The holidays are always full of warmth, joy, and love, and, with everyone being on winter break, it's a great time to spend time with the family. Rather than sitting at home during the break, bring your kids and loved ones to one of the best family-friendly events in Tampa for the holidays.

Christmas events in Tampa have plenty of festivities during the holidays that are perfect for families. So check out our top choices for family-friendly holiday events around Christmas in Tampa.

Busch Gardens® Christmas Town

on Saturday, 4 Dec, 2021 10:00 AM
at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
10165 McKinley Dr, Tampa, Tampa, FL 33674
Attending Interested

Celebrate the year with holiday cheer and create merry memories for the whole family during this iconic seasonal event.

Christmas Lights in the Park

on Wednesday, 1 Dec, 2021 7:00 PM
at Masonic Park & Youth Camp
18050 U.S. 301, Wimauma, FL 33598
Attending Interested

A free, fun, family event! Drive thru the park, see thousands of lights and displays set to music! Shop for stocking stuffers at the market!

Lights of Love 2021 - Christmas Lighting in Plant City Florida

on Thursday, 2 Dec, 2021 5:30 PM
at McCall Park
100 N Collins St, Plant City, FL 33563
Attending Interested

The 23rd annual tree lighting ceremony at downtown McCall Park in Plant City marks the start of the holiday season.

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!

Family Christmas Fair at Pinecrest - presented by Citrus Grove Church

on Saturday, 4 Dec, 2021 9:00 AM
at Pinecrest Academy Wesley Chapel
33347 Florida 54, Wesley Chapel, FL 33543
Attending Interested

Do ALL THE CHRISTMAS THINGS with your kids at one free, fun event

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.


Festival of Lights

on Sunday, 5 Dec, 2021 8:00 PM
at Main Street Zephyrhills
38537 5th Ave, Zephyrhills, FL 33542
Attending Interested

There will be live, local entertainment at the Eiland Bandstand from 4pm-9pm, lots of food, merchandise, and arts & crafts vendors to choose from.


Dade City Christmas Parade presented by Rocycle and Saint Leo University

on Friday, 10 Dec, 2021 7:00 PM
at Downtown Dade City
14245 7th St, Dade City, FL 33523
Attending Interested

THE OFFICIAL PARADE ROUTE - Parade begins at MLK Jr. Blvd and 5th Street; goes west on MLK Jr. Blvd. to 7th St., south to Church Av., east to 5th St., in front of the post office.


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.


Holiday Lighted Boat Parade 2021

on Saturday, 18 Dec, 2021 6:00 PM
at The Tampa Riverwalk
600 N Ashley Dr, Tampa, FL 33602
Attending Interested

Tampa’s largest lighted boat parade will happen the Saturday before Christmas along the Hillsborough River in Downtown Tampa. The parade begins in the Convention Center basin, travels to the Heights, and ends at Sparkman Wharf.


Christmas in the wild

on Friday, 10 Dec, 2021 4:00 PM
at ZooTampa at Lowry Park
1101 W Sligh Ave, Tampa, FL 33604
Attending Interested

Christmas in the Wild is a limited capacity event. Advanced purchase tickets and timed reservations are strongly encouraged and the only way to guarantee admission.