It’s the end of the year and you know what this means- it’s time to get into the holiday spirit! There may not be any snow in Tampa, Florida, but the Campaign Development Corp team isn’t letting that stop us from getting into the festive spirit. If you happen to be in the Tampa area, you can enjoy fun activities throughout the rest of the year! Start making your list and checking it twice because you will not want to miss out on all the action.
Saturdays With Santa: November 18th – December 23rd
Do you believe in magic? Every Saturday, from Thanksgiving to Christmas, Santa and his elves spend their Saturdays at the Florida Aquarium. Stop by to visit Santa’s workshop down south. Did you know Santa and his elves are licensed Scuba divers? Make sure you come for the Aquarium’s Coral Reef habitat during its scheduled dive to see him in action. This event is one the whole family will want to see to believe.
Christmas Town: November 19th – December 31st
Step into the wonderful world of Christmas Town at the Busch Gardens during the holiday season. Here, you can find twinkling lights, yuletide shows, holiday shopping, and even Santa’s workshop! This attraction is home to some of our favorite holiday characters! Enjoy characters from Rudolph The Red-Nose Reindeer as we present the debut of Sam the Snowman. Make sure you add a visit to Christmas Town on your holiday bucket list.
Snow Day: December 26th – December 31st
Snow in Florida!? You better believe it! Every year the Florida Aquarium keeps its doors open throughout the holiday season. Guests can enjoy holiday-themed fun as well as exhibits open late. The best part? A real snow play area for kids to enjoy! Grab your coat and mittens too, and head over for the best snow day ever!
Harry Potter and the Florida Symphony Orchestra: December 28th, 29th, and 30th
Calling all Harry Potter fans! The Florida Symphony Orchestra will be performing at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts at the end of December. Come to hear the orchestra’s second Harry Potter performance where they will deliver enchanting sounds from Harry Potter & The Chamber of Secrets soundtrack. Make sure you grab your tickets before they magically disappear.
NYE Fireworks: December 31st at Midnight
Fireworks are a must on new years eve! Some of our favorites are hosted by the City of Tampa in partnership with Friends of the Riverwalk. Relocated from its traditional spot at Channelside, come enjoy a beautiful firework show at Cotanchobee Fort Brooke Park. Bring in the new year with a bang!
We hope your holiday list is packed with excitement! We know the Campaign Development Corp team plans on enjoying everything our city has to offer. From visits to Santa to fireworks on the water, we hope you and your loved ones have a wonderful holiday season!