December is just a month of craziness...there are literally events on top of festivals, on top of parades, on top of....well, you get the idea.
If you’re not already loaded up with holiday parties, there are numerous festive events going on around the Tampa Bay area this month! Check out what's happening this weekend around town! It's a little overwhelming... :)
Christmas Lane in Dover opens today and runs through Sunday December 28th. Enjoy hot chocolate/coffee and live entertainment while strolling down the “lane” that has over 1.5 million lights! More Info
Tampa Tree Lighting Ceremony in Curtis Hixon Park – Join music and a Christmas market while counting down to light the Tampa tree! Event starts at 6pm on Friday. Admission is free, but they are asking everyone to bring a teddy bear that will be donated to children in our local hospitals as part of the Rough Riders Annual Teddy Bear Drive
Plant City Christmas Parade will be strolling through the cute Downtown Plant City on Friday at 7pm. Enjoy floats, bands, and Santa!
Yo Gabba Gabba is in town! Did you know a version of Yo Gabba Gabba is performed at Coachella?! Well, this kiddie and adult program is LIVE at Ruth Eckerd Hall on Friday. More Info & Tickets
Winthrop Town Centre Tree Lighting – This event has all kinds of stuff to do! Event starts Friday at 6pm and includes a movie showing of FROZEN at 7:30. Tree Lighting at 7pm.More Info
Next Big Thing – Fall Out Boy is headlining this year at 97X’s annual concert at Vinoy Park in St.Petersburg. More Info & Tickets
Santa Fest – The Rough Riders Holiday Parade starts at 11a.m. at Morgan & Madison Street and followed by Santa Fest celebrations in Curtis Hixon Park! More Info
Snowfest - St.Petersburg’s Santa Parade starts at 10 a.m. on Saturday followed by Snowfest in North Straub Park. There will be 65 tons of snow blown into the park for play time! $5.00 to forget we live in the Sunshine State and play in the snow. More Info
Bourbon & Brew Festival – A day of bourdon, craft beers, BBQ, and Craig Campbell playing his country music! Festival runs from 2pm to 10pm at The Heights Waterfront. More Info
Coast Bike Share Launch Party – Tampa’s new bike sharing programs kicks off at Water Works Park on Sunday at 10am. Join the community bike ride to Ybor City (BYOBike or Rent a Coast Bike for $5/hour) This party is FREE!
Fresh Markets all weekend starting at the Shops of Wiregrass on Saturday from 10am-2pm. Then on Sunday head over to Hyde Park Village for another Fresh market 10am – 3pm. ***WeTheYoung has a booth at the Shops of Wiregrass on Saturday! Come See us!!**