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Christmas Town at Busch Gardens Tampa

Watch the miracles, magic and fun as Busch Gardens Tampa Bay celebrates the season with Christmas Town. Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday night from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. through Dec. 30, Busch Gardens will be turned into a wintry wonderland filled with entertainment, live music, tasty holiday treats, shopping and thousands of twinkling lights you have to see to believe. Here are a few magical areas, attractions and fun available during Christmas Town at Busch Gardens:

Celebration Village – As you enter Christmas Town you’ll experience the warm colors, jewel-tone ornaments and songs of the season sung by local choirs in the Marrakesh Theater during Celebration Village.

Ice Wonder Way – For a Christmas with snow head to Ice Wonder Way and bundle up with your friends and family as snowflakes fall on this frozen pathway and on down to the Moroccan Palace where guests can watch special performances of the Angels of Peace: A Christmas Journey on Ice.

Jungle Jubilee – Experience the jungle decorated for the holidays in Jungle Jubilee. Stretching along Cheetah Hunt walkway, Jungle Jubilee offers exotic decorations and intricate animal patterns for one wild Christmas!

Candy Cane Lane – Miracle Way – What’s a Christmas without candy canes? Not a Christmas at all that’s why Busch Gardens has created Candy Cane Lane where red and white lights glow form the trees in the Nairobi area. The path, which also features candy cane figurines, leads to the Christmas Town Express and Santa’s House.

Miracle Way – Take a trip back to the first Christmas night with a life-size representation of the Holy Nativity, set along Stanleyville Bridge. As you reflect on the real reason of the season, enjoy the gorgeous Christmas lights and holiday music playing around you. 

Sesame Street A Very Furry Christmas – Pose for photos with your favorite Sesame Street characters dressed in their best holiday attire at the Sesame Street: A Very Furry Christmas.

Enchanted Flamingo Valley – Since Busch Gardens Tampa Bay is in Florida it’s only appropriate to celebrate a Florida Christmas with the Enchanted Flamingo Valley. Guests will experience a holiday in the tropics with decorated palm trees and a flock of flamingos created with thousands of twinkling pink lights.

Poinsetta Parkway – For a more traditional holiday, head down Poinsettia Parkway and marvel at the traditional Christmas flower planted throughout the area. Holiday cabins filled with seasonal treats dot the walkway, making for a magical holiday experience.

Jingle Bell Junction – Make a stop at Jingle Bell Junction and let the kids take a ride on this jolly train as you make your way to Christmas Town Village. Jingle Bell Junction is located at the crossroads of Christmas Town in Gwazi Plaza.

Christmas Town Village – End the magical evening at Christmas Town Village where you can finish up on your holiday shopping or relax and enjoy the tastes of the season including flavored popcorns, roasted nuts, waffles with ice cream, fruit-filled crepes, coffee and more.

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