Christmas Tampa Florida 2018 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 for Christmas in Tampa 2018

The 13 Ugly Men Presents The Ugly Sweater Party

The 13 Ugly Men Presents The Ugly Sweater Party

on Friday, 14 Dec, 8:00 PM
at American Social Tampa
601 S Harbour Island Blvd, Tampa, FL 33602
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The legendary 13 Ugly Men bring you their winter wonderland at the dockside of American Social Tampa featuring Santa's village & a second level blizzard dance floor!

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Santa Sonic is Coming to Town!

Santa Sonic is Coming to Town!

on Saturday, 15 Dec, 10:00 AM
at GameTime
1600 E. 8th Ave A147, Tampa, FL 33605
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Join us on Saturday, 12/15/18 10am – 1:30pm for Brunch with Santa Sonic as we celebrate the holiday season! Share the joy, donate a new unwrapped toy and receive a FREE 1 Hour Timed Play game card!

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Ugly Sweater PAW-ty

Ugly Sweater PAW-ty

on Saturday, 15 Dec, 2:00 PM
at O'Brien's Irish Pub Brandon
701 W. Lumsden Rd., Brandon, FL 33511
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We are so excited to bring to you, our first annual, Ugly Sweater PAW-TY! Time to hit the craft store & make the perfect ugly Christmas sweater for your pooch. Join us on December 15th at 2 p.m. for a fundraiser benefiting 4 Lucky Dogs Rescue.

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Annual Holiday Boat Parade on Hillsborough River 2018

Annual Holiday Boat Parade on Hillsborough River 2018

on Sunday, 16 Dec, 5:30 PM
at Lowry Park Boat Ramp
1204 W Flora St, Tampa, FL 33604
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Friends of the River's 19th Annual Holiday Boat Parade is a celebration of life in a city with a beautiful, healthy river flowing through it!

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Cirque Musica Holiday

on Sunday, 16 Dec, 7:00 PM
at The Yuengling Center Find Tickets
4202 East Fowler Ave, Tampa, Fl 33620
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CIRQUE MUSICA HOLIDAY presents Wonderland is a fun-filled concert experience for the whole family featuring the talented cast of Cirque Musica accompanied by holiday songs performed by a live symphony orchestra.

Grand Hanakkuh Celebration

Grand Hanakkuh Celebration

on Monday, 17 Dec, 5:00 PM
at Shops at Wiregrass
28211 Paseo Drive / Suite 100, Wesley Chapel, FL 33543
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Light up the night with Chabad at this annual celebration with a large menorah lighting, entertainment, face painting, hot latkes and doughnuts.

Hanukkah On Ice

Hanukkah On Ice

on Monday, 17 Dec, 5:00 PM
at Tampa Bay Skating Academy
27001 U.S. 19 N, Clearwater, FL 33755
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The annual celebration with free ice skating to Jewish music, a menorah built entirely of fidget spinners, hot latkes, donuts, gelt and build your own Lego fidget dreidel.

Make n Take Gift Classes
on Thursday, 20 Dec, 6:00 PM
at Westshore Plaza Find Tickets
250 WestShore Plaza, Tampa, FL 33609
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Join our Holiday Make-n-Take Gift Classes Instructed by regional Artist: Dreamcatchers & Essential Oils: w/ Artisan Tyan Flannery - DoTerra Mandalas - Watercolor on Canvas w/ Artist Alicia Campos Paper Mache’ with artist Olivia Sifontes

BACKSTREET BAND
on 7:00 PM
at Circles Waterfront Restaurant
1212 Apollo Beach Blvd, Apollo Beach, FL 33572
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LIve music for free.

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Sip and Shop @ TBFAD Holiday Shop!
on Friday, 21 Dec, 5:00 PM
at The Center for Architecture and Design Find Tickets
1315 East 7th Avenue, Tampa, FL 33605
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Shop unique, one-of-a-kind items while enjoying free wine and snacks!

Stageworks Theatre: The Winter Wonderettes
on Friday, 21 Dec, 8:00 PM
at Stageworks Theatre Find Tickets
1120 E. Kennedy Blvd., Tampa, FL 33602
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Hilarious Holiday Harmonies for All Ages

Ugly Sweater Party at District Tavern
on Friday, 21 Dec, 8:00 PM
at District Tavern
116 N 12th St, Tampa, FL 33602
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Before you head off to your holiday plans, stop into District Tavern wearing your ugliest sweater!

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Hohoho Merry Christmas Party
on Friday, 21 Dec, 9:00 PM
at Club Prana Find Tickets
1619 E 7th Ave., Tampa, FL 33605
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Drink up Grinches!! Let's make it a December to remember at Club Prana! FREE Champagne bottle when you pre-book a table #VIP

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Rośe All day - Beats and Brunch
on 11:00 AM
at WTR Pool & Grill
7700 W. Courtney Campbell Causeway, Tampa, FL 33607
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Do Brunch Differently. Every Saturday we will be having brunch made with Florida fresh ingredients served up poolside with a side of beats and of course.... Rośe all DAY!

“In the Groove” Holiday Show
on Saturday, 22 Dec, 3:00 PM
at Carrollwood Players Theatre Find Tickets
4333 Gunn Highway, Tampa, FL 33634
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A musical journey through the decades with live singing and dancing. This show will also feature holiday hits!

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Color Tampa Bay
on Saturday, 22 Dec, 4:00 PM
at The Center for Architecture and Design Find Tickets
1315 East 7th Avenue Suite 105, Tampa, FL 33605
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Free snacks and activities for kids while parents shop!

Downtown Tampa Holiday Lights Boat Parade of Lights
on Saturday, 22 Dec, 6:00 PM
at Armature Works
1910 N Ola Avenue, Tampa, FL 33602
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SAVE THE DATE: The Downtown Tampa Holiday Boat Parade of Lights will happen on December 22nd, 2018! This free, holiday event along the Riverwalk has a new route this year and route will include the downtown waterfront from Armature Works to Sparkman Wharf

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Holiday Light Boat Parade
on Saturday, 22 Dec, 6:30 PM
at American Victory Ship Mariners Memorial Museum Find Tickets
705 Channelside Drive, Tampa, FL 33602
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We are happy to announce that the route for the Holiday Boat Parade of Lights is returning to the waters of the Ybor Channel directly alongside of the AmVic Ship! It's THE prime location to watch the decorated boats pass by. 

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Tampa Riverwalk Holiday Boat Parade of Lights 2018
on Saturday, 22 Dec, 6:30 PM
at Tampa Riverwalk
600 N Ashley Dr, Tampa, FL 33602
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The date is set for the Downtown Tampa Holiday Boat Parade of Lights which will be on December 22, 2018!

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Sexy Santa Party at Club Prana
on Saturday, 22 Dec, 9:00 PM
at Club Prana Find Tickets
1619 E 7th Ave., Tampa, FL 33605
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Show me SEXY at this Sexy Santa Party! Whether you have been naughty or nice, let's drink and be merry!

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Christmas Eve Dinner with Mrs. Claus
on Monday, 24 Dec, 5:00 PM
at The Godfrey Hotel & Cabanas Tampa
7700 W Courtney Campbell Causeway, Tampa, FL 33607
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Come enjoy a holiday event at the Godfrey!

Monday Night With Tito's

Monday Night With Tito's

on 7:00 PM
at District Tavern
116 N 12th St, Tampa, FL 33602
Attending interested

Join us every Monday evening for $5 Tito's and $3 Bud Light Draft from 7pm-11pm.

Holiday High Hand Cash

Holiday High Hand Cash

on 10:00 AM
at TGT Poker & Racebook
8300 N Nebraska Ave, Tampa, FL 33609
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Add $199 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Add $199 from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m.

Christmas Day Buffet
on Tuesday, 25 Dec, 11:30 AM
at The Godfrey Hotel & Cabanas Tampa
7700 W Courtney Campbell Causeway, Tampa, FL 33607
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Come enjoy a holiday event at the Godfrey!

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Christmas Day Potluck
on Tuesday, 25 Dec, 2:00 PM
at Cheer Counseling
339 E Robertson St, Brandon, FL 33511
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Don't be alone on Christmas day. Join us for a potluck at Cheer Counseling

Christmas in the Wild
on Thursday, 27 Dec, 4:00 PM
at ZooTampa Find Tickets
1101 W. Sligh Avenue, Tampa, FL 33604
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It’s the most wonderful time of the year… as ZooTampa at Lowry Park transforms into a world of holiday cheer for Christmas in the Wild! ?? The festivities kick-off on “Black Friday” on November 23 and continue for 18 delightful nights.

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Black Cinema Night - This Christmas
on Saturday, 29 Dec, 8:00 PM
at Inkwell Centre
2905 N 50th St, Tampa, FL 33619
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Join The London J. Agency and The Black Market Collective for a viewing of This Christmas Has it been a while since you had a day of shopping, catching a good movie, or just a funfilled day with some of your closest family members and friends.

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Club Prana Holiday Hangover Party
on Saturday, 29 Dec, 9:00 PM
at Club Prana Find Tickets
1619 E 7th Ave., Tampa, FL 33605
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"I don't get drunk, I just get less classy and more fun." Beat your holiday hangover with us in style at this epic pre-New Year celebration!

WWE Live Holiday Tour
on Sunday, 30 Dec, 7:30 PM
at Amalie Arena Find Tickets
401 Channelside Dr, Tampa, FL 33602
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The arena is also famous for its music concerts and conventions. Some notable acts that have performed at the Amalie Arena have been U2, Billy Joel, Bon Jovi, Tim McGraw, AC/DC, Elton John, and Roger Waters.

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River of Lights 2018

River of Lights 2018

on Friday, 30 Nov, 1:00 PM
at Pirate Water Taxi
603 Channelside Drive, Tampa, FL 33602
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A Tampa tradition returns select nights November 30 - December 30! Hop on the Pirate Water Taxi for Tampa’s most unique holiday celebration.

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Christmas Town at Busch Gardens

Christmas Town at Busch Gardens

on Saturday, 1 Dec, 1:00 PM
at Busch Gardens
Busch Gardens, Tampa, FL 33674
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Every night starting Nov. 17, celebrate the holidays with Santa, Rudolph & more. Included with park admission.

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Holiday Makers Market

Holiday Makers Market

on 9:00 AM
at Westshore Plaza Find Tickets
250 WestShore Plaza, Tampa, FL 33609
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Your “Go-To” for Unique Finds, Holiday Makers Marketplace EVERY WEEKEND STARTING: Friday Nov. 24 – Monday Dec 23 TIME: Open Extended Mall Holiday Hours

Ugly Sweaters & Toys for Kids at the Godfrey Hotel Tampa

Ugly Sweaters & Toys for Kids at the Godfrey Hotel Tampa

on Friday, 14 Dec, 5:00 PM
at The Godfrey Hotel & Cabanas Tampa
7700 W Courtney Campbell Causeway, Tampa, FL 33607
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An ugly sweater party benefiting a local families, featuring a lighting of Winterland ceremony at 6:00pm, tour of Winterland and the Grinch’s Cave, a hot chocolate and eggnog bar, and 12 Cocktails of Christmas. Guests are encouraged to dress in ugly sweat

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For King & Country ft. Zach Williams | The Christmas Tour

For King & Country ft. Zach Williams | The Christmas Tour

on Friday, 14 Dec, 7:00 PM
at Amalie Arena
401 Channelside Dr, Tampa, FL 33602
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Two-time GRAMMY® Award winners for KING & COUNTRY will hit the road in December with their Christmas tour extravaganza Little Drummer Boy

The 13 Ugly Men Presents The Ugly Sweater Party

The 13 Ugly Men Presents The Ugly Sweater Party

on Friday, 14 Dec, 8:00 PM
at American Social Tampa
601 S Harbour Island Blvd, Tampa, FL 33602
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The legendary 13 Ugly Men bring you their winter wonderland at the dockside of American Social Tampa featuring Santa's village & a second level blizzard dance floor!

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On Top of the World Community Presents Pets for the Holidays

on Saturday, 15 Dec, 9:00 AM
at On Top of the World
2291 World Parkway Blvd. W, Clearwater, FL 33763
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On Top of the World communities will be hosting an event that welcomes adoptable dogs from SPCA Tampa Bay. There will be information from SPCA Tampa Bay, along with community information.

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Santa Sonic is Coming to Town!

Santa Sonic is Coming to Town!

on Saturday, 15 Dec, 10:00 AM
at GameTime
1600 E. 8th Ave A147, Tampa, FL 33605
Attending interested

Join us on Saturday, 12/15/18 10am – 1:30pm for Brunch with Santa Sonic as we celebrate the holiday season! Share the joy, donate a new unwrapped toy and receive a FREE 1 Hour Timed Play game card!

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Operation Christmas Gift 2018

Operation Christmas Gift 2018

on Saturday, 15 Dec, 12:00 PM
at St. Peter Claver Catholic School
1218 E Kay St, Tampa, FL 33602
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It's that time of the year again! Come and join us for this FREE family fun filled event this Christmas.

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Ugly Sweater PAW-ty

Ugly Sweater PAW-ty

on Saturday, 15 Dec, 2:00 PM
at O'Brien's Irish Pub Brandon
701 W. Lumsden Rd., Brandon, FL 33511
Attending interested

We are so excited to bring to you, our first annual, Ugly Sweater PAW-TY! Time to hit the craft store & make the perfect ugly Christmas sweater for your pooch. Join us on December 15th at 2 p.m. for a fundraiser benefiting 4 Lucky Dogs Rescue.

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18th Annual Santa Pub Crawl

18th Annual Santa Pub Crawl

on Saturday, 15 Dec, 6:00 PM
at The Honey Pot
1507 E 7th Ave., Tampa, FL 33605
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We take over each bar as a HUGE group so you will be safe, secure and happy with numerous friends of like minded cheer! Your entry fee goes to Meals on Wheels of Tampa, new unwrapped toy donation will go to Toys for Tots.

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Family Photo & Dinner with the Grinch

on Saturday, 15 Dec, 6:00 PM
at The Godfrey Hotel & Cabanas Tampa
7700 W Courtney Campbell Causeway, Tampa, FL 33607
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Come enjoy this holiday event at the Godfrey!

93.3 FLZ's Jingle Ball Presented by Capital One

93.3 FLZ's Jingle Ball Presented by Capital One

on Saturday, 15 Dec, 7:00 PM
at Amalie Arena
401 Channelside Dr, Tampa, FL 33602
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93.3 FLZ, Tampa Bay’s #1 Hit Music Station, today unveiled the star-studded lineup for its annual holiday concert, 93.3 FLZ’s Jingle Ball 2018, Presented by Capital One®, taking place on Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 7:00 PM at AMALIE Arena.

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Ugly Sweater Party at Club Prana

Ugly Sweater Party at Club Prana

on Saturday, 15 Dec, 9:00 PM
at Club Prana
1619 E 7th Ave., Tampa, FL 33605
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Let's get ugly for this holiday ugly sweater party, ayyyeeee!!!! There will be holiday music, tons of drinks, and lots of dancing this evening!

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Jackson's Merry Christmas With Oscar G

Jackson's Merry Christmas With Oscar G

on Saturday, 15 Dec, 10:30 PM
at Jackson's Bistro Bar & Sushi
601 S Harbour Island Blvd, Tampa, FL 33602
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Join us on December 15th for a Very Merry Christmas Celebration as we welcome back Miami's own, the legendary Oscar G to Jackson's Nightlife! Get your Christmas list ready because Santa Claus is stopping by to see who has been Naughty or Nice this year!

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Breakfast With Santa at Maggiano's

Breakfast With Santa at Maggiano's

on Sunday, 16 Dec, 8:00 AM
at Maggiano's Little Italy Find Tickets
203 Westshore Plz, Tampa, FL 33609
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Join us at Maggiano's Little Italy as we invite Santa & Mrs. Claus to Breakfast!

12 Days of Christmas Sale!

12 Days of Christmas Sale!

on Sunday, 16 Dec, 10:00 AM
at Uptown Cheapskate
16031 Tampa Palms Blvd W, Tampa, FL 33647
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Join us in celebrating the holidays with our 12 days of Christmas Sale! 1st 20 customers receive extra savings! Plan ahead!

Jingle Bell Bazaar @ Ybor

Jingle Bell Bazaar @ Ybor

on Sunday, 16 Dec, 11:00 AM
at Centennial Park Find Tickets
1800 E.8th Ave, Tampa, FL 33605
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“Jingle Bell Bazaar @ Ybor” is a FREE fun-filled day with holiday cheer, live music, delicious food, retail vendors, and fashion preview by local Boutiques. Santa arrives at 1:00 p.m. for pictures. The festivities begin at 11:00 a.m.and ends at 6:00 p.m!

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Valrico Holiday Market

Valrico Holiday Market

on Sunday, 16 Dec, 12:00 PM
at Bullfrog Creek Brewing Co
3632 Lithia Pinecrest Rd, Valrico, FL 33596
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Bullfrog Creek Brewing Co will be hosting the Valrico Holiday Market December 16th from 12-4pm!

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