Ho ho hold on for deer life, because Winter Village at Curtis Hixon presented by Tampa Bay Lightning is finally here!
Sleigh all the way to Downtown Tampa and watch Curtis Hixon Park transform into a holiday spectacular from November 22nd, 2019 to January 5th, 2020. There will be sights, sounds, and activities for all ages to enjoy this most pun-derful time of the year.
An outdoor ice skating rink with the beautiful views of the Tampa Riverwalk and Hillsborough River sounds too good to be true, right? Well, it’s snow joke!
It’s Downtown Tampa’s only outdoor ice skating rink, and it’s a must-do this holiday season. Your $15 ticket will include 90 minutes of skating, skate rentals, and a jolly good time.
Support local and shop local at the Shops of Winter Village because there will be 10 boutiques from local makers and purveyors to enhance your Christmas shopping experience. From decorative goods to apparel, handmade toys, jewelry, dog accessories, and more, there’s something for everyone to find.
Participating boutiques: Don Me Now, JADUFY, JF Boutique, JF Just KIDding, Popped Shoppe, The Chubby Fox, The Fouta Spa, The Modern Paws, and Unlock Tampa Bay.
Once you finish the holiday shopping, have a wine-derful time at the Cafe and enjoy some rein-beers, food, coffee, and popsicles from Icicle Craft Kitchen, Kahwa Coffee, and Whatever Pops.
MON-THURS | 4PM–9PM
FRI | 4PM–10PM
SAT | 10AM–10PM
SUN | 12PM–9PM
Curtis Hixon Park
If you don’t hop on board the Winter Village Express, yule regret it. Join returning hosts, Bob and Gretchen Quackenbush, for this one hour, roundtrip, magical journey that is fun for the entire family! The trip includes holiday sing-a-longs, trivia, milk and cookies, and added surprises along the way. It’ll have you feeling Santa-mental.
Buy your tickets before they sell out, and catch the next Winter Village Express TECO Line Streetcar at Downtown’s Whiting Station near Hattricks.
City of Tampa Tree Lighting
Let’s get lit on December 6th as Tampa’s annual Tree Lighting Ceremony will be taking place in Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park.
There will be a countdown to light the tree with Mayor Castor and a free showing of Elf. If you’re anything like Buddy, and smiling is your favorite, then head on over to this free event. Don’t forget to bring blankets, chairs, coolers, and your furry friends!
🗓 DEC 06 | 6PM–10PM
📍 Curtis Hixon Park
9th Annual Winter Wonder Ride
Want to land on Santa’s nice list? Then head over to the 9th annual Winter Wonder Ride December 14th. This charity bike ride funds the purchase of bicycles and helmets for at-risk kids. You’ll ride through the scenic downtown Tampa to Bayshore Boulevard and back to Curtis Hixon where you will dance the night away at the Post-Ride Celebration with Ceelo Green! (so we recommend you wear red).
🗓 DEC 14 | 2PM–10:30PM
📍 Curtis Hixon Park