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Winter Wonder Ride and More Things to Do in Tampa Bay

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Welcome Back, Tampa Bay!

Can you hear the sleigh bells ringing Tampa Bay? We want to make the most out of the holiday season and we hope you do too. With that being said, we’ve made a list (and checking it twice) of the best things to do in Tampa Bay this weekend, so keep scrolling for more!

Join in for the most wonderful ride of the year with OnBikes as they host their 10th Annual Winter Wonder Ride. Show up dressed in your best holiday attire and ride around Downtown Tampa for a scenic 7-mile ride to help raise funds for bicycles and helmets for at-risk kids and families in Tampa Bay. Stay for the post-ride celebration featuring live DJs, food and drink booths, bike decorating stations, and more!

Pro-Tip: The theme is Grinchmas, so come prepped in green for all of the grinch vibes!

Event Details
πŸ—“ Dec. 11 | 2PM-10:30PM
πŸ“ Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park

Put on your ugly Christmas sweaters and let the good times crawl with Downtown Crawler’s Ugly Sweater Bar Crawls! Bar hop your way through 10+ awesome local spots in Tampa and St. Pete for a holly jolly boozy good time. Not only do you get free cover to all venues, but you’ll also receive 5 welcome shots at 5 participating bars of your choice, food and drink specials, and join in on the ugly sweater contest. Just grab your tickets, crew, holiday attire, and bring on the fun!

Pro-Tip:Β Cure your next-day hangover at some tasty Tampa Bay spots! Find them here

Event Details
πŸ—“ Dec. 11 | 4PM-11:30PM
🎟️  $20
πŸ“Tampa and St. Pete Area

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Experience a holiday pop-up bar to remember at Sonder Social Club as they transform into Santa’s Social Club for the holiday season! This must-visit event will run throughout December with all of the jolly decor and cozy vibes. They’ll be serving the most festive drinks and bringing back the award-winning Milk and Cookies cocktail. Treat your taste buds to a few new selections including Figgy Pudding, Sleigh All Day, and Santa’s Stache, all month long.

πŸ—“ Dec. 1-27

Monday – Tuesday | CLOSED
Wednesday – Thursday | 4PM-10PM
Friday – Saturday | 4PM-12AM
Sunday | 4PM-8PM

πŸ“ 966 Douglas Ave Unit 101, Dunedin, FL 34698

Bring the whole family and head over to the St. Pete Pier for their Winter Beach transformation! Glide through their ice skating rink, spot Santa hanging around, jam out to a free holiday concert, and more. Be sure to check out all the events & activity schedule on their website! Stop by their Winter Beach Holiday Market that will feature tons of local vendors, artists, and the Winter Beach gift shop.Β 

“This was the perfect spot to bring my family while visiting, you can enjoy everything you love about the St. Pete Pier with a holiday twist!” – Selena

Event Details
πŸ—“ Now through Jan. 17, 2022 | 4PM-11PM
🎟️  Free
πŸ“ St. Pete Pier

Who’s looking to have a boozy good time? The Brewsology Beer Fest is taking over MOSI after hours on December 11th featuring a variety of local craft breweries and cideries. Sip your way throughout the museum and engage with their exhibits, science demonstrations and have access to brewery reps!

Event Details
πŸ—“ Dec. 11 | 7PM-11PM
πŸ“ Museum of Science and Industry

Christmas magic is in the air and headed to Tarpon Springs for their Christmas Parade. This annual family-friendly event represents over 75 organizations in the area. Expect fun for the whole family to enjoy and be sure to stick around after the parade to stop by Craig Park for the annual Candy Cane Hunt. There will crafts, hot chocolate, even a visit from Santa himself!

Pro-Tip: If you work up an appetite at the parade, stop by some of our favoriteTarpon Springs restaurants!

Event Details
πŸ—“ Dec. 11 | 11AM-2PM
🎟️  Free
πŸ“ Downtown Tarpon Springs | Parade Route: Starting at Manatee Plaza

Jasel Jewelry and Nirie Collection are collaborating to bring the ultimate trendy holiday shopping experience! Bring your best gals, grab your wine or hot cocoa, and join these two local brands for their Holiday Sip n Shop for an afternoon of shopping and special discounts on jewelry and clothing. Enjoy live music from 4PM-7PM by Kyah Robinson.Β 

Event Details
πŸ—“ Dec. 11 | 12PM-8PM
🎟️  Free
πŸ“Jasel Jewelry

Step into the magical winter wonderland of Enchant Christmas in St. Pete. You’ll hardly be able to recognize Tropicana Field through the dazzling light maze and tons more holiday photo ops you need to see for yourself. Bring your friends, family, or special someone to enjoy a night full of ice skating, seasonal treats, shopping at the Enchant market, and more!

“Imagine sipping hot chocolate, gazing at thousands of lights while Christmas music is playing – that’s Enchant! It was seriously such a magical experience and I already can’t wait to go back next year.” -Madison

Event Details
πŸ—“ Now-Jan. 2
🎟️  Ticket Prices Vary
πŸ“ Tropicana Field, St. Pete

Get your gift shopping done early at the 3-day Vintage Roost Market! Explore all of the unique seasonal decor, one of a kind pieces, and plenty of gift options for your loved ones. Stroll through 18 vendors offering their own flair for you to experience. The market runs from Friday through Sunday, so don’t miss out and shop ’til you drop all weekend.

Event Details
πŸ—“ Dec. 10-12 | 9AM-5PM
🎟️ Free
πŸ“ 2326 E 7th Avenue Tampa, FL 33605

Cheer on Our Champa Bay Teams!

Our Champa Bay Bucs are headed back home to go head to head against the Buffalo Bills at Raymond James Stadium. If you haven’t been to a Buccaneers game at the stadium yet, check out our fan’s guide before you go!Β 

Event Details
πŸ—“ Dec. 12 | 4:25PM
🎟️ Ticket Prices Vary
πŸ“Raymond James Stadium

Can’t make it out to the game? Hang out at one of our favorite local sports bars to kick back and catch the game. From The Blind Goat, to Hattrick’s Tavern, find your perfect spot to hang with friends with drinks to match!

More Events to Check Out This Weekend

Plan Ahead for These Upcoming Events

Cure your bieber fever at Amalie on Arena as Justin Bieber hits the stage on April 9, 2022. Featuring special guests JADEN, Tèo, and Eddie Benjamin. Grab those tickets before they sell out!

EventΒ Details
πŸ—“ APR. 9th
🎟️ Starting at $89
πŸ“Arena Amalie

Van Morrison is coming to Tampa Bay to rock Ruth Eckered Hall on Feb. 14th, 2022. Get ready for good times and good music all night long!

EventΒ Details
πŸ—“ FEB. 14th
🎟️ Starting at $73
πŸ“Ruth Eckerd Hall

Have a Great Weekend, Tampa Bay!

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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