Downtown Tampa Holiday Events

Winter Wonderettes at Stageworks Theatre
3:00 & 8:00pm
December 7-23

Stop 14

The Wonderettes are back! This seasonal celebration finds the girls entertaining at the annual Harper’s Hardware Holiday Party. When Santa turns up missing, the girls use their talent and creative ingenuity to save the holiday party! Featuring great ’60s versions of holiday classics such as “Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town,” “Jingle Bell Rock,” “Run, Rudolph, Run,” and “Winter Wonderland,” the result is, of course, marvelous! This energetic and glittering holiday package is guaranteed to delight audiences of all ages.

Santa Brunch Cruises on Yacht StarShip
December 15 & 16 from 12:00-2:00pm

Stop Number Two

You’re invited aboard Santa’s Brunch Cruises! Santa can usually be spotted on his trusty sleigh but he’s escaping the snow and setting sail aboard Yacht StarShip this December in Tampa!

NEW FOR 2018:  Dicken’s Carolers will be aboard filling each dining room with festive tunes and concluding the cruise with a grand finale on the top deck.  Enjoy a complimentary photo with Santa at boarding, a bountiful brunch buffet and a DJ on-board spinning holiday classics and modern hits. This two-hour cruise is sure to be filled with enchanted surprises including a special visit from Santa and enough holiday cheer for the whole family to enjoy!

Holiday Dinner Buffet Cruise on Yacht StarShip

Stop Number Two

  • Monday, December 10-Thursday December 13 from 7:00-9:30pm
  • Friday, December 14 from 5:30-8:00pm (Dinner)
  • Sunday, December 15 from 5:00-7:30pm & 9:00-11:30pm
  • Lunch Cruises December 11, 13 & 14 from 12:00-2:00pm

Cruise by unique waterfront locations such as Harbour Island, Davis Island and Downtown Tampa on our two and a half hour dining cruises in Tampa.  Featuring delicious starters, popular entrées, indulgent desserts and a full cocktail menu, Yacht StarShip has become the premier dining cruise option in Tampa during its seventeen years of service on the water.

The Elf at Armature Works - A New Holiday Tradition
7:00am-11:00pm (Friday), 8:00am-11:00pm (Saturday), 9:00am-9:00pm (Sunday)
December 1 - 24

Stop 16

To get in the holiday spirit and spread holiday cheer, Armature Works has adopted a friendly elf named Ola. Ola is Santa’s helper and reports back on all the children in the market and whether or not they’ve been behaving during the holiday season. Ola flies to the North Pole and back so the next time you come to Armature Works, he will be in a different place. It will be a hide-and-seek game each time you visit!

University of Tampa's Victorian Christmas Stroll
10:00am-8:00pm
December 1 - 23

Stop 10

Experience the extravagance and grandeur of a Victorian Christmas at the former 1891 Tampa Bay Hotel. Allowing visitors a glimpse of Christmas past. Visitors will explore the Museum transformed by Christmas trees ranging in height from a few inches to more than 14 feet, 40,000 lights, and hundreds of feet of garland. Decorations include vintage fashions, antique toys, locally sourced items, and fanciful ornaments.

Winter Village at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
4:00pm-10:00pm (Friday), 10:00am-10:00pm (Saturday), 12:00am-9:00pm (Sunday)
December 2018 - January 5, 2019

Stop 12

Celebrate the holiday season in Downtown Tampa at the Winter Village at Curtis Hixon Park presented by Tampa Bay Lightning. Located along the Tampa Riverwalk, Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park is transformed with the sights, sounds and activities of the holidays for children and adults of all ages.