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Get in the holiday spirit with this new event from Busch Gardens Williamsburg

(WYDaily/Courtesy of Busch Gardens Williamsburg)

Busch Gardens Williamsburg announced Monday a new limited capacity event called Christmas Celebration.

“Sparkling lights, beautiful decorations, festive foods, live seasonal music, exciting coasters and attractions, plus abundant shopping with physical distancing will make the spirit of the season come alive,” according to a news release from the park.

Busch Gardens Christmas Celebration will offer day and evening reservation from Nov. 13 to Jan. 1.

To view the park calendar for operating hours, click here.

Similar to the park’s Halloween Harvest event, Busch Gardens Christmas Celebration will operate with enhanced health and safety protocols for cleaning and sanitizing, physical distancing, face covering requirements and temperature screenings, according to the news release.

Reservations and tickets will be available starting Monday (Nov. 2). Busch Gardens Christmas Celebration event admission starts at $39.99. To book tickets, visit the park’s website.

Eight of the park’s nine villages will be open for guests to explore in order to provide ample space for social distancing. Guests can enjoy 15 roller coasters and thrill rides, new live entertainment, photo opportunities and a Gingerbread Scavenger Hunt throughout the park.

Here’s what park guests can expect at this limited capacity special event:

(WYDaily/Courtesy of Busch Gardens Williamsburg)

Also available for guests will be many new food and specialty beverage options, including specialty cocktails like the “Cranberry Hot Toddy,” “Warm Apple Pie Cocktail,” “After Dinner Mint Cocktail,” specialty hot chocolate and a variety of winter beers.

Santa Claus will also make an appearance at the park. He will greet kids in his workshop where the park has installed plexiglass and physical distancing signage for extra safety.

Here’s more information about operational changes and what guests can expect when visiting the park, including safety requirements.

“The Christmas season is a special time for our park. This year has been challenging for so many and we’re thrilled to bring some holiday joy to even more families now that we’re able to offer additional reservations for this spectacular holiday event,” said Kevin Lembke, president of Busch Gardens Williamsburg and Water Country USA, in the news release.

“We continue to operate with enhanced health and safety measures, and have created an event full of Christmas experiences for kids and adults that safely deliver a festive combination of exciting coasters, rides, live holiday music and delicious food and drinks,” added Lembke.

Guests can receive the latest information on hours of operation for Busch Gardens Williamsburg by visiting the park’s website or Facebook.com/BuschGardensVA.

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