It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmastown

Santa’s elves have returned to Busch Gardens and are transforming the world’s most beautiful theme park into a winter wonderland for the holidays. It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmastown at Busch Gardens. Christmas Town:  A Busch Gardens Celebration opens Nov. 25 and features more lights, a new walk-through attraction and a new live stage production that reveals the true meaning of Christmas. “More than five million Christmas lights, twice as many as in 2011, adorn nearly every building and tree in the park. Guests can experience the warm glow of twinkling lights while they walk through the park sipping Busch Gardens’ signature peppermint fudge hot chocolate. Many of the park’s favorites have returned as well, including Busch Gardens’ 50-foot, light-dancing Christmas tree; Santa’s Workshop featuring the jolly old elf himself; and Mistletoe Marketplace, a traditional outdoor German market featuring artisan-made crafts.

What’s new at Christmas Town this year

Polar Pathway

Christmas Town just got a whole lot brighter. Polar Pathway turns Escape from Pompeii into breathtaking waterfalls of light. The smell of pine trees wafting through the crisp frosty air welcomes visitors to this winter wonderland.




 The greatest story ever told comes to life as only Busch Gardens can imagine. This all-new production reaches into the audiences’ souls and leaves their hearts singing. An ensemble of the park’s finest musicians and singers shines bright in the Abbey Stone Theatre as the true meaning of Christmas is revealed.



Mäch Tower

Get a Santa-eye view of the five million twinkling lights at Busch Gardens’ Christmas Town from the park’s newest thrill ride, Mäch Tower.  Riders are lifted 240 feet above Oktoberfest and dropped at breathtaking speed. Busch Gardens’ holiday celebration has never been so thrilling.




Experience Christmas Town at light speed aboard one of the world’s most intense roller coasters. German villagers have long told stories about a legendary snow beast they call Alpengeist, the ghost of the Alps. After climbing to an Alpine high of 195 feet, riders are hurtled through six staggering inversions at speeds up to 67 miles per hour.

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