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Christmas Town returning to Busch Gardens Tampa Bay for the Holidays 2023

Tampa's biggest and brightest holiday event, Christmas Town returns to Busch Gardens Tampa Bay this November, with new shows and entertainment, plus returning favorites including Santa's North Pole Experience.

Christmas Town at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

This year the holidays come to life at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay's Christmas Town, the park’s award-winning holiday event which is included with park admission.

Christmas Town will run from November 13, 2023 through until January 7, 2024.

Celebrate the year with holiday cheer & gather with family and friends to create merry memories. Experience the joy of the season up close with animal encounters, thrilling rides, holiday inspired culinary delights and festive shows like Christmas on Ice.

Keep the holiday spirit shining bright from day to night with millions of twinkling lights and dazzling fireworks, plus heartwarming moments with Santa and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer!

Christmas Town at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

More exciting details will be revealed on this years Christmas Town very soon, but here is the highlights of what's coming to this years event:

Festive Shows & Entertainment

Busch Gardens beams with twinkling lights and yuletide shows during Christmas Town!

Be captivated by world-class ice skaters, festive fireworks on select nights, and even your favorite Sesame Street characters with special Christmas entertainment!

Christmas Town at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

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.

Christmas Town at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

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.

Christmas Town at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

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 veldt, home to giraffes, rhinos, zebras and more.

Christmas Town at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

Holiday Dining & Shopping

Indulge in culinary delights featuring savory treats, festive sweets, and holiday beverages at select locations throughout the park before finishing your Christmas shopping with the perfect gift from one of our various storefronts.

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

Christmas Town at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

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