Good news for “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” fans: The beloved icon, along with his friends Clarice, Bumble, the Abominable Snow Monster and Yukon Cornelius, will continue to help make the holidays bright at Busch Gardens’ Christmas Town for at least the next five years.
SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment, which owns Busch Gardens Williamsburg, has struck a deal with Character Arts LLC, ensuring all of the characters from the classic 1964 television special will be part of the parks’ Christmas fun through Jan. 31, 2024.
Guests will be able to interact with the characters, pose for photos and more in the Rudolph’s Winter Wonderland of Christmas Town.
“Generations of our guests have grown up with Rudolph and we are happy to continue the tradition at our popular holiday events,” said John Reilly, SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment’s interim CEO, in a news release. “We are always looking for ways to provide our guests with best-in-class experiences; Rudolph and friends certainly help us do that with unique, interactive elements for the entire family.”
Christmas Town runs on select dates from Nov. 17 to Jan. 1.