There’s something so magical about Christmas time in Tampa, and this year will be no exception. With plenty of family activities and special weekend events to celebrate with loved ones, we’ve made a list of a few of our favorite Christmas events happening around the Tampa area.

Free Holiday Classics Film Screenings at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park:


1h 37m / PG / Comedy

Starts: December 15, 2017, 7:30 PM Friday
Ends: December 15, 2017, 9:45 PM Friday

It’s A Wonderful Life

2h 10m / Not Rated / Drama

Starts: December 16, 2017, 7:30 PM Saturday
Ends: December 16, 2017, 9:45 PM Saturday

Both of these holiday classics will be shown as FREE community screenings at Curtis Hixon Park as part of the Tampa Downtown Partnership’s Winter Village event. Lawn seating is first-come, first-serve, so remember your blankets or folding lawn chairs. Snacks will be for sale at the Tampa Theatre and a variety of Winter Village vendors.

Christmas Market at Stained Market Place Ybor

Happening every weekend in December, the annual Christmas pop-up market on 15h Avenue takes place on the grounds of Stained Market Place Ybor, a historic warehouse full of vintage treasures. Local vendors create a Christmas-themed market where you’ll find unique gifts for everyone on your list. The market is free and parking is free.

93.3 FLZ Jingle Ball presented by Capital One

Starts: December 16, 2017, 5:00 PM Saturday
Ends: December 16, 2017, 11:59 PM Saturday

93.3 FLZ Tampa Bay’s #1 Hit Music Channel and Capital One present the #FZLJingleBall starring Zedd, Nick Jonas, Camila Cabello, Liam Payne, Charlie Puth, All Time Low, and more.

Tampa Bay Triple Threat Theatre Presents:

You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown

Starts: December 16, 2017, 11:30 AM Saturday
Ends: December 16, 2017, 5:00 PM Saturday

Enjoy this family-friendly musical that’s perfect for all ages as the Tampa Triple Threat Theatre brings the Peanuts gang to life in You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown (Revised).

Hot Chocolate 15K/5K Tampa

Starts: December 17, 2017, 7:00 AM Sunday
Ends: December 17, 2017, 12:00 PM Sunday

America’s sweetest race is happening Saturday in Channelside Bay Plaza. For an event for the entire family, choose a 15k or 5k run, with plenty of family activities for the family, including an all-chocolate post-race party.

Next Generation Ballet Presents “The Nutcracker”

Starts: December 21, 2017, 7:00 PM Thursday
Ends: December 23, 2017, 9:30 PM Saturday

Featuring internationally renowned principal dancers from Miami City Ballet and New York City Ballet onstage with NGB’s award-winning dancers, this family-friendly production is a holiday classic that’s perfect for the whole family.

Holiday Boat Parade of Lights

Starts: December 23, 2017, 6:30 PM Saturday

Ends: December 23, 2017, 8:30 PM Saturday

Experience the Holiday Boat Parade of lights onboard the Bay Spirit II! This 72-foot catamaran will be all aglow with holiday lights. Enjoy complimentary coffee and desserts as you view the parade. The boat will depart and return to the aquarium.

The professionals at Home Service Heroes hope you and your family enjoy some of the many wonderful holiday events our city has to offer, and wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas!


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