Tuesday, June 6, 2023

It’s that time: Christmas Town at Busch Gardens. Oh, and there are new attractions

Traditions Tree Maze is a new feature to Busch Garden's Christmas Town this year. (WYDaily/ Courtesy of Busch Gardens Williamsburg)
Traditions Tree Maze is a new feature to Busch Garden’s Christmas Town this year. (WYDaily/ Courtesy of Busch Gardens Williamsburg)

Get your coats and mittens ready — Busch Gardens Christmas Town opens Nov. 16 and runs through Jan. 5.

Also, there are new attractions to check out: Traditions Tree Maze and Believe.

“Christmas Town is one of our favorite times of the year, when all of Busch Gardens transforms into a magical holiday landscape,”said Jeff Thomas, interim park president for Busch Gardens and Water Country USA. “With endless bright lights, magnificent shows and thrilling new rides, our park is the place to be this holiday season.”

Christmas Town happens every year at Busch Gardens and attendees can visit classic staples like Santa’s Workshop, ride the Christmas Town Express and even meet St. Nick.

Traditions Tree Maze features 500 Christmas trees with cultural traditions from around the world including South Africa, Japan, Israel and Mexico and Believe is a holiday dining experience with a solo pianist in Italy’s San Macro Theatre, according to the theme park’s news release.

In addition, visitors can enjoy performances such as ‘Twas That Night and Deck the Halls, see musical shows by Sesame Street characters and take pictures with Rudolph.

Attendees who venture into the German village of Wilkommenhaus can experience a “fantastic visual Christmas spectacle” featuring the smell of Christmas sweets and virtual gingerbread men.

Finnegan’s Flyer, which opened earlier this year, as well as InvadR and Verbolten will be open.

For more information about Christmas Town and operating days, visit the Busch Gardens’ Christmas Town website. 

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Julia Marsigliano
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