Christmas Town: A Busch Gardens Celebration in Williamsburg, VA

1 Busch Gardens BlvdWilliamsburg, VA 23187  
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Located within the Busch Gardens Williamsburg theme park during the holiday season, Christmas Town™ offers a variety of joyful traditions for the whole family to experience together. Guests can enjoy seeing heartwarming shows, tasting delectable holiday dining, doing some festive shopping, watching eight million twinkling lights, visiting Santa’s workshop, sipping signature hot chocolate and more.


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Busch Gardens® Christmas Town™ celebrates the most wonderful time of the year.

Since its debut in 2009, families have grown up with Christmas Town’s blanket of six-million glittering lights, breathtaking shows and traditional Christmas culinary delights. Visit Santa Claus at his North Pole workshop and begin a Christmas Town tradition that is as warm as apple pie. This year, take a step into the not-so-distant-past at Holiday Hills™ where mid-twentieth century Christmas celebrations come to life. Sip some hot chocolate and let the warmth of the season take over.

Start a new Christmas tradition this year at Busch Gardens Christmas Town.

World-champion and two-time Olympic silver medalist Elvis Stojko will headline a new holiday-themed ice show at this year’s Busch Gardens® Christmas Town™. ‘Twas That Night™ is an all-new live performance on ice being created by the same creative team that produced London Rocks™ and Scrooge No More!.™
‘Twas That Night is based on the popular poem A Visit From St. Nicholas, published in 1823 by Clement Moore, and will be performed at Busch Gardens’ Royal Palace Theatre. Busch Gardens’ entertainment team will transform the theater’s stage into a glistening frozen pond, creating a nostalgic sense of wonderment during the retelling of this popular Christmas classic.
“Busch Gardens’ newest live show combines the grace of professional figure skating with cherished Christmas music, original holiday songs and magnificent visuals,” said Entertainment Director Bonnie Gilliland. “Elvis Stojko’s masterful skating techniques and his unbounded creativity are helping us produce an emotionally-charged show that is unlike anything else in our lineup.”
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Christmas Town: A Busch Gardens Celebration in Williamsburg, Virginia
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Theresa Trimmer Mechanicsville, VA
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"Wasted Day!"
Reviewed December, 2015
We normally love Busch Gardens and have been going there for 40 years, but Sunday, December 6th at Christmas Town was awful! We got to the Busch Gardens exit off of 64 East only to move an inch at a time for over an hour! That's after we had traveled 45 minutes from Mechanicsville. Busch was apparently not prepared for the crowds on this day! The reason you only moved an inch at a time was they only had one person taking parking money for two lanes of traffic. They should have had at least two people to keep the lines moving. After inching along for over an hour, we were then sent across the street to park in Scotland, where we spent another 1/2 hour or more to get a tram to take us to the park If we hadn't promised our 3 year granddaughter we were going, we would have turned around! We could not enjoy anything at the park! It was so crowded and not well lit in many places. We couldn't use our meal tickets to eat since they restaurants were so busy so we all went without food while we were there. The grandkids didn't get to ride many rides as there were only a few rides in each country and it was difficult to motivate from country to country with all the people. Alothough the lights were great in most places, you couldn't stop to enjoy as the paths were like herding cattle and you would be run over. Busch should have ample staff taking parking money, lights on all pathways, more trams for the parking areas and most of all, DONT BE SO GREEDY and LIMIT how many people you let in the park!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Tip: Plan for lots of waiting!

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Portland, Oregon

"Lovely park, not staffed appropriately."
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed April 28, 2016 NEW

This really could be a world-class park but the service doesn't match Disney- not even close. The park is lovely... the rides/ attractions are impressive but understaffed and when they had staff not always great. Many rides (I was with a 4 year old) were staffed w just 1 person- when it really required 2... it took a long time to get kids in and on safely... which caused longer than needed wait times. Food service wasn't great. Ice cream shop in "France"- couldn't order just 1 scoop (not even for kids); this is terrible... there is an obesity epidemic in this country... no need to mandate huge dessert portions just so they can charge more. Took over 20 minutes (not exaggerating) to get ice cream for 3 people AFTER the order was placed- about 30 minutes if you include the line time- This area was staffed just SUPER slow. BG; nice... but makes you appreciate Disney.

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Leah F

"Nice park"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed April 27, 2016 NEW

We go at least once a year. Nice value on the food plan. We love the animal show. There's plenty of activities for little ones.

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Kevin K

TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed April 27, 2016 NEW

I have visited this park since I was a little kid. Now with my own family, I couldn't wait to take my children. While they are still a bit too young to enjoy much, we had an excellent time. We purchased the all day dining pass and definitely got our money's worth. Overall, an excellent day and a lot of fun! Tips: Go on a Wednesday. Not busy at all. Buy the all day dining pass, as well.

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed April 27, 2016 NEW

Great time. Everyone was so friendly. I was using a scooter since I am unable to walk far and all venues and shops were accessible to me. Beautiful landscaping. My adult daughter enjoyed all rides. I did notice rides for young children. The shows were superior as well as entertainers.

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LaGrange, North Carolina

"Love this place"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed April 27, 2016 NEW

We live in North Carolina and we have season passes. We go ever chance we get. Great food. Great rides and awesome people. A must go.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Christmas Town: A Busch Gardens Celebration

When does Christmas Town at Busch Gardens begin?
Mark your calendars. Christmas Town: A Busch Gardens Celebration returns on November 27, 2015. Be sure to check the operating schedule for specific dates and times.

Will the entire park, including the rides be open during the Christmas event?

Busch Gardens transforms into a winter wonderland filled with holiday traditions, new surprises and park favorites that make everyone say, “Now this is Christmas.” It’s a fun place where visitors can experience the spirit of the holiday with all-new attractions, shows and shopping that immerse them into the Christmas season. Only a few select rides will be open during the Christmas event.

Do Christmas Town tickets expire?
Yes. Christmas Town tickets expire on January 3rd, 2016.

Is smoking allowed at Busch Gardens?

Busch Gardens is committed to a safe and friendly environment. Therefore we have provided designated smoking stations throughout the park. All indoor areas will remain smoke-free environments. Outdoor smoking stations are designated in guest areas by smoking urns, benches and "Designated Smoking Area" signs, which are situated near most restrooms. These signs are marked on the park maps.
Can I rent a stroller or wheelchair at Busch Gardens?
Strollers, Wheelchairs & Electric Carts are available for a nominal fee. You must be 18 years of age to rent electric carts and wheelchairs.

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