$26 for a Three-Day Christmas Town Visit for One ($35 Value)
This ticket grants three consecutive days of admission to Busch Gardens' Christmas Town, a family-friendly holiday spectacle now in its fourth festive season. Guests can discuss the finer points of the Christmas lists with Saint Nick himself during a trip to Santa's Workshop, a North Pole outpost filled with treasures and trinkets from around the world. The Mistletoe Marketplace plays host to a traditional German holiday market packed with hand-made crafts from local artisans. In Ice Palace: A Penguin Paradise, guests can also meet and snap photos of real-life denizens of the Antarctic. The fun continues after the sun goes down. Then, the town's 50-foot Christmas tree sparkles to life with lights that dance to a booming musical score. The rest of the park lights up as well, rivaling the starry night sky and enticing guests to stroll through the twinkling expanse. See the park's holiday schedule here.
Busch Gardens – Williamsburg, VA
Anticipation. That's arguably the most heart-pounding thing about Griffon, a towering dive coaster and one of the premiere attractions at Busch Gardens Williamsburg. Suspense builds right to the top of its 205-foot hill, which sends riders over a cliff-like 90-degree drop. The coaster hurtles down at 75 miles per hour, before it levels out at a splash zone. Beyond these big-kid rides, Busch Gardens Williamsburg caters to youngsters with its KIDsiderate Attractions, such as the Land of Dragons and Sesame Street Forest of Fun. The latter surrounds little ones in playgrounds and kid-friendly rides, along with chances to meet with Sesame Street characters.
For even more entertainment, Busch Gardens Williamsburg also boasts multiple venues for both indoor and outdoor shows such as Entwined: Tales of Good and Grimm. Each area of the park also offers shopping and dining to match its region's theme. The theme park also includes several exhibits where nature lovers can learn about animals such as hedgehogs, macaw parrots, and gray wolves.