TAMPA, Fla – Busch Gardens Tampa Bay will kick off its holiday season on November 12 when Christmas Town returns to the theme park.
What would you like to know
- Busch Gardens Tampa Bay sets Christmas Town return date
- The holiday event will run from November 12 to January 2
- It will feature illuminated displays and new activities include a new Santa Claus experience
The holiday event will run daily through January 2, offering several themed activities, including a few new experiences.
One of the new additions to the lineup is the “Holiday in the Sky” fireworks show, which will feature classic holiday tunes and “bursts” of Christmas color in the sky. The fireworks will be offered every Saturday and some evenings starting November 13.
There will also be new Santa and Mrs. Claus experiences. At Santa’s North Pole Experience, visitors will have the chance to see Santa Claus in his workshop. At the park’s Coke Canopy, Ms. Claus will share vacation stories as part of the new Storytime with Mrs. experience. Claus.
Christmas Town will also feature the return of offerings from previous years including the Christmas on Ice Skating Show at the Moroccan Palace Theater, the Holly Jolly Express Train Ride, Rudolph’s Winter Wonderland, Elmo’s Christmas Wish Christmas Show and the Musical Show. Three Kings Journey at the Stanleyville Theater.
The event will also feature a variety of specialty foods and drinks at the Christmas Town Village. The holiday menu will include cookies, hot chocolate, bison burger, totchos, sea salt caramel and brown butter bread pudding, Impossible nachos, and holiday-themed cocktails and beers.
Busch Gardens is giving visitors early access to some of the Christmas town festivities during a preview weekend on November 6-7. Members of the Annual Pass will have exclusive access to the Christmas Ice Show at 2 p.m. during the preview weekend.
For more information on Christmas Town, visit buschgardens.com/tampa.