Thursday, December 4, 2008

Busch Gardens Europe Announces Christmas Town

Today Busch Gardens Williamsburg announced a major expansion to the theme park's operating season in 2009 with the addition of Christmas Town: A Busch Gardens Celebration.

"For the first time in the park's 34 year history, visitors will experience all-new attractions, shows and shopping that will fill them with holiday spirit. Guests can look forward to an immersive experience amid more than a million twinkling lights while they explore the best holiday traditions from around the world. Santa Claus will visit the park each evening to hear Christmas wishes from the young and young at heart."

Each section of the park will be decorated with Holiday items traditional to the location they represent. I think it's amazing that they are opening the whole park for the event! The park promises Holiday themed dining, shopping, Santa Claus visits, carolers, live entertainment, tree-lightning ceremonies, and the fact sheet even says they plan to have Griffon open weather permitting!

The park has launched a website for the event, and ticket sales will soon begin for the event (it is a hard ticket event, even passholders have an extra entrance fee). The planned debut of Christmas Town will be in late November, 2009, starting weekends and going to daily operations closer to Christmas.