Busch Gardens Tampa is bringing the spirit of Christmas to its safari-themed park this holiday season. Busch Gardens will transform into a nighttime holiday wonderland, complete with seasonal sights, sounds and delicious holiday treats. Christmas Town is scheduled for every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evening, Nov. 30-Dec. 23.
The Christmas Town event will begin in Celebration Village (the park’s Moroccan Village). Ornaments, glowing lights, local choirs and shops filled with holiday gifts delight park goers. An all-new Christmas Town ice show will be featured during the event, as will a Jungle Jubilee at the Cheetah Hunt walkway and the Carol of the Bells light show. Highlighted by tens of thousands of Christmas lights set in motion to a choreographed presentation of seasonal songs, Carol of the Bells is a true holiday spectacular.
Other Christmas Town stops include Candy Cane Lane in Nairobi which includes Christmas Town Express and Santa’s House, where guests can take pictures with Mr. and Mrs. Claus. Jimmy Osmond’s Christmas Jukebox will be performed in Stanleyville, during which Osmond and his family sing favorite Christmas tunes. A holy nativity and illuminated angles can also be found in Stanleyville. To see a little bit of the holidays Florida-style, head to the Enchanted Flamingo way. There you’ll find decorated palm trees and pink lights. At Christmas Town Park, guests will be able to enjoy real snowdrifts in the Show Wonderland snow play area, snap shots with strolling snowmen and enjoy an end-of-the-night concert by Jars of Clay.
Of course there are things for the little tykes to do too. Sesame Street’s Season of Fun will give families the changes to meet and greet Elmo and his friends in the Christmas attire. Picture will be taken so bring a smile! Jingle Bell Junction in Gwazi Plaza is operating rides especially for younger guests as well.
Christmas Town Village will be the place to pick up a unique holiday gift or indulge in a sweet holiday treat. Gingerbread cookies, egg nog, roasted nuts, hot chocolate and other seasonal items will be available.