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2021 Event Guide for Christmas in Tampa Bay FL

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It’s hard to believe that Christmas is upon us once again, with all the joy of the holiday season. But just because we won’t see snowflakes doesn’t mean that Christmas in Tampa Bay won’t be full of that special holiday spirit!

Your Holiday Handbook for Christmas in Tampa Bay

There are so many events showcasing winter activities in Tampa that range from tree lightings to holiday gift markets. The experts at Appliance Repair Specialists have collected some of our favorites to help you plan some holiday joy for you and your family.

Winter Village at Curtis Hixson Park

Beautiful Curtis Hixson Park along the Tampa Riverwalk is transformed into a holiday wonderland with activities spreading Christmas cheer for all ages. An ice rink and winter café are open every day, while the Winter Village Streetcar Express offers weekend rides complete with Christmas treats and carols.

Want to gift the very best by shopping locally? The Shops of Winter Village are open Thurs-Sunday showcasing Tampa-based storeowners and artisans.

Location: Curtis Hixson Park in Tampa
Dates: November 19, 2021 – January 2, 2022
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Christmas in Tampa Bay
Image Credit: Tampa Downtown Partnership

Victorian Christmas Stroll

If you’re looking for unique holiday events in Tampa, experience the splendor of an old-fashioned Victorian Christmas at the Henry B. Plant Museum. Throughout December the museum will showcase Victorian Christmas décor from ornaments and fashions to antique toys and artwork.

Meanwhile, Christmas trees as high as 14 feet will highlight each exhibit and over 40,000 lights will cast a special glow from Christmas past.

Location: The Henry B. Plant Museum
Dates: Dec 1, 2021 – Dec 23, 2021
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Image Credit: The Henry B. Plant Museum

Tampa’s Tree Lighting Ceremony

If you want to see Tampa Christmas lights 2021, nothing compares to our annual tree lighting ceremony!

Location: Curtis Hixson Park in Tampa
Date: Saturday, December 4th, 2021
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Tampa Christmas lights 2019
Image Credit: City of Tampa

Santa Fest and Christmas Parade

If you’re wondering what to do with kids in Tampa this December, make a visit to see Santa! Santa Fest begins with a Christmas Parade including floats, dance troops, and local bands marching to Curtis Hixson Park.

There, Santa waits to meet the young (and young at heart) and provides a free souvenir photo. Kids can enjoy activities such as a rock wall, crafts, and bounce house along with holiday music and treats.

Location: See website for details.
Date: Saturday, December 4th, 2021
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Tampa Christmas events
Image Credit: City of Tampa

Heralds of Harmony Christmas Concert

For over 25 years the Heralds of Harmony has been a highlight of Christmas in Tampa Bay. This year the 60-man a cappella group will be performing their Christmas concert online this year to better accommodate COVID-19 precautions. Get your FREE virtual tickets early to hear some holiday classics as well as the Heralds’ unique take on Christmas favorites.

Location: Online
Date: December 13th, 2021
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Image Credit: The Heralds of Harmony

Christmas in Tampa Bay is a magical time with fun for everyone to experience. Happy Holidays from all of us at Appliance Repair Specialists!

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