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Celebrate the holidays every day with Busch Gardens Tampa Bay’s Christmas Town

by Brittani Tuttle

Experience the holiday cheer of the season every day at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay’s Christmas Town, starting Nov. 17 – Jan. 6, 2019.

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

New experiences for this year include millions of sparkling lights, Christmas shows, and a Sing-A-Long Train. Plus, guests can meet Santa Claus and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.

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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.

New this year at Dragon Fire Grill, guests can enjoy the holiday spectacular “Christmas Is…,” featuring contemporary music that celebrates the traditions of the season. This new show joins the lineup of returning shows like “Christmas on Ice,” “Elmo’s Christmas Wish,” the “Holiday Hills Band,” “Carol of the Bells” light show and the “Christmas Town Sing-A-Long Train.”

Brunch with Santa is a new Christmas-themed dining experience for the entire family. Adults can enjoy unlimited mimosas or build-your-own Bloody Mary upgrades, and everyone can take in a menu full of delicious holiday eats. St. Nick will pay a visit during the meal and guests will have a special photo opportunity to complete the experience. This new dining experience will be held at the Serengeti Overlook Restaurant on select dates from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

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Photo opportunities will be everywhere in Christmas Town. Snap a shot with Santa Claus at Santa’s House, capture the twinkling light tunnel leading to Stanleyville, meet your favorite characters at Rudolph’s Winter Wonderland, and more.

This year’s Christmas Town Village will celebrate the holidays in a new location along the Gwazi pathway. Here, guests can find holiday merchandise and treats, and young ones can take a ride on the Jingle Bell Express miniature train. The Artisan Market can also be found here, to help everyone find that perfect gift on their shopping list.

On Dec. 31, guests can enjoy the fun of Christmas Town and extended park hours as they celebrate New Year’s Eve. Everyone can say farewell to 2018 with live entertainment and fireworks that light up the night sky at midnight.

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The holiday merriment will continue into 2019 with Three Kings Celebration on Jan. 5-6. This cultural celebration will feature authentic Latin flavors found only during the holiday season, and live entertainment honoring the three Wise Men.

To learn more about this year’s Christmas Town, and to purchase tickets, visit ChristmasTown.com.

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