Busch Gardens Christmas Town Family Video Review 2023

Busch Gardens Christmas Town Family Video Review 2023

Busch Gardens Christmas Town Family Video Review 2023 – We were invited to check out Christmas Town at Busch Gardens and this is our Family Video Review.

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Busch Gardens Christmas Town


Busch Gardens Christmas Town is an event, included with park admission, that brings the holidays to Busch Gardens every day. From food stations to a visit with Santa, Rudolph, and specialty shows and immersive lights and music, Christmas Town is fun for the whole family. As with other Christmas events, you want to arrive early to enjoy rides and the everyday fun, but not too early that you burn out and don’t stay for the festivities.

On our trip, we arrived around 3 PM. The parking lot was packed! This is definitely fun for the whole family and it gets crowded, so plan accordingly. Upon entering, we went directly to see Santa. The Santa Experience is a wonderful spot where you can enter his workshop and spend a few minutes talking with Santa and his elves. Get your pictures taken and create a wonderful immersive experience for the family.

Next up, for us, it was the ice show at 4 PM. They had three showings, but we wanted to get it in early. Again, due to crowds, these shows pack it in early, so plan to arrive early if you want to get in. It was a beautiful show and fun for the kids and adults (plus it got us out of the heat in the middle of the day).

Then, it was off to check out the Christmas Festival area where they have the majority of the food, treats, and drinks. To be honest, we were a little disappointed at the pricing, number of options, and quality. We’ve always enjoyed the food events at Busch Gardens in the past, but the line for the short rib or turkey was quite long and not so worth it. I will say, we were there on night one and they were working out some kinks! The cookies and desserts are always amazing and my husband LOVED the Fluffernutter beer sample. Be sure to look at the menus ahead of time and check to see if a sample lanyard is worth it for your family as many of the food items we chose didn’t match the cost of the lanyard.

The characters were cute as ever, though we missed out on seeing Rudolph. The music throughout the park was enough to get un into the spirit of the holidays! We had a wonderful evening enjoying all the offerings!

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Top 5 Tips:

  1. Busch Gardens, for us, is a two hour road trip from East Orlando. If you can, make a whole day of it and get there early, but don’t fizzle out before the evening fun begins.
  2. Research the menus, shows, and events taking place so you can make a plan of how you want to accomplish it all.
  3. The line to see Santa was really long, so plan accordingly and leave yourself as much as 90 minutes to get it in. Plan to get there when he arrives too, rather than waiting until the fun begins around the park.
  4. Plan to check out all of the incredible Christmas lights as the park really comes to light when the sun goes down.
  5. Don’t miss the ice show! It’s about 30 minutes long and is a nice break to sit, stay cool (or warm), and enjoy some professional ice skating wrapped in holiday magic.

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