Reminder: Christmas Town Open Friday at Busch Gardens Tampa

Reminder: Christmas Town Open Friday at Busch Gardens Tampa

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Now in its second year, Christmas Town transforms Busch Gardens Tampa into a nighttime wonderland of wintery surprises and all things Christmas. The Bay Area’s biggest Christmas celebration opens this Friday, Nov. 29, creating new family traditions with three times more snow and over one million twinkling lights.

This year’s event has added even more nights to experience all-new evening attractions, shows and shopping.  Stay tuned after the break as we highlight some of the all-new experiences this year at Busch Gardens Tampa’s Christmas Town.

  • This year, SnowWorld Presented by Coca-Cola brings real snow back to Florida! This guest favorite is bigger than ever for even more snow-filled fun! Slide down eight new slides, make a snowman, play in the soft white snow or pack the perfect snow balls to test your aim in the target practice area.
  •  Enjoy a trip back in time to celebrate Christmas in the good ‘ole days in Holiday Hills. In this nostalgic town, a live brass band sets the mood for seasonal fun with everyone’s favorite Christmas tunes while Mrs. Claus cooks up delicious holiday fare for the whole family at Mrs. Claus’s Family Feast.
  • Journey into Jungala to see a nature-inspired Christmas, including a new tree light show in Christmas Time Terrace. A larger-than-life Christmas tree comes alive every fifteen minutes with spectacular dancing lights. The breathtaking light show on this 40-foot tree is the perfect place for this year’s family photo.
  •  Sneak a kiss with your sweetheart in the beautiful garden walkway of Mistletoe Memories. Here, romantic topiaries, flowers and sparkling white twinkle lights fill the trees overhead and set the scene for sweet moments with loved ones and beautiful photos worth cherishing.
  • Join Elmo, Cookie Monster, Zoe and everyone’s favorite Sesame Street friends in Christmas Town’s all-new show, Elmo’s Christmas Wish. Sing and dance along with Elmo as he makes a Christmas wish to Santa and learns the meaning behind Christmas.
  • Join the adventure as everyone’s favorite Madagascar friends including Gloria, Alex, King Julien and the penguins go on a vacation with a Christmas twist in Madagascar Live! Operation: Christmas Vacation. Fun and colorful holographic ornaments fill the trees overhead on the plaza pathway leading to this all-new show.


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