Busch Gardens Christmas Town kid friendly

Kid-Friendly Attractions at Christmas Town

Family Fun at Busch Gardens Christmas Town

Busch Gardens Williamsburg is a year-round family-friendly attraction. The park has a number of attractions, rides and shows that even the youngest guests are sure to enjoy. During Christmas Town, Busch Gardens’ holiday event, find even more festive, kid-friendly things to do at the park.

Kid-Friendly Attractions at Christmas Town

Here are attractions that are perfect for children and families during Christmas Town at Busch Gardens Williamsburg.

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Christmas Town Express

Take a ride around Busch Gardens aboard the Christmas Town Express. This one-and-a-half-mile train ride features caroling, themed holiday vignettes and fantastic views of Christmas Town’s millions of lights.

The Christmas Town Express departs from Caribou Station in New France.


You surely won’t miss Christmas Town’s massive Christmas tree in the North Pole (Busch Gardens’ Oktoberfest neighborhood). Standing at 50 feet tall and decorated with dazzling lights, this tree is perfect for capturing festive family photos.

Beginning at 5:30 p.m., the O’Tannenbaum light show runs every 30 minutes. This multi-colored light show is set to a holiday musical soundtrack that evokes the spirit of the season.

Rudolph’s Winter Wonderland

Meet Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and all of his friends during Christmas Town. Rudolph, Clarice, Bumble and Yukon Cornelius will be at Holiday Hills taking photos and playing themed games. Rudolph’s Winter Wonderland will also feature Rudolph’s story in a multi-sensory, immersive movie.

Santa’s Workshop

Christmas Town is not complete without paying a visit to Santa Claus. Head to Santa’s Workshop in the North Pole (Oktoberfest) where the elves are diligently working in the workshop. Let the children read their Christmas list to Santa and take a photo with him.

Sesame Street Forest of Fun

Sesame Street Forest of Fun is Busch Gardens’ kid-siderate area. There, families will find kid-friendly rides, play areas, shows and more. During Christmas Town, your child’s favorite rides will still be open in the Sesame Street Forest of Fun. Take your little one to see the holiday-themed show, Elmo’s Christmas Wish. Kids will love this musical featuring Cookie Monster, Rosita, Grover, Zoe and Elmo.

Christmas Town-themed Rides

Some of Busch Gardens’ favorite family-friendly rides got a holiday upgrade for Christmas Town. At Holiday Hills (Festa Italia), take a ride on Peppermint Twist, the holiday-themed spinning teacups, and Snowman Summit, the speedy bobsled ride.

Click here to read about kid-friendly rides at Busch Gardens.