If you close your eyes and listen closely, you can almost hear the anticipating sound of sleigh bells. It's getting close to that time of year again where Santa comes to town with his cheerful laugh and holiday spirit, and that means everyone's favorite annual holiday parade is approaching as well. Ybor City's traditional Snow on 7th will be take place along 7th Avenue of Ybor City on December 14th at 7pm.

Snow on 7th has successfully been a delightful event to all ever since the beginning. The parade fills everyone's hearts with a tremendous amount of holiday spirit; even the Grinch would turn his frown upside down. The joyous parade allows you to get lost in an enchanted Christmas wonderland that you will never want to leave. There will be an array of horse drawn carriages, marching bands, performers, the sweet sounds of carolers, Santa Claus, and even Mayor Bob Buckhorn and family will be making a special appearance.

Snow doesn't come around in Florida, so if you want to experience the holidays the old-fashioned way, then you won't want to miss out on this parade as there will be real snow falling into the city turned winter wonderland. Do your kids a favor and bring a camera so you can capture that special moment when they meet Santa. He will be taking photos in Centro Ybor near the 34-foot Christmas tree as carolers sing holiday favorites.

Be sure to arrive early so you can receive the best seating and watch the pre-parade entertainment beginning at 6pm along historic 7th avenue. The parade will end near the 1400 East 7th Avenue parking lot where there will games, prizes, and more excitement for everyone to enjoy at Ybor City's annual Winter Carnival.

Come on out to one of the fastest growing holiday events and treat yourself to a day of family fun. Snow on 7th is completely FREE to attend and open to the public, and the city garage will have a low event fee of just $5!

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