Music, thrilling rides, lighting displays, Santa Claus and much more await families at Christmas Town, the new holiday tradition at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay. Plus, get your fill of yummy treats and some great Christmas shopping to put you in the mood for the holidays. Christmas Town is now included with regular Busch Gardens Tampa Admission.
PLEASE NOTE: Christmas Town is now included with regular admission to Busch Gardens Tampa!
Let the holiday spirit wash over you and yours at Christmas Town at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay. During select nights in November and December the park transforms into a world of lights, music, thrilling rides, Santa Claus, exciting live shows and other wintery wonders that are sure to make this a new Christmas family tradition.
Heartwarming Holiday Displays
Celebration Village greets you the moment you enter Christmas Town with the cozy, vibrant colors of the season and melodic music. From there it’s a start of a wonderful family night. Snowflakes falling from above highlight the beautiful frozen pathway in Ice Wonder Way. Kids of all ages will love meeting Elmo, Bert, Ernie and others dressed in their holiday clothes at Sesame Street: A Very Furry Christmas. Jungle Jubilee’s wild colors, decorations and wonderfully complex animal patterns show what Christmas is like in nature. Red and white lights playfully twinkle in the trees on Candy Cane Lane, evoking memories of that sweet Christmas treat. Miracle Way gives visitors the chance to see the real "reason for the season" with a life-sized version of the Holy Nativity that's lit by the glow of lights with sacred songs of the holidays playing. Looking for some Christmas treats? Poinsettia Parkway has you covered with eggnog, strudels, gingerbread cookies and more.
Shopping and Fun
Christmas Town Village will give everyone a chance to buy some holiday gifts and enjoy some great treats like fruit-filled crepes, roasted nuts and rustic sandwiches. And Christmas Town Park will let you go through real, frozen snowdrifts and take pictures with snowmen strolling along.
Sing some traditional Christmas songs with your family aboard the Christmas Town Express, a beautifully lit vintage-style train that circles the park. The Crown Colony House restaurant is the stage for Carol of the Bells, a show featuring tens of thousands of Christmas lights perfectly choreographed to beloved seasonal tunes. World-class ice skaters from every corner of the Earth bring some of our favorite Christmas songs in a 30-minute extravaganza called Angels of Peace: A Christmas Journey on Ice. Plus, catch your favorite Madagascar friends at Madagascar Live! Operation: Christmas Vacation.
Fun for Kids
Christmas Town is loaded with plenty of fun for the kids as well. Santa, Ms. Claus and the elves are all in town for a chance to get a picture and tell him your list at Welcome to Santa’s House. They’ll marvel at penguins and their antics underwater at Penguin Point. Jingle Bell Junction will give the little ones plenty of fun as they right a pint-sized train full of holiday fun. SnowWorld gives them the chance to make a snowman or snow angels out of actual snow in the heart of Florida.