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BUSCH GARDENS WILLIAMSBURG: BGW Announces Variable Pricing for Christmas Town 2016!


This is a guest post by Kara Dennison.

So it probably goes without saying that myself and everyone else who writes for the Onezumiverse site is thrilled for Christmas Town this year. And yeah, I’m trying to keep the hype at least slightly at bay until Halloween has passed, but there’s no denying it’s a big deal every year. With eight million lights lighting the park up after dark, Ghirardelli hot chocolate stands every few feet, and festive shows and music to excite even the Scroogiest member of your party, Christmas Town is catnip to a holiday fiend like myself.

Plus, with their new pricing system, it pays (literally) to get a jump on the season this year.

This week, Busch Gardens Williamsburg announced that they will be doing flexible pricing for this year’s Christmas Town event. Starting November 1, visitors will be able to purchase tickets to the park for as low as $16. No, seriously. Yes, that is a 55% discount off the already low at-gate price of $38. Yeah, I thought it was a typo, too. But this year, the sooner you buy, the less you pay. That means more money in your pocket to pick up Christmas presents at the park — or some seasonal snacks for yourself.

Oh, and they’re really going to have us working hard to cover all the coolness this season. Not only are they currently boasting more lights than any holiday event in North America, they’re adding more to the festivities. They’ll beopening Tempesto to riders during the event, making two roller coasters you can experience during Christmas Town. Sesame Street® Forest of Fun will be decked out for the season. And they’ll be opening Rudolph’s Winter Wonderland, where you can meet Rudolph the Red-Noised Reindeer and his friends.

We’re really going to have our work cut out for us this year, Oni. Are you ready?

Christmas Town runs on select days from November 25th, 2016 to January 2nd, 2017. Visit their website to find out more and start picking up tickets at the beginning of November.

Author: Kara Dennison

Kara is an interviewer, host, writer, and anime/game editor from Newport News, VA. In addition to serving as community manager for Onezumi Events' conventions Intervention and (Re)Generation Who, she reviews and interviews for various blogs under the OE banner.