Aerial photo of Downtown Tampa courtesy Nicole Abbett, fromwhereifly.com
 
The holiday season is in full swing so head to one (or more) of these fun events and get yourself in the spirit this weekend! From plenty of local sports to partying down 7th Ave in Ybor City, there’s something for everyone on our list of the coolest events in Tampa this weekend!
 
It is of course Ugly Christmas Sweater season, so we put all these similarly-themed parties here, Griswold Family:
 
  1. Ugly Sweater Paw-ty @ O’Briens Brandon

  2. Ugly Sweater Party @ Club Prana

  3. Ugly Sweater Party @ The Godfrey Hotel

  4. 13 Ugly Men Sweater Party @ American Social

But for the rest of you, here's where to be in the 813 this holiday weekend!

Stakes Saturday at Tampa Bay Downs

Stakes Saturday at Tampa Bay Downs

on Saturday, 15 Dec, 2018 10:00 AM
at Tampa Bay Downs
11225 Race Track Road, Tampa, FL 33626

Do your research and place a bet on your favorite horse this weekend as Tampa Bay Downs Stake Saturdays return with over $400,000 of prizes at stake!

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3 Year Anniversary Party

3 Year Anniversary Party

on Saturday, 15 Dec, 2018 8:00 PM
at District Tavern
116 N 12th St, Tampa, FL 33602

Party hard and celebrate three years of success with District tavern this Saturday night starting at 8 p.m! $3 Drink specials will be featured at the bar all night long but be there at 10 p.m. for the champagne toast!

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Tampa Bay Lightning V Toronto Maple Leafs

Tampa Bay Lightning V Toronto Maple Leafs

on Thursday, 13 Dec, 2018 7:30 PM
at Amalie Arena
401 Channelside Dr, Tampa, FL 33602

Come out to Amalie Arena to watch the best team in the league compete against the Maple Leafs this Thursday night at 7:30 p.m. Put on your blue and white and show your team spirit, after all, they are #1!

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Terrain Race: Tampa 2018

Terrain Race: Tampa 2018

on Saturday, 15 Dec, 2018 8:00 AM
at SUN 'n FUN
4175 Medulla Rd, Lakeland, FL 33811

Bring your friends and family to conquer obstacles and play in the mud at this amazing obstacle race! Choose a 5k or 10k that both have 20+ obstacles and mud. All athletes will run a sweet course, take on some of the best obstacles imaginable, and trudge through some sick mud.

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20th TAMPA MODEL TRAIN SHOW AND SALE

20th TAMPA MODEL TRAIN SHOW AND SALE

on Saturday, 15 Dec, 2018 9:00 AM
at Florida State Fairgrounds
4800 US Highway 301 N., Tampa, FL 33610

All Aboard! Take your family to the 20th Annual Model Train Show at the Florida State fairground this weekend to enjoy this intricate display of ten large and award-winning model cities! The young kids will love these displays as they are everything they want to see under the tree this Christmas!

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18th Annual Santa Pub Crawl

18th Annual Santa Pub Crawl

on Saturday, 15 Dec, 2018 6:00 PM
at The Honey Pot
1507 E 7th Ave., Tampa, FL 33605

Put on your best holiday garb and recreate New York cities famous SantaCon in Ybor City this weekend! Start off the night with the high energy music at Honey Pot and stroll from bar to bar with a large group of Santas to spread holiday cheer.

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93.3 FLZ's Jingle Ball Presented by Capital One

93.3 FLZ's Jingle Ball Presented by Capital One

on Saturday, 15 Dec, 2018 7:00 PM
at Amalie Arena
401 Channelside Dr, Tampa, FL 33602

If you love Marshmello as much as I do then you already know about the 93.3 Jingle Ball Concert this Saturday night at Amalie Arena! Alongside my favorite DJ will be Shawn Mendes, Khalid, NF, Bebe Rexha, Bazzi and Sabrina Carpenter to show Tampa what they’re made of before the holidays.

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Jingle Bell Bazaar @ Ybor

Jingle Bell Bazaar @ Ybor

on Sunday, 16 Dec, 2018 11:00 AM
at Centennial Park
1800 E.8th Ave, Tampa, FL 33605

The Jingle Bell Bazaar in Ybor City is a FREE fun-filled day with holiday cheer, live music, delicious food, retail vendors, and fashion preview by local Boutiques. Santa arrives at 1:00 p.m. for pictures but the festivities begin at 11:00 a.m. and don’t end until 6:00 p.m!

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Trans-Siberian Orchestra 2018 Presented By Hallmark Channel

Trans-Siberian Orchestra 2018 Presented By Hallmark Channel

on Sunday, 16 Dec, 2018 3:00 PM
at Amalie Arena
401 Channelside Dr, Tampa, FL 33602

Get ready to be amazed as the Trans-Siberian Orchestra takes over Amalie Arena this Sunday afternoon. And don’t let the word “orchestra” turn you off, it’s live music like you’ve never heard before with over 22 rockstars coming together to put on a wild show!

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