Well, it’s been nearly a week since I’ve posted in the blogosphere. As a blogger, that’s not good at all. My excuse is I’ve been busy with family, cooking, cleaning, organization…the holiday in general! I don’t know if that’s a good excuse or not; I probably should’ve found some time anyway.
This past Saturday I had the opportunity to visit Christmas Town, Busch Gardens Williamsburg with family and friends. Despite the chilly weather, we had a wonderful time! The Williamsburg Christmas Town site is open in the afternoons and evenings select days this year from Nov. 23 to Dec. 31. If you have the chance to go, make sure you bundle yourself and your kids in lots of layers. If I could do it again, I’d bring another hat, leg warmers, and mittens for my son. As it was, we bundled him up tight!
Look at the baby burrito! 😉
One negative thing about the park: it’s not very nursing-mother friendly, like Disney World is. There was really no good place to nurse, and I personally do not like to nurse my son in a public restroom. I think I’ve only done it twice, maybe 3 times. While at Christmas Town, I ended up nursing him once sitting at some tables outside and then later inside of one of the shows, with a blanket draped over my shoulder. I’ve become much more comfortable at nursing in public over the last few months, but the noise around distracts Baby J. I wish Busch Gardens would build a baby care center with a mother’s room.
Most of the “thrill-seeking” rides are closed during Christmas Town, but there are plenty of family-friendly and kid-friendly rides still running. They also have holiday-themed shows and attractions, like Santa’s Workshop. There were quite a few things I wish we’d had the chance to do -like ride the train- but with such a large group, 3 small children, and 2 babies…we spent a lot of time waiting on each other, bathroom breaks, eating, etc. But it wasn’t bad at all! Spending time together as family and friends was the entire point!
Once the sun set, the Christmas lights were gorgeous and almost magical to behold. Without kids, I think Christmas Town would be a romantic place to visit at night.
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My son loved the Sesame Street show so much, he squealed, bounced, and waved his arms around like crazy during the singing!
(I was excited when I realized the latest iPhone update allows me to take panorama shots!)
Have you visited Christmas Town in Williamsburg or Tampa? What family outings do you have planned this holiday season?