Busch Gardens Williamsburg welcomes Christmas Town 2022 with new experiences

With over 10 million lights shining across internationally-themed lands, Busch Gardens Williamsburg’s Christmas Town offers a holiday world tour decked out in wintertime splendor. The event returns to the Virginia park on select dates Nov. 11-Jan. 8.

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Photos courtesy of Busch Gardens Williamsburg

By Blake Taylor

With Busch Gardens Williamsburg as its backdrop, guests exploring Christmas Town discover breathtaking decor, exclusive entertainment, holiday treats, and rides on favorite attractions. 

New for 2022, Christmas Town introduces a number of experiences for the first time.

A park-wide scavenger hunt celebrates global traditions of Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa, with clues to hunt for and a prize for guests who find them all.

Santa’s Fireside Feast offers families a special dining experience in the park’s Killarney area that includes a visit from Santa Claus.

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Christmas Town will also host rides on Pantheon, the park’s newest coaster.

Many crowd-favorite productions return, including the rousing “Celtic Fyre: A Christmas Celebration,” the choir-led “Unto Us,” the ice skating show “‘Twas That Night,” the Germany-inspired “Up on the Haustop,” and the Broadway-style musical “Scrooge No More.”

Over 20 rides are operational during Christmas Town, from the swinging thrills of Finnegan’s Flyer to the mystifying drops of Verbolten. The family-friendly Christmas Town Express offers a fun way to see many of the park’s breathtaking lights, all from onboard a real locomotive.

For more information and to plan your visit head to buschgardens.com/williamsburg.

Christmas Town at Busch Gardens Williamsburg

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