Thanks to Busch Gardens, we were invited to check out their Christmas Town event as part of a media preview. Opinions expressed are that of my own.
Last weekend, my family got an opportunity to check out the 2020 Christmas Town Event at Busch Gardens. For additional photos and videos from our visit, check out my Instagram Stories.
I have to say that it was so nice to be back at a theme park and a great way to kick off the Holiday season.
It ended up being a beautiful evening weather wise with plenty of photo opportunities, performances to watch, and delicious food to eat.
Busch Gardens Christmas Town runs now until January 3rd 2021.
We first started with a socially distanced visit with Santa at his Merry Meet and Greet.
The Elves and Santa were masked up and they did a great job of making the kiddos feel special.
As they waited for their turn, an elf asked them about their Christmas lists and once with Santa they were provided plenty of time to visit.
I could tell that my youngest son was excited to speak with Santa.
In addition to the meet and greet, we opted to take a family photo to purchase, and it was a perfect way to commemorate a very interesting 2020.
As we walked through the park, there were opportunities to see Elmo’s Christmas Wish over in the Sesame Street Safari of Fun Play Area but we skipped since my kiddos are older. However, that didn’t stop us from taking a ride on Air Grover.
After we finished in Sesame Street land, we headed over to see Rudolph’s Winter Wonderland in Pantopia.
It was fun to take a photo with this classic holiday character and his pal Clarice.
FYI, throughout the park there are photo opportunities with characters like the Sugar Plum Princess, the Ice Princess, and Jolly Snowmen.
We were bummed that we completely missed seeing the Three Kings Journey over at Dragon Fire Grill in Pantopia, but hopefully we can catch it during the next visit.
Once it got dark, we visited the actual Christmas Town Village in the park to grab something to eat.
We were provided 2 5 Item Food and Beverage Samplers to try out the various offerings at kiosks. These are available for purchase in 5 items, 10 items, and 12 items.
We first started with the Chicken and Waffles with Apple Butter and syrup as well as the frozen Hot Chocolate. My kids highly recommended both.
I tried the mini donuts and they were tasty and my husband devoured and Apple Cobbler Cake Cone.
We also tried the Peppermint Hot Cocoa and my oldest couldn’t get enough.
I am pretty certain that this is the only way he wants to have Hot Cocoa now.
As our evening began to wind down, it was an absolute must for my daughter to see the live ice skating performances over at Festival Field.
There were plenty of opportunities to see this Christmas on Ice and we ended up catching the 7:30 Show.
As we headed towards the exit, we tried to ride the train (in the past they sang Christmas Carols) however, we missed the last one for the evening. It was just as fun though to simply walk around and admire the Christmas Lights over head and the festive Music.
The evening ended with a grand finale of the Spark the Night Fireworks and this could be seen throughout the park as well as when we were exiting. (Check dates and time for availability of the Fireworks Show)
About Busch Gardens Christmas Town:
New open-air festivities join modified family-favorite traditions to bring safe holiday cheer to Busch Gardens Christmas Town from Nov. 20 – Jan. 3.
🎄Beautiful light displays, holiday music, and performances at @BuschGardens Christmas Town! (ad) Be sure to also check out the Ice Skaters at Festival Field, they put on an excellent show. #DecktheGardens #BuschGardens #TampaBay #Travel #Florida pic.twitter.com/64yhy4s4zH— Fun Learning Life (@funlearninglife) November 22, 2020
Millions of twinkling lights, NEW holiday fireworks, the first-ever outdoor production of Christmas On Ice and much more merriment, complete with enhanced health and safety measures, are making spirits bright this year!
Christmas Town features extended hours on weekends and additional select dates with even more festive experiences, including indulgent culinary treats at the Christmas Town Village and select locations around the park, nighttime experiences on Florida’s best thrill rides and more.
Christmas Town is included with daily admission, Fun Cards, and Annual Passes. Social Distancing and Mask Protocols are also put into place, visit the park website for more details.
Busch Gardens Christmas Town runs now until January 3rd 2021.* For additional photos and videos check out my Instagram Stories.
Carlee @ FLL