Don't let the cold weather stop you from visiting your favorite family theme parks. Check out Busch Gardens Christmas Town.
Disclosure: As a Busch Gardens Ambassador through MomCentral, I was given free admission passes for our family but was not otherwise compensated. All opinions are 100% mine.
Busch Gardens Christmas Town
It's not too late to enjoy a visit to Busch Gardens Christmas Town in Williamsburg! The park is open 2-10pm daily through December 31st (closing at 9pm on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve, plus closed on Christmas Day).
We have been trying to visit but have had so many obstacles thrown our way (first, my mom's hospitalization and now two of three kids are sick). We want to go this weekend, assuming everyone is healthy, and here's what we're excited to see at Christmas Town.
My kids just love penguins, and since the National Zoo doesn't have any, this is our chance to see them. Find the Ice Palace: A Penguin Paradise in the France section of the park, and spend some time with the two species of penguins visiting for the holiday season: African Penguins from the Columbus Zoo and Magellanic Penguins from SeaWorld San Antonio.
Dress everyone warm so you can walk the Polar Pathway and take in the millions of lights around the park. The decorations are just gorgeous, especially the waterfall on Escape from Pompeii.
Most of the roller coasters and water rides are closed because of the cold weather, but a lot of the kid rides (like the Carousel and Little Gliders) are open.
My kids are excited that thrill rides Verbolten and Nacht Tower are open. See the list of rides for more info. I'm excited to ride the Sky Ride overlooking all the lights and the Train to see all the holiday decorations.
Busch Gardens Christmas Town admission is $32/person for ages 3 and up, which includes unlimited visits. Or, you can buy a one-day pass online for just $27.