Yesterday our family spent a wonderful day out at Busch Gardens enjoying their Christmas Town celebration. In past years we have wanted to attend but Christmas Town was an additional fee and we were unable to pay for it at the time. This year Christmas Town is included in your park admission. I have to say Christmas Town is worth the visit. I wanted to share a few of the great things you can expect if you choose to visit.
My kids were so excited about the addition of penguins to the parks. We spent quite a while at the front of their habitat as the kids watched the walk around and look at them. It was a lot of fun and a great new element of the park.
This time around we were able to enjoy seeing more of the animals. I am not sure if it was because of the cooler weather or the times we visited their habitats but the animals were really alert and engaged yesterday.
This cheetah even spent some time right by the glass checking us out. My daughter was on cloud nine because this is her favorite animal. I have never seen her click her shutter button on her camera so fast.
Keeper Talks and Animal Feedings
While this is a year round opportunity it really is great to see. We spent some good time watching this trainer work with the elephants and feed them. This elephant did a few things but the other one responded to every prompt. The kids enjoyed it and the elephant seemed to love that ear of corn.
I want to add that there are often keepers around many of the areas. If there is something you are not sure about, ask them. They are a wealth of information.
Make sure to check your map to see what time your favorite animal will be fed.
Christmas on Ice
This show is one of my favorite parts of the Christmas offerings at Busch Gardens. They even do a good job with the pre-show waiting. With fun Christmas trivia you past the time until the show starts. I was incredibly impressed with the young girl pictured above. She did a beautiful job.
You will also be impressed with the acrobatics. This beauty was in the sky and on skates on the floor. It was truly impressive.
There are countless vendors with delicious Christmas snacks you won’t want to miss out on. Bring a little extra money because the minute you smell it you will want it.
If you take the Sky Ride you can enjoy the beautiful lights as well as a gorgeous tour of the entire area. This was probably the highlight of my day. I really enjoyed spending the time with the family taking in all the sights and relaxing. I highly recommend it.
So much more!
There are so many great things to check out. You will not want to miss it. Even better, if you get your tickets now your fun card will last until the end of December 2015!
Have you been yet? Tell me about your experience. What did you enjoy most?