Last night I had the opportunity to head to Busch Gardens Christmas Town 2015 at Busch Gardens Williamsburg. It was opening night and in spite of the 70 degree temperatures it felt like Christmas!
The park was COMPLETELY PACKED- as I knew it would be with a grand opening on the weekend of Thanksgiving. I also have to be honest, I wasn’t thrilled that they chose to open on Black Friday night so I was a little tired when I got there. The lines at the kiosks to buy tickets were crazy full- always be sure to buy your tickets online BEFORE you get to the park. You can print them off at home and head straight in the doors. We were glad to skip one set of lines.
Once I walked into the park I could feel myself relax. The park has eight million light bulbs, beautiful music, incredible food and an amazing atmosphere. It makes me happy every time I enter and I’m always thankful I live near such an amazing place!
We took the time to make a video so you can see everything I want you to see!
Most of what I wanted to cover was in the video but I wanted to talk specifically about the new show “Twas The Night.” We finished up dinner around 6:00 and there was a show at 6:30 so we figured we would wander over to the Royal Palace Theatre and catch the show with time to spare. We were surprised to see a line that wound all the way around the theatre, down the walk, through the cabana area and almost to Ireland. It must have been several hundred people.
So we pulled out our phones and booked reserved seats for the 9:30 show. We ended up paying $9.99 which got us the seats and the two extra Souvenir Hot Beverage Mugs that I am giving away at the bottom of this post (we had already gotten ours earlier that night). That way we were able to show up at 9:15 and grab seats on the third row.
If you are going to be at the park on a normal night I would think this is an option you may not need. But if you are expecting the park to be packed you might consider buying reserved seating ahead of time. If you buy it at home before you get to the park you can be sure you don’t have to wait in line!
And the show is totally worth it!
‘Twas That Night, an all-new ice show, reimagines the magic of Christmas Eve and the classic poem A Visit From St. Nicholas. World-champion figure skater Elvis Stojko brings this beloved Christmas story to life, on ice. Combining the grace of professional figure skating with cherished Christmas music, original holiday songs and magnificent visuals.
So because of that I ended up with two extra Souvenir Hot Beverage Mugs. I want to give them to one of my readers who is planning on visiting the park this year. When you buy these cups at the park for $5.99 you can refill on hot chocolate (and a few other drinks) for only $1.29 each time (season pass members get 10% off). This should save you some money!
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I will pick a winner on Cyber Monday night at 10 p.m. EST and send you an e-mail. You will have 24 hours to respond and then I will pick the next winner. I want you to have them before your visit!
And don’t forget to check out Busch Gardens Williamsburg Christmas Town Discounts before you go!