This year has been a rough one for many of us, so make sure you end it strong! Enjoy your friends and family by checking out these safe and socially distant holiday events in Tampa from anyone of these local businesses. From boat parades to New Year's parties in Tampa museums, there is sure to be something for you to appreciate this holiday season.

Check out these safe Tampa events and more unique things to do in Tampa for the holidays if you want to celebrate without a worry in your mind. For more Christmas events in Tampa and things to do for New Year's Eve in Tampa, 813area is your go-to guide for all the most fun things to do in Tampa Bay.

ZooTampa at Lowry Park
4.6  5 Rating (6)
1101 W Sligh Ave, Tampa FL, 33604
A safe, fun holiday experience full of adventure, twinkling lights, holidat treats, and wildlife!
Henry Plant Museum
4.8  5 Rating (2)
401 West Kennedy Blvd, Tampa FL, 33606
Take a look into what a Victorian Christmas might be like in the former 1891 Tampa Bay Hotel! From now until December 31st.
4.6  5 Rating (10)
600 N. Ashley Drive, Tampa FL, 33602
Enjoy Tampa's outdoor ice rink and the views of the Tampa Riverwalk and Hillsborough River.
Glazer Children's Museum
5.0  5 Rating (1)
110 W Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa FL, 33602
Celebrate the New Year socially-distant with Glazer Children's Museum with family friendly activities to ring in the New Year early from 10am-3pm on December 31st.
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
4.6  5 Rating (14)
10165 McKinley Dr, Tampa, Tampa FL, 33674
The only thing better than a day at Busch Gardens is a day at Busch Gardens Christmas town! Check out all the holiday festivities at the park now until January 3rd.
The Tampa Riverwalk
4.8  5 Rating (9)
600 N Ashley Dr, Tampa FL, 33602
Don't miss out on this holiday tradition with boats covered in decorative lights as they float along the riverwalk on December 19th this year!
Pirate Water Taxi
4.8  5 Rating (2)
603 Channelside Drive, Tampa FL, 33602
Until December 30th, take a 45 minute river of lights tour with Tampa's own Pirate Water Taxi with a Christmas-themed boat ride!
TGH Ice Plex
Recreation $$
10222 Elizabeth Place, Tampa FL, 33619
Check out their website for public skating sessions!
The Silks Poker Room
4.7  5 Rating (11)
11225 Race Track Rd, Tampa FL, 33626
Located on the 3rd floor of the Grand Stand Building inside Tampa Bay Downs, Silks Poker Room & Bar is open 7 days a week. The Silks Poker Room features...