Busch Gardens Christmas Town Tickets, Williamsburg, VA

1 Busch Gardens BlvdWilliamsburg, VA 23185
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Step into a festive paradise at Busch Gardens Christmas Town in Williamsburg, VA! Stroll through millions of twinkling lights, enjoy thrilling rides and heartwarming shows, and indulge in festive treats. Whether you’re looking for Christmas card-worthy family photos or a chance to meet Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Christmas Town offers something for everyone.

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Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Williamsburg Travel Experts
  • Christmas Town runs select dates from mid November to early January.
  • See the park transform into a winter wonderland with over 10 million dazzling lights.
  • Experience the thrill of riding some of your favorite attractions, beautifully decorated for the holiday season, including the iconic Christmas Town Express.
  • Enjoy a variety of holiday-themed food and beverages throughout the park. Consider dining around 4:00 pm to avoid the crowds.
  • Dress warmly and in layers, as temperatures can be quite chilly in the evenings. Comfortable shoes are a must for walking around the park.
  • On-site parking is available for a fee, but it can fill up quickly on busy days. Arrive early if you want to secure a spot close to the entrance.
  • Visit Santa Claus in his North Pole workshop, where kids can share their Christmas wishes and take memorable photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus.
  • Gather with your friends around the park's iconic 50-foot Christmas tree, the centerpiece of a spectacular light show synchronized to holiday music.


from Christmas Town: A Busch Gardens Celebration
Step into the whimsical wonderland of Busch Gardens® Christmas Town™ in Williamsburg, VA, this holiday season! Experience the magic of over 10 million twinkling lights, festive shows, and a joyful atmosphere that can only be felt at one of the most spectacular holiday events. Whether you're seeking family fun or romantic charm, Busch Gardens Christmas Town delivers an unforgettable outing for everyone.

This seasonal celebration takes place in an action-packed European-themed adventure park with 17th-century charm and 21st-century technology. Thrilling rides, festive treats, and holiday shopping complete the experience with spirited fun for the whole family.

Busch Gardens Christmas Town returns on select dates from November 15 through January 5, 2025, as the ‘World’s Most Beautiful Theme Park’ is once again transformed with over 10 million twinkling lights—one of the largest light displays in North America. Don't miss Scrooge No More, a delightful rendition of the classic Charles Dickens tale, or the mesmerizing O Tannenbaum light show synchronized to your favorite holiday tunes.

Pair thrilling moments with holiday cheer on over 25 rides and roller coasters, including the Loch Ness Monster and DarKoaster, North America’s first all-indoor straddle coaster.

From visiting Santa's workshop to riding the fan-favorite Christmas Town Express, there's something for every member of the family to enjoy. Kids will love meeting their favorite holiday characters, while adults can indulge in festive food and beverages from around the park.

Parking fees:
  • General Parking: $32.00 per vehicle
    Pay before you visit to speed up entry through the toll booth.
  • Preferred Parking: $53.00 per vehicle
    Get the enhanced convenience of a guaranteed premium parking location close to the entrance and skip the tram.
  • VIP Parking: $63.00 per vehicle
    Skip the toll line and get the most convenient, prime parking spot with a special entrance.
*Parking fees are subject to change. Tour buses may park for free.

Christmas Town: A Busch Gardens Celebration Reviews

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Shirley Kirkland-Streets Tripster User Profile Image
Shirley Kirkland-Streets
Arlington, VA
1 Review
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"Good Christmas Show"
January 2019
Beautiful light show. Great theme colors
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Tip: It can be very crowded. Long lines getting into the parking lot(s). Long lines to see and get into events. Dress accordingly to the weather.

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Margaret Koch
Chesapeake, VA
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"Christmas memories"
January 2019
We had an amazing time! Beautiful. Fun.we will be returning next year.
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Tip: Wear comfortable shoes

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Amy Farrell
Greenwood, DE
3 Reviews
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January 2019
I absolutely love Christmas so visiting this Christmas Town was awesome. The lights, decorations, live theatrical plays, even down to take snow playing just made it a great experience
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Tip: If you love the beauty of lights during the Christmas season you you most definitely visit. It's so beautiful

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Byungsuk Choi
Fairfax, VA
1 Review
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"Great Traditional Christmas celebration"
December 2018
It was Christmas eve when we visited Christmas town. was a bit crowded even at the parking ticket booth, thankfully got free parking ($20 saving). Many great shows to watch and rides for all different age. Highly recommend for family with kids.
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Tip: get there early (half an hour to one hour) before park opens

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Katherine Lawson
Williamsburg, VA
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"It’s now a Christmas Eve tradition!"
December 2018
This is our third year celebrating Christmas Eve at Christmas Town! It’s always exciting to walk into Busch Gardens at night decorated with thousands and thousands of lights. And the holiday music and decorations makes it so special. We’ve enjoyed all of the shows and the food is fun and wonderful. Christmas Eve wouldn’t be the same without the excitement of Christmas Town. See you next year!
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Tip: There’s LOTS of walking (wear your Fitbit!) with some gentle uphill areas. And keep an eye on where you are on the map - it’s a very big theme park!

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Jennifer Hodgkinson
Durham, NC
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"Fabulous Christmas spectacular!!"
December 2018
Busch Gardens' Christmas Time was a sight to behold!! Plan ahead to allow for time to see the shows and sights you really want to see. We purchased quick passes to three shows and the train. It was pricey but worth it to not have to waste the day in long lines.
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Renee Mullins
Mechanicsville , VA
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"Christmas Town - Busch Gardens Williamsburg VA"
December 2018
I was very pleased to find the site. Offered a nice discount and easy purchase. What I really appreciated too was the security in placing my order with my CC. Unfortunately, son got sick after we got there. I’ll def check them out out again. No extra fees either.
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Tip: If you go to Christmas Town, layer up and bring an umbrella just in case to be comfortable.

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Stuart Nelson
Pulaski, VA
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"Christmas Town"
December 2018
This was third time I have been to Bush Gardens for Christmas Town. So amazed at how clean they keep the park. The staff are so friendly and helpful. I am going to make it a year event for us.
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Tip: Bring your walking shoes. Over all you will have an amazing time.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Christmas Town: A Busch Gardens Celebration

Where is Busch Gardens Williamsburg located?

Busch Gardens Williamsburg is located at 1 Busch Gardens Boulevard, Williamsburg, VA 23185, near the intersection of Interstate 64 and Highway 60. Richmond (RIC), Norfolk (ORF) and Newport News-Williamsburg (PHF) International Airports are all within 45 minutes of the park.

When does Christmas Town at Busch Gardens start?

Christmas Town: A Busch Gardens Celebration returns November 15, 2024 and will continue on select days through Jan 5, 2025. Check the operating calendar in the ticket section above for operating hours on selected dates.

Are rides open during Christmas Town Busch Gardens Williamsburg?

Many of Busch Gardens' rides and attractions will be open during the Christmas Town event.

Do Christmas Town tickets expire?

Yes, Busch Gardens Christmas Town tickets will expire at the end of the season in which they are purchased for.

Is smoking allowed at Busch Gardens?

Busch Gardens has provided designated smoking stations throughout the park. All indoor areas will remain smoke-free environments. Outdoor smoking stations are designated in guest areas by smoking urns, benches and "Designated Smoking Area" signs, which are situated near most restrooms. These signs are marked on the park maps.

Can I rent a stroller or wheelchair at Busch Gardens?

Strollers, wheelchairs and electric carts are available for a nominal fee. You must be 18 years of age to rent electric carts and wheelchairs.

What happens if it rains?

Busch Gardens remains open during inclement weather, although some of the parks outdoor shows, rides and attractions may be temporarily affected. If your day is impacted by weather, visit Guest Relations before you leave to receive a ticket for a return visit as part of the park’s Weather-or-Not Assurance program. Please be advised that policy enactment is at the discretion of Guest Services. Parking, locker rentals, Quick Queue, All Day Dine, and additional upgrade purchases from initial visit are not included in your return visit. Weather-or-Not Assurance program may only be utilized by guests with a single-day ticket or multi-day ticket. You can also visit Busch Gardens direct website within one week of your visit date to submit a Weather-or-Not Assurance claim. Refunds are not issued for weather.

Are coolers or picnic baskets allowed inside Busch Gardens?

No outside food, beverages, or coolers are allowed to be brought into Busch Garden Williamsburg, except you may bring a bottle of water or a refillable water bottle. Exceptions may be made for Guests with special dietary needs, including food allergies and baby food/formula. Contact Park Security or Guest Relations upon your arrival at the park for approval to bring in special dietary foods.

How much is Busch Gardens Williamsburg parking?

General parking for cars, motorcycles, trucks or campers is $32 per vehicle. Preferred Parking starts at $53 per vehicle. VIP Parking is $63 per vehicle.