During the hottest time of the year, who doesn’t want to think about tons of snow and ice? How cool and refreshing is that? In 2012, Busch Gardens® Tampa launched the biggest Christmas celebration Tampa has ever seen. Now, tickets are on sale for 2013’s Christmas Town, and the park is offering this year’s best deals to celebrate Christmas in July.
“When Christmas Town opened last year, it quickly became a unique holiday tradition for Tampa Bay area families,” says Jim Dean, Busch Gardens park president. “This year, we’re bringing back all of our guests’ favorites, including Santa’s House, Penguin Point and SnowWorld® Presented by Coca-Cola®. In fact, we’re tripling the size of our snow play attraction, offering guests 15,000 square feet of space to play in the snow, right here in Florida. It’s the kind of Christmas fun only Busch Gardens can create.”
This year’s event will transform the park into a nighttime holiday wonderland of wintery surprises and all things Christmas, filling guests’ senses with seasonal sights, sounds and flavors. Busch Gardens has added even more event nights to continue the beautiful new tradition for Tampa’s families on 18 select nights from Nov. 29 through Dec. 23. Guests can look forward to special entertainment, live music, festive treats, holiday shopping and thousands of twinkling Christmas lights around every turn.
Christmas Town is a separate-ticketed night event, and regular daytime Busch Gardens admission is not required or included. Children’s’ advance online tickets are just $10 and, for a limited time, adult tickets are $40. Busch Gardens pass members save even more with advance tickets at $25 for adults. Discounts are available for annual pass members, groups of 15 or more and senior groups (ages 55+).
This holiday event also offers some magnificent new opportunities for groups looking to book a unique holiday party with dinner options. For more details, call 813-987-5523.
Of course, this isn’t the only special event happening at the park. Fans of the another major holiday, Halloween, have been waiting with bated breath for more details about Howl-O-Scream. This special event has its opening weekend Friday and Saturday, Sept. 27 and 28. The event then runs Thursday through Saturday nights, Oct. 3-5, 10-12, 17-19 and 24-26. Operating hours are 7:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. Keep following the local getaways examiner for details on all your favorite holiday events.
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