The City of Tampa’s Tree Lighting Ceremony begins at 6 p.m. on Friday, December 2, 2016 with the high-energy sounds of the 10-piece horn band, Late Night Brass. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs and snuggle in and enjoy the sounds of the season.
Tampa’s first family, The Buckhorns, will do the honors of officially lighting the 30-foot glittering Christmas Tree at approximately 7:50 p.m.
Immediately following the tree lighting will be a free movie in the park.
Get in the holiday spirit with the City of Tampa’s Santa Fest at Curtis Hixon Park on Saturday, December 2, 2017.
The event will include free photos with Santa Claus, holiday entertainment, crafts, games and activities. Attendees can also catch up with the 36th Annual Downtown Tampa Christmas Parade, which kicks off at 11 a.m.
Learn more at https://www.tampagov.net/special-events-coordination/news-and-events/santa-fest
Ybor Collaborative is hosting its 7th Annual Snow on 7th Parade featuring 19 Marching Bands under a sky of snow!
Join Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn and Santa Claus for this FREE family friendly event on Saturday, December 9th.
The pre-show will feature local children’s dance groups talent to get visitors into the holiday spirit.
The Tampa Bay Pride Band will usher in the official start of the parade with Mayor Bob Buckhorn in the lead and the snow will begin to flow from the rooftops like magic in Florida.
Marching bands from all over Hillsborough County will continue the holiday cheer with other special guests included. Santa and Mrs. Claus will signal the finale of this special holiday tradition.
Pre-Show will begin at 6pm
MONSTER JAM ON TOUR:
Climb your trucks and start your engines, Monster Jam is coming to the Raymond James Stadium. As one of the country’s premier live motorsport events, Monster Jam features the biggest, baddest monster trucks in the business going at it in bone-crushing races and freestyles. Events scheduled for January 13, 2018 and February 3, 2018, get tickets online today.
The Lights Fest is an experience where thousands of friends and families gather to listen to live music, fill up on great food and light up life by sharing personal wishes, dreams and goals. At the perfect moment, everyone ignites their personalized sky lanterns with Tiki torches and lets them take flight. It creates a surreal ambiance, where time slows down as your single flame rises with thousands of others.
Read more and purchase tickets at – https://thelightsfest.com