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Winter Village and More Things to Do in Tampa Bay

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Happy Holidays, Tampa Bay!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, holiday magic is in the air, and there’s snow place like Tampa Bay to celebrate this season. From exploring the winter wonderland at Winter Village, to sliding down the snowy slopes at Snowcat Ridge, keep scrolling to make your weekend merry and bright with the best things to do in Tampa Bay!

Step inside the winter wonderland that makes up Winter Village at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park. Need the perfect spot to bring visiting family and friends? You’ve found the perfect one. Get your caffeine fix with someone special at the cafe, grab some last minute gifts for your family at the Shops and say hi to our friends at Plant La Vie while you’re shopping! Glide through the ice skating rink with friends, hop aboard the Winter Village Express, and so much more to enjoy.

β€œThe Winter Village is one of my favorite Tampa holiday traditions! All the lights, decorations, shops are so fun and festive. Plus, where else can you ice-skate while getting some amazing Downtown Tampa views?? – Howard | UNATION Media Lead

Event Details
πŸ—“ Now-JAN. 2 | 11am-11pm
🎟 Free
πŸ“ Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park

Looking for snow in Florida? Snowcat Ridge is the place to be! This alpine snow park is back for another year this holiday season with their snowy slopes, 28 degrees arctic igloo, and alpine village. You have to check out their two new attractions – The Crystal Ribbon, an outdoor ice skating ribbon and The Eskimo Outpost for the perfect place to host your next special occasion featuring 8 private igloos. Check out our recent visit on Tik Tok!

“I love Snowcat Ridge! Bringing the slopes to Florida is so fun, you feel like you’re right at a ski resort up north or out west!” – Faye | UNATION Social Influencer Lead

Event Details
πŸ—“ Now-March 31st
🎟 Ticket prices vary
πŸ“ Snowcat Ridge Alpine Snow Park

Experience the River of Lights Holiday Cruises with Pirate Water Taxi! Hop on for a 45-minute ride along the Hillsborough River for a festive tour of lighted bridges and downtown Tampa. Join in for visits from Pirate Elf and carolers for Christmas sing-alongs and listen to the Captains entertain you with whimsical narrations. Kids can write letters to Santa and send it through the mail buoy to the North Pole, plus they’ll get a special gift. Adult beverages will be available for purchase on board.

Event Details
πŸ—“ Select dates in December
🎟 Children $20 | Adults $25
πŸ“ Tampa Convention Center

Did you hear? It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas at the St. Pete Pier! On December 24th, bring your whole family to check out Christmas at the Pier. This free event will be hosted by Calvary Chapel Fellowship and are bringing tons of holiday fun. Rock out with some live music and enjoy a free concert and take some festive photos with Santa himself. Its the perfect way to spend the holidays with loved ones at a local favorite Tampa Bay spot.

Pro-Tip: Not sure where to park? Free parking will be available next to the Rowdies Stadium.

Event Details
πŸ—“ DEC. 24 | 6pm-7:30pm
🎟 Free
πŸ“ St. Pete Pier

If you’re looking for after Christmas plans, get ready for a smackdown showdown as World Wrestling Entertainment is making a comeback to Amalie Arena for their WWE Live Holiday Tour. Kickoff starts at 7:30pm to catch your favorites including Roman Reigns, Charlotte Flair, and tons more creating an awesome lineup. Grab your tickets if you haven’t already!

Event Details
πŸ—“ DEC. 26 | 7:30pm
🎟 Starting at $20
πŸ“ Amalie Arena

More Events to Check Out This Weekend

Check Out Our UNATION Team Experience the Best Holiday Events in Tampa Bay Before Your Next Visit!

Plan Ahead for These Upcoming Events

This March, Amalie Arena is hosting Eric Church: The Gather Again Tour and you have to be there! Each stop on his tour is jam packed with his best hits and now Tampa gets to experience it for themselves. Tickets are starting at $35, so don’t miss out.

EventΒ Details
πŸ—“ March 5th, 2022
🎟️ Starting at $35
πŸ“ Amalie Arena

Tyler the Creator is making a stop in Tampa Bay at the Yuengling Center. This indoor arena is located on the campus of the University of South Florida in Tampa. Tickets are on sale now, so bring some of your friends or fellow USF students to catch his performance in March!

Event Details
πŸ—“Β  March 19th, 2022
🎟  Starting at $58
πŸ“Β  Yuengling Center

Have a Merry Weekend, Tampa Bay!

Merry Christmas, Feliz Navidad, and Happy Holidays to all! Don’t forget to follow us @StuffToDoInTampaBay on Instagram,Β Facebook,Β TikTok, and YouTube to keep up with the best things to do in Tampa Bay.

Selena Perez

Selena Perez

Selena is a City Manager for UNATION and author of the Stuff to Do in Tampa BayΒ City Guide. For more insight on the best events and things to do in the Tampa Bay area, download the UNATION appΒ and follow @StufftoDoinTampaBay on Instagram,Β Facebook, and YouTube.

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