Busch Gardens Christmas Town is truly one of my families most favorite places to visit during the Holidays. There is so much Christmas cheer in the air it’s hard not to get swept away in all the fun. Busch Gardens is known for their spectacular live performances, especially the ones they show during the holidays.
Santa’s Fireside Feast at Christmas Town – Busch Gardens Virginia
This year my family was given the opportunity to celebrate Christmas with Santa, Mrs. Clause, and some cheerful elves. We attended Santa’s Fireside Feast in the Castle O’Sullivan, located in Ireland. This was truly a special experience for us since we were not only celebrating the holidays but Keturah’s 10th birthday.
Santa’s Fireside Feast at Christmas Town
This was our first ever experience with Santa’s Fireside Feast and I must say, it was a memorable one. My girls and I fell in love with the beautifully decorated stage where Santa and Mrs. Clause would be making their entrance. The elves were very welcoming and helped us find our seats.
Once Santa made his entrance with Mrs. Claus on stage they allowed small groups of tables/families to take photos. They do allow families to take photos using their own camera’s just off stage, but also provide photo services which you can purchase at the end of the dinner.
Christmas Card Photo Opportunities
I grabbed some Christmas Card worthy photos of the girls using my personal camera. As well as the photos Busch Gardens Provided. Each 2 pack of photos Busch Gardens offers is $10, a great value if you ask me seeing as we received photos with Santa as well as some Fireside photos of the girls.
Santa’s Fireside Feast Christmas Story Time
Midway through the Feast, Santa sat with the families and elves while he recounted a classic Christmas story. It was truly magical as the girl’s eyes were glued to Santa and ears perked to hear what happened next. Once he finished his Christmas Story Mrs. Claus brought out some of her hot and fresh, famous cookies for the families to enjoy.
A Chat with Santa
The best part of Santa’s Fireside Feast has to be the few minutes Santa took with each of the kids after the photos were taken. Santa asked the kids what they wanted to Christmas and says a few more words.
I will say, whatever Santa says to these kids and grownups alike it really warms their hearts. I watched as children young and old laughed and giggled as Santa sat attentively as they told him what they wanted for Christmas.
Santa’s Fireside Feast Menu
Carved turkey with gravy, Cornbread stuffing Sweet potato casserole, macaroni and cheese, mashed potatoes, meatballs in a Swedish cream sauce, Trapper’s Smokehouse Chili, green beans with garlic, buttery corn, chicken nuggets, hot dogs, tossed salad, dinner rolls, assorted desserts, and Coca-Cola® beverages.
Reserve Your Table At Santa’s Fireside Feast HERE
My Santa’s Fireside Feast Experience
Overall I would highly recommend Santa’s Fireside Feast to any family looking for a great meal, and private time with Santa. The food was good! Did I mention that yet? I would definitely rate the food and drinks selection with 2 thumbs up! The girls loved their food and ate endlessly as we enjoyed our Feast with Santa.
I loved this experience I will be adding this to our traditional holiday visit to Christmas Town in Busch Gardens Williamsburg.
Santa’s Fireside Feast Tips
I’m sharing some helpful tips that you can use to plan out a magical time with Santa this holiday. Please see below for some helpful information and tips you wont want to miss.
- Come Hungry!
- There is food for the whole family available, my girls ate well while us adults feasted on our favorite holiday dishes.
- Take your time, Santa will make sure that he sees every family before the feast is over.
- Bring a change of clothes for your kids to wear for the photos with Santa.
- Eat at a steady pace and grab your photo with Santa as soon as your table number has been called.
- 12 p.m. or 1:30 p.m. Reservations: Guests will enter through Busch Gardens® employee/bus entrance off Route 60 and follow directional signage to the early entry location. These guests will be parked in the England parking lot and are asked to use the Main Gate exit when leaving the park.
- All other reservations: Please plan to arrive at Busch Gardens by 2:00 p.m. due to the popularity of Christmas Town.