The weather in Tampa is delightful for all sorts of holiday adventures. Add a special touch of magic to your holiday season by taking the family to experience Busch Gardens Christmas Town. No passport required but remember your cameras!
From the festive lights twinkling to the snow falling in Snow World, there’s something wonderful for everyone in your family to enjoy. For thrill seekers, take a ride on some of the park’s world famous roller coasters or race your family down the new eight lane Snow Slides in Snow World. Afterwards, build a snowman or throw snowballs at festive holiday targets before posing with life sized snowmen. Please remember to wear closed toed shoes, pack some gloves for the kids so they can really enjoy making snowballs, and maybe a change of clothes just in case all that frolicking in the snow makes your clothes damp!
All aboard the Christmas Town Express for a joyful sing-a-long! Afterwards, dress a penguin in Penguin Point or write up your holiday wish list with Santa’s elves before visiting Santa’s magical House. Our elf guide introduced us to Mrs. Claus where we snacked on fresh baked chocolate chip cookies. Then, we were led to visit the man in red, Santa Claus!
There are six holiday themed shows offered each night at Christmas Town. One of our favorites was the Angels of Peace ice show. Before the ice show, a flute/guitar duet serenaded the audience. The uplifting message of joy and peace was beautifully conveyed by the talented ice dancers and acrobats. Other shows include Elmo’s Christmas Wish, Madagascar Live! Operation Christmas Vacation, local choirs performing in the Hallelujah Showcase, and two amazing light shows which run continually through the evening. Carol of the Bells and the Christmas Time Terrace Light Show are festive light displays choreographed to holiday music. Wonderful!
Please visit the Busch Gardens website and Facebook page for additional information and holiday ticket prices. Happy Holidays!