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The holiday countdown has begun and there’s only a week left to prepare for the holidays! Santa will be climbing down many chimneys on the 25th, so get in the Christmas spirit before then! Need help getting into a holiday mood for Christmas in Tampa or any other holiday you celebrate? Attend a few of these fun Holiday events in Tampa this weekend to be sure you’re in the spirit of the season!

Christmas Town at Busch Gardens

Christmas Town at Busch Gardens

on Monday, 17 Dec, 2018 5:00 PM
at Busch Gardens
10165 McKinley Dr, Tampa, FL 33612

Head to Busch Gardens for some great thrill rides and to see the park transform into a holiday wonderland of Christmastime entertainment, holiday shoppings and more than a million twinkling lights!

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Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla Bowl | Marshall v USF

Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla Bowl | Marshall v USF

on Thursday, 20 Dec, 2018 8:00 PM
at Raymond James Stadium
4201 N. Dale Mabry Hwy., Tampa, FL 33607

The USF Bulls play the Marshall Thundering Herd in the Gasparilla Bowl at the Raymond James Stadium this Thursday night.

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Cirque Du Soleil - Crystal

Cirque Du Soleil - Crystal

on Friday, 21 Dec, 2018 7:30 PM
at Amalie Arena
401 Channelside Dr, Tampa, FL 33602

CRYSTAL will perform at the Amalie Arena from Wednesday, December 19 through 23 for 7 shows.

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Alliance Presents: Minnesota at Crowbar - Tampa

Alliance Presents: Minnesota at Crowbar - Tampa

on Friday, 21 Dec, 2018 10:00 PM
at Crowbar
1812 North 17th Street, Tampa, FL 33605

Attention Headbangers, Shufflers and EDM lovers: The Crowbar welcomes EDM superstar Minnesota to take over the stage this Friday night!

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Ugly Sweater Party at District Tavern

Ugly Sweater Party at District Tavern

on Friday, 21 Dec, 2018 8:00 PM
at District Tavern
116 N 12th St, Tampa, FL 33602

Before you head off to your holiday plans, stop into District Tavern wearing your ugliest sweater!

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Pete's Place Ugly Sweater Contest

Pete's Place Ugly Sweater Contest

on Saturday, 22 Dec, 2018 8:00 PM
at Pete's Place South
4145 Henderson Blvd, Tampa, FL 33629

Dust off your ugliest Christmas sweater and head to Pete's Place on Saturday night for a chance to win $150 worth of prizes!

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Hohoho Merry Christmas Party

Hohoho Merry Christmas Party

on Friday, 21 Dec, 2018 9:00 PM
at Club Prana
1619 E 7th Ave., Tampa, FL 33605

Drink up Grinches!! Let's make it a December to remember at Club Prana! FREE Champagne bottle when you pre-book a table #VIP

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Sullivan King @ The Ritz Ybor

Sullivan King @ The Ritz Ybor

on Friday, 21 Dec, 2018 10:00 PM
at The RITZ Ybor
1503 E 7th Ave., Tampa, FL 33605

Sunset Events & Disco Donnie Presents in Association with Tampa EDM present: SULLIVAN KING Fight Back Tour 2018

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Sexy Santa Party at Club Prana

Sexy Santa Party at Club Prana

on Saturday, 22 Dec, 2018 9:00 PM
at Club Prana
1619 E 7th Ave., Tampa, FL 33605

Show me SEXY at this Sexy Santa Party! Whether you have been naughty or nice, let's drink and be merry!

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Downtown Tampa Holiday Lights Boat Parade of Lights

Downtown Tampa Holiday Lights Boat Parade of Lights

on Saturday, 22 Dec, 2018 6:00 PM
at Armature Works
1910 N Ola Avenue, Tampa, FL 33602

The Downtown Tampa Holiday Boat Parade of Lights will happen on December 22nd, 2018! This free, holiday event along the Riverwalk has a new route this year and route will include the downtown waterfront from Armature Works to Sparkman Wharf.

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The Bus Stop Band at O'Brien's

The Bus Stop Band at O'Brien's

on Saturday, 22 Dec, 2018 9:30 PM
at O'Brien's Irish Pub | Brandon
701 W. Lumsden Rd., Brandon, FL 33511

A Top 40, Tribute Band ready to perform Motown, R&B, Funk, Old School, & Soul!

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Streamside Dr. Christmas Lights

Streamside Dr. Christmas Lights

on Wednesday, 19 Dec, 2018 6:00 PM
at Streamside Dr.
11048 Streamside Dr, Tampa, FL 33624

Pack up the whole family into your minivan or SUV and drive to Streamside Dr to catch a glimpse at their elaborate display of Christmas Lights!

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Salsa Night at Pelagia Trattoria!

Salsa Night at Pelagia Trattoria!

on Saturday, 22 Dec, 2018 2:00 PM
at Pelagia Trattoria At Renaissance Tampa
4200 Jim Walter Blvd., Tampa, FL 33607

We are finally back in the ballroom! And will be celebrating every holiday in December with our love of Latin sounds and life on the dance floor at the prestigious Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel.

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