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Things to do in Tampa Bay December 17th – 18th

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This weekend is jam-packed with tons of fun Santa Visits the AquariumWinter Village at Curtis Hixon Park, and Ybor City Saturday Market to name a few.  Let me know what events you have attended. I love the hear from you!  If you have an event, you would like me to feature, just let me know. 

Family-Friendly Events

Busch Gardens Events 2021 Tampa Florida Check out the link for Special events with Christmas Town from Nov 12th – January 2nd, 2022.

Tusks to Tails: A Fossil History of Florida – Tampa Bay History Center 801 Old Water St Tampa, (813) 228-0097 10 am – 5 pm extended thru January 2022

Winter Village at Curtis Hixon Park11AM – 11 PM Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park through January 2nd, 2022 Tampa Downtown Partnership is bringing Winter Village at Curtis Hixon Park back for the 2021 season for a safe and festive holiday celebration. Winter Village features a real ice rink, local shops, festive food and drink, and a holiday light show. This year, ice skating tickets must be purchased in advance.

Santa Visits the Aquarium: The Florida Aquarium 701 Channelside Dr. Tampa Visit socially distant Santa at the Aquarium on December 18th & 19th. Santa will be available for photos inside of his “snow globe”, allowing families to safely visit with Santa! This experience is included in your general admission ticket to the Aquarium From 11 am – 3 pm 

Festival of Lights   DRIVE-THRU CHRISTMAS LIGHTS Tampa Bay’s Festival of Lights and Santa’s Village is new to the area this year! Stop by Hillsborough County Fair to experience 1 million lights along with a two-mile drive-thru.


Here’s what’s happening this weekend

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 17TH

Winter Village at Curtis Hixon Park Opening Day 6 PM – 11 PM Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park through January 2nd, 2022, Tampa Downtown Partnership is bringing Winter Village at Curtis Hixon Park back for the 2021 season for a safe and festive holiday celebration. Winter Village features a real ice rink, local shops, festive food and drink, and a holiday light show. This year, ice skating tickets must be purchased in advance.

Gothic Soirée at the SpookEasy Lounge 7 pm – Midnight at 1919 East 7th Ave Tampa, Dress in your Gothic best, and we’ll set the mood – serving kava, botanical teas, and coffee all evening. A gothic dress code is not required, but definitely, encouraged! Don’t have gothic attire? That’s okay – we’d still love to host you. Last day this year!

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 18TH

Ybor City Saturday Market 9 am – 3 pm Centennial Park Ybor City Join us at Historic Ybor City Centennial Park this Saturday for this free, open-air market! At the Ybor City Saturday Market, you’ll find amazing products made by local artists, artisans, and independent businesses. Gourmet foods & sauces, teas, coffees, cupcakes, cookies, French macarons, fresh-baked bread, prepared foods, pet treats, honey, fine cigars, unique, one-of-a-kind gifts, photography, artwork, jewelry, woodworking, handmade bath and body products, candles, and so much more!!

Santa Visits the Aquarium: The Florida Aquarium 701 Channelside Dr. Tampa Visit socially distant Santa at the Aquarium! Santa will be available for photos inside of his “snow globe”, allowing families to safely visit with Santa! This experience is included in your general admission ticket to the Aquarium From 11 am – 3 pm 
A HomeTown Christmas Brooksville Pumpkin Patch From 10 AM to 5 PM Join us for a magical Hometown Christmas. ♡♡♡ You can find us at 475 North Ave West, Brooksville Fl 34601 at Christ Lutheran Church. Storytime Hayride with Santa and Mrs. Claus, Sunday the 19th from 1:30 pm till 3:30 pm. Food vendors to Crafts vendors their something for all.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 19TH

Santa Visits the Aquarium: The Florida Aquarium 701 Channelside Dr. Tampa Visit socially distant Santa at the Aquarium! Santa will be available for photos inside of his “snow globe”, allowing families to safely visit with Santa! This experience is included in your general admission ticket to the Aquarium From 11 am – 3 pm 

A HomeTown Christmas Brooksville Pumpkin Patch From 10 AM to 5 PM Join us for a magical Hometown Christmas. ♡♡♡ You can find us at 475 North Ave West, Brooksville Fl 34601 at Christ Lutheran Church. Storytime Hayride with Santa and Mrs. Claus, Sunday the 19th from 1:30 pm till 3:30 pm. Food vendors to Crafts vendors their something for all.


Mark your calendar for these Future Events: 

Ybor City Saturday Market 9 am – 3 pm Centennial Park Ybor City Join us at Historic Ybor City Centennial Park this Saturday for this free, open-air market! At the Ybor City Saturday Market, you’ll find amazing products made by local artists, artisans, and independent businesses. Gourmet foods & sauces, teas, coffees, cupcakes, cookies, French macarons, fresh-baked bread, prepared foods, pet treats, honey, fine cigars, unique, one-of-a-kind gifts, photography, artwork, jewelry, woodworking, handmade bath and body products, candles, and so much more!! TBD

Second Sunday Art Walk + Vendor Fair at Armature Works 11 am – 3 pm Free The event will feature a rotating cast of artisanal artists and makers selling handmade goods, jewelry, art, woodwork, gifts plus so much more in the Gathering Space at Armature Works. Held the Second Sunday of the Month 

Gothic Soirée at the SpookEasy Lounge 7 pm – Midnight at 1919 East 7th Ave Tampa, Dress in your Gothic best, and we’ll set the mood – serving kava, botanical teas, and coffee all evening. A gothic dress code is not required, but definitely, encouraged! Don’t have gothic attire? That’s okay – we’d still love to host you. Friday(s) December 17th

Tampa Bay Home Show – St. Petersburg Coliseum 10 am – 5 pm Free Admission Plan to spend the day discovering great exhibits, giveaways, door prizes, seminars, and so much more. See the latest trends in home remodeling: from kitchen and baths to flooring, to windows and home protection. Free admission. Daily giveaways! February 26-27, 2022

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