Join the merriment of Christmas Town at Busch Gardens Williamsburg. The theme park transforms into winter wonderland during this holiday event, bringing an entirely new experience to Williamsburg park goers. Open November 23, 2017, through January 1, 2018, Christmas Town Williamsburg celebrates the holidays with live Christmas shows, holiday-themed rides and attractions, scrumptious treats, unique gifts and dazzling light displays.
The world’s most beautiful theme park will be aglow with five million twinkling lights. In addition, entertaining shows, delectable foods and beautiful sights and sounds create the perfect holiday atmosphere. Fan favorites that return to Christmas Town Williamsburg include Busch Gardens’ 50-foot-tall, light-dancing Christmas tree show known as O Tannenbaum; Santa’s Workshop featuring Santa and Mrs. Claus; and Mistletoe Marketplace, a traditional outdoor German market featuring artisan-made crafts and gifts for everyone in the family.
Christmas Town Williamsburg Shows
Throughout the park are Christmas shows for the whole family. See spectacular light shows and hear your favorite holiday songs at Christmas Town Williamsburg shows.
Deck the Halls: Experience the season’s joy and warmth with Deck the Halls, a live musical tribute to Christmas traditions. Dance and sing along with Frosty the Snowman, animated toy soldiers and the park’s festively attired performers.
Gloria!: Contemporary and traditional songs, from the park’s finest talent, merge to highlight and celebrate the true meaning of Christmas and retell the story of the first Christmas.
Miracles: miracles appear extraordinary in this passionate, action-filled program that will touch your soul. The show’s classical and contemporary dance movements coupled with live vocalists will inspire you.
O Tannenbaum: Enjoy a multi-colored spectacular light show during O Tannenbaum. Gather with friends around our majestic 50-foot Christmas tree, sip a hot beverage and dance to the booming holiday musical score. The iconic tree is the centerpiece of the holiday event at Busch Gardens.
Scrooge No More: Join Scrooge live on stage in an all-new musical at the Globe Theatre as he is swept away by the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future, who teach him the importance of family and friends being together at Christmas.
‘Twas that Night: This is a full scale ice show that re-imagines the magic of Christmas Eve and the classic poem A Visit From St. Nicholas. Combining the grace of professional figure skating with cherished Christmas music, original holiday songs and magnificent visuals, the show stars world champion skater Elvis Stojko.
Christmas Town Williamsburg Attractions
Special attractions are set up just for Christmas Town. Make your way through the twinkling lights displays and see live penguins, visit Santa at his workshop or do a little holiday shopping at Mistletoe Marketplace.
Mistletoe Marketplace: Visit Mistletoe Marketplace where you can stroll through a traditional Germany outdoor market and find a unique treasure for every one on your Christmas list.
Polar Pathway: 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.
Highland Stables: Bring your family and see the Scottish blackface sheep, Border collies and Clydesdales in their stalls. This hands-on Christmas Town experience will take you back to a simpler time.
Rudolph’s Winter Wonderland: New this year, Rudolph can be found at Rudolph’s Winter Wonderland in Holiday Hills, where guests can take photos with him and his friends Clarice, Bumble and Yukon Cornelius. The fun doesn’t stop there, though. Play themed games like Bumble’s Snowball Toss and enjoy some hot cocoa and a cinnamon bun at Cocoa Café.
Santa’s Fireside Feast: The grand dining room of Castle O’Sullivan springs to life as Santa and Mrs. Claus host the most intimate and exclusive event of the season, Santa’s Fireside Feast. Guests gather cozily around the majestic castle as Santa captures the attention of the entire family while recounting a classic Christmas story.
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. Elf attendants greet the eager children who are invited to sit on Santa’s lap and pose for a classic Christmas photo. It will forever capture the moment’s joy and wonder.
Sesame Street Forest of Fun: Filled with your favorite Sesame Street characters and whimsical children’s rides, Sesame Street Forest of Fun is the perfect Christmas destination for the little ones. All of Sesame Street is ready to celebrate Christmas with you!
Many of Busch Garden’s signature rides will also be open during Christmas Town Williamsburg. So, don’t forget to bring your sense of adventure!
Christmas Town is open on select nights from November 24, 2017 to January 1, 2018, excluding Christmas Day. Purchase a single day ticket to spend the evening at Christmas Town Williamsburg. Purchase online or by calling us at 888-590-3021.
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