Note: This article was originally published at Examiner.com in December 2014.
With eight million twinkling lights, joyous music and delicious dining, Christmas Town at Busch Gardens has become a tradition for many families. The Williamsburg park opens for the Christmas season this Friday, November 21, 2014. Along with an all-new musical show, there will be a tree lighting ceremony and a Toys for Tots toy drive.
To kick off the holiday season, guests are invited to participate in an official opening ceremony with the lighting of the 50-foot Christmas tree in the Germany section of the park. The lighting ceremony begins at 4:45 p.m.
The Globe Theatre’s “Scrooge No More”
An all-new musical production, “Scrooge No More,” will be presented in Busch Gardens’ completely renovated Globe Theatre. The performance tells the story of Scrooge as he is swept away by the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future. Along the way, he learns the importance of family and friends. “Scrooge No More” is sure to have many creative and entertaining elements.
Toys for Tots toy drive
In the spirit of giving, guests are invited to bring an unwrapped toy to the park November 21 through December 14. All toy donations will support the Hampton Roads Toys for Tots chapter so that local families can have gifts to unwrap on Christmas day. The Busch Gardens Welcome Center, near the park’s front entrance, will serve as the park’s official toy drop-off location. Busch Gardens will also donate $5,000 in toys to the Toys for Tots toy drive.
“Together, Busch Gardens and Toys for Tots are helping local families celebrate the season of giving by providing toys for children to open on Christmas morning,” said Park President Carl Lum.
Christmas Town Fun Card
Want unlimited Christmas Town visits during the holidays? Christmas Town Fun Card passes are $32 and offer unlimited admission for the 2014 Christmas season. Active annual pass members can purchase a Christmas Town pass for $25 and receive unlimited admission to Christmas Town for the 2014 season along with regular pass member benefits like free parking and discounts on park purchases. Please visit bgwpass.com for more details and to purchase passes.
Christmas Town at Busch Gardens Williamsburg opens on November 21 and operates on select days through December 31, 2014. The park opens at 2:00 p.m. on regularly scheduled operating days. Please visit ChristmasTown.com/VA for complete operating schedules and to purchase Christmas Town tickets.