Tampa, FL Events
Get into the spirit of the season with exciting holiday events in Tampa. Make memories with friends and family at exciting festivals and parades, enjoy live performances and smile at the Christmas light displays. Enjoy special Thanksgiving dinners, New Year's Eve celebrations and shopping for under the tree. With our latest hotel specials, spending the holidays at the Crowne Plaza Tampa Westshore will be truly unforgettable.
Shopapalooza: November 18 & 25, 2017
This Black Friday alternative is entering its seventh year: shop locally at more than 100 independent vendors and galleries from 10am to 5pm in Straub Park (St. Pete).
Holiday Lights in the Gardens: Nov 24 - Dec 31, 2017
An annual event featuring over one million LED lights on desiplay throughout the Botanical Gardens with various plant- and holiday-themed displays.
27th Annual Tarpon Springs Thanksgiving Art & Craft Festival: November 25-26, 2017
Visit historic Tarpon Avenue downtown for this annual outdoor showcase hosted by the Tarpon Springs Chamber of Commerce. Finding the perfect gift has never been easier with an enormous selection of everything from fine art and crafts to products from independent local businesses. Open from 10am to 5pm both days.
Christmas Town at Busch Gardens: Nov 19 - Dec 31, 2017 (25 select dates)
See Busch Gardens transfored into a holiday wonderland, with holiday entertainment, shopping, light displays and all of the thrill rides you know and love. Park stays open until 10pm on 25 select dates.
Safety Harbor Tree Lighting: December 1, 2017
Bring the whole family to the lighting of Safety Harbor's giant Christmas tree. Event will also feature choir music and a visit from Santa.
St. Pete Beach Holiday Lighted Boat Parade: December 8, 2017
Watch lighted boats parade through the waterways of St. Pete Beach, starting at 6pm in Horan Park. Festival also includes live music, hot chocolate, childrens activities and a visit from Santa. Admission is free.
45th Annual Pinellas Park Christmas Parade: December 9, 2017
Enjoy 100+ units featuring local businesses, car clubs, scouting trips, high school marching bands, dance units and much more!
An Intimate Evening with TFO & Sting: December 9, 2017 (7-10p)
Going all out for its 50th anniversary, The Florida Orchestra (TFO) will feature a performance by world-renowned musician Sting at its gala concerts at the Mahaffey Theater. Music Director: Michael Francis.
Florida Orchestra Pops - Holiday Pops: December 12-16, 2017
Get into the spirit of the season with everyone's favorite Christmas carols, musical tunes and more. Five shows in total, this show will be at a different location each day: 12/15 at the Straz Center (Tampa), 12/16 at the Mahaffey Theater (St. Pete) and 12/17 at Ruth Eckerd Hall (Clearwater).
St. Petersburg Holiday of the Arts: December 16-17, 2017
Head to South Straub Park for this fourth annual showcase of local, regional and national artists. Outdoor show, open from 10am to 5pm. Admission is free.