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How Florida does snow: Christmas Town at Busch Gardens Tampa

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Florida is known for its swaying palm trees and tropical temperatures. Even in the winter, freezes are rare and it's much more common to enjoy temperatures in the 60s and 70s.

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That doesn't mean that you never get to see snow if you're a Floridian. Head over to Christmas Town at Busch Gardens Tampa for a chance to sled and frolic in a cold snow field of crispy white.

Click the slideshow accompanying this article for scenes from Snow World. As you can see, there's sledding, snowball tossing, and just plain romping around.

Snow World, which is sponsored by Coca-Cola, has expanded beyond the relatively small section it occupied last year. It's very popular, so make it one of the first things you see at Christmas Town. Otherwise, the lines get quite long.

Snow World is chilly, but don't worry too much if you didn't bring a heavy winter coat. It's not nearly as frigid as the 9 degrees at Ice! at the Gaylord Palms Resort, so you'll be fine in the limited amount of time you spend inside. Most kids are hearty and won't even notice the cold because they're so excited about the snow.

Christmas Town at Busch Gardens Tampa is a hard-ticket event that starts on select days after the park closes for the day. The limited dates can sell out, so it's smart to get your tickets early. Snow World is just one small part of the overall holiday entertainment that includes an ice show, Madagascar show, a feast with Santa and Mrs. Claus, lights, music, and more.

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