Last updated: 11:57 AM ET, Thu October 06 2016

Christmas Town is Returning to Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

Destination & Tourism | SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment | October 06, 2016

Christmas Town is Returning to Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

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WHY IT RATES: Busch Gardens Tampa Bay knows how to put together a glorious, larger-than-life family-friendly holiday celebration. - Michael Isenbek, TravelPulse Senior Editor

The annual holiday tradition, Christmas Town, returns to Busch Gardens Tampa Bay with more than two million twinkling lights, festive treats, holiday entertainment and unique attractions, including the all-new addition of the beloved Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.

The popular event takes place on 23 select dates from Nov. 25 to Dec. 31, with fan-favorite entertainment and new twists:

• New! Rudolph’s Winter Wonderland: Meet and take photos with Rudolph, Clarice, Yukon Cornelius and Bumble at the all-new Rudolph’s Winter Wonderland located in Celestial Crossing. Play holiday games and indulge in Yuletide treats while scenes of the beloved story of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer come to life.

• Santa’s House presented by Coca-Cola: The Claus family invites you into their North Pole home at Santa’s House presented by Coca-Cola. While the elves are busy preparing for Christmas, Santa is taking a break from his busy holiday schedule to meet and take photos with families in his private study.

• Thrill Rides at Night: Nestled between beautifully lit trees and roaring with excitement, some of the best views of Christmas Town can be found atop Florida’s top thrill rides, including the all-new family spin coaster, Cobra’s Curse.

Guests can also expect the return of fan-favorite shows that ring in the season, including Christmas on Ice, Carol of the Bells light show and the Holiday Hills Brass Band. For a complete list of seasonal sights and unforgettable Yuletide experiences, visit

Christmas Town is open until 10 p.m. on select dates and will close at 8 p.m. on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. For New Year’s Eve, the event will remain open until 1 a.m.

Christmas Town is included with any annual pass, Fun Card or daily admission to the park. Guests who purchase a 2017 Annual Pass now, get three months free! From world-class roller coasters and Broadway-style entertainment to one-of-a-kind, up-close animal encounters, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay continues to deliver some of the biggest thrills anywhere.

Christmas Town will also offer some magnificent opportunities for groups looking to book a unique holiday party. For details, call the Busch Gardens Events Team at 813-987-5523. 

SOURCE: A SeaWorld press release


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