TAMPA, Fla. – Keep the spirit of the season glowing brightly with more opportunities to visit Busch Gardens® Tampa Bay’s Christmas Town ™! Park guests can stroll through Christmas Town Village under millions of twinkling lights and enjoy fan-favorite holiday shows each day now through January 6. 

Greeted by friendly snowmen, guests will be immersed in festive fun at the Christmas Town Village, including merry merchandise and tasty holiday treats. Indulge in winter whiskey and wine tastings and explore unique treasures from artisans around the world at the Artisan Market at Xcursions and around the park. Little ones can visit Sesame Street Safari of Fun to join some furry friends as they learn the meaning of Christmas in “Elmo’s Christmas Wish,” and even take a ride on the fan-favorite Jingle Bell Express miniature train.

Leading up to New Year’s Eve, Christmas Town features extended hours on weekends and select dates and more festive experiences, including an all-new holiday show, visits to Rudolph’s® Winter Wonderland, a new Dine with Santa buffet at Serengeti Overlook Restaurant and nighttime rides on Florida’s best thrill attractions. Christmas Town is included with any daily admission or annual pass and is open until 10 p.m. on select dates.

On December 31, guests can enjoy the best of Christmas Town and extended park hours as they celebrate New Year’s Eve. Say farewell to 2018 with live entertainment and fireworks that ignite the night sky in a dazzling presentation beginning at midnight.


Three Kings Celebration

The holiday merriment continues into 2019 with the Three Kings Celebration on January 5 & 6. This cultural celebration boasts authentic Latin flavors found only during the holidays and live entertainment honoring the three Wise Men under a dazzling display of twinkling Yuletide lights.

  • Three Kings Journey Show: Follow the Three Wise Men on a journey depicting the arrival of the Three Kings to Bethlehem. A storyteller will share the tale of their voyage and the traditions of the Three Kings holiday to park guests. The journey will take place several times throughout the day on the Bird Gardens area stage, and offer a truly special photo opportunity with the Three Wise Men.


  • Festive Food and Drinks: For a limited time, Latin-inspired dishes will be featured at the Serengeti Overlook Restaurant for a Three Kings Celebration Buffet from Jan. 1 – 6. Additional dishes and drinks prepared exclusively for the Three Kings Celebration will also be available in the Bird Gardens area.


  • Live Musical Entertainment and Activities: Live music will have the family singing along to a variety of Latin holiday favorite tunes. Listen to the story of the Three Kings journey in English and Spanish during a special storytelling time. The party continues with a holiday meet and greet with Rosita and friends from Sesame Street®.

Great Holiday Gift

Looking for a last-minute gift that gives all year?  Shoppers can buy a new Busch Gardens Annual Pass with benefits to enjoy exciting events, world-class coasters, and up-close animal encounters.

From Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Platinum, guests can select the pass with perks they want most, with value pricing to fit any budget. For a limited-time, Busch Gardens Annual Passes start as low as $10.99 per month for Florida residents.

In 2019, Pass Members can look forward to a year full of fun and unique benefits during the park’s 60th-anniversary celebration, including exclusive Member ride time for the spring opening of Tigris, Florida’s tallest launch coaster.


For complete event information, including dates, times and packages, visit ChristmasTown.com.

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