Busch Gardens: Holiday shows under way
Busch Gardens has started its holiday programming, including the return of an ice-skating show, at the Tampa theme park.

"Christmas on Ice" is presented in the park's Moroccoan Palace, which will also be the home of Busch Gardens' new Iceploration show, which is set to debut Feb. 2.

Other holiday shows, which will run through Jan. 1, include:

+ "Christmas From the Heart," a live-choir performance of gospel and spiritual songs at the Marrakesh Theater.

+ "Christmas Celebration," seasonal songs plus tap-dancing toy soldiers at Desert Grill.

+ On Dec. 3 and 10, Santa Claus and his elves show up for breakfast at Desert Grill. Admission, which includes a performance of "Christmas Celebration" is $18 general, $12 for ages 3-9.

+ Out in the theme park, a cappella carols are performed by the group Men of Note.

For more information, call 888-800-5447 or visit www.buschgardens.com.