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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.

Ice Skating Your Guide To Winter Village 2022

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.

Event Details
🗓 FRI | 4PM–10PM
🗓 SAT | 10AM–10PM
🗓 SUN | 12PM–9PM
📍 Curtis Hixon Park

Winter Village Map Your Guide To Winter Village 2022

Check Winter Village Tampa for hours during the holidays and Hillsborough County School holiday break.

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.

Map Copy Your Guide To Winter Village 2022

Event Details
🗓 SUN | NOV 24–DEC 22 
🕒 3:25PM | 4:25PM | 5:25PM | 6:25PM | 7:25PM
📍 Whiting Station 

Tree Lighting Your Guide To Winter Village 2022

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!

Event Details
🗓 DEC 06 | 6PM–10PM
📍 Curtis Hixon Park

Winter Wonder Ride Your Guide To Winter Village 2022

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).

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

We ho ho hope to see you at Winter Village! Make sure you tag us in your pictures on Facebook and Instagram and check out more holiday fun by searching #HolidayEvents2019 on UNATION.

Melissa Santell

Melissa Santell

Melissa is a Tampa Bay-based lifestyle and food writer, with a serious love for cooking Italian Food, photography, and reading her Aquarian horoscope. Melissa’s work has also appeared on Thought Catalogue, Entrepreneurial Chef Magazine, and Creative Loafing. She is a University of Tampa Alumni and was previously named 30 Under 30 by the Tampa Bay Business Journal. When Melissa isn’t writing, she’s flexing her digital marketing muscles for clients or shooting food photos for her upcoming cookbook. Find Melissa on Instagram at @melsantell.

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