Press Release

Last year, Busch Gardens® Tampa launched the biggest Christmas celebration ever and this year, Christmas Town has even more jolly times in store. With more than a million twinkling lights, Christmas Town transforms the park into a nighttime holiday wonderland of wintery surprises and all things Christmas, filling guests’ senses with seasonal sights, sounds and flavors and continuing a beautiful tradition for Tampa’s families. A portion of the proceeds from Christmas Town will benefit All Children’s Hospital in the Bay area.

This year’s event has added even more nights to experience all-new evening attractions, shows and shopping. Christmas Town is open 18 select nights from 6-11 p.m., on Friday, November 29 through Monday, December 23.  Enjoy unlimited admission to all 18 nights of Christmas Town with the Christmas Town Unlimited ticket for just $89 plus tax for adults and $29 plus tax for children.

While Christmas Town brings exclusive Yuletide experiences, guests will also have the opportunity to ride some of Busch Gardens’ most popular roller coasters, including Cheetah Hunt, SheiKra and Gwazi. The special event includes many new attractions exclusive to the nighttime experience, including SnowWorld® Presented by Coca-Cola®, which brings real snow back to Florida.For those who can’t wait to get their night at Christmas Town started, guests are invited to pull up a chair at Mrs. Claus’ Family Feast for a special evening filled with stories, songs, a delicious buffet of traditional holiday fare and plenty of opportunities for holiday hugs and photos with Mrs. Claus and her favorite elves. Space is limited for this exclusive dining experience and reservations must be made in advance at

Christmas Town is a separate-ticketed night event and regular daytime admission is not required or included. General admission for Christmas Town is $60 for adults and $20 for children plus tax. Busch Gardens annual pass members will receive the deepest discounts with advance online pricing starting at $25, and special offers are available for guests wishing to upgrade their paid daily admission to Busch Gardens. Gift cards and tickets are available at Bay area Publix and AAA locations and additional discounts are offered through promotional codes from Coca-Cola at Dunkin Donuts and Fantastic Sam’s.  Families with children ages 3-9 will enjoy a special advance-purchase price of $10 for their youngest members. For more information, call 987-5523.

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