Busch Gardens Tampa is hosting their first ever Christmas event this winter.  Christmas Town at Busch Gardens will begin November 30 and include special holiday decorations, shows, shopping and musical guests.  It is an after-hours event and guests will need to purchase a special Christmas Town ticket to attend the holiday event.

One of most unique elements of Christmas Town will be its fusion of Christmas cheer with safari-style.  For instance, red and white lights will shine in the Nairobi area while animal-pattern decorations will found in the Cheetah Hunt walkway.  The Sesame Street Season of Fun will feature children’s TV characters decked out in holiday gar and a topiary version of the nativity scene will be the main attraction at Stanleyville.  Pink twinkling lights will add a festive touch to the flamingo area as well. 
Popular rides and attractions will be open during Christmas Town but guests will also have the opportunity to experience at least 15 attractions not available during the day.  Snow-related activities are the highlight of Christmas Town Park, while a ride on a steam locomotive for a Christmas carol sing-along, visit to Santa’s house and a penguin encounter add to the festive things to do. 
Entertaining Christmas show like Christmas on Ice, Christmas From the Heart and Christmas Celebration will be performed too.  New holiday shows for Christmas Town include a holiday light show at the Crown Colony House, Jimmy Osmond’s Christmas Jukebox, nightly performances by Christian group Jars of Clay and skating show. 
Christmas Town at Busch Gardens Tampa is scheduled from 6pm-11pm on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays November 30 through  December 23.  Tickets are $49.99.