One of the best things about Christmas in Virginia is visiting Busch Gardens Williamsburg for Christmas Town. I love theme parks, but Busch Gardens Christmas Town is so full of holiday fun for adults, families and kids that I can’t wait to go visit again. Check out what my favorite things are from Busch Gardens Christmas Town 2016 !
I cried at this show 4 times, seriously. Miracles is a celebration of angels during the holidays and through beautiful dance and song. You’ll find yourself truly feeling inspired.
While it’s true that the entire park is decked out, and I mean decked out, in dazzling themed decorations. I absolutely adore the retro décor in Holiday Hills. It’s a great way to remember decorations from your family as kid and serves for a great introdctuion into the new Rudolph’s Winter Wonderland area as well.
1-2-3 Smile With Me
Over in Sesame Street Forest of Fun, your little ones will have a blast with their favorite friends from Sesame Street. Thanks to this great KIDsiderate attraction G has so much fun, but the best part was taking pictures with Cookie Monster and Abby Cadabby!
Between the amount of Rudolph, Sesame Street, and beautiful seasonal gifts you’ll definitely have a blast window-shopping or find yourself checking off items on your holiday shopping list.
Dicken’s Christmas Village
Okay, this is my other favorite place in Busch Gardens Christmas Town. This charming little English village all decked out with holidays, complete with carolers is just so lovely!
‘Twas That Night
This ice skating show is full of great Christmas music not to mention Olympic silver medalist in figure skating Elvis Stojoko. This fun, fast-paced show delivers a fresh, always exciting new take on that famous classic Christmas poem.
I would go to Busch Gardens Christmas Town, every week if I could. I didn’t even mention all the great food, the other shows, the new Rudolph exhibit- so many things. If you’re looking for a way to celebrate the holidays, you need to go to Busch Gardens Christmas Town.
There was so much to do at Busch Gardens Christmas Town this year I don’t know how you could ever do it all in just one day. Here’s some of the things I had the most fun doing:
Rudolph’s Winter Wonderland- Located in the pavilion where they normally house their penguin attraction, this is a great walkthrough of Rudolph’s world as envisioned by Rankin and Bass. It’s even capped off with a photo opportunity with Rudolph, Clarise, and the Bumble! G loved it so much and I thought it was super cool as an adult fan of this franchise. Great addition this year!
Gloria!- This show was my favorite that we got to see this year. The music is really fun and gets you in the true spirit of the holidays. Despite some small problems, it’s still a great show that I would love to see again. I especially loved some of the effects that were used.
Polar Pathway– This is so beautiful! I couldn’t wait for the sun to go down to truly enjoy how wonderful this is to just stop and stare at. Millions of lights turn Escape from Pompeii into a display that is just magical. I would make the trip for this attraction alone.
Marco Polo’s Marketplace– Theme park food can be pretty dicey, but Mama Stella’s sampler is a well-done compilation of chicken Parmesan, beef cannelloni, and eggplant Parmesan. We now have a go-to meal at Busch Gardens.
Peppermint Fudge Hot Cocoa– This seasonal beverage is an amazing treat, and one I’d been looking forward to all year. Ghirardelli Cocoa mixed with peppermint just screams Happy Holidays!
Sesame Street Forest of Fun-Also new this year was this Sesame Street area, which G loved. All of the rides were operating, and the area that is normally a splash pad was set up with Christmas trees with all different colors of lights. G had so much fun, that only the lure of pictures with Sesame Street characters could pull him away!
Those were some of our favorite things about Busch Gardens Christmas Town. Have you had a chance to visit yet this year? If so, share some of your most fun moments below.
Check out the Busch Gardens Williamsburg website to get your tickets for Christmas Town, here.
(We were provided with a complimentary visit to Busch Gardens Christmas Town in exchange for this post, however all opinions are our own.)