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Busch Gardens Tampa Unwraps A First Look At This Year's Christmas Town 2022

Updated: Oct 29, 2022

Tampa's biggest and brightest holiday event Christmas Town returns to Busch Gardens Tampa next month.


Christmas Town at Busch Gardens is back for 2022, celebrating its 10th anniversary with brand new shows, interactive exhibits and spectacular fireworks from November 14, 2022 through January 9, 2023.


Busch Gardens Tampa Unwraps A First Look At This Year's Christmas Town Coming To The Park Next Month

Celebrate the holidays with family and friends, experience up close animal encounters, thrilling rides, holiday inspired food & drink, plus festive shows, including the much loved Christmas on Ice.


Busch Gardens Tampa Unwraps A First Look At This Year's Christmas Town Coming To The Park Next Month

Christmas Town will feature several new offerings, including a daily projection show on the Serengeti Overlook building, a 32-foot-tall Christmas tree in the Jungala area of the park, and a live stage show feating Christmas carols and Irish dancing.


The event’s Holiday in the Sky fireworks show which takes place select nights, has been reimagined with dancing fountains and a new soundtrack.


Busch Gardens Tampa Unwraps A First Look At This Year's Christmas Town Coming To The Park Next Month

Family favorites are returning to Christmas Town this year too, including the Christmas On Ice show, Santa’s North Pole Experience, Storytime with Mrs. Claus, Elmo’s Christmas Wish stage show and the Holly Jolly Express.


Busch Gardens Tampa Unwraps A First Look At This Year's Christmas Town Coming To The Park Next Month

Busch Gardens Tampa 2022 Christmas Town:


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Busch Gardens Tampa 2022 Christmas Town:  LINE UP & DETAILS

This year’s event will feature new experiences for families visiting the theme park:

Holiday in the Sky

The evening sky comes to life with a colorful display of festive fireworks while an added spectacular water fountain show dances to the rhythm of a reimagined soundtrack with classic holiday tunes.


Holiday in the Sky will take place on the Festival Field on select event nights.


Busch Gardens Tampa Unwraps A First Look At This Year's Christmas Town Coming To The Park Next Month

New Light & Projection Show

A mesmerizing and enchanting musical light and projection show will adorn the Serengeti Overlook building.


Guests will not want to miss this spectacle, which will run daily every 15 minutes starting at 6 p.m.


Christmas with the Celts

A wonderful combination of Christmas Carols and Irish dance will captivate guests with the spirited and energetic entertainment of Christmas with the Celts.


The renowned group of vocalists, musicians and dancers will perform live at Stanleyville Theater’s stage Friday, Saturday and Sunday from Dec. 16 through Dec. 25.


Land of the Sweets

At this sweet winter wonderland, guests will find the Sugar Plum ballerina stilt walker and her Cavalier soldier, the newest characters to join the Sugar Plum Princess in her magnificent new realm.


Busch Gardens Tampa Unwraps A First Look At This Year's Christmas Town Coming To The Park Next Month

This year also sees the return of much loved favorites:

Santa's North Pole Experience

Join our jolly elves as they guide guests to see Santa in his workshop as he prepares for the holiday season.


Great for Christmas photo opportunities, this fun and festive activity is perfect for making memories with your family and friends.


Parked outside, guests will see Santa’s sleigh for the merriest photo opportunity.


Busch Gardens Tampa Unwraps A First Look At This Year's Christmas Town Coming To The Park Next Month

Joyful songs fill the air and holiday tales come to life for Storytime with Mrs. Claus, while Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer is joined by Clarice and Bumble at Rudolph’s Winter Wonderland, where guests get to meet and greet to find the most famous reindeer of all.


Busch Gardens Tampa Unwraps A First Look At This Year's Christmas Town Coming To The Park Next Month

Holly Jolly Express

All aboard for Christmas Cheer! This locomotive is on track to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year with favorite songs of the season and wild views of Busch Gardens' 65-acre safari, home to giraffes, rhinos, zebras and more.


Busch Gardens Tampa Unwraps A First Look At This Year's Christmas Town Coming To The Park Next Month

Rudolph's Winter Wonderland

Don't miss this photo opportunity and meet with Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and friends at Rudolph's Winter Wonderland located in Pantopia.


Busch Gardens Tampa Unwraps A First Look At This Year's Christmas Town Coming To The Park Next Month

Christmas on Ice

The Moroccan Palace Theater is the home of Busch Gardens’ longest running holiday show, a winter-wonderland on ice and an unmissable skating show set to classic holiday tunes.


Busch Gardens Tampa Unwraps A First Look At This Year's Christmas Town Coming To The Park Next Month

Elmo’s Christmas Wish

Guests can join Cookie Monster, Rosita, Grover, and Zoe in the Sesame Street Safari of Fun area of the park as they help Elmo find his Christmas wish!


Families are sure to be singing and dancing along while watching this fun holiday show.


Three Kings Journey

The musical tale of the three wise men's famed journey to Bethlehem is celebrated at Dragonfire Grill.


Only during select nights from November 18th through January 8th.


Busch Gardens Tampa Unwraps A First Look At This Year's Christmas Town Coming To The Park Next Month

Holiday Dining & Shopping

Indulge in culinary delights featuring savory treats, festive sweets, and holiday beverages at the Christmas Town Village and other select locations across the park before finishing your Christmas shopping with the perfect gift from one of the many Busch Gardens stores.


Busch Gardens Tampa Unwraps A First Look At This Year's Christmas Town Coming To The Park Next Month

All-New Seasonal Menu


Delicious eats and specialty cocktails await all guests at this year’s Christmas Town.


Some of the heartwarming entrees and dessert cabins featured in this year’s all-new menu are:


Red Curry Shrimp and Jasmine Rice

Wild Mushroom Tart with Boursin Cheese Crema

Braised Beef and Roasted Garlic Smashed Potato

Unique cabin serving Wine and Chocolate Truffles

Plus, a “Decorate Your Own Cookie” Cabin for kids


And because the holidays are all about tradition, guests will also enjoy the signature Christmas Town Hot Chocolate located in various locations throughout the park.


Busch Gardens Tampa Unwraps A First Look At This Year's Christmas Town Coming To The Park Next Month

Become a Pass Member

Get admission to special events all year long when you become a Pass Member. Plus, choose from a variety of benefits such as unlimited admission, free parking, up to 6 free guest tickets & more.


Starting at only $14 per month.


Busch Gardens Tampa Unwraps A First Look At This Year's Christmas Town Coming To The Park Next Month

2023 Fun Card

BEST DEAL: Get a 2023 Fun Card, get the rest of 2022 FREE!

Enjoy unlimited free visits to Busch Gardens Tampa Bay now through 2023 with a 2023 Fun Card! Valid until December 31, 2023.


Busch Gardens Tampa Unwraps A First Look At This Year's Christmas Town Coming To The Park Next Month

Christmas Town is included with park admission. for more details check out Busch Garden's website.

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