Wednesday, December 30, 2015

There is Still Time to Visit Busch Gardens' Christmas Town in Williamsburg, Virginia

**UPDATE December 2, 2016: This year Busch Gardens is offering a Veterans Discount for Veterans and Military Families. Busch Gardens Williamsburg Christmas Town Save $14 Single-Day Ticket (Veterans)  The Waves of Honor tickets that are provided free of charge throughout the year to military families does not include Christmastown, but now military families are still able to receive a ticket discount. Our family thanks Busch Gardens Williamsburg, Christmastown, and the Waves of Honor program for the thanks that you provide to all US military families! 

Our family spent a Saturday in December at Busch Gardens' Christmas Town and had a blast! Since I first posted our pictures on my facebook page, I have had numerous questions from friends about the trip, so I decided to give a little more information, share some photos and share an affiliate link so that you can buy your own Christmas Town tickets. I also put a few photos together in a sweet  video toward the end of this post.   
Mark and I wanted to do something special with the children for the Christmas holiday, but wanted to be able to make our whole trip in one day and wanted to keep within a reasonable budget. This was perfect for us, because it is about 3 hours from South Boston, Virginia, so we could do it in one day, and the tickets and dinner together cost about $200 or so, since we had coupons that I found online through a Google search. 
Christmas Town boasts 8 million lights strewn throughout the park, with each region having its own theme and decor. I especially loved the Dickens Christmas theme in England. This tree, O Tannenbaum, is located in Germany. If you time it right, you can watch a light show to the sound of Christmas music.
We made reservations to eat at Santa's Fireside Feast. It was none too fancy, buffet style meal with disposable plates and utensils, but then again, we were at a theme park. Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus, and two Elves by the names of Holly and Jolly attended, and the children were called up table by table to talk with them and have their photos taken. Santa was as grand and beautiful as I had ever seen him.  Mrs. Claus made the rounds at the tables, and added her home baked cookies to the buffet.   
I was asked if I recommend going, and the answer is yes. Christmas Town is a very sweet was to spend the day during the Christmas season. Not many rides are open, and the days are shorter, but the tickets are priced accordingly, the lights are beautiful, the shows are great, and it was just a nice way to spend the day as a family. The children loved it. Watch this video for more photos of our trip:
Busch Gardens' Christmas Town is open Thursday, December 31, 2015 and Sunday, January 3, 2016 from 2-9 pm, and Friday, January 1, and Saturday, January 2, 2016 from 2-10 p.m. Tickets can be purchased here online (highly recommended).   I searched the internet for coupon codes, and the best ones were for $10 off per ticket, good through January 3. When it asks for the promo code, enter BGWWendysDC 
It may be December 30, but it is still Christmas, and I am wishing you the very best, most special, and magical one yet! Enjoy your trip to Christmas Town, and be sure to fill up on hot cocoa and Mrs. Claus' world famous cookies while you're there! Merry Christmas!
xoxo, Erin
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