Christmas Town 2014: Busch Gardens opens with new show and toy drive

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 […]

Busch Gardens Christmas Town 2016: Get the best deal of the season by buying early and online

It’s the best time of the season to lock in deals for Christmas Town 2016 at Busch Gardens Williamsburg. The park is now offering some of the lowest prices for this very popular holiday event. These low prices are available online only. Busch Gardens has designed a new system for Christmas Town tickets. There will […]

Busch Gardens Christmas Town 2015: ‘Twas That Night ice show

  Note: This article was originally published at Examiner.com in December 2015. If you haven’t yet made plans for Christmas light viewing, weekend getaways or day trips, be sure to put Busch Gardens at the top of your holiday travel itinerary. The Williamsburg park just opened for its annual Christmas Town event. Eight million lights, […]

ICE! at Gaylord Hotels: 2016 Events and Themes

While we’re all watching the heat of Rio de Janeiro and the Summer Olympics, the folks at Gaylord Hotels have ice on the brain. Three million pounds of it to be exact. Gaylord Hotels recently announced themes for Christmas and ICE! 2016, and it’s shaping up to be bigger and better than ever. If you’re […]

Gaylord Hotels holds Christmas 2014 ICE! Extravaganza

There’s not much that will get this beach girl to willingly walk into a room full of ice with temperatures in the single digits. The one thing that will is when the location is a Gaylord hotel and the event is ICE! Plus, it gives me the chance to actually wear the cute, fur-trimmed boots […]

PEEPS Dessert Recipes from Great Wolf Lodge

It’s just not a holiday until the PEEPS® come out. Those sweet, cute, and incredibly yummy marshmallows themed to every special day from Easter, Valentine’s Day, and Halloween to Thanksgiving and Christmas have been making the world a happier place since 1953. I’ve even seen 4th of July PEEPS® … or perhaps that was just my wishful […]

Busch Gardens’ Christmas Town 2013: Blogger/Media Preview

From pine-scented pathways and colorful conifers to whimsical wreaths, sparkly garlands, and more than six million lights, it’s all in the details at the fifth annual Christmas Town event at Busch Gardens Williamsburg. An all-new decorating tour, animal encounters, joyful musical shows, and the park’s always delicious food and beverage choices enhance the thrills of […]

‘Twas the Night Before Christmas in ICE! at the Gaylord National

From indoor snowfalls and a 60-foot-tall glass Christmas tree to 12 miles of dazzling lights and icy renderings of favorite characters and scenes, the Gaylord National Resort is the D.C. region’s “Capital of Christmas.” The sixth annual Christmas on the Potomac is a 52-day celebration that runs from Nov. 15, 2013 to Jan. 5, 2014 […]

Happy Wholidays from Universal’s Islands of Adventure

Seuss Landing is easily the most festively decorated spot in all of the Universe (Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure in Orlando, Florida, that is).  Sure, the Wizarding World of Harry Potter is always snow-covered and stocked with snowmen and steam engines, but all of the greenery and red-trimmed wreaths just add a special sparkle […]

Very Vintage, Virginia: Christmas Town at Busch Gardens Williamsburg

Miles of twisty, crinkly sparkly garland, vintage Coca-Cola signs, retro reindeer and more blow molds than you can shake a candlestick at, Christmas Town has gone retro with the all new Holiday Hills area.  If you’ve ever wanted to step back in time, Busch Gardens Williamsburg is the place to do it. The Festa Italia […]

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