. This year he’ll be found at the all new Santa’s North Pole Experience Presented by Coca-Cola. Rudolph will be making friends in Rudolph’s Winter Wonderland.
If you’re looking for the perfect gift or want to satisfy your sweet tooth, you’ll want to visit Christmas Town Village. There are booths selling crafts and also holiday goodies. It’s a beautiful area that you’ll want to walk through even if you aren’t looking to buy something.
Admission to Christmas Town is included with your Busch Gardens ticket. There are often deals online, so you might want to buy your ticket in advance. If you’re an Annual Passholder, there is a Preview Weekend November 6 and 7. Reservations are not required to visit Busch Gardens Tampa.
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