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
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!
Holiday Tree & Light Festival | The Grove at Wesley Chapel

Holiday Tree & Light Festival | The Grove at Wesley Chapel

on Friday, 4 Dec, 2020 4:00 PM
at Grove At Wesley Chapel
6105 Wesley Grove Blvd, Wesley Chapel, FL 33544
Attending Interested

The Grove at Wesley Chapel along with TLC Community Foundation will be putting on this event!

Breakfast With Santa at Maggiano's

Breakfast With Santa at Maggiano's

on Sunday, 9 Dec, 2018 8:00 AM
at Maggiano's Little Italy
203 Westshore Plz, Tampa, FL 33609
Attending Interested

Join us at Maggiano's Little Italy as we invite Santa & Mrs. Claus to Breakfast!

Santa's Holiday Brunch Cruise

Santa's Holiday Brunch Cruise

on Sunday, 13 Dec, 2020 12:30 PM
at Yacht StarShip Dining Cruises
603 Channelside Dr, Tampa, FL 33602
Attending Interested

You’re invited aboard Santa’s Brunch Cruises! Santa can usually be spotted on his trusty sleigh but he’s escaping the snow and setting sail aboard Yacht StarShip this December in Tampa!

Santa Meet and Greet

Santa Meet and Greet

on Saturday, 12 Dec, 2020 11:00 AM
at Party Like Royalty LLC
7819 N Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33614
Attending Interested

Santa Meet and Greet