Busch Gardens Tampa Bay: Christmas Town Is Returning From 14th November

Join Santa, Rudolph and Elmo in Christmas Town this holiday season.

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Santa
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

Christmas Town is returning to Busch Gardens Tampa Bay and this year is celebrating a decade of holiday fun.

Starting on 14th November and running until 9th January, Christmas Town brings with it all the fun of the Holiday in the Sky Show and festive treats.

Santa’s North Pole Experience, presented by Coca-Cola is back and you can meet Santa Claus and his elves in his workshop. You can interact with the elves and even get a photo with Santa's Sleigh. Mrs Claus will also be around with stories and festive songs.


Rudolph's Winter Wonderland will also be back featuring the red-nosed reindeer himself and his friends Clarice and Bumble.

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Train
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

You can help Elmo find his Christmas wish as him and friends celebrate the holiday season. Cookie Monster, Rosita, Grover, and Zoe join the Sesame Street character in the stage show Elmo’s Christmas Wish within the Sesame Street Safari of Fun area of the park.


Elmo’s Christmas Wish isn't the only show on in the park. Christmas on Ice is a "winter wonderland show...set to classic holiday tunes". You can also watch the Three Kings Journey set to music on select nights.

Christmas with the Celts will also taking place on select nights. The show is a "combination of Christmas Carols and Irish dance" with vocalists, dancers and performers.

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Christmas
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

Land of the Sweets sees Busch Gardens Tampa Bay being taken over by the Sugar Plum Princess. This year sees the Cavalier soldier and Sugar Plum ballerina stilt walker.

The Jolly Holiday Express will also be running during the Christmas season with sing-along for guests who board the train.

The night wouldn't be complete without a festive display. The Holiday in the Sky Show is bigger than ever with fireworks, lights and water displays. The show set to classic holiday music will take place on select nights.

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Christmas Town
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

Festive shows aren't the only thing on offer at Christmas Town. There's plenty of food to enjoy at this year's seasonal offerings. The signature Christmas Town Hot Chocolate is back. There are plenty of new foods to try in the cabins including Red Curry Shrimp, Braised Beef and Roasted Garlic Smashed Potato and a “Decorate Your Own Cookie” cabin.

If you're all about the Christmas delicacies then you might choose to pick up a Christmas Town Sampler Lanyard that start at $40 and let you sample up to 10 dishes from the holiday cabins. Annual Pass holders can even get an exclusive 12 sampler for the price of 10.

In fact, Pass Holders get an extra special bonus as they get to experience Christmas Town a day early on November 13th.

With Christmas Town at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay being included with park admission, it's a great way to take in the twinkling lights of the festive season and ride some of the parks incredible coasters like the new Iron Gwazi.

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