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Christmas Town

 

Overview

About Christmas Town

Busch Gardens® Tampa’s Christmas Town™ , the Bay area’s biggest Christmas celebration, is returning this year and is now included with any annual pass, Fun Card or daily admission to the park.

This year’s event will transform the park into a nighttime holiday wonderland of wintery surprises and all things Christmas, filling guests’ senses with seasonal sights, sounds and flavors. Guests can look forward to special entertainment, live music, festive treats, holiday shopping and thousands of twinkling lights around every turn.

Christmas Town is open 23 select dates from Nov. 28 through Dec. 31. Guests can experience all of the Christmas celebrations throughout the day, and park closing times will range from 8pm to 9pm throughout the event.

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Dates

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Lights

Christmas Town is the best place to see Christmas lights in Tampa with more than one million twinkling lights and dancing Christmas lights shows. 

NEW! - Three Kings Crossing

Egypt transforms into the all-new Three Kings Oasis, where guests discover the famed journey to the humble town of Bethlehem.

NEW! - Celestial Crossing

Dazzling lantern stars enchant the jewel-toned Celestial Crossing in this all-new land that is home to Mrs. Claus’ Family Feast and the Christmas Celebration show.

North Pole

Bright, colorful lights line the pathway and trees surrounding the North Pole. Savor holiday treats and sights on the way to Welcome to Santa’s House.

Holiday Hills

Celebrate Christmas in the good ‘ole days in Holiday Hills with a live brass band, vintage billboards and classic décor.

Mistletoe Memories

Sneak a kiss with your sweetheart as romantic flowers fill the trees overhead, all while twinkling lights create sweet moments in Mistletoe Memories.

Ice Wonder Way

Ice Wonder Way sparkles and shimmers in the night as brilliant white garland wraps the front of the Moroccan Palace, welcoming guests for the Christmas on Ice show.

Celebration Village

Celebration Village brings together the rich, warm colors of Christmas and heartfelt voices filling the air to welcome guests as they enter Christmas Town®.

Jungle Jubilee

Larger-than-life nutcrackers, exotic decorations and intricate animal patterns in Jungle Jubilee create the kind of Christmas found only in nature!

Miracle Way

Experience the real “reason for the season” along Miracle Way, and marvel at the life-sized representation of the Holy Nativity made purely of plants.

A Very Furry Christmas at Busch Gardens®

Meet the Sesame characters for photos, plenty of hugs and an all-new show in Sesame Street A Very Furry Christmas at Busch Gardens®.

Enchanted Flamingo Valley

Guests will be tickled pink in the Enchanted Flamingo Valley as they encounter a flock of festive Florida flamingos created from thousands of twinkling pink lights.

Poinsettia Parkway

Christmas is in full bloom along Poinsettia Parkway, setting the scene for breathtaking photos alongside hundreds of traditional holiday flowers and the enchanting Poinsettia Princess.

Christmas Time Terrace

Journey into Jungala to see a nature-inspired Christmas, including the new 50-foot tree light show come to life every ten minutes, in Christmas Time Terrace.

Christmas Town Village

Shop for the perfect gift and indulge in delicious treats inside Christmas Town® Village while Christmas Town® Conductorettes carol in perfect harmony. In the meantime, kids can climb aboard the Jingle Bell Express.

Attractions

Welcome to Santa’s House

Meet Santa and Mrs. Claus at Welcome to Santas House.

Penguin Point

Come chill with the Christmas Town™ penguins at the brand new Penguin Point.

Christmas Town Express

All aboard the Christmas Town™ Express for a traditional Christmas sing-a-long!

Mrs. Claus’ Family Feast

Enjoy delicious holiday fare and stories at Mrs Claus Family Feast.

Elf Academy 

Be immersed in what it takes to be an elf, from head to toe and bells to garland at Elf Academy!

Roller Coasters & Thrill Rides

Ride some of Busch Gardens’ most popular thrill rides, including Cheetah Hunt, SheiKra, and America’s tallest freestanding drop tower, Falcon’s Fury™. 

Shows

Elmo’s Christmas Wish

Join Elmo and his Sesame Street friends as they make their Christmas wishes.

Christmas Time Terrace Tree Show

Dancing lights bring to life a 50-foot tree every ten minutes in Christmas Time Terrace.

Madagascar Live! Operation: Christmas Vacation

Join the adventure with King Julien and his friends in this show with a Christmas twist.

Christmas on Ice

Join world-class ice skaters as they celebrate the many wonders of Christmas in Christmas on Ice.

Carol of the Bells

See thousands of dancing Christmas lights blanketing the Crown Colony in Carol of the Bells.

Hallelujah Showcase

Local choirs from around Florida perform in Hallelujah Showcase in the Marrakesh Theater.

Christmas Celebration

Christmas Celebration fills the stage with holiday cheer alongside singers, dancers and Santa himself.

Christmas from the Heart

Rejoice in the glory in a contemporary Christian gospel celebration, Christmas from the Heart.