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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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from Christmas Town: A Busch Gardens Celebration
Busch Gardens® Christmas Town™ celebrates the most wonderful time of the year. Christmas town has closed for the 2016 season. 2017 tickets coming soon!

Christmas shines brightest at Busch Gardens® Christmas Town ™ in Williamsburg, Virginia. The world’s most beautiful theme park is aglow with eight million lights, one of the largest light displays in North America. Festive food and drink, holiday shopping and heart-warming shows make the season come alive at Busch Gardens. Visit the big man in red at his North Pole workshop and capture an unforgettable memory. Keep warm with a mug of the park’s signature peppermint fudge hot chocolate and enjoy the spirit of the holiday season. Unwrap the gift of Christmas Town this winter and celebrate the spirit of the season on select dates between Nov. 25 - Jan 2, 2017.

Highland Stables
The rustic Scottish countryside is the perfect setting for our stable of beautiful animals. The star-filled winter sky and smell of fresh hay will have you humming your favorite Christmas carol. Bring your family and see the Scottish blackface sheep, Border collies and Clydesdales. This hands-on Christmas Town experience will take you back to a simpler time.

Santa's Workshop
Santa and Mrs. Claus are waiting for your visit. Excitement will build as you peek through snow-crested windows into Santa’s study, nestled between two nearby reindeer stables. Our elf attendants greet the eager children who are invited to sit on Santa’s lap and pose for a classic Christmas photo that will forever capture the moment’s joy and wonder.

Polar Pathway
The smell of Christmas trees coupled with the dazzling light display of Polar Pathway will make you feel as if Christmas is here. The breathtaking waterfalls of Italy’s Escape from Pompeii® are now a cascading icy wonderland that shimmers under the moonlight. Relive and preserve this Christmas Town memory by bringing your camera for a once-in-a-lifetime photograph.

Shows
Bring holiday traditions to life with heartwarming shows and captivating performances. Come experience the Christmas past, present, and future with Scrooge No More! Also, this holiday season the stage of the Royal Palace Theatre will transform for a full-scale ice show with 'Twas That Night, combining the grace of professional figure skating with cherished Christmas music, original holiday songs and magnificent visuals. ‘Twas That Night wishes a happy Christmas to all, and to all a good night at Busch Gardens® Christmas Town™.

Rides:
A selection of rides will be open during Busch Gardens Christmas Town. A sample includes:
Grover’s Alpine Express: Join Grover on this family-friendly roller coaster, perfect for the little riders ready for their first roller coaster.
Sesame Street® Forest of Fun: This KIDsiderate play area features family-friendly rides and fun for Santa’s little helpers.
Tempesto®: Defy gravity as you roll through a complete inversion 154 feet in the air.
Verbolten®: Get ready to climb aboard Verbolten, a multi-launch, indoor/outdoor roller coaster.

Reserve Williamsburg Customer Reviews

Theresa Trimmer
Mechanicsville, VA
1 Review
"Wasted Day!"
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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TripAdvisor Reviews
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Cheryl B
"Opening weekend"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed March 26, 2017 NEW
We liked Busch Gardens. The themed areas were less cheesy then we thought it might be, it was really just a good way to add organization to the chaos of a theme park. It made the landmarks more memorable therefore easy to navigate. We thought the rides were fun, the scenery was nice and being early spring, the lines were manageable. They had a large variety of rides to accommodate the littles ones and the bigger roller coasters were good. The new wooden coaster wasn't open, but looked like it will be fun.
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Mike D
"Awesome park"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 26, 2017 NEW
Always get a season pass, for the week. Super clean, friendly staff. We come here at least every 2 years.
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1Burgen
Chantilly, Virginia
"Christmas Town at the Park"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed March 25, 2017 NEW
This review is a little late, but wanted to comment on our trip. We had a wonderful time visiting Busch Gardens during the Christmas Festival of Lights. It was worth the visit although it was very crowded there. Unfortunately we picked an extremely cold day to visit so we rushed through the park. The were several shows, but the lines were way too long to see them. We enjoyed our visit. The light shows were incredible to see.
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Andre H
Newport News, Virginia
"Great entertainment!"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed March 23, 2017 NEW
Great place to take the kids to let them waste energy. I will say put on your walking shoes and if you can hydrate I will say that the water is about $3 a bottle its a little pricey but, if you've been to a park or two you would understand. All and all its a great time for a couple and family the lines are pretty long by the way.
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JoeStack
Newburgh, New York
"Summer vacation"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 22, 2017 NEW
We always like the water rides, roman Rapids etc. The park is always clean. The sketch artists and characture artists a great addition to the feeling of the park. The animal areas are always entertaining. The food and entertainment in Germany is a nice place also.
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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 25 and will continue on select days through Jan 2nd, 2017.

Is Christmas Town all day?
Christmas Town opens each day at 2 p.m. Closing time is 10 p.m. 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 2nd, 2017.

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.