Indeed, Tampa does not experience the white snowy traditional Christmas. Still, we are sure you will find a lot of fun and memorable holidays events around your Tampa apartment this season. We included a list of some popular events around the area for you to check out and enjoy.
Busch Gardens Christmas Town is all the fun that the theme park always offers but extra added holiday fun like a ride on the Holly Jolly Express, visits with Santa and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, and other festive shows, dining, and shopping.
If you want to experience real snow in Florida, Snowcat Ridge Alpine Snow Park might be a fun trip just north of Tampa along I-75 in Dade city. They offer a 400-foot snow tubing hill, a chance for the kids to play in real snow while making a snowman, outdoor ice skating, private igloo rentals, and many food options, treats, and craft beer.
Winter Village at the Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park located in downtown Tampa is an event that includes something for all kids and adults to enjoy like ice skating, local shopping, food and treats, and a ride on the Winter Village Express.
Christmas in the Wild at ZooTampa at Lowry Park features one of the largest light displays around your Tampa apartment. This Christmas event also features all your favorite wildlife, holiday entertainment, treats, and events, including a visit with Santa.
Walk through past toys, decorations, and forty vintage Santas this year to celebrate the 40th Annual Victorian Christmas Stroll help at the Henry B. Plant Museum in the northwest Tampa neighborhood. Enjoy cookies, cider, and traditional holiday music at this family-friendly event sure to bring feelings of nostalgia of past Christmas celebrations.
Watch Trans-Siberian Orchestra at the Amalie Arena in downtown Tampa. This multi-platinum, progressive rock group celebrates their 25th anniversary of their album Christmas Eve and Other Stories with a stop in Tampa on their winter tour.
On December 18th, the Saturday before Christmas, watch the lighted boat parade on the Hillsborough River in Downtown Tampa. There are multiple public viewing locations for the parade, including Armature Works, Channel Drive, Curtis Hixon, Davis Island, Harbour Island, Sparkman Wharf, and Water Works Park.
Experience the holiday lights of Tampa with a festive Christmas cruise down the Hillsborough River, complete with a visit from the pirate elf, carolers to lead sing-along Christmas carols, and Florida snow flurries. The kids can even mail a letter to Santa from Tampa's mail buoy to the North Pole.
Legoland is the spot for family holiday fun and is just east of the Tampa area in Winter Haven. They offer special holiday shows, Lego holiday character visits, and a giant Lego Christmas tree with a 360-degree light show.
As we get closer to the end of the year and get ready to welcome 2022, we hope you experience all the holiday fun around your apartment in Tampa.