A KIDsiderate Christmas

If you're coming to visit the park this holiday season with young children, bring a smile to their faces with our kid-friendly attractions and sights. The magic of Christmas Town ™ really comes to life through their eyes. Making new friends, riding kid-friendly rides, trying holiday treats, sharing hugs with family and creating memories they will never forget. Take a look at our guide on how to have a KIDsiderate ® Christmas this winter.


Book a character dining experience in advance to guarantee time with Santa or Rudolph & Friends. Select an earlier time of day to allow more time to enjoy the lights when the sun goes down.



Arrive early, Busch Gardens Christmas Town opens at 2 p.m. Head directly to Santa’s Workshop at the North Pole (Oktoberfest village). Tip: Don’t follow the herd. Turn left at the crossroads in Scotland for a slightly quicker walk to the North Pole.



After visiting Santa, head over to the North Pole’s Cookies & Cocoa for some sweet treats. Take it from us, the homemade cookies are amazing.



Keep everyone warm on those chilly nights with refillable hot chocolate mugs. The sturdy plastic mug with a closable lid is kid-proof and will pay for itself in no time with unlimited $1.79 refills.



Hot chocolate in hand, take a break at O’ Tannenbaum, our 50-foot Christmas Tree that dances with light every 30 minutes. While waiting for the show, the kids will love the model train setup inside Der Marktplatz.



Attend one of Christmas Town’s live performances, like Gloria!, ‘Twas That Night  or Gift of Harmony™ (new for 2017), to remind yourself and your kids about the real meaning of Christmas.



There is nothing as special as a homemade gift. Visit the Caribou Pottery store and let your kid’s imaginations run wild decorating bowls, plates and mugs.



Hungry? Grab some dinner at Dasher’s Diner , an all-you-can-to-eat buffet in Holiday Hills, featuring kid-friendly meals like mac & cheese, pizza and chicken nuggets.



Take advantage of the games and kid-friendly rides in Holiday Hills ™ and make sure to check out The Stocking Stop .



Meet and mingle with everyone’s favorite furry friends at Sesame Street ® Forest of Fun . Check out kid-friendly rides, surrounded by colorful lights; then, try one of Cookie’s favorite creations at Skillet Cookie Depot.


Check out these kid-friendly attractions and activities

Experiences and prices subject to change. Itineraries are suggestions, not required when attending the event. Some require an additional fee. Christmas Town is a separate-ticketed event, not included with Pass Membership or Waves of Honor ™. Restrictions apply. See website for select operating dates and hours.

Rudolph's Winter Wonderland Sesame Street Forest of Fun Santa's Workshop Dining experiences