It’s beginning to look like Christmas at Busch Gardens. Time to celebrate the best time of the year at Tampa’s favorite theme park. We had a preview of everything Christmas Town had to offer. From holiday inspired culinary delights, to festive shows, here’s our preview of Christmas Town at Busch Gardens.
As we waited for the village doors to open at 4p.m. we took a ride on Iron Gwazi, and planned out all of the stops we must see at Christmas Town. It’s definitely worth getting the sampler pass, you’ll save tons of money on food and beverages. It’s even redeemable for the souvenir hot chocolate cup! It’s also a good idea to have your shopping list planned out. There are plenty of goodies that make great gifts at shops in the village and at Xcursions. For more information on Christmas Town at Busch Gardens, like show times, firework dates and more, click here.
Whiskey tasting before the village doors open? Yes please! PRO TIP: This is a great spot to use the sampler pass, you get the same pour as you would if you pay for it.
You MUST try the marshmallow chocolate whiskey!
Bourbon, apple schnapps, ginger beer. It was so tasty I even bought a full-sized one.
One of our favorite Christmas Town menus
We had to get one of each!
The cinnamon whiskey sour: Whiskey, cinnamon schnapps, craft standard sour mix.
Char Siu pork fried rice
Chocolate peppermint brownie.
The souvenir cup you get with the tasty hot chocolate
Festive deep dish sugar cookie!
Fun for the kids!
So many photo ops to get that perfect Christmas card photo!
Don't forget to get a family pic around the giant Christmas tree!
The kids were loving this show! All the good boys and girls even got to meet Mrs. Claus.
Homemade candles make the perfect stocking stuffer.
Take the kiddos to see the penguins and stop for a cute picture.
Take a ride on the Holly Jolly express.
Meet Rudolph and friends
Spinach and feta stuffed pretzel, super tasty!
Bring a little Florida (snow) man home!
Tampa Bay Experiences That Make Perfect Gifts
Spice up your gifts this year by giving someone tickets to experiences around Tampa Bay! Sometimes shopping for the perfect gift can be difficult. While everyone loves physical gifts, they may not be as personable or thoughtful as gifting an experience that can last a lifetime. Luckily, there is so much to do around Tampa Bay that can make the perfect gift this holiday season. Give everyone in your life an experience that will provide life-time memories. Whether it’s for your kids who love theme parks, or your partner who loves culinary adventures, here’s a Tampa Bay experience holiday gift guide.
Gifting an experience isn’t just great for the holidays! Gift someone a ticket to an adventure for their birthday or anniversary, or Valentine’s Day. Check out all of these Tampa Bay experiences that make the perfect gift for any occasion.