We were so excited when we received an invite to head over to Busch Gardens. Some of our best family memories from when the kids were small were made at Busch Gardens. We were so ready to head to the park to see some amazing animals, ride our favorite rides, and get into the holiday spirit. Here are some of the things you can expect from Busch Gardens Christmas Town.
Busch Gardens Christmas Town
We received 4 tickets to Busch Gardens to facilitate this post. However, all opinions shared here are 100% our own.
Dining and food options
There are some beautifully themed Christmas village houses that are ready to serve up Christmas treats that are sure to please! Here are a few of the options you can find! Prices start at 4.99 and go up from there depending on what you order.
*Disclaimer. We went on opening night and there were lines of 30-40 minutes for the waffle stand and cookie stand. I am not sure if this will be the standard but this was the case when we attended.
Cookies and Cocoa
Specialty Cocoa Flavors
Classic Hot Cocoa
Deep Dish Cookies
North Pole Bakery
Classic Bread Pudding – Served with bourbon vanilla sauce
Chocolate Baby Bundt Cake
Pumpkin Cheesecake Cup
Dessert Pretzel Sticks – Chocolate drizzle with mint sprinkles or caramel drizzle with Heath® Bar pieces
Festive Donut Skewer – Donuts with raspberry, white chocolate and holiday sprinkles
Loaded Mash Potatoes – Choice of Toppings: short rib, turkey in gravy, Impossible™ chili, sour cream, shredded cheese, cheese sauce, chives, bacon crumbles, crispy onions, jalapenos
Chicken and Waffle Sandwich – Served with apple-butter spread and maple syrup (Family favorite!!!)
Waffle Cristo – Warm sliced ham & turkey in a waffle sandwich with Swiss cheese and cranberry sauce (My husband strongly advises skipping this one.)
Waffles with Strawberry and Cream or Caramel Apple
Apple Pie Sweet Potato Fries – Served with spiced apple, caramel sauce and whipped cream
Beer Cheese Soup – with pretzel croutons (My husband raved about this one!)
Frosty Floats and Shakes
Frozen Eggnog Waffle Cone
Blondie Sundae – Fresh-baked blondie topped with eggnog soft serve ice cream and caramel sauce
Pumpkin Thrill Shake – Chocolate drizzle with mint sprinkles or caramel drizzle with Heath® Bar pieces
Blue Frost Christmas Thrill Shake
Sliders and Melts
Turkey Burger Slider
Mac and Cheese Melts
Pulled Pork Hash – Potatoes, onions, peppers with cheddar cheese and topped with pork carnitas
Guava and Cheese Turnover
Tres Leches Cake
Buy the sampler to try more!
Special Holiday Attractions and Shows
Christmas Sing-Along Train
Board a train to see all of the amazing decorations in the park while singing along to some of your favorite Christmas songs.
Rides and Roller Coasters
See the park come alive with holiday magic while racing through the sky on one of your favorite roller coasters. Many of your favorite rides will still be running.
The Most Wonderful Time
This is a new show offered in the Dragon Fire Grill. Celebrate the traditions of the holidays while sitting down for a delicious meal or as a way to sit down and relax for a few.
Christmas on Ice
Christmas on Ice brings a beautiful Christmas show to life with ice skaters who are ready to bring a touch of the holiday season to Central Florida! Watch as incredible skaters do awe-inspiring tricks that are sure to wow.
Christmas from the Heart
Christmas from the heart is a Christian gospel celebration performed in the Stanleyville Theater. Make sure to get there a bit early as seats fill up fast!
Carol of the Bells
Watch the Serengeti Overlook restaurant come alive with tens of thousands of Christmas lights choreographed beautifully to music for your entertainment.
Three Kings Journey
Take a journey to Bethlehem with the three kings in this show performed in the bird gardens.
Elmo’s Christmas Wish
Character Meet and Greets
Santa’s House Presented By Coca-Cola
Step into Santa’s house and see a little bit of how he and Mrs. Clause live. Make sure to set some time aside for this as lines get long and the experience will take you some time. However, this is a great place to get a treasured Santa photo taken. Santa’s House opens daily at 3:00 PM.
Rudolph’s Winter Wonderland
Rudolph, Clarice, and Bumble start meeting at Rudolph’s Winter Wonderland starting at 5:00 PM daily. Lines get long quickly so make sure to get in line early if this is a meet and greet you don’t want to miss.
For this meet and greet you will be given a return time. When you return, you will wait in another line to get to the meet and greet. We waited 45 minutes to meet with the characters. Wait times will vary depending on crowd size.
Custom Photo Spots
Make sure to set aside some time to get some special photos in the park. There are beautiful photo spots throughout the entire park. There are some gorgeous ones over by Cheetah Hunt you won’t want to miss!
Light up the night
As the sun sets, the incredible light displays come to life. See a variety of breath-taking light displays throughout the entire park as you sip a hot chocolate and enjoy the feeling of the holidays.
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