Hey Thrill Seekers,
Every single night from the 17th November to the 31st December you can celebrate the holiday season at Busch Gardens with Santa, Rudolph and more!
Each night, enjoy millions of twinkling lights and visits to Santa’s House presented by Coca-Cola®. Plus, beloved characters from the television special “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” return for some festive fun. Enjoy Yuletide shows, delicious holiday treats, your favourite thrill coasters in the dark. Christmas Town is included with admission.
CHRISTMAS TOWN VILLAGE
Inside Christmas Town Village, shop for the perfect gifts, enjoy Yuletide carols and marvel at model trains that encircle a miniature Christmas city.
SHOWS & CHRISTMAS LIGHTS
Busch Gardens beams with twinkling lights and yuletide shows during Christmas Town! Enjoy world-class ice skaters, melodious tunes, and even your favorite Sesame Street characters at one of our many shows!
This year enjoy a delightful new show featuring contemporary music that celebrates the traditions of Christmas. It is called ‘Christmas Is…’ and is located inside Dragon Fire Grill.
This new show joins a great line up of returning favourite shows;
Christmas from the Heart – Rejoice in the glory of the season in Christmas from the Heart, the contemporary Christian gospel celebration located inside the Stanleyville Theater.
Carol of the Bells – Busch Gardens’ Serengeti Overlook Restaurant sets the stage for Carol of the Bells, featuring tens of thousands of Christmas lights choreographed to seasonal music.
Christmas On Ice – The creators of the award-winning Turn It Up! capture the holiday spirit as world-class skaters celebrate the many wonders of Christmas in the family favorite show, Christmas on Ice.
Three Kings Journey – Located in the Bird Gardens, the Three Kings Journey Show unites magical voices in perfect harmony, unfolding the famed journey to the humble town of Bethlehem.
Elmo’s Christmas Wish – Visit Sesame Street Safari of Fun to join Elmo, Cookie Monster, Zoe, Rosita and Grover as they learn the meaning of Christmas in Elmo’s Christmas Wish.
Christmas Town Band – The Christmas Town Band brings a classic Christmas to life with a jazz-inspired twist. Set on the Zagora Patio, this band embodies the true merriment of the season.
NEW! Congo-Stanleyville Walkway – Journey through our awe-inspiring light tunnel connecting the Congo and Stanleyville areas; this breathtaking pathway is the perfect place for this year’s holiday photo.
Stanleyville – Immerse yourself in the lavender glow of Christmas lights and the splendor of Christmas from the Heart.
Morocco – Family and friends will cozy up to brave the chill in the air along the Morocco pathway. The frozen sights sparkle and shimmers in the night as a live angel sculpture welcomes guests, and brilliant white garland wraps the front of the Moroccan Palace; home to the Christmas on Ice show.
Cheetah Walkway and Plaza – Larger-than-life nutcrackers, exotic decorations and intricate animal patterns create the kind of Christmas found only in nature! Cheetah Hunt® walkway welcomes guests to Florida’s only triple-launch coaster and the iconic Serengeti Overlook Restaurant and Pub, featuring special holiday fare and the Carol of the Bells light show.
Flamingo Way – When it’s warm in December and there’s more sand than snow, celebrate a Floridian Christmas with a touch of the tropics in the Flamingo Way. Guests will be tickled pink as they encounter decorated palm trees and a flock of festive flamingos created from thousands of twinkling pink lights.
Bird Gardens – This poinsettia parkway blooms with hundreds of traditional holiday flowers. Make a family memory with breathtaking pictures in front of an enormous tree made entirely of beautiful red poinsettias, or meet the enchanting Poinsettia Princess for the ultimate family photo opportunity.
MEET & GREETS
Rudolphs Winter Wonderland – Experience the world of Rudolph come to life. Meet and take photos with Rudolph and friends, joined this year by Sam the Snowman, Clarice, Yukon Cornelius and Bumble the Abominable Snow Monster.
Santa’s House Presented by Coca-Cola – Step into Santa’s house to share your Christmas wish and take holiday photos with Santa Claus and his team of hardworking elves.
NEW: Brunch With Santa – Enjoy a brunch buffet featuring a photo opportunity with Santa Claus and a selection of seasonal offerings! Brunch is served between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays during Christmas Town. Guests make their way to the Serengeti Overlook Restaurant at their leisure during this open-seating experience. Enhance your experience with the options of endless mimosas or a Bloody Mary bar.
Busch Gardens is one of my fave parks anyway but Christmas at Busch Gardens looks even more awesome! Check out the opening times;