Busch Gardens Williamsburg Christmas Town: 2023 Guide

Unwrap the magic of the holiday season at Busch Gardens Williamsburg Christmas Town, where the festive spirit shines brighter than ever with a dazzling showcase of over 10 million twinkling lights and cherished attractions!

With sparkling decorations, you’ll be filled with glee at one of America’s sought-after displays. Get ready for thrilling rides, other special holiday shows, and attractions like Santa’s Workshop and the Christmas Town Express. The holiday season shines the brightest at your favorite theme park.

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Follow along as we get into the festive groove of Busch Gardens Williamsburg Christmas Town. 

Busch Gardens Williamsburg Christmas Town Tickets

Christmas Town is a separately ticketed event. However, this is included with your Busch Gardens Williamsburg Membership. Click here if you want to become a member and enjoy perks like unlimited visits and free guest tickets.

Package Your Busch Gardens Williamsburg Tickets

Ready to make the most of your Williamsburg excursions and capture every delightful second? Then, bundle your single day tickets with these other attractions and hotels:

Christmas Town Busch Gardens Williamsburg Highlights

More information regarding the Christmas Town will be released soon. However, rumor has it that these past beloved attractions are poised for a triumphant return to Busch Gardens, igniting excitement among guests.

Up on the Haustop

Join in the festive spirit as you sing along to modern-day Christmas classics during an enchanting performance at Das Festhaus.

Unto Us

Experience a magnificent choral celebration that brings to life the timeless tale of the first Christmas. Soak in the magic of this inspiring performance at the Teatro di San Marco Theatre.

Celtic Fyre®: A Christmas Celebration

USA Today’s #1 Theme Park Entertainment invites you to an encore performance that not only celebrates the cherished Killarney classic but also infuses it with the festive spirit of holidays, creating an unforgettable spectacle.

O’ Tannenbaum

Elevate your Christmas Town experience with a mesmerizing multi-colored light extravaganza. Come together with your family beneath the majestic 50-foot Christmas tree for a moment of pure holiday enchantment.

Scrooge No More!

Witness a timeless tale of transformation as Scrooge takes center stage. Be captivated as he is carried away by the spirits of Christmas past, present, and future, who show the significance of togetherness with family and friends during this season.

‘Twas That Night

The Royale Palace Theatre takes center stage in a grand transformation, where it becomes the setting for a spectacular ice-skating show. Experience the magic as “The Night Before Christmas” is reimagined in a way that will dazzle and delight.

Elmo’s Christmas Wish

Enjoy a heartwarming journey with beloved Sesame Street characters, including Rosita, Cookie Monster, Grover, and Zoe, as they rally together to help Elmo discover his Christmas wish. This enchanting holiday show promises an unforgettable experience for families as it’s filled with joyful songs and irresistible grooves.

Village Entertainment

Revel in daytime performances by the enchanting carolers of England, the charming Country Christmas celebrations in New France, and the lively tunes of the Killarney Village Band in Ireland.

Santa’s Workshop

Enjoy classics such as Santa s workshop.  Journey to the snowy wonderland of the North Pole, where Santa Claus and his joyous elves can hardly contain their excitement to see you. Take the chance to meet and tell Santa himself about your Christmas wish.

Santa’s Fireside Feast

Head to the castle and embrace the fun of the season. Santa Claus will share a beloved Christmas story while his helpers prepare an all-you-care-to-eat feast. Meanwhile, Mrs. Claus will add her special touch of merriment to the room. To cherish these moments forever, each group will receive a complimentary 6×8 photo.

Father Christmas

Embrace the heartwarming holiday traditions of the Christmas season with the merry presence of this English figure in England’s Kidsington Palace.Join him for a fireside drink among the company of loved ones, where good tidings for the new year flow freely. Plus, make your holiday memories last forever with a cherished photo alongside Father Christmas.

More Kid-Friendly Experiences

Holiday Scavenger Hunt

This festive season, families are in for a treat as they’re invited to join an exciting all-new scavenger hunt that celebrates the diverse Christmas traditions from around the globe from Hanukkah to Kwanzaa. Grab your clue sheet and go on a festive quest to spot holiday symbols hidden throughout the park. And the sweetest part? A delightful treat awaits you at the Emporium.

Rudolph’s Winter Wonderland

Step into a winter wonderland and make unforgettable memories as you meet the iconic Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and his beloved friend Clarice in the Festa Italia.

Frosty & Gingy Photos

Take a delightful selfie alongside Frosty the Snowman and Gingy the Gingerbread Man in the charming setting of France.

Highland Stables

Meet your new furry friends at the Highland Stables, where you can enjoy a fun and festive photo session with the park’s gentle Clydesdale horses.

Sesame Street Forest of Fun

Enjoy the holidays with the company of your beloved Sesame Street friends, adding an extra sprinkle of joy to your festivities.

Holiday Dining and Shopping

Taste culinary favorites featuring savory cuisines, festive desserts, and more specialty beverages from milk shake to water bottles during the event. Make your way to Bürgermeister’s Hideaway to feast on their all-new seasonal menu. After filling your belly with delicious eats, go holiday shopping at the various stores. Busch Gardens Williamsburg offers spirited fun for the whole family with an abundance of holiday decorations, activities, and shows.

Rides and Coasters

The boasts a thrilling lineup of rides and daredevil attractions that promise to take your vacation to the next level of excitement. “What rides are open ar during Busch Gardens Williamsburg Christmas Town?”, you may wonder. Well, you can enhance your already fantastic vacation by adding a dose of adrenaline with the following thrilling rides.

  • The Christmas Town Express
  • Pantheon
  • InvadR
  • Rhine River Cruise
  • Kinder Karussel
  • Verbolten

Busch Gardens Williamsburg Christmas Town Hours and Date

Busch Gardens Christmas Town Williamsburg runs select dates from November 10, 2023, through January 07, 2024. The park hours vary, so always check their calendar.  

Christmas Town Venue

Located at 1 Busch Gardens Blvd Williamsburg VA 23187.

Experience Busch Gardens Williamsburg Christmas Town

Meet Santa and his elves at the Santa’s Workshop, hop aboard the Christmas Town Express, or soak in the millions of decorations and twinkling lights.  Dubbed as the World Beautiful Theme Park, Busch Gardens Williamsburg goes all out when it comes to Christmas celebrations.

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There will be an array of festive treats, activities, and shows throughout the park! Step into a winter wonderland as you witness the park’s transformation into one of the biggest light displays in North America. Plus, get a jumpstart on your gift list if you haven’t done so at the shopping centers.

Make the most of your visit by always grabbing a Busch Gardens Williamsburg Christmas town map to navigate the park and enjoy yourself in the festive wonders it has to offer.

Meanwhile, you can make your visit a whole vacation with a Busch Gardens Williamsburg Vacation Package.


Start Date:

November 10, 2023

End Date:

January 7, 2024



Busch Gardens Williamsburg

1 Busch Gardens Blvd
Williamsburg, VA 23185 United States

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