Busch Gardens has been transformed with lights as far as you can see, and from now until December 23rd, you can purchase discounted evening tickets to experience Busch Gardens Christmas Town. From 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. on select evenings, this Tampa-area theme park is transformed into a holiday wonderland of wintery surprises and all things Christmas.

Busch Gardens Lights

Seeing is believing, and there is plenty to see at Christmas Town. What you won’t believe is that kids’ tickets start at just $10! It’s an experience the entire family will enjoy.

Lights, Sights & Nights!

There are different sections you’ll want to experience. A nostalgic area (town) Holiday Hills will remind you of the good ol’ days. New areas such as Christmas Time Terrace and Mistletoe Memories will surprise you with new experiences. Christmas Time Terrace is located in Jungala where a 40-foot Christmas tree comes alive every fifteen minutes with spectacular dancing lights. If you’re at the park with your sweetheart, check out the Mistletoe Memories garden where romantic flowers and sparkling white twinkle lights fill the trees overhead and set the scene for sweet moments with loved ones.

Plenty of other lights are also on display throughout the Central Florida theme park, and the sights from atop many of the rides are spectacular (not all rides are open for this special event). Other sights include a life-size representation of the Holy Nativity, made from nothing but plants! ORLANDO TOURIST TIP: Want to step into a larger-than-life-sized greeting card? Head to Jingle Bell Junction, just one of the many perfect photo opportunities that exist for you and your family. Want to play in the snow? Yes! A real snow area is located within Christmas Town and includes eight slides and an area to practice your snow ball accuracy. Other sights not to be missed are the spectacular shows including:

  • Angels of Peace: A Christmas Journey on Ice
  • Carol of the Bells
  • Christmas Time Terrace Light Show
  • Elmo’s Christmas Wish
  • Hallelujah Showcase
  • Madagascar Live! Operation: Christmas Vacation

Of course a night like this just wouldn’t be complete without visiting the ol’ jolly man himself. Kids of all ages will appreciate visiting Santa Claus in his private study and having their photo taken by a professional photographer in this lovely Christmas setting. Mrs. Claus is there too, baking holiday treats for everyone. Where are the elves? Making presents of course! Gift purchases at Busch Gardens are sure to be a hit on everyone’s list. Christmas Town has everything from collectables to toys, apparel and more. If you are a pass member, you’ll save 10% when you shop at the park. Many gifts can be purchased online as well.

Christmas Town has plenty of places to eat at. From snacks to full holiday meals, feast on all of your family’s holiday favorites. Savor traditional holiday turkey and mashed potatoes or enjoy hand-carved ham on a warm pretzel bun and turkey pot pies. Start a new tradition with tasty treats including peppermint cotton candy, and handmade s’mores and Christmas Town’s signature Elf Munch.

An evening in Tampa at Busch Gardens Christmas Town is a great way to spend time with your family.