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Holiday Rock Spectacular on Ice and More Things to Do in Tampa Bay

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Hey friends! On the hunt for something to do? Well, you’ve come to the right place!

We’ve got the scoop on all of the best things to do in Tampa Bay this weekend. No matter what your interests may be, we’re confident that at least one event on this list will be calling your name! However, if you are searching for mainly festive events, skim through our Holiday Guide.

With that said, get in the holiday spirit at this first event we found in Clearwater!

A very special holiday ice show is coming to Westfield Countryside in Clearwater. Each show will feature live performances of your favorite holiday songs, gravity-defying flips and jumps, and dazzling group numbers.

The Holiday Rock Spectacular is a perfect family-friendly thing to do in Tampa Bay. Plus, the first 500 guests to check-in at each show will receive a complimentary Light-Up Christmas Lights Necklace. Did we mention that this whole event is free?

Event Details
🗓 DEC 12 | 7:30PM–8PM
🗓 DEC 13 | 1PM–1:30PM
🗓 DEC 13 | 7:30PM–8PM
🗓 DEC 14 | 1PM–1:30PM
📍 Westfield Countryside

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2. 9th Annual Winter Wonder Ride

Grab your bike and ride in a Winter Wonderland…well not exactly. Celebrate a more tropical holiday with your friends and show up dressed as island versions of Santa’s little helpers, or maybe come dressed as a beach-ready rendition of Saint Nick himself!

Meet at Curtis Hixon Park, coast down to Bayshore Boulevard and enjoy the sunset. Afterward, there is an epic concert with special guest CeeLo Green!

Winter Wonder Ride is one of the top things to do in Tampa Bay this weekend, not only because it will be insanely fun, but it’s all for a good cause too. With your help, On Bikes is able to come together and build bikes for kids across Tampa Bay. Riding a bike (often for the first time) gives these kids freedom and the chance to be a kid, something every kid deserves. 

Event Details
🗓 DEC 14 | 2PM–10:30PM
📍 Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park

Prepare yourself for all the holiday feels with this holly jolly event in Tampa Bay.

Ybor’s Snow on 7th Parade is back for its 8th year! Mayor Jane Castor will lead the parade as the snow begins to flow from the rooftops…yes you read that correctly, SNOW! The parade will feature marching bands, local dance teams, krewes, and Santa, of course!

As usual, it’s FREE and family-friendly so add it to your list of fun things to do!

We suggest parking in the Centro Ybor Parking Garage or the Fernando Noriega Jr. Parking Garage as many street parking spots will be blocked off.

Event Details
🗓 DEC 14 | 6PM–9PM
📍 Ybor City

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4. Tampa's Ugly Sweater Bar Crawl | 21+

It’s the most wonderful time of the year again, and things could get UGLY! Slip into your most hideous holiday sweater and party with the Downtown Crawlers. Their crawls are one of the best things to do in Tampa Bay if you’re over 21. Y’all, you get a free shot at each bar!
The crawl kicks off at Park & Rec TPA. Board the Crawler Party bus that will take you to Bar Hwrd, The Patio, and finish off at Gen X Tavern.
Event Details

🗓 DEC 14 | 5PM–11PM
📍 Park & Rec TPA

A fun and free thing to do in Tampa Bay this weekend is the first-ever Coquina Beach Seafood & Music Festival happening on Anna Maria Island! For three days enjoy fresh seafood and listen to a variety of genres such as R&B, jazz, rock, reggae, and Caribbean sounds. 

Additionally, the Humane Society will be there with their mobile adoption center so definitely stop by for some cuteness overload!

Event Details
🗓 DEC 13–15 | FRI 4PM–10PM | SAT  11AM–10PM | SUN 11AM–6PM
📍 Coquina Beach

5 More Things to Do in Tampa Bay:

Holiday Movie Series: The Polar Express

SIZZLE Las Vegas

Winter Village Express

Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Boston Bruins 

Coppertail Night Market

Football Fans! Keep Your Eye on This:

Mark your calendars! On December 21st, UNATION is hosting another Tailgate for the Buccaneers vs. Texans game.

Tickets to the tailgate are only $35 and include unlimited food, beer, and wine! It takes place right outside Raymond James Stadium in Veranda D. Plus, there are options available to add on a ticket to the game at a discounted price!

Find all you need to know about it right here.

Jenna Podesla

Jenna Podesla

Jenna is a UNATION team member and author of the Stuff to Do City Guide. For more insight on the best events and things to do near you, subscribe for updates and follow be sure to follow us on social!

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