Christmas shines brightest with more than eight million lights

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Christmas shines brightest at Busch Gardens ® Christmas Town ™ in Williamsburg, Virginia. The world’s most beautiful theme park is aglow with over eight million Christmas lights, making it the largest light display in North America. Festive food and drink, holiday shopping and heart-warming shows make the spirit of the season come alive.

Experience more than ever before at this year’s Christmas event with two new kid-friendly (or KIDsiderate ®, as we like to say) areas, a larger assortment of thrill rides including Tempesto ® and Verbolten ®, merry entertainment and dining options. Stay warm with a mug of the park’s signature peppermint fudge hot chocolate as world-champion figure skater Elvis Stojko brings the magic of Christmas to life on ice in ‘Twas that Night . Visit Santa at his North Pole workshop and capture an unforgettable memory. Most of all, enjoy this most wonderful time of year with friends and family.

Tempesto® is now open for Christmas Town™

More Rides Than Ever

Tempesto ®
Launch Coaster

With more attractions and light displays at this year, Busch Gardens Williamsburg shines brighter than ever before. Enjoy two roller coasters and much more.

Sesame Street® Forest of Fun™

Now Open for Christmas Town

Sesame Street ®
Forest of Fun 

Sesame Street ® Forest of Fun ™ is decked out for the holidays. Meet Abby Cadabby, Elmo and Cookie Monster, and capture a special holiday photo.

Rudolph's Winter Wonderland

All New This Year

Winter Wonderland

Come meet Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and friends Clarice, Yukon Cornelius and Bumble in Holiday Hills ™.

Special Christmastime dining experiences
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Buy Tickets See what's happening at Busch Gardens® Williamsburg Meet Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and friends