Do you really want a snoozefest around the remains of a turkey on your dining room table again? Does your favorite uncle really want a tie for Christmas?

If you’re looking to shake up Thanksgiving and get a head start on Christmas presents, head to someplace everyone can be excited about: GameTime Tampa in Ybor City. Stock up on gift cards for Christmas presents and stocking stuffers for the big and little kids in your life, and while you’re there, check out the many special events that are happening, such as the Holiday Party.

For $35 per person and a minimum of 25 people, enjoy a roasted turkey breast and bone-in ham station, garlic mashed potatoes, stuffing, green beans casserole, glazed carrots, cranberry sauce, rolls, coffee and soft drinks. Take the pressure off the one who cooks all the time at home, and best of all, spread out and have fun afterward in the mega arcade on the game floor. Featuring more than 120 games over 24,000 square feet, gamers can shoot hoops, test their skills on the NFL 2 Minute Drill, Indy 500 or Baseball Pro. With retro classics, arcade fan favorites, shooting and redemption games and ride simulators, there are hours of fun potential here with games like Air Hockey, Red Cup Challenge, the new Space Invaders Frenzy, The Walking Dead, Cruis’n Blast, mini-bowling, Skeeball, and so much more! 

For USF Bulls fans (or rivals!), this is the perfect place to gather for a watch party and continue the Thanksgiving celebration. At 7 p.m. Nov. 24, join Rocky the Bull, USF Athletics, USF Alumni and loyal Bulls Fans for the Official USF Watch Party against University of Central Florida. As well as $5 Three Olives Vodka drinks and $4.50 pints, show your USF ID to get the Touchdown Combo: pizza, wings, salad, and a pitcher of beer for only $39.99.

GameTime has you covered for planning your Holiday party or buying a gift card for a memorable gift experience that will always fit! November sizzles with the USF Watch Party on Friday, November 24 at 7 p.m.and all the Holiday planning. 

If you're looking for more ways to make your holidays sizzle, check out our Thanksgiving, Holiday and New Year's Eve pages and follow us on 813area - registration is free!