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.
We arrived at the park only to find a sign at bag check saying what could be brought into the park. Of course, this was after we had already parked and taken the tram to the park. We had left our cooler with waters and snacks in the car. Their website needs to be updated....... The kid's park is great for my son that is 4 years old. He spent almost two hours playing in the splash pad so take a change of clothes and a towel. You get wet on the Congo River ride so be prepared. There are lockers to store your belongings so they won't get wet. The park closes early so I would arrive when they open. The day we went there were several schools so we could not get on many rides. We had to wait until closing time to get on the Congo. Overall, this is a fun park, much better than their sister park, Sea World.
I was less than thrilled when the wife said she'd purchased season passes to Bush Gardens for us and the kids (4 and 5). 1) Its about two and a half hours from us and 2) what enjoyment are my kids going to get out of it (and, by default, me?) I could not have been any more wrong. We had a blast! There was a ton of stuff to do for the kids from a Sesame Street area to a HUGE treehouse/playground to climb through in Land of Dragons. The boys couldn't get enough of the log flume either. Bring the kids' bathing suits for the little water area so they can run around and get soaked! With it being so early in the season (and a Friday) the lines weren't excessive so we were able to ride pretty easily (I'm sure that added to the day's enjoyment). I hopped on Griffon with a minimal wait (the ride is AWESOME), Mach Tower, and Apollo's Chariot. To be honest though I was having such a blast riding rides with the kids I didn't miss my carefree younger days of roller coaster hoping. As such I waited till the end of the day and a storm blew in shutting the rides down so I missed out on Tempesto. We brought in snack type food for the kids (PB&J, chips, water) so we saved some on that. My wife and I ate at the beer hall which was fairly pricey - we both got the sausage platter and a beer (I added some fruit for the kids) and the amount tipped the scale at almost $50. I'll be packing food in a cooler and heading out for a park break in the future (you can exit and enter as you'd like with a stamp). We checked out Celtic Fire and Bring out the Barrel for shows - both were entertaining and kept the kids attention for the most part. This day was a 10/10. Don't miss it and don't hesitate to bring the kids!
Busch Gardens is particularly fun in December for Christmas Town. Cannot wait to go again this year.
I love Busch Gardens. It is a bit pricey but I've always had fun when I've gone. The rides are great, the food is good, the scenery is gorgeous, the shows are nice, and the animal exhibits are always interesting. It's not only fun during the summer - Howl-O-Scream is so much fun if you like haunted houses and ChristmasTown is a great outing during the winter! There is truly something for everyone here. I couldn't recommend it more.
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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.
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