Holiday Guide

Tis the season for holiday magic! Enjoy 100% of the action with our 2018 Holiday Guide, presented by ZooTampa.

ZooTampa. The holidays have arrived at ZooTampa! Embrace the Christmas spirit as the Zoo transforms into a whimsical winter wonderland for Christmas in the Wild! Special animal encounters, dazzling lights, and delicious treats await you and your whole family. Tickets start at just $24.95 after 4pm, or free for members. 

St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church. Have some family fun this Christmas! Make ornaments and Christmas cookies with us on Dec. 1. Sing your favorite Christmas songs, play in the snow, sip hot chocolate, and watch A Charlie Brown Christmas at Caroling in the Courtyard on Dec 21. Click here to check out these and other events.

Florida Aquarium. This holiday season, we’ll have a flurry of activities, including a real Snow Play Area for kids from Dec. 26-Dec. 31. Santa will visit on Saturdays and you can have Breakfast with Santa on Dec. 8. Watch the Holiday Boat Parade on our Bay Spirit II on Dec. 22. For times and details, visit our website.

The Airosphere. America’s first inflatable amusement park provides fun for the entire family. Enjoy the holidays together at The Airosphere!

IDEA Lab Kids. Join IDEA Lab Kids for Winter Break STEAM Camp! This camp runs from Dec 27 to Jan 4 (we will be closed for New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day). We are running a camp special for $200 – after Dec 19, the price will go up to $250. Please visit click here for further information or call 813-308-3328! Click here to enroll!

PJ Library. PJ Library Tampa invites children ages 2-8 to join us for our Annual Hanukkah Hop at Gator Fred’s! Enjoy hopping, playing, pizza, Hanukkah treats and the featured PJ Library Hanukkah story! $5 for PJ Friends and free for accompanying adults. Proudly sponsored by PNC Bank. Click here for details.

Shops at Wiregrass. The Shops at Wiregrass invites you to see Symphony in Lights! Enjoy a lively array of dancing lights, dazzling décor, and snow too! Symphony in Lights is an amazing holiday light show, choreographed to music featuring the Trans-Siberian Orchestra! A holiday tradition you won’t want to miss.

tue18dec6:00 pmtue10:00 pmThe Lights of Lake Park Estates @ Lights of Lake Park Estates Price: Free Ages: All ages

wed19dec6:00 pmwed9:00 pmWinter Wonderland @ Winter Wonderland Clearwater Price: Free admission Ages: All ages

thu20dec5:30 pmthu10:00 pmWinter Shimmering Lights @ Nights of Shimmering Lights Price: $6 per person; free for children ages 3 & under Ages: All ages

fri21dec4:00 pmChristmas in the Wild @ ZooTampa Price: $24.95 General admission Ages: All ages

fri21dec6:00 pmfri10:00 pmCountry Christmas! @ Hunsader Farms Price: $10 per person; free for children ages 5 & under Ages: All ages

fri21dec6:00 pmSnack with Santa @ Chick-fil-A Waters Ave Price: Free Ages: All ages

fri21dec6:00 pmSnow on Bay Street @ International Plaza Price: Ask for price Ages: All ages

fri21dec8:00 pmA Christmas Carol @ Carrollwood Players Theatre Price: Price Varies Ages: All ages

sat22dec10:00 amsat8:00 pmVictorian Christmas Stroll @ Henry Plant Museum Price: $9-$15 Ages: All ages

sat22dec10:00 amsat10:00 pmWinter Village @ Curtis Hixon Park Price: Free Ages: All ages

sat22dec10:30 amsat1:30 pmSaturdays With Santa @ The Florida Aquarium Price: Included with admission Ages: All ages

sat22dec11:30 amsat1:30 pmBreakfast With Santa & Cooking With Chef Dave @ Rolling Pin Kitchen Emporium Price: $50 child/parent pair Ages: 4-12

sat22dec3:00 pmThe Winter Wonderettes @ Stageworks Theatre Price: $30 Ages: All ages

sat22dec5:30 pmsat9:30 pmHoliday Lights @ The Florida Botanical Gardens Price: $5 suggested donation Ages: All ages

sat22dec6:00 pmsat8:00 pmDowntown Tampa Holiday Lighted Boat Parade @ Tampa Riverwalk Price: Free Ages: All ages

sun23dec11:30 amsun1:30 pmBreakfast With Santa & Cooking With Chef Dave @ Rolling Pin Kitchen Emporium Price: $50 child/parent pair Ages: 4-12

sun23dec3:25 pmWinter Village Express @ Winter Village at Curtis Hixon Park Price: $5 Ages: All ages

sun23dec4:00 pmChristmas in the Wild @ ZooTampa Price: $24.95 General admission Ages: All ages