Christmas Tampa Florida 2016 is celebrated through family activities and Christmas weekend events. Christmas is not just about shopping for the holidays, but its also about doing things with friends & family. There are many things to do for Christmas in Tampa Florida. Check out the events directory to find out whats going on in Tampa for the holiday season.

Things to Do on Christmas 2016 in Tampa

AdTree Lighting at Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina
on Thursday, 1 Dec, 4:30 PM
at
700 South Florida Avenue, Tampa, FL 33602
Attending interested
Join our holiday festivities at Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina as we unveil our Candyland Gingerbread Village and celebrate the Lighting of the Tree. Enjoy tasty treats and refreshments in the lobby as carolers sing all your holiday favorites.
Community, Family Friendly, Holiday
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AdSexy Xmas at Club Prana
on Saturday, 24 Dec, 9:00 PM
at
1619 E 7th Ave., Tampa, FL 33605
Attending interested
It was the night before Christmas, The whole City of Tampa wanted to party. There was only one Club that was feeling Jolly So Club Prana will throw it’s annual Sexy Xmas Party!
Bar and Night Club, Holiday, Weekend
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AdUgly Sweater Party - Club Prana
on Friday, 16 Dec, 9:00 PM
at
1619 E 7th Ave., Tampa, FL 33605
Attending interested
It's time to go deep in the closet and bring out those ugly Christmas Sweaters for Club Prana's Ugly Sweater Party !
Bar and Night Club, Holiday, Weekend
AdIlluminate a NYE 2017 Celebration
on Saturday, 31 Dec, 8:00 PM
at
7700 W. Courtney Campbell Causeway, Tampa, FL 33607
Attending interested
Find TicketsCome out to Beach for the best ALL IN ONE party ! Enjoy Live Bands on the pier, DJs on the beach, open bar packages, VIP tables, dancers and more!
Live Music, Bar and Night Club, Holiday, Weekend
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AdHoliday Light Boat Parade
on Sunday, 18 Dec, 6:30 PM
at
705 Channelside Drive, Tampa, FL 33602
Attending interested
Find TicketsJoin SS American Victory's Holiday Boat Parade and sail around Tampa to get a great view of the lighted, sparkling parade along Channelside.
Community, Family Friendly, Holiday, Weekend
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AdUgly Sweater Holiday Party
on Sunday, 4 Dec, 8:00 PM
at
1600 E 7th Ave, Tampa, FL 33605
Attending interested
Its the most wonderful time...for a BEER!! We will be celebrating Ugly Christmas sweater style!!! Join us as we give thanks to our employees and brew crew members!
Annual, Community, Weekend
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Hounds for the Holidays

Hounds for the Holidays

on Sunday, 27 Nov, 6:30 PM
at Westfield Brandon Town Center
459 Brandon Town Center, Brandon, FL 33511
Attending interested
Westfield hosts Hounds for the Holidays and pet photos with Santa.
Free, Family Friendly, Holiday, Weekend
USF Choral Holiday

USF Choral Holiday

on Monday, 28 Nov, 7:30 PM
at USF School of Music Concert Hall
3755 USF Holly Drive, Tampa, FL 33620
Attending interested
Find TicketsThe USF choral department will open the holiday season with a wonderful concert of great choral music to get you into the holiday spirit.
Concerts, Live Music, Holiday
Study Christmas Party
on Wednesday, 30 Nov, 9:00 PM
at
1925 E. Fletcher Ave, Tampa, Fl 33617
Attending interested
The 1st Annual Study Christmas Party is here! Reading days are November 30th and December 1st.
Bar and Night Club, Holiday
Victorian Christmas Stroll
on Thursday, 1 Dec, 10:00 AM
at Henry Plant Museum
401 W Kennedy Blvd, Tampa, FL 33606
Attending interested
Experience the extravagance and grandeur of a Victorian Christmas at the former 1891 Tampa Bay Hotel during the Henry B. Plant Museum’s Victorian Christmas Stroll.
Educational, Family Friendly, Holiday
Tree Lighting at Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina

Tree Lighting at Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina

on Thursday, 1 Dec, 4:30 PM
at Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina
700 South Florida Avenue, Tampa, FL 33602
Attending interested
Join our holiday festivities at Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina as we unveil our Candyland Gingerbread Village and celebrate the Lighting of the Tree. Enjoy tasty treats and refreshments in the lobby as carolers sing all your holiday favorites.
Community, Family Friendly, Holiday
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Twelve by Fran Powers. Music and Lyrics by Terez Hartmann
on Thursday, 1 Dec, 8:00 PM
at
2105 W Kennedy Blvd, Tampa, FL 33606
Attending interested
Find TicketsTwelve is the love story of one woman’s quest to fulfill her dream of having a large family and the man who supports her through many ups and downs.
Theater and Arts, Family Friendly, Holiday
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Picker Place Vintage Holiday Market
on Thursday, 1 Dec, 9:00 PM
at Picker Place Vintage Ybor
1402 E Second Ave, Tampa, FL 33605
Attending interested
The monthly market kicks things up a notch for the holidays to host two festive, seasonally inspired weekend markets Dec. 1-4 and Dec. 8-11.
Holiday, Shopping
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on Friday, 2 Dec, 8:00 AM
at Active Air Specialists
18565 Soledad Cyn Rd Suite 168, Canyon Country, CA 91351
Attending interested
Find TicketsActive Air Specialists is a young company with old and new experience , that provides a special blend of professionalism to our service.
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Lowry Park Zoo Presents: Christmas in the Wild
on Friday, 2 Dec, 9:30 AM
at
1101 W. Sligh Avenue, Tampa, FL 33604
Attending interested
Find TicketsThe traditions of Christmas will be abundant at Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo this holiday season!
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Christmas Wonderland
on Friday, 2 Dec, 5:00 PM
at
107 Shore Drive W., Oldsmar, FL 34677
Attending interested
Lots of FAMILY FUN with Pictures with Santa, Giant Snow Slope, Dance Performances, and more!
Community, Free, Holiday, Weekend
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Tampa Tree Lighting Ceremony
on Friday, 2 Dec, 6:00 PM
at
600 N. Ashley Drive, Tampa, FL 33602
Attending interested
The City of Tampa’s Tree Lighting Ceremony begins at 6 p.m. on Friday, December 2, 2016 with the high-energy sounds of the 10-piece horn band, Late Night Brass. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs and snuggle in and enjoy the sounds of the season.
Festivals, Family Friendly, Holiday, Weekend
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Jingle Bell Rock
on Friday, 2 Dec, 6:00 PM
at
110 W Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa, FL 33602
Attending interested
Find TicketsThis December say hello to the holidays as GCM introduces our new Jingle Bell Rock party.
Community, Family Friendly, Holiday, Weekend
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Charles Dickens' holiday classic, A CHRISTMAS CAROL, comes to Carrollwood Players Theatre
on Friday, 2 Dec, 8:00 PM
at
4333 Gunn Highway, Tampa, FL 33618
Attending interested
Find TicketsAn adaptation of the story of Ebenezer Scrooge’s journey from an embittered, ungenerous creature into a giving, caring human being at the hands of three spirits, who, one Christmas Eve, show him what life means. Join us for a magical retelling of the tim
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The 2016 Fishbrain Tournament: Presented by iTrekkers
on Saturday, 3 Dec, 8:00 AM
at
5210 W Tyson Ave, Tampa, FL 33611
Attending interested
Find TicketsiTrekkers and Fishbrain are looking for the best angler in Tampa Bar! Could it be you? Join the competition for a chance to win some big prizes!
Community, Family Friendly, Weekend
Santa Breakfast at WestShore Plaza Mall, December 3
on Saturday, 3 Dec, 9:00 AM
at
250 WestShore Plaza, Tampa, FL 33609
Attending interested
Enjoy a special breakfast with everyone’s favorite gift giver!
Holiday, Weekend
Preschool Readers FREE Storytime in the Park
on Saturday, 3 Dec, 10:30 AM
at Kate Jackson Park
821 S Rome Ave, Tampa, Tampa, FL 33606
Attending interested
Preschool Readers Presents Storytime in the Park! Saturday, December 3, 2016 10:30 AM @ Kate Jackson Park Meet @ the Little Free Library Dress up in your favorite princess costume and join us for a story, meet & greet and photos with the Ice Princess!
Educational, Family Friendly, Holiday, Weekend
WESTFIELD HOSTS MOMMY & ME WITH SANTA AND HIS REINDEER!
on Saturday, 3 Dec, 11:00 AM
at
459 Brandon Town Center, Brandon, FL 33511
Attending interested
Find TicketsThis holiday season Westfield is inviting families to support St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital during our Mommy & Me with Santa event.
Charity, Family Friendly, Holiday, Weekend
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35th Annual Santa Fest and Tampa's Downtown Christmas Parade
on Saturday, 3 Dec, 11:00 AM
at
600 N. Ashley Drive, Tampa, FL 33602
Attending interested
Santa Claus comes to town on Saturday, December 3, 2016 during the 35th Annual Santa Fest and Christmas Parade!
Parades, Family Friendly, Holiday, Weekend
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Santa Fest 2016
on Saturday, 3 Dec, 12:00 PM
at
600 N. Ashley Drive, Tampa, FL 33602
Attending interested
The annual Santa Fest featuring the Downtown Tampa Holiday Parade will take place on December 3rd with the area turning into a winter wonderland.
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Making Spirits Bright - A Holiday Concert
on Saturday, 3 Dec, 3:00 PM
at
711 N Franklin Street, Tampa, FL 33602
Attending interested
Find TicketsEnjoy a festive concert of holiday choral music and experience the wonder of 150 voices raised in song!
Concerts, Live Music, Theater and Arts, Weekend
WESTFIELD HOSTS MOMMY & ME WITH SANTA AND HIS REINDEER!
on Saturday, 3 Dec, 3:00 PM
at
8021 Citrus Park Town Center, Tampa, FL 33625
Attending interested
Find TicketsThis holiday season Westfield is inviting families to support St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital during our Mommy & Me with Santa event.
Charity, Family Friendly, Holiday, Weekend
2016 Snow on 7th Holiday Parade
on Saturday, 3 Dec, 5:00 PM
at
The Streets of Ybor, Tampa, FL 33605
Attending interested
Experience the unique holiday event bringing thousands of people to Ybor City for the annual Snow on 7th Holiday Parade.
Festivals, Parades, Holiday, Weekend
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Rudolph's Miracle On Cleveland Street
on Saturday, 3 Dec, 5:00 PM
at Downtown Clearwater
Cleveland Street, Clearwater, Fl 33755
Attending interested
Find TicketsRuth Eckerd Hall On The Road announced today that Rudolph’s Miracle on Cleveland Street will be on Saturday, December 3 from 5 to 10 pm.
Concerts, Free, Holiday, Weekend
KBR's Rockin' Christmas Party Benefiting
on Saturday, 3 Dec, 6:00 PM
at Buckets Tavern & Tap
4535 Gunn Hwy, Tampa, FL 33624
Attending interested
Come help KBR with our last Charity event of the year benefiting the Homeless.
Charity, Fundraising, Holiday, Weekend
Julbord - Scandinavian Christmas Dinner
on Saturday, 3 Dec, 6:00 PM
at
13937 Monroes Business Park, Tampa, FL 3635
Attending interested
Find TicketsJulbord is a classic Christmas dinner in Scandinavian countries. The word “Julbord” is made up of two parts: “Jul”, meaning Yule (synonymous with Christmas) and “Bord”, meaning table. Directly translated as the Christmas table.
Annual, Family Friendly, Holiday, Weekend
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Jobsite Rocks! 2016
on Saturday, 3 Dec, 8:00 PM
at
1313 8th Ave., Tampa, FL 33605
Attending interested
Jobsite has been hosting an end of the year party/fundraiser at New World Brewery for well over a decade.
Live Music, Theater and Arts, Holiday, Weekend
Sensitive Santa at WestShore Plaza Mall, December 4
on Sunday, 4 Dec, 9:00 AM
at
250 WestShore Plaza, Tampa, FL 33609
Attending interested
Revel in the spirit and joy during WestShore Plaza’s Sensitive Santa event.
Holiday, Weekend
Photos with Santa to Benefit Promise Love Foundation
on Sunday, 4 Dec, 2:00 PM
at Ivy Astoria
1920 E 7th Ave, Tampa, FL 33605
Attending interested
Find TicketsCome out and join us for our Annual Pictures with Santa! Make sure you schedule your time slot at the link above. There will also be music, raffles, hot chocolate, cupcake decorating and face painting for after the photos! All funds raised go straight to
Charity, Family Friendly, Holiday, Weekend
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Pewter Report Watch Party
on Sunday, 4 Dec, 4:25 PM
at
5223 North Orient Road, Tampa, FL 33610
Attending interested
Seminole Hard Rock Tampa is hosting Pewter Watch Parties at Hard Rock Cafe for Tampa Bay’s biggest road games of the year. Enjoy Rockin’ Game Day Specials on food and drink specials, beautiful Hard Rock Girls & classic rock-n-roll memorabilia.
Sports, Free, Restaurant, Weekend
Ugly Sweater Holiday Party

Ugly Sweater Holiday Party

on Sunday, 4 Dec, 8:00 PM
at The Brass Tap | Centro Ybor
1600 E 7th Ave, Tampa, FL 33605
Attending interested
Its the most wonderful time...for a BEER!! We will be celebrating Ugly Christmas sweater style!!! Join us as we give thanks to our employees and brew crew members!
Annual, Community, Weekend
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Pet Photos at WestShore Plaza Mall, December 5
on Monday, 5 Dec, 6:00 PM
at
250 WestShore Plaza, Tampa, FL 33609
Attending interested
Don’t furr-get your favorite pets!
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Repeal Day at Bizou
on Monday, 5 Dec, 6:00 PM
at
601 N. Florida Ave, Tampa, FL 33602
Attending interested
Find TicketsBizou celebrates the end of Prohibition
Live Music, Free, Bar and Night Club
Christmas at OldMicky's
on Tuesday, 6 Dec, 6:00 PM
at
9612 Cresent Drive, Odessa, Fl 33556
Attending interested
Come and Celebrate the Christmas holiday with Old McMicky's!
Family Friendly, Holiday
Fill The Bus 2016
on Wednesday, 7 Dec, 6:00 PM
at
4029 S. Westshore Blvd., Tampa, FL 33629
Attending interested
Come help us fill the bus with unwrapped new presents for children in need!
Charity, Fundraising, Holiday
A Christmas Carol
on Thursday, 8 Dec, 12:00 AM
at
4333 Gunn Highway, Tampa, FL 33634
Attending interested
Find TicketsAn original retelling of the classic holiday tale, A Christmas Carol
Theater and Arts, Holiday
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Taste of Science Tampa brings you the Science Behind the News
on Thursday, 8 Dec, 7:00 PM
at c.1949
6905 N Orleans Ave, Tampa, FL 33604
Attending interested
Find TicketsDo you want to know the science behind the stories that affected our community this year? From the scientists that study them? In a bar with some booze? No stuffy talks here, just real science in a fun informal setting!
Charity, Community, Bar and Night Club
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Lightning VS Canucks Watch Party at Champions Sports Bar & Grille
on Thursday, 8 Dec, 7:30 PM
at
700 S Florida Ave., Tampa, FL 33602
Attending interested
When it comes to watch parties, there are winners, and there are Champions! There's no better place to watch your Tampa Bay Lightning take on the Canucks than at Champions Sports Bar!
Sports, Bar and Night Club, Food
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on Friday, 9 Dec, 7:30 AM
at
333 S Franklin St, 33602, FL
Attending interested
Find TicketsGlobal Big Data Conference is offering 3 day extensive bootcamp on Big Data.
Educational
Lowry Park Zoo Presents: Christmas in the Wild
on Friday, 9 Dec, 9:30 AM
at
1101 W. Sligh Avenue, Tampa, FL 33604
Attending interested
Find TicketsThe traditions of Christmas will be abundant at Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo this holiday season!
Family Friendly, Holiday
WestShore Plaza’s KidX Club’s “Santa’s Little Helper,” December 9
on Friday, 9 Dec, 6:00 PM
at
250 WestShore Plaza, Tampa, FL 33609
Attending interested
WestShore Plaza invites all of Santa’s little helpers to celebrate the season! Kids will enjoy an Old Navy pajama party with milk and cookies!
Holiday, Weekend
The Fourth Annual OE Holiday Gift Bazaar
on Saturday, 10 Dec, 9:00 AM
at
420 W Kennedy Blvd, Tampa, FL 33606
Attending interested
In 2013 we organized the first OE Holiday Gift Bazaar to promote interest in local vendors, artisans and craftsmen. Inspired by eclectic and bustling European marketplaces, our second floor meeting and events space is transformed for one weekend out of th
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on Saturday, 10 Dec, 10:00 AM
at
102 W Shell Point Rd, Ruskin, FL 33570
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We know that so many of you look forward to this event each year and we are pleased to offer it for the 3rd time. Each year it gets better and better and this year is no different. We will be hand selecting vendors for this event based on the products t
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Zephyr Ridge Community Grand Opening
on Saturday, 10 Dec, 11:00 AM
at Zephyr Ridge Community
Jenny Lynne Circle, Zephyrhills, FL 33541
Attending interested
Join us at our Zephyr Ridge community grand opening on Saturday, December 10th. Refreshments will be served and we will have New Home Sales Consultants available to take you on tours of our two furnished models and the beautiful community.
Community, Free, Weekend
Photos With Santa
on Saturday, 10 Dec, 11:00 AM
at
3607 North Armenia Avenue, Tampa, FL 33607
Attending interested
WE'LL ALSO BE GRILLIN' & CHILLIN' ON THIS DATE, SO JOIN US FOR LUNCH!
Family Friendly, Holiday, Food, Weekend
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The 6th Annual Winter Wonder Ride 2016
on Saturday, 10 Dec, 2:00 PM
at
600 N. Ashley Drive, Tampa, FL 33602
Attending interested
Find TicketsSoon it will be time to #getFrosty Tampa as we ride bikes through downtown Tampa and along Bayshore Boulevard before returning to Curtis Hixon Park for our now-famous Post Ride Celebration!
Parades, Annual, Charity, Weekend
Avalon Aglow
on Saturday, 10 Dec, 5:00 PM
at
5227 Autumn Ridge Dr, Wesley Chapel, FL 33545
Attending interested
free Winter Wonderland Event with a Firework Show at 8pm to end the night. Come slide down a REAL SNOW SLIDE in Wesley Chapel FL and take photos with Santa. You can even get some Holiday shopping done with vendors. December 10th 5-8pm at Avalon Park West.
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Lightning VS Penguins Watch Party at Champions Sports Bar & Grille
on Saturday, 10 Dec, 7:00 PM
at
700 S Florida Ave., Tampa, FL 33602
Attending interested
When it comes to watch parties, there are winners, and there are Champions! There's no better place to watch your Tampa Bay Lightning take on the Penguins than at Champions Sports Bar!
Sports, Bar and Night Club, Food, Weekend
Nutcracker Tea
on Sunday, 11 Dec, 11:00 AM
at
110 W Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa, FL 33602
Attending interested
The timeless world and characters of the Nutcracker ballet come alive at the Museum in partnership with the Straz Center and the Next Generation Ballet.
Theater and Arts, Family Friendly, Holiday, Weekend
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Hounds for the Holidays
on Sunday, 11 Dec, 6:30 PM
at
8021 Citrus Park Town Center, Tampa, FL 33625
Attending interested
Westfield invites the furry friend of the family to enjoy the holidays. Come enjoy pet photos with Santa!
Community, Free, Holiday, Weekend
Hounds for the Holidays
on Sunday, 11 Dec, 6:30 PM
at
459 Brandon Town Center, Brandon, FL 33511
Attending interested
Westfield invites the furry friend of the family to enjoy the holidays. Come enjoy pet photos with Santa!
Community, Free, Holiday, Weekend
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Review for Taiga Lounge wrote by Tisha
Rating: Half Rating1111
Cons: staff
Comments: We have been patrons at this establishment several times and always had a decent experience. This last experience was not one of them. Apparently the younger son now owns the place (he's the one with the ponytail). The mother is apparently the head cook, and when we requested a ..
Review for Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina wrote by Joseph
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Pros: waterview Indoor outdoor seating Boatslips nearby
Comments: Christmas Buffet was excellent
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Pros: Crab cakes, service, atmosphere
Comments: Attended a company Christmas party here and it was a blast! Inside and outside entertainment!
Review for Comfy Kids Consignment wrote by Adrian
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Comments: WARNING PARENTS!!!CHECK, CHECK, INSPECT everything you purchase BEFORE leaving the store! Bought my daughter a karoke machine from there only to find a cracked screen and the machine completly seperated ..
Review for Lorraine's Place Pub wrote by Alice
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Pros: Best beer prices in Brandon
Cons: Not a good atmosphere if you are a non-smoker and do not like the smell of smoke
Comments: You will never meet a stranger
Review for Tampa Bay Water Bike Company wrote by Carlyn
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Pros: In our hometown - we do this as often as we can!
Comments: We had The BEST time doing this, my kids and I. Born and raised here on the water. With access to speed boats and yachts, yet both boys ..

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Christmas Tampa Florida 2016 is celebrated through family activities and Christmas weekend events. Christmas is not just about shopping for the holidays, but its also about doing things with friends & family. There are many things to do for Christmas in Tampa Florida. Check out the events directory to find out whats going on in Tampa for the holiday season. Events in Tampa