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...
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!

Santa Fest & Tampa's Tree Lighting Ceremony

on Friday, 2 Dec, 2022 2:00 PM
at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
600 N. Ashley Drive, Tampa, FL 33602
Attending Interested

Looking for a Christmas Start up? Come and Gather the whole Family @ Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park in Tampa, FL. Enjoy our Very own Tampa's Tree Lighting Ceremony.


Holly Jolly Holiday Brunch with Santa

on Sunday, 11 Dec, 2022 10:00 AM
at Centre Club
123 South Westshore Blvd, Tampa, FL 33609
Attending Interested

Looking for Santa this Christmas in Tampa, FL? Come and have a brunch with him! Make your way here at Centre Club - Tampa bring the kids and have fun!


Breakfast with Santa

on Saturday, 3 Dec, 2022 8:30 AM
at GFWC Tampa Woman's Club
2901 Bayshore Blvd., Tampa, FL 33629
Attending Interested

Breakfast With Santa - to benefit child literacy Join us for breakfast, photos, and crafts with Santa! Ticket includes photo with Santa, breakfast with Mrs. Claus, crafts, and a goody bag.



on Thursday, 1 Dec, 2022 11:00 AM
at Westfield Brandon Town Center
459 Brandon Town Center, Brandon, FL 33511
Attending Interested

You’re invited to dress in your ugliest holiday sweater or other festive attire to capture a memorable photo with Santa! Ugly Sweater Photos are on Dec 1, 8, and 15.


Tampa Bay's Festival Of Lights and Santa's Village

on Sunday, 4 Dec, 2022 7:00 AM
at Hillsborough County Fairgrounds
215 Sydney Washer Road, Dover, Fl 33527
Attending Interested

It takes seeing to believing, if you want making your event more extraordinary then celebrate your festive season in Tampa.