Christmas Town Busch Gardens Tampa: 2023 Guide

Follow along as we share everything about Christmas Town Busch Gardens Tampa.

Traditional holiday celebration meets a wild twist at Busch Gardens Christmas Town. With the park’s lavish décor, joyful adventures, and wild animal encounters, even the grinch may find himself enjoying all the merry and bright festivities the park has to offer!

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Christmastime in Busch Gardens Tampa, sounds like the best choice, and for a reason! From magical live shows and culinary delights to photo sessions with Santa and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, your favorite Safari-themed Park doesn’t take the holiday season lightly.

Busch Gardens Christmas Town Tickets

The Christmas Town ticket Busch Gardens Tampa is included with your park admission and pass membership.

Busch Gardens Tampa Vacation Package

As always, Tampa Bay is beaming with Yuletide cheer. Book these vacation packages from Tripster whether you want a family-friendly holiday celebration or a just thrilling experience at any of these theme parks:

Christmas Town Busch Gardens Tampa Attractions

Holiday Dining & Shopping

‘Tis the season to savor the flavors of the holidays! Join your fellow foodie on a delectable adventure featuring savory delights, sweet treats, and festive beverages at handpicked locations throughout the park with your food beverage sampler.

And don’t forget to wrap up your Christmas shopping with the ideal gift from an array of storefronts. Uncover a wide range of personalizable ornaments, unique apparel, delightful nutcrackers, and an abundance of holiday gems at our various shopping spots, including the enchanting Marrakesh Market. If you don’t want a huge crowd when shopping, hit the park on Monday November 13.

family posing for photo with mascots with trees covered in christmas lights in background at Christmas Town at Busch Gardens in Tampa Bay, Florida, USA
photo credit: Busch Gardens Tampa Bay via Facebook

Festive Shows and Entertainment

Experience the park in all its holiday glory during Christmas Town at Busch Gardens Tampa! Let the twinkling lights guide you into a world of pure enchantment. Then, be spellbound by world class ice skaters and share cherished moments with Sesame Street® characters offering their heartwarming Christmas entertainment.

Plus, enjoy the festive fireworks on select nights on the Festival field. The possibility of Holidays in the Sky coming back is on the horizon. This spectacle brings the magic of timeless holiday melodies and spectacular fireworks and fountain displays, turning the night sky into a canvas of wonder.

Santa’s North Pole Experience

This returning attraction is a fan favorite for a reason! Meet the Jolly Elves and visit Santa in his workshop before he travels around the world. Bring your camera to document your interaction with the big man in the red. Also, it’s not just about meeting Santa; it’s a joyful journey filled with heartwarming moments and the chance to create everlasting memories with your kiddos.

Close up of a boy and girl hugging Santa with two elves behind them at SeaWorld in Orlando, Florida, USA
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Rudolph’s Winter Wonderland

Who wouldn’t want to meet the ever-famous Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer? Celebrate the holidays as you engage with Rudolph and his friends and snap that post-worthy photo during your visit to the Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Christmas town.

Holly Jolly Express

Hop aboard! This magical train is back on track, and it’s not leaving without you. While seated, sing along with your favorite songs, and be impressed with the park’s twinkling lights and lavish ornaments. It’s also your chance to travel to Busch Gardens’ 65-acre, where you can spot giraffes, zebras, rhinos, and more animals.


Rides and Attractions

Experience the joy of the season in the most thrilling way possible! Your favorite rides and attractions are now adorned with the charm of Christmas. And when evening arrives, watch in wonder as the park lights up with holiday decorations.

Busch Gardens Christmas Town Date and Details

From November 11, 2023, through January 7, 2024. The Busch Gardens Tampa Christmas Town park hours run from 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM.

Busch Gardens Christmas Town Venue

Located at 10165 McKinley Dr.Tampa, FL 33612.

close up of christmas trees and clock with wreaths in at Busch Gardens in Williamsburg, Virginia, USA
photo credit: Busch Gardens Williamsburg via Facebook

Experience Busch Gardens Tampa Christmas Town

Celebrating its 11th anniversary, Busch Gardens Christmas Town Tampa features loads of festive entertainment, animal exhibits, and head-turning attractions that will level up your usual tradition.

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Gather the entire family and dive into the excitement in Tampa Bay. Cozy up with your favorite wildlife, meet and bond with Santa, or watch awe-inspiring performances that complete the celebration.

Plus, your Christmas day is about to get even brighter with a live show featuring your cherished Sesame Street friends and a special meet-and-greet with Rudolph. And when it’s time to refuel, the park has a delightful selection of Christmas treats and beverages to keep you energized for all the incredible festivities ahead. Visits to Busch Gardens also mean savoring the seasonal treats and drinks, including sweet pastries and a 12-item sampler.

Want to know more about the sought-after event from your fellow travelers? You might want to check out Busch Gardens Tampa Christmas Town reviews.


Start Date:

November 11, 2023 @ 10:00 am CST

End Date:

January 7, 2024 @ 10:00 pm CST



Busch Gardens Tampa

10165 McKinley Dr
Tampa, FL 33612 United States


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Written by Anne Joyce Raymundo

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