When it comes to Christmas in Tampa, there's no face more recognizable than that of big ol' Santa Claus.  From the oldest people to the youngest kids, it seems like everyone recognizes St. Nick.  If the kids want some face time with this saint of Christmas, there are plenty of places to find him in Tampa Bay.  Here are a few places to take pictures with Santa in Tampa.

Santa will also be appearing at a ton of malls in the Tampa Bay area throughout the holiday season, check out our Holiday Mall Guide for Santa mall appearances in Tampa, mall hours throughout the holiday season, and more.

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
4.6  5 Rating (14)
10165 McKinley Dr, Tampa, Tampa FL, 33674
Christmas Town in Busch Gardens will have several dates on which you can take a picture with Santa in Tampa. Visit Christmas Town for more info and to reserve a spot.
International Plaza and Bay Street
4.6  5 Rating (22)
2223 N. West Shore Blvd., Tampa FL, 33607
International Plaza and Bay Street, an enclosed, two-story regional shopping center with an adjacent outdoor lifestyle center, is located on the southeast...
ZooTampa at Lowry Park
4.6  5 Rating (6)
1101 W Sligh Ave, Tampa FL, 33604
Christmas in the Wild will feature several days to see Santa and snag a picture with him.
Florida Aquarium
4.8  5 Rating (12)
701 Channelside Drive, Tampa FL, 33602
Located in Channelside next to the Tampa Port Authority, the Florida Aquarium is one of the world's top aquariums, featuring over 10,000 aquatic plants...
4.7  5 Rating (9)
250 WestShore Plaza, Tampa FL, 33609
Located on Westshore Blvd south of I275, Westshore Plaza features large department stores including JCPenny's, Macy's, and Sears as well as many chain...
The Shops at Wiregrass
5.0  5 Rating (1)
28211 Paseo Drive Suite 100, Wesley Chapel FL, 33543
Since 2008, with over 100 shops, restaurants and services, The Shops at Wiregrass brings a unique experience to shopping, dining and entertainment. Located...
Bass Pro Shops
10501 Palm River Rd, Tampa FL, 33619
For a unique shopping experience that includes: Hunting, Fishing, technologically advanced clothing, candy, gifts, boats and more!

Night of Lights

on Friday, 3 Dec, 2021 6:00 PM
at One More Child
1015 Sikes Blvd., Lakeland, FL 33815
Attending Interested

One More Child invites you to
another tree-mendous Christmas light
 drive-thru experience!  Families will caravan through One More Child's property loop to see decorated cottage homes, Santa on his sleigh and a live nativity scene!

Annual Downtown Tampa Christmas Parade 2021

on Saturday, 4 Dec, 2021 12:00 PM
at Downtown Tampa
Tampa, FL 33602
Attending Interested

Get ready to celebrate at the Annual Downtown Tampa Christmas Parade on December 4th with all of the family! See Santa in Tampa at one of the best Christmas parades ever with a festival for kids after the parade and the annual Tree Lighting in Tampa.


Breakfast with Santa

on Saturday, 11 Dec, 2021 9:00 AM
at GFWC Tampa Woman’s Club
2901 Bayshore Boulevard, Tampa, FL 33629
Attending Interested

Enjoy a morning with the clauses including photos with Santa, breakfast with Mrs. Clause, and a mimosa for the adults.

Jingle Bell Bazaar at Ybor 2021

on Sunday, 12 Dec, 2021 12:00 PM
at Centennial Park
1800 E.8th Ave, Tampa, FL 33605
Attending Interested

The Largest Annual Holiday Festival in Ybor City is Back! Come enjoy a day of live music, shopping, food trucks and pics with Santa Claus.