Busch Gardens Christmas Holiday Events 2018

Christmas Town at Busch Gardens

Select Nights from November 17 through December 31, 2018

A trip to Busch Gardens in Tampa offers a fun-filled family experience.

A host of colourful Christmas lights transforms Busch Gardens into Christmas Town Village. Shopping and dining can be done in wonderful festive surroundings such as model trains including the Jingle Bell Express Train Ride, Holiday Cabins and Yuletide Carols.

Special Events:

Christmas on Ice – a spectacular show with world-class skaters.

Christmas from the Heart – contemporary Christian Gospel

Carol of the Bells – thousands of twinkling lights and music

Christmas Celebration – singers, dancing and Santa

Holiday Hills Band – jazz inspired Christmas classics

We Three Kings Show – a musical Christmas Tale

Elmo’s Christmas Wish – Elmo and friends learn the meaning of Christmas

Hallelujah Showcase – singing from local schools, churches and professionals

Christmas Time Tree Show – lights and music from the giant 50 ft tree

Rudolph’s Winter Wonderland

An opportunity to meet Rudolph and have your photo taken with the world’s favorite reindeer. There’ll be a few friends too, including Sam the Snowman, Clarice and Yukon Cornelious.

Pop into the home of Mr. and Mrs. Claus to have a chat and photo opportunity. While his elves are busy, Santa has time to keep you company. Don’t miss it.


Celebrate Christmas every day at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay’s Christmas Town.

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Experience the holiday cheer of the season every day at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay’s Christmas Town, starting Nov. 17 – Dec. 31.

Christmas Town will feature extended hours on weekends, as well as additional select dates. The event is included with regular daily admission to the park, or an annual pass, and will be open until 10 p.m on select dates.