Christmas Town: Extending operation through New Years Eve


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Christmas Town Season Extended To New Year’s Eve

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (Feb. 25, 2010) – Fresh off Busch Gardens’ successful first year of Christmas Town:  A Busch Gardens Celebration, park leaders are enhancing the guest experience for the 2010 season. Busch Gardens is extending its Christmas Town operation through New Year’s Eve by adding five additional operating days to its schedule.

“We kept hearing from guests that they were looking for something to do between Christmas and New Year’s. We listened and are extending the schedule to accommodate that request,” said Busch Gardens General Manager John Reilly.

Christmas Town will open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 3 – 10 p.m. starting Nov. 26, and will open every day except Christmas Day from Dec. 17 through Dec. 31. The park will close at 9 p.m. on Nov. 28, Dec. 5, Dec. 12 and on Christmas Eve.

Additional Christmas Town details planned for the 2010 holiday season will be announced later this year.

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