If you’re looking for something to do during the holidays, the Tampa Bay area is full of excitement and festivities. From ballet to ice skating, there’s a holiday celebration for everyone.
“17th Annual Salute to Vienna” a concert performed by the Strauss Symphony of American. Concert runs from December 31st through January 3rd at Ruth Decker Hall. Ticket prices range from $35-$100. More info: www.rutheckerdhall.com
“A Christmas Carole” by Charles Dickens. Starring David Mann as Ebeneezer Scrooge. Show runs from now until December 24th at the freeFallTheatre. Ticket prices range from $23 – $46. More info: freefalltheatre.com
“Rudolph the Rednosed Reindeer – The Musical” based on the beloved children’s TV Christmas special. Show runs from now through December 24 at the The Lakeland Center. Ticket prices range from $27.50 – 57.50. More info: thelakelandcenter.com
“Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker” the story of one girl’s Christmas dreams. Ballet is performed multiple times December 28th at the Mahaffey. Ticket prices range from $32 – $97. More info: www.themahaffey.com
“Merry Christmas, Charlie Brown” an exhibit showcasing the connection between the “Peanuts” characters and the holiday season. Exhibit runs from now through January 11th at the Tampa Bay History Center. Ticket prices range from $7.95 – $12.95. More info: www.tampabayhistorycenter.org
Tampa’s Downtown on Ice the seasonal ice rink is now open. Tickets are $10 per person for a 90 minute skating session and includes skate rentals. More info: www.tampasdowntownonice.com
Holiday Lights in the Gardens the Florida Botanical Gardens decorate their grounds with more than 750,000 lights. Exhibit runs from now through December 31st. Ticket prices are $4. More info: www.flbg.org
Nights of Shimmering Lights a two mile drive through display. Display opens daily at dusk from now through December 30th at the Hillsborough County Fairgrounds. Ticket prices range from $15 – $20 per car. More info: www.hillsboroughcountyfair.com
Ice Palace at International Plaza The Plaza is transformed into an ice palace featuring a light show and scenes from Disney’s “Frozen”. Exhibit runs from now through December 24. Admission is free.