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Things to do in Tampa Bay December 3rd – 5th

Christmas lights at the Nights of Shimmering Lights

This weekend is jam-packed with tons of fun Downtown Dade City Christmas Stroll,  Winter 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 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 10am – 5pm extended thru January 2022

Winter Village at Curtis Hixon Park 11AM – 11PM Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park though 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.

Breakfast with Mr. and Mrs. Claus Saturday, December 4th & 11th from 10am – 1pm in Apollo Beach at the Salty Shamrock Join us for brunch with Mr. and Mrs. Claus. Santa will be doing tableside visits to each table to chat with children and take pictures. We will have cookie decorating and face painting. Come enjoy Rudolph pancakes and hot cocoa floats. Call 813-938-5282 for reservations

Santa Visits the Aquarium: The Florida Aquarium 701 Channelside Dr Tampa Visit socially distant Santa at the Aquarium December 4th & 5th. 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 11am – 3pm 


Here’s what’s happening this weekend

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 3RD

Winter Village at Curtis Hixon Park Opening Day 6PM- 11PM Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park though 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.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 4TH

Ybor City Saturday Market 9am – 3pm 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 breads, 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!!

Pioneer Christmas & Vintage Market From 10am to 4pm 15602 Pioneer Museum Rd Dade City Many Vendors and Children activites. $5 admission, Free Parking, No pets

Downtown Dade City Christmas Stroll From 5pm to 9pm Stroll our beautiful historic downtown with festive decorations, dining, music and much more!

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 5TH


River Hills Sunday Market 10am – 3pm Join us as we host over 40 local vendors featuring crafts, pet treats, home decor, food and so much more! Always pet friendly. 4367 Lynz Paw Trail, Valrico

Ybor City Festival Centennial Park Ybor City From 11am to 5pm This one-day FREE festival, brings together the culture, heritage and history of the Latin Culture.
The festival will focus on the Cuban Heritage through its rich cultural foods music and arts & crafts dedicated to the culture in the heart of Ybor City’s Centennial Park.
Last year’s festival drew in close to 15,000 visitors. This festival is an event that will brings in Ybor supporters, local families, history enthusiasts, and out-of town visitors!


Mark your calendar for these Future Events: 

Gothic Soirée at the SpookEasy Lounge 7pm – 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. 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, December 10th & 17th.

Ybor City Saturday Market 9am – 3pm 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 breads, 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!! December 11,18

Second Sunday Art Walk + Vendor Fair at Armature Works 11am – 3pm Free The event will feature a rotating cast of artisanal artists and makers selling handmade goods, jewelry, art, wood-work, gifts plus so much more in the Gathering space at Armature Works. Held the Second Sunday of the Month Dec 12th

River Hills Sunday Market 10am – 3pm Join us as we host over 40 local vendors featuring crafts, pet treats, home decor, food and so much more! Always pet friendly. 4367 Lynz Paw Trail, Valrico Sun February 6, Sun March 13, Sun April 3rd.

Santa Visits the Aquarium The Florida Aquarium 701 Channelside Dr Tampa Visit socially distant Santa at the Aquarium starting November 26 – 28. 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 11am – 3pm Dec 11, 12, 18 & 19


Gothic Soirée at the SpookEasy Lounge 7pm – 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. 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 10th & 17th

Tampa Bay Home Show – St. Petersburg Coliseum 10am – 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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