Information about New Year's Eve fireworks & celebration event at Busch Gardens Williamsburg

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Busch Gardens Williamsburg New Year’s Eve

Are you ready to forget 2020 and ring in 2021?  Well, do so in a fun, safe way at the New Year’s Eve Celebration at Busch Gardens theme park in Williamsburg, Virginia!  Their famous, award-winning Christmas Celebration is still going on.  But there is also special fun for New Year’s Eve!

New Year’s Eve: Daytime

Busch Gardens Williamsburg has family-friendly holiday fun planned for New Year’s Eve day.  The theme park is open from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM on New Year’s Eve.  Fifteen roller coasters and rides are going to be open.   You can also enjoy the delicious holiday food served at the park.  There is entertainment throughout the villages (France, New France, Ireland, Scotland, England, Germany, and Oktoberfest).  Festive holiday shopping is still available.  And you can even meet with Santa Claus himself in his workshop!  Apparently, he’s getting started for next year pretty early this year!

New Year’s Eve: Nighttime

Nighttime during the holiday celebration at Busch Gardens Williamsburg is special because of all the holiday lights.  But it is extra special on New Year’s Eve because there will be a wonderful fireworks show on New Year’s Eve night!  this New Year’s Eve fireworks show takes place at 8:30 PM.  The park is open at night from 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM.


Looking to save money on a ticket?  You can get in with a general admission ticket, a fun card, or a park membership (this is what my family has).  And the great news is all of these ticket options are on sale!  Click here to save up to 50% on your ticket.

Please note that once you have a ticket, you will need to make a reservation for these New Year’s Eve sessions.  This is because Busch Gardens is limiting admission to the theme park in order to make sure everyone can social distance.  Click here to get started getting a reservation.

COVID-19 Safety

Busch Gardens is committed to making sure your visit is as safe and responsible as possible.  They have implemented a number of policies to help achieve this.  This includes temperature checkings when you arrive at the park, requiring face masks, increased sanitization, etc.  Click here to read up on everything Busch Gardens is doing to keep your family safe.