December is here! The holiday season is in full swing and the amount of things to do in Tampa Bay are endless. For those of you looking exclusively for holiday events, take a look at our Holiday Guide.
Now before you check out our top picks for this weekend, be sure to follow us on Instagram: @stufftodintampabay to keep up with what’s happening in our city!
Let’s jump into the events!
Santa Claus is coming to Tampa! Watch the 38th Annual Christmas Parade go through Downtown Tampa as it kicks off at 11AM.
After the parade, SantaFest begins at Curtis Hixon where you can take free photos with Santa, enjoy holiday entertainment, make-n-take crafts, and a bunch of games and activities.
This event is the perfect family-friendly event in Tampa Bay for the holidays!
DEC 7 | 11AM–4PM
Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
Sip and shop for handmade gifts from 30 indie artists, artisans, and makers at a beautiful new venue in Madeira Beach called West Events. Enjoy all the holiday vibes, a photo wall, and a Beer, Bubbles & Wine Bar!
General admission is only $5 and includes a free tote bag if you buy in advance; at-the-door prices are $10.
Also, the VIP option is worth considering because it includes: VIP hour early admission from 10AM–11AM, a drink ticket good for one beer or wine and limited edition tote bag.
DEC 7 | 11AM–3PM
The West Events
3. Not Your Momma's Christmas Party | 18+
Move over Santa Claus because the baddest holiday party is coming to town! Not Your Momma’s Christmas Party is one of the best free things to do in Tampa Bay this weekend!
Stop by the event registration table starting at 8PM and receive your complimentary wristband to enjoy the holiday festivities! There will be drink specials, food sampling, festive holiday entertainers, Naughty & Nice games, and plenty of photo ops!
Definitely bring your own sweater to decorate because there will be an Ugly Sweater Creation Station!
Another thing we love about ALL Westfield events like this one is that there are so many opportunities to get free gift cards.
DEC 7 | 8PM–11PM
4. Honeymoon Island Bluegrass Festival 2019
Can we all agree Honeymoon Island is one of the most beautiful parks in Tampa Bay? Bring your lawn chair because this Saturday Honeymoon will be the setting of the Annual Bluegrass Festival!
Listen to 6 hours of traditional bluegrass music from local bands Jeff Parker & Company, ETSU Pride Band, Dreamcatcher, and local Stump Hollow and Friends. Food vendors will there if you get hungry. Bring the kids too, because there is a children’s area.
The festival is located in the shady picnic area near the north beach and wooded hiking trails.
🗓 DEC 7 | 11AM–5PM
📍 Honeymoon Island State Park
5. SweatNET NamaSLEIGH DropSound Yoga
Get on your ugly sweater for this holiday-themed, silent disco style yoga class. It will be taught by VKNG Fitness and held on the pool deck with one of the most stunning views of the Tampa Riverwalk.
Each ticket includes one complimentary beer or glass of wine after class!
🗓 DEC 4 | 6PM–8PM
📍 Aloft Downtown Tampa
One Thing in Tampa Bay to Keep Your Eye On:
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.