Holiday Season at Busch GardensHello all! Jerm here with an early Christmas present for you guys from our friends over at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, as they celebrate the spirit of the season with the return of several holiday classics, then ringing in the New Year with special entertainment and awesome fireworks.
 
From Nov. 19 to Jan. 1, there’s a festive chill in the air when Busch Gardens presents Christmas on Ice, a limited-engagement ice-skating show bringing a graceful winter wonderland to life. NEW for 2011, this guest favorite is moving to the park’s Moroccan Palace, which will soon be the home of the all-new Iceploration, opening 2-2-12.
 
The Marrakesh Theater decks the halls with Christmas from the Heart, featuring inspiring holiday gospel and spiritual songs performed by a live choir. In Desert Grill, join a Christmas Celebration, the musical extravaganza featuring seasonal songs, tap-dancing toy soldiers and fun for the whole family!
 
Join Santa and his merry elves for breakfast at Desert Grill from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturdays, Dec. 3 and 10. Enjoy exciting and unforgettable photo opportunities with Santa and his holiday elves, followed by a fabulous performance of our traditional family favorite Christmas Celebration. Prices are $18 for adults and $12 for children. Each adult ticket purchase includes a FREE commemorative family photo.
 
The rest of the park is transformed into a holiday wonderland featuring a cappella carols by the Men of Note, spectacular poinsettias, festive decorations and classic music.   
 
Then, count down to 2012 with the biggest bash this side of midnight. Busch Gardens gives the new year a wild welcome with the band None Other playing popular party hits all evening long in Gwazi Park, followed by fireworks at midnight for the ultimate New Year’s Eve Celebration on the 31st.

As you can see folks, there is plenty going on at Busch Gardens this Holiday season, so what the heck are you waiting for! In addition to all of the holiday fun, be sure to check out awesome rides like Cheetah Hunt, Sheikra, Montu, and much more!

That's it for now, but keep checking back for more things to do in Tampa Bay and Tampa Florida attractions!