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Christmastown at Busch Gardens Williamsburg VA

Christmas Town Busch GArdens I know Howl O Scream hasn’t ended but Christmas is around the corner. Busch Gardens in Williamsburg is celebrating this holiday season with Christmas Town: A Busch Gardens Celebration. Experience the park in a whole new light with all-new attractions, shows and one-of-a-kind gift ideas that will make everyone say, “Now this is Christmas.”
Stroll under more than a million twinkling lights while enjoying hot apple cider and fresh-baked Christmas cookies. A complete Christmas Town experience includes a visit to Santa’s workshop and to the parks’ 45-foot, light-animated Christmas tree.

Christmas Town opens at Busch Gardens on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 3 – 10 p.m. beginning Nov. 27. The park will be open each evening Dec. 18 – 27, excluding Christmas Day. Some sections of the park will remain closed for the season, and some rides and attractions are weather dependent.

For more information, visit www.ChristmasTown.com  .

christmas town busch gardens During this celebration, you can expect to see more than one million lights and to explore holiday traditions from around the world. Of course, Santa will make his appearance each night the event is open. Live entertainment will also be provided.

Various countries throughout the park will be festooned with holiday decorations and offer fun way to experience Christmas. Here is what you can expect :


Music and cheer fill the air this holiday season at Christmas Town:  A Busch Gardens Celebration. Live carolers and musicians perform throughout the park and brand new live shows come to life in the streets and theatres in ways never before seen at Busch Gardens. In the Abbey Stone Theatre, come see an emotional Christmas concert told through moving imagery, choral harmonies and a full live orchestra. Guests can explore an ice-themed world with dazzling lights and snow.  Take part in a traditional German Christmas celebration in Das Festhaus with a live musical show or view the park’s iconic 45-foot Christmas tree light show. And don’t forget to visit Santa at his workshop in the North Pole.

• Rejoice (Located in Abbey Stone Theatre)
• Deck the Halls (Located in Das Festhaus)
• O Tannenbaum (Located in Germany)
• A Sesame Street Christmas (Located in Globe Theatre)

• Santa’s Fireside Feast (Located in Castle O’Sullivan)
• Santa’s Rooftop Workshop (Located at the North Pole)

• Train (Tweedside & Caribou Train Stations)
• Griffon (weather permitting)
• Der Roto Baron (Red Baron)
• Wirbelwindchen (Kiddie Swings)
• Der Werbelwind (Waveswinger)
• Der Autobahn Jr. (Kiddie Bumper Cars)
• Der Autobahn (Bumper Cars)
• Der Katapult (Katapult)
• Curse of DarKastle
• Kinder Karussel (Carousel)
• Corkscrew Hill
• Lil’ Clydes

New France – Evergreen forests with cabins and wildlife
France – Modern ice village, dazzling lights, glimmering ice and a chance to see live penguins.
Rhinefeld – North Pole decor with a whimsical elf village. Visit Santa!
Germany – German Christmas Market, “Rejoice” light show and “Deck the Halls in Festhaus.
Ireland – Townspeople of Killarney celebrate with music and fun surprises.
Scotland – Scottish countryside
England – Carolers, lovely decor and a new show in the Globe Theatre.

Christmas Town admission tickets are available for $19.95. Guests with active Busch Gardens passes save 50% on Christmas Town tickets as well as free parking and in-park discounts.

To learn more you can visit Busch Gardens Williamsburg’s official Christmastown site here.

Frequently Asked Questions about Christmastown

from the Facebook Forum:
Busch Gardens: To get things started, we have come up with answers to a few questions posted to the facebook.com site over the past several days. Heather King Sabourin asked how annual pass holders can purchase their discounted tickets?
Heather, active annual pass holders will receive a special 50 percent discount on a single-day Christmas admission, making the admission price $9.95. As an annual pass holder benefit, you will receive free parking and in-park food and merchandise discounts. Annual pass holders also can purchase the weekend ticket for the discounted rate of $24.95. To get your discounted tickets, visit bgwpass.com
Tyler Wiltshire: which roller coasters will be open?
Busch Gardens: Thanks Tyler. Great question about the rides. Select rides will be open, including the Train Station, Li’l Clydes, Corkscrew Hill, Griffon, Kinder Karussel (carousel), Curse of DarKastle, Der Autobahn (bumper cars), Der Autobahn Jr. (kiddie bumper cars), Der Wirbelwind (waveswinger) and Der Katapult. Some of these attractions are weather dependent.
Savannah Richardson: what time will the park close? Are you going to be selling hot cocoa?
Busch Gardens: Christmas Town’s scheduled hours of operation will be Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 4 to 9 p.m. We will be open daily the week of Christmas, except for Christmas Day. And, yes. There will be peppermint hot chocolate available.
M.s. Bob: Will there be real live christmas trees and greenery?
Busch Gardens: Hi M.S. Bob. Yes, there will be more than 600 live cut Christmas trees in the park. We’re also putting the final touches on a 45-foot LED tree that is sure to please.
Joseff Boyer: Will $10 price be good for Platinum member’s guests?
Busch Gardens: Hi Joseff Boyer. All active pass members can purchase discount tickets for their friends and family. Please visit bgwpass.com for pricing and information.
Geoff Smith: The 3 day pass is for "weekends" only? What about the Wmsburg Bounce Pass? That’s says three consecutive days. We were thinking about doing that on the M-T-W before Christmas. Would that work with the Bounce Pass?
Busch Gardens: Geoff Smith … The Christmas Town Bounce Ticket allows three consecutive days from the date of first use from either Christmas Town or Colonial Williamsburg. So, you could visit us on Sunday and visit Colonial Williamsburg on Monday and Tuesday.
Wendy Wilkins: 4 to 9? That seems odd to be open at night when its colder out instead of during the day when its warmer and easier to see, oh well
Busch Gardens: Wendy Wilkins … A large portion of the Christmas Town experience includes more than one million lights that will dazzle you in the dark of night.
Brian Pomeroy: are the dining with Santa meals getting full quick, how far in advanced will we need to make reservations?
Busch Gardens: Hi Brian. Our dine experience is very popular, and is filling up quickly. There is space available on select dates. Please visit buschgardens.com/va to learn more about availability. If you are a pass member, please visit bgwpass.com.
Denise Johnson: If you check on the web site, there is suppose to be a Sesame Street Christmas show. Even if the area is not open.
Busch Gardens: Denise. Our Sesame Street Christmas show will be located England, in our 800-seat Globe Theatre.
Zachary Earl Strader: Where will the penguin attraction be located? What will the penguin attraction consist of? Why is Griffon open while coasters like Alpengeist (which would be a much better fit) are closed?
Busch Gardens: Hi Zack. Great question about the penguins. Our new penguin exhibit is called Ice Palace: A Penguin Paradise. The exhibit will be in France’s Royal Palace Theatre, and features an ice-themed walk-through world that culminates with live penguins.
Gina Williams Oertle: Special holiday food?
Busch Gardens: Hi Gina. The entire park menu is changes just for Christmas town. Each country will celebrate with unique entrees, deserts and special surprises, including Wassail, hot chocolate, cornish game hen and egg nog cheesecake.
Jamie Nash Waugaman: Will there be a Santa Claus there?
Busch Gardens: Jamie. Great question. You can visit Santa at his North Pole workshop (located in Germany). He is also taking reservations for an up-close dining experience.
Marjorie Ramirez: I’ve seen the interactive map on the website, is Italy being fixed up or is it closed off? It doesn’t seem to appear on the map and I am very much looking forward to see what Italy during Christmas looks like. Thanks.
Busch Gardens: Hi Marjorie. Italy is not part of the Christmas Town experience.
Kimberly Koons Roberts: Scott, can you tell us about the shows..if there are any.
Busch Gardens: Kimberly. I would be happy to talk about the shows. Abbey Stone Theatre in Ireland will showcase a world-premiere show featuring a live orchestra, beautiful choral harmonies and moving imagery. "Rejoice" will be a must see in the Christmas Town lineup.
Amy Forrest Ruehl: The Santa dinner. How many people per sitting? I noticed it last 1 hour 45 minutes. Is that going to be plenty of time to eat and visit with Santa?
Amy Elswick Gresham Brinkley: what is included with the santa dining experience, how long, food??
Busch Gardens: Hi Amy Forrest Ruehl and Amy Elswick Gresham Brinkley. The Dine with Santa experience features an all-you-care-to-eat buffet with traditional Christmas fare, and ample time to interact with Santa and hear a classic Christmas story told by the jolly old elf himself.
Nina: Will there be snow?
Busch Gardens: Hi Nina. It will be snowing in select villages.
Savannah Richardson: will there be candy canes? egg nogg? or any other special holiday food? and why did you choose to call it christmas town? that seems a little religious, i myself do celebrate christmas but my best friend is jewish.
Busch Gardens: Savannah … Christmas Town: A Busch Gardens Celebration will focus on Christmas traditions and memories using themes, music and displays that celebrate the many facets of the holiday. While Christmas Town is not intended as a religious event, we will not hesitate to incorporate religious references where appropriate.
Thanks everyone for letting me share a little bit of Christmas Town this afternoon. We will post this transcript on our Notes page by tomorrow. Please visit www.christmastown.com for additional information about the event. Pass members should visit www.bgwpass.com for specifics on their special pricing and options. Thanks. Scott


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