While the rest of us are heading to the beach, watching fireworks and planning picnics, Busch Gardens is hard at work on its annual Christmas Town event. Yes, you read that right. Christmas.
The Williamsburg park has just announced a brand new Christmas ice skating show starring world-champion and two-time Olympic silver medalist Elvis Stojko. Entitled ’Twas That Night, the show is an all-new live performance created by the same team that produced Scrooge No More! And London Rocks.
‘Twas That Night is based on the poem A Visit from St. Nicholas, which was published in 1823 by Clement Moore. The show will be performed at Busch Gardens’ Royal Palace Theatre (the park’s concert venue in France) where the park’s creative entertainment team is working to transform the theater’s stage into a frozen wonderland. Many were wondering why the park wasn’t having concerts this year. Now we know.
Canadian figure skater Elvis Stojko competed in the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway and the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan. He is a three-time World Champion (1994, 1995 and 1997), two-time Olympic silver medalist (1994 and 1998) and a seven-time Canadian champion (1994, 1996-2000 and 2002).
“Busch Gardens’ newest live show combines the grace of professional figure skating with cherished Christmas music, original holiday songs and magnificent visuals,” said Entertainment Director Bonnie Gilliland. “Elvis Stojko’s masterful skating techniques and his unbounded creativity are helping us produce an emotionally charged show that is unlike anything else in our lineup.”
‘Twas That Night joins a lineup of joyous musical shows, heart-warming attractions and millions of twinkling lights and festive decorations throughout the park. Other Christmas Town live shows include Deck the Halls in Das Festhaus, Gloria in Ireland’s Abbey Stone Theater and Scrooge No More at the Globe Theater.
Busch Gardens’ Christmas Town begins November 27. For the first time ever, the event will extend into January for even more holiday fun and festivity. January dates include 1-3, 2016.
Christmas Town Pass
Active Busch Gardens annual pass holders can get a jump on the best deals around by purchasing a Christmas Town Pass online for $25. This is a $10 savings off of the general admission price (admission to Christmas Town is not included in a Busch Gardens annual pass). This pass allows unlimited admission to Christmas Town during regular operating days from November 27 through January 3.
Active pass members receive their regular membership benefits on in-park dining and merchandise during this time. The pass price will increase to $30 on August 1.
“This offer is the best deal of the season for pass members,” said Vice President of Marketing Dan Dipiazzo. “The Christmas Town Pass is a great reason to consider becoming a pass member as the pass offers a significant discount over the regular Christmas Town admission price.”
Please visit bgwpass.com for more details and to purchase the Christmas Town Pass.
Christmas Town Fun Card
Guests who don’t have a Busch Gardens annual pass can still enjoy unlimited access to Christmas Town 2015. A Christmas Town Fun Card is $35 and provides unlimited admission to Busch Gardens’ Christmas Town throughout the season. The Christmas Town Fun Card does not include membership benefits like free parking and in-park discounts.
Busch Gardens’ Christmas Town runs from November 27, 2015 through January 3, 2016.