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Holiday Events in Tampa Bay 2017

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You won’t want to miss all of the fun things you can do this Holiday season here in Tampa Bay. We’ve tried to find as many as we can to share with you and your family! Spread the festive spirit of the Holidays with your friends by clicking on your favorite social media icon just above this text!

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November 17 through January 5
Winter Village Opening Night
Public · Hosted by Winter Village at Curtis Hixon Park

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Festival of Trees
November 17 – November 19

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Tampa Bay Holiday Market November 18-19

Put the power of the Tampa Bay Times to work for you by participating in the Tampa Bay Holiday Market. Each exhibit booth features a 10′ x 8′ curtained area with a skirted table, ID sign, two chairs and inclusion in a pre-event promotion. Exhibit fees begin at $445 each
Make plans to participate in the grand event filled with holiday & home decorating ideas, apparel, accessories, chocolates, candles, plenty of gifts and much more!

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Think Pink Holiday Shopping Boutique
30 Nov 2017 – 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Ruth Eckerd Hall: 1111 N. McMullen Booth Rd, Clearwater

Do you crave Black Friday deals but hate camping out in a parking lot battling the crowds? Working Women of Tampa Bay has the solution! Come support local women-owned businesses at our 8th Annual Think Pink Holiday Shopping Boutique at Ruth Eckerd Hall.

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November 24 – December 24th
2017 Christmas Lane
Public · Hosted by Christmas Lane
Florida Strawberry Festival Grounds 2508 W. Oak Ave, Plant City, Florida

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Big Red Barn Snow Village and Winter Wonderland
November 24 – December 31
Public · Hosted by The Big Red Barn
10070 Fern Hill Dr, Riverview, Hillsborough County, Florida 33578

Winter’s Wonderland – November 24-December 23

Join us for a splashingly great holiday celebration between November 24-December 23. Have your photo taken with Winter Claus, enjoy the holiday lights, decorations and see special Santa dive presentations.

On select dates, we will even have extended hours! Come experience our Sea of Lights from 4 p.m. – 9 p.m. with the opportunity to take an evening boat cruise around Clearwater Bay and see the holiday lights.

December 1 – 30 River of Lights
Public · Hosted by Pirate Water Taxi
Pirate Water Taxi
Tampa RiverWalk (near the Tampa Convention Center and Sail Pavillion

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Polar Express PJ Party With Santa
December 2 at 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Cuddle up as a family for a screening of the beloved holiday classic, Polar Express, at the Glazer Children’s Museum. Dress in your favorite PJ’s and get your photo with Santa. Enjoy cookies, hot cocoa, holiday crafts, museum play, and more!

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December 1
Lights of Lake Park
Public · Hosted by Suncoast Hospice
The Lights of Lake Park Estates
109th Avenue N Lake Park Drive, Largo, Florida 33777

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Victorian Christmas Stroll

401 W. Kennedy Boulevard Tampa, FL 33606
Date: Dec 1, 2017 – Dec 23, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Adults – $15
Seniors – $13
Youth – $9

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December 2nd
Santa Fest and Tampa’s Christmas Parade
Public · Hosted by Tampa Parks & Recreation and Friends of Tampa Recreation, Inc.

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OE Holiday Gift Bazaar at The Oxford Exchange December 2 – 3

In 2013 the Oxford Exchange organized the first OE Holiday Gift Bazaar to promote interest in local vendors, artisans and craftsmen. Inspired by eclectic and bustling European marketplaces, our second floor meeting and events space is transformed for one weekend out of the year into a diverse shopping venue, just in time for the holidays.Their hope is to showcase the unique stories and creations of local talent with their own community and to continue doing so year after year.

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A Very Merry Market
December 6 @ 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Shop local this holiday season! Great Explorations Children’s Museum and Sunken Gardens are teaming up again this year to bring you A Very Merry Market, a free shopping event, featuring fantastic vendors that make our area a unique and eclectic place to shop!

December 9
Old-Fashioned Christmas & Holiday Parade
Public · Hosted by Classic Reflections Carriages
Saturday, December 9 at 5 PM – 9 PM
500 Main St, Dunedin, Florida

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Town of Belleair Holiday Parade and Party – December 10

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Sorting Ceremony Dinner: A Magical Holiday Feast
December 16 @ 6:30 Pm – 8:00 PM

Join the Glazer Museum for a magical holiday feast and come dressed to impress as your favorite witch, wizard, or fantastic beast!

Enter through Platform 9 3/4
Get sorted into your Hogwarts House
Feast on a banquet fit for a wizard
Toast to the evening with a tasty butter beer

$55 Members | $65 General Admisison

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SANTA HOLIDAY BRUNCH on The Yacht Starship
Usually, Santa’s vehicle of choice is that trusty sleigh, but he’s trying something new this year: a holiday brunch cruise aboard Florida’s largest dining yacht! 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 filled with a special visit from Santa and enough holiday fun for the whole family to enjoy!
Boards: 1:00 PM, Cruises: 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Price: Adult – $49.95 plus $2 marine fee & tax
Child – $29.95 plus $2 marine fee & tax

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Noon Year’s Eve
DECEMBER 31 @ 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
New Years at Noon! Ring in the New Year starting with a dance party, make a festive New Year’s Hat, post your New Year’s resolution and stick around to watch the big balloon drop taking place at noon!

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