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If you’re joining us at Sirata Beach Resort this holiday season with kiddos in tow, we’d like to draw your attention to a family-friendly destination within easy reach of your St. Pete Beach accommodations. Through early January, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay is a yuletide wonderland in the form of Christmas Town: a surefire all-ages hit!
Christmas every day: That’s the spirit of Busch Gardens Tampa Bay’s Christmas Town, and given the installation runs through December 31st you’ve got plenty of time to experience it alongside awesome seaside accommodations at Sirata Beach Resort, only about 45 minutes from the world-famous theme park.
There’s a whole lot of holiday goodness going down at Christmas Town, including some dazzling seasonal light installations, merry caroling, and rides aboard the Jingle Bell Express. You and the gang can fraternize with characters from Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer over at Rudolph’s Winter Wonderland, from Bumble the Abominable Snow Monster and Yukon Cornelius to the titular hero himself. Inside Santa’s House, meanwhile, the North Pole’s head honcho is on hand for photo ops through December 31st.
Christmas Town also features a slew of holiday stage shows, including Christmas on Ice, Carol and the Bells, and Elmo’s Christmas List, plus music from the Christmas Town Band.
Have a bit of last-minute holiday shopping to take care of? Christmas Town Village has you covered with several storefronts, among them Delightfully Delicious Candles, Tres Susprios Chocolates, and The Busted Hourglass.
Your general Busch Gardens admission gets you into Christmas Town, so you can combine its seasonal festivities with the park’s amusement rides, zoo exhibits, and other everyday attractions.
Tampa Bay may be decidedly lacking in wintertime snowscapes—and our Sirata guests would tend to agree that’s not necessarily a bad thing—but you’ll find plenty of twinkling yuletide cheer over at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay’s Christmas Town. Call Sirata Beach Resort your holiday headquarters for the occasion, ditching snowed-in sidewalks and icicle overloads for sun, sand, surf, and palm trees. We’ll give you beachfront hospitality as well as the perfect jumping-off point for a family day with Rudolph and Santa over at Christmas Town!
Meanwhile, you and the crew will also be conveniently situated to experience other prime local family-friendly attractions, including Great Explorations Children’s Museum and the Clearwater Marine Aquarium. (Check out our roundup of all-ages attractions in the St. Petersburg area right here!)