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Shows

Celebrate showtime at Busch Gardens® Tampa with fabulous live entertainment from world-class performers. It’s all part of the family-friendly combination of attractions that will make your vacation unforgettable.

Christmas Lights

Even Busch Gardens® Tampa’s most familiar fans will barely recognize the portions of the park that convert to Christmas Town through a million twinkling Christmas lights that will blanket every inch of the park.

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Carol of the Bells

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

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Christmas Celebration

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

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Christmas from the Heart

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

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Christmas on Ice

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

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Elmo’s Christmas Wish

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

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Hallelujah Showcase

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

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Madagascar Live! Operation: Christmas Vacation

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

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Opening Night Critters

Busch Gardens® Tampa’s newest live stage show Opening Night Critters takes the stage this summer in Pantopia Theater. Featuring rescued domestic and exotic animals, including dogs, cats, birds, a horse and a kangaroo, among others, this theatrical tale follows a couple of stage hands as they haphazardly find themselves in the spotlight as the human stars in an all-animal production.

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Madagascar Live! Operation: Vacation

Party along with Alex the Lion and the other Zoosters as they vacation with guests at Busch Gardens® Tampa in this original live musical show. The show features singers, dancers and rock/pop music performed by a live band.

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Mrs. Claus’ Family Feast

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

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A is for Africa

Go on an adventure of imagination with Elmo and his friends. It’s filled with music, dancing, adventure and—best of all—fun!

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