Christmas Town Returns to Busch Gardens Tampa

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Christmas Town returns to Busch Gardens Tampa Bay for 23 select nights this November and December. Featuring over a million twinkling lights, several shows, meetings with Santa himself and more, the event is included with any regular admission to Busch Gardens, including annual passes and Fun Cards.

As I first reported early last month, the newest addition to Christmas Town will be the chance to meet with characters from the classic Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer television special.

Along with Rudolph, guests can also meet Clarice, Yukon Cornelius, and Bumble at the new Rudolph’s Winter Wonderland, which will be located in Celestial Crossing (Pantopia).


The full press release from Busch Gardens Tampa Bay:

TAMPA, Fla. (Oct. 4, 2016) The annual holiday tradition, Christmas Town™, returns to Busch Gardens® Tampa Bay with more than two million twinkling lights, festive treats, holiday entertainment and unique attractions, including the all-new addition of the beloved Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.

The popular event takes place on 23 select dates from Nov. 25 to Dec. 31, with fan-favorite entertainment and new twists:

NEW! Rudolph’s Winter Wonderland: Meet and take photos with Rudolph, Clarice, Yukon Cornelius and Bumble at the all-new Rudolph’s Winter Wonderland located in Celestial Crossing. Play holiday games and indulge in Yuletide treats while scenes of the beloved story of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer come to life.

Santa’s House presented by Coca-Cola®: The Claus family invites you into their North Pole home at Santa’s House presented by Coca-Cola®. While the elves are busy preparing for Christmas, Santa is taking a break from his busy holiday schedule to meet and take photos with families in his private study.

Thrill Rides at Night: Nestled between beautifully lit trees and roaring with excitement, some of the best views of Christmas Town can be found atop Florida’s top thrill rides, including the all-new family spin coaster, Cobra’s Curse™.

Guests can also expect the return of fan-favorite shows that ring in the season, including Christmas on Ice, Carol of the Bells light show and the Holiday Hills Brass Band. For a complete list of seasonal sights and unforgettable Yuletide experiences, visit ChristmasTown.com.

Christmas Town is open until 10 p.m. on select dates and will close at 8 p.m. on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. For New Year’s Eve, the event will remain open until 1 a.m. Christmas Town is included with any annual pass, Fun Card or daily admission to the park.


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