Busch Gardens Christmas Town Brings Rudolph to Tampa in 2016

Busch Gardens Christmas Town is a special holiday celebration with millions of lights decorating the Florida theme park.  2016 marks the debut of Rudolph at the Yuletide event, as the Red-Nosed Reindeer appears with friends from the classic television special including Clarice, Yukon Cornelius and the Abominable Snowman.  Christmas Town begins on November 23 and runs select nights through December 31.  Continue reading for more details on Christmas Town from Busch Gardens’ press release.

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From Busch Gardens’ Press Release

The annual holiday tradition, Christmas Town, returns to Busch Gardens Tampa Bay with more than two million twinkling lights, festive treats, holiday entertainment and unique attractions, including the all-new addition of the beloved Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.

The popular event takes place on 23 select dates from Nov. 25 to Dec. 31, with fan-favorite entertainment and new twists:

  • NEW! Rudolph’s Winter Wonderland: Meet and take photos with Rudolph, Clarice, Yukon Cornelius and Bumble at the all-new Rudolph’s Winter Wonderland located in Celestial Crossing. Play holiday games and indulge in Yuletide treats while scenes of the beloved story of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer come to life.
Busch Gardens Christmas Town

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  • Santa’s House presented by Coca-Cola: The Claus family invites you into their North Pole home at Santa’s House presented by Coca-Cola. While the elves are busy preparing for Christmas, Santa is taking a break from his busy holiday schedule to meet and take photos with families in his private study.
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  • Thrill Rides at Night: Nestled between beautifully lit trees and roaring with excitement, some of the best views of Christmas Town can be found atop Florida’s top thrill rides, including the all-new family spin coaster, Cobra’s Curse.
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Guests can also expect the return of fan-favorite shows that ring in the season, including Christmas on Ice, Carol of the Bells light show and the Holiday Hills Brass Band. For a complete list of seasonal sights and unforgettable Yuletide experiences, visit ChristmasTown.com.

Christmas Town is open until 10 p.m. on select dates and will close at 8 p.m. on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. For New Year’s Eve, the event will remain open until 1 a.m.

Christmas Town is included with any annual pass, Fun Card or daily admission to the park. Guests who purchase a 2017 Annual Pass now, get three months free. From world-class rollercoasters and Broadway-style entertainment to one-of-a-kind, up-close animal encounters, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay continues to deliver some of the biggest thrills anywhere.

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