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
at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
Celebrate the year with holiday cheer and create merry memories for the whole family during this iconic seasonal event.
Christmas Lights in the Park
at Masonic Park & Youth Camp
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
at McCall Park
The 23rd annual tree lighting ceremony at downtown McCall Park in Plant City marks the start of the holiday season.
Night of Lights
at One More Child
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
at Pinecrest Academy Wesley Chapel
Do ALL THE CHRISTMAS THINGS with your kids at one free, fun event
Annual Downtown Tampa Christmas Parade 2021
at Downtown Tampa
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
at Main Street Zephyrhills
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
at Downtown Dade City
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
at GFWC Tampa Woman’s Club
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
at Centennial Park
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
at The Tampa Riverwalk
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.