Because it’s such a hot tourist spot, there’s always plenty to do here in Tampa, Florida—especially during the holidays! If you’re looking for a curated list of events to do this holiday season, you’re in luck! Here are some of the Christmas events in Tampa we’re looking forward to the most.
If you’re a fan of the arts, you’ll definitely want to check out Art on the House, where you can find tons of dazzling art exhibits every Friday from 4pm to 8pm until December 29th. You might also like a trip to Stageworks Theater to see the Tony-winning musical Avenue Q, but make it quick—the last performance is on December 22nd!
For something more Christmas-themed, take a Christmas Lights Limo Tour around the city from now until December 29th. You can even customize the tour with particular destinations you’re interested in. Or, stroll through Christmas Town in Busch Gardens, which will be up through December 31st.
One unique event taking place on December 30th is Harry Potter and the Camber of Secrets in Concert, a showing of the film that will feature the Florida Orchestra playing the gorgeous soundtrack by John Williams along with the film. If you’re a fan of music, Harry Potter, or both, this shouldn’t be missed.
Tampa Bay is one of the fastest growing cities in the country right now, and there’s plenty of reasons why. One of those reasons is that there’s always something to do. Here are just a few of the most fun things to do in the Tampa Bay area this holiday season.
Looking to experience what a winter actually feels like? Head on over to this resort that has 2 million pounds of hand-carved ice sculptures created by Chinese artists. There is also 40 tons of snow, and it’s only 9 degrees inside.
Victorian Christmas Stroll
If you’re looking for a holiday-themed holiday walk, look no further than the Victorian Christmas Stroll. There are massive Christmas trees that go up to 14 feet in height, 40,000 lights, hundreds of feet of garland, and plenty of awesome decorations.
This one is great for the kids. MOSI transformed their Idea Zone into a Minecraft themed winter wonderland. There are plenty of activities for children of all ages.
Ice Skating at Tampa’s Winter Village
Was it really the holiday season if you didn’t even ice skate? Go out to the Winter Village to participate in one of the most iconic holiday activities around.