Experience the Magic of Busch Gardens Christmas Town

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The Christmas season has officially arrived now that Busch Garden’s Christmas Town is back! On select dates through December 31, you can enjoy the beautiful sights and lights, as well as some brand new experiences. Busch Gardens thought of every detail, and you are sure to leave in the Christmas spirit!

With so much going on this year and the desire to make sure you get to experience it all, do yourself a favor and download the mobile app to get an interactive map with updated info.

You will not need to go far into the park to start experiencing this holiday extravaganza. Journey through Celebration Village, Holiday Hills, and Three Kings Oasis to reach Christmas Town Village. Here you will find the Kiddie Train, Christmas Town Village Cabins, and the Christmas Town Miniature Display.

My personal favorite is entering Sesame Street: A Very Furry Christmas! It is such a treat to run into some of our favorite characters and capture my son’s beaming smile. Check out the “Elmo’s Christmas Wish” show to see the whole gang – Elmo, Cookie Monster, Zoe, Rosita and Grover – learn the meaning of Christmas!


Catch a ride, like the SheiKra, on your way to the Christmas Time Tree Show. Every 10 minutes you can see a larger-than-life Christmas tree come alive with spectacular dancing lights.

Afterwards, stop by Rudolph’s Winter Wonderland, the newest experience to this wonderful event, located in Celestial Crossing. Meet and take photos with everyone’s favorite – Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer! Play some games, eat some treats, and watch scenes from this holiday classic.


Head on over to the North Pole to visit with the big man himself – Santa Claus! Here you can also board the Christmas Town Express for a wonderful sing-a-long, caroling experience. Penguin Point is also an enjoyable stop to watch the cutest penguins and to take a family photo with one, too!


Wrap up this magical experience at the Moroccan Palace, where you can see the Christmas on Ice show. It’s spectacular, and will definitely leave you feeling jolly!


Photos courtesy of Busch Gardens Tampa Bay / SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment, Inc.

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