Christmastown Magic

We took the girls to Christmastown at Busch Gardens, Williamsburg over the weekend.  It was our third holiday season that we’ve been, we first went when Waverly was just a couple months old and then again when she was just over a year, & absolutely loved it both times! We missed last year because I was pregnant and super nauseous (#pregnantpeopleproblems), so I was looking forward to this year more than ever, especially because we got to bring both the girls this time.

Christmastown is pretty much the most magical place on earth, there are trees, lights & more holiday decor than you could ever dream of.  There’s Christmas music playing (& even carolers, dressed up ones, singing them!), animals, and way too much delicious food, all perfect for the season.  It’s basically everything your festive little heart could ever want.  And more.  The girls looooved it and we loved experiencing it with them.

My Dress, Avalon’s Shorts, Waverly’s Dress
Both their little eyes were just wide open taking everything in.  Waverly, who is just so curious about everything right now, especially the holidays, & Avalon, whose little face was just blown away by it all.  It was absolutely magical, this is definitely a tradition that we will keep every year, hopefully no matter how old our children get they will still want to go with us!

And with all that being said, I know other mamas (and dads!) can relate, trips like these are so very worth it, but also hard work.  We chose to go that day because of the unseasonably warm weather, yet obviously, so did the rest of the state.  It was packed, ridiculously packed, and trying to get two different strollers through the park was pretty much the biggest pain ever.  Almost as much as waiting in long lines with a toddler & a baby.  One of which was TWO HOURS, to see Santa, and of course once we made it Waverly was so exhausted and over it, she refused to sit. 

At least Avalon was entertained. 😉

So we were feeling very thankful.  For Glamma, for my little brother, and (maybe mostly?!), for the ten dollar beers.  And most of all, for the sweet memories that we wouldn’t trade for the world.


  1. December 16, 2015 / 12:02 pm

    We had unseasonably warm weather too on Sunday! I saw people posting pictures at sesame place and the zoo and while I wondered if we should have gone, I then heard the crowds were insane. Good thing you had reinforcements to help out :). And that even though it was hard work, you definitely seemed to walk away with some great memories 🙂

  2. December 16, 2015 / 12:25 pm

    Ten dollar beers?!? Haha, that's about the only way I would get my husband to stand in a two hour line for Santa! 😉 you got some great pics!!

  3. December 16, 2015 / 1:25 pm

    Look at those happy faces!!! Stinks that the line was so long and the beer was so expensive, but at least you have some cute pictures to show for it!

  4. December 16, 2015 / 2:06 pm

    Looks like such a fun trip. Your outfits are amazing, I love the plaid with the boots. I'd love to recreate that look, but my plaid shirt isn't quite long enough ;)!

    BTW, we were almost down there the same time as you! My sister's bf was thinking about proposing at Christmas town because she loves Christmas but he actually did it earlier because he got so excited.

  5. December 16, 2015 / 2:25 pm

    Your family is just beautiful!! The holidays are magical! xoxo

  6. December 16, 2015 / 4:18 pm

    What a magical place!!! I absolutely hate crowds so we always try to do big adventures during the week of possible. Conor thinks I'm crazy for asking him to leave work early all the time!

  7. December 16, 2015 / 7:56 pm

    I seriously cannot help but be so excited for Christmas after reading this. Waverly's excitement in those pictures is so contagious!

  8. December 17, 2015 / 5:32 am

    SO FUN!!! That place sounds magical and like a toddler (and parents!) Christmas heaven. I hope you guys continue to take the girls until they think they are too cool to be seen in public with their parents… and even then, I hope you drag them there anyway 🙂

  9. December 21, 2015 / 2:55 pm

    that first picture of waverly is amazing! such a perfect capture of childhood and christmas magic!

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