‘Tis the season! Tampa Bay isn’t just a summer getaway. It has plenty to offer throughout the year and the holiday season is no exception. We’ve rounded up the best holiday events in Tampa Bay to check out throughout the season.
Tampa Downtown on Ice. Skating rink is open now through January 3. $12 per person for 90 minutes of skating. Curtis Hixon Park 600 N. Ashley Drive Tampa, FL.
Holiday Lights in the Garden. Florida Botanic Gardens are decorated with holiday lights and displays. Santa and Mrs. Claus visit on select nights. A donation of $4 is suggested, children under 12 are free. 12520 Ulmerton Road Largo, FL.
Holidays at the Village. The homes of Heritage Village, the historical living museum, are decorated in lights associated with their original time period. 11909 12th Street Largo, FL.
Let It Snow. The Bishop Planetarium produces a 32 minute show featuring holiday songs from Frank Sinatra to Trans Siberian Orchestra. The shows run throughout the month. www.southfloridamuseum.org
Holiday Nights at Ca’d’Zan. The mansion is decorated for the holidays. Come tour the rooms December 3, 10, and 17. Admission is $10, members are free. 5401 Bay Shore Road Sarasota, FL. www.ringling.org/ca-dzan
Kresge Mega Light Display. Rated as one of the Top 3 light displays in the country by Today. The display is open from now until January 3, 6 – 10 p.m. 2719 Oakdale Street St. Petersburg, FL.
Bright Nights. Thursdays and Fridays until December 18th feature a holiday themed museum exhibits at the Glazer Children’s Museum. Admission is $15 per person, $10 for members. www.glazermuseum.org
For even more events you can visit tampabay.com/things-to-do/holiday.