As we approach the end of 2023, the holiday season kicks into full gear with joyful activities and events. With December coming, you might be curious about what Tampa Bay has in store for this year’s celebrations.

Prepare to enter a Christmas wonderland as Tampa Bay unveils a spectacular variety of Florida’s most extravagant and festive events. From mesmerizing Christmas light displays to the sounds of holiday music, endless activities are scheduled for the family this season!

Being a part of the Tampa Bay business community, we know some of the most festive events to attend this season. Explore our comprehensive 2023 holiday event guide to discover the perfect experience for you and your family.


Holiday Markets, Tree Lightings, Christmas Light Displays, Boat Parades, and Christmas Events in the Tampa Bay Area

Check out the area’s top holiday events across Clearwater, St. Petersburg, Safety Harbor, and Tampa below, listed by date. Please note: it’s essential to check each event’s website for additional details before attending.


Christmas Town at Busch Gardens

Location: Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, 10165 McKinley Dr, Tampa, FL
Dates: Saturday, November 11, 2023 – Sunday, January 7, 2024
Time: Park Open to Park Close
Admission: Included with Park Admission (single day tickets $89.99 /ea.)
What’s included: Holiday dining, shopping, festive shows, Santa’s North Pole Experience, Rudolph’s Winter Wonderland, Holly Jolly™ Express, and twinkling lights.
Details: Join the holiday cheer at Busch Gardens’ Christmas Town event! Experience festive entertainment and activities across the park that’ll get everyone feeling the Christmas vibes. It’s like stepping into a whole holiday town in the heart of Tampa! Make lasting Christmas memories with your family at Christmas Town this season!
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Enchant Christmas Light Maze in St. Petersburg, FL

Location: Tropicana Field, 1 Tropicana Drive, St. Petersburg, FL 33705
Dates: Friday, November 24, 2023 – Sunday, December 31, 2023
Time: Open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Admission: $34 (Adult) and $25 (Junior)
What’s included: Light Maze, Christmas Village, holiday shopping, ice skating trail, Santa photo ops, delicious food, and more!
Details: St. Pete hosts one of Tampa Bay’s top Christmas events: the Enchant Christmas! Whether it’s a cozy date night or a jolly day with the family, the Enchant Christmas Light Maze is a guaranteed way to embrace the holiday magic. With the all-new Reindeer Games-themed light maze and tons of festive activities, this event has become a beloved local favorite for good reason.
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Christmas in the Wild at ZooTampa

Location: ZooTampa at Lowry Park, 1101 W. Sligh Avenue, Tampa, FL 33604
Dates: Select dates Friday, November 24, 2023 – Saturday, December 30, 2023
Time: Open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Admission: $29.95 for non-pass holders | Free for ZooTampa members
What’s included: Light displays, holiday treats, wildlife, entertainment, and holiday photo ops!
Details: Brighten your Christmas season by visiting Christmas in the Wild at ZooTampa! Get ready for one of the most extensive Christmas light displays in Tampa Bay—be prepared to be amazed! Bring the whole family to share the holiday joy this Christmas season at ZooTampa.
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Safety Harbor Tree Lighting

Location: Gazebo at John Wilson Park, 401 Main Street, Safety Harbor, FL 34695
Dates: Friday, December 1, 2023
Time: 6:00 p.m.  - 7:30 p.m.
Admission: Free
What’s included: Entertainment, children’s activities, food, and fun!
Details: Kick off December by celebrating with Safety Harbor at their annual tree lighting ceremony! Experience the downtown area decked out in stunning Christmas decorations and lights that bring the perfect holiday spirit. Choirs will serenade the crowd before a special visit from Santa Claus, courtesy of the Safety Harbor Fire Department.
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Clearwater Yacht Club Annual Holiday Boat Parade

Location: 830 Bayway Blvd, Clearwater, FL, 33767
Dates: Saturday, December 9, 2023
Time: Parade starts at 6:30 p.m.
Admission: Free
What’s included: Great views of decorated sailboats and powerboats!
Details: Nothing says Christmas in Florida like the Clearwater Yacht Club’s 49th annual holiday boat parade. Witness a spectacular display of decorated boats lighting up the waters with holiday spirit. Whether part of the parade or watching from the sidelines, this event is a must-see to embrace the holiday cheer!
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Harbor Holiday Nights

Location: 1538 Dr. MLK Street North, Safety Harbor, FL 34695
Dates:Thursday, December 14, 2023 – Saturday, December 16, 2023
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Admission: $5/person
What’s included: Holiday lights, campfire, children’s activities, and a Trolley Ride to the Candy Cane Forest!
Details: Join Safety Harbor for their yearly Harbor Holiday Nights event this December! It’s a whole weekend packed with festive fun and community cheer. Experience the magic of dazzling holiday lights and wander through a candy cane forest. Don’t forget to bring your little ones—there’ll be loads of delightful activities planned just for them!
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Trans-Siberian Orchestra “The Ghosts of Christmas Eve”

Location: AMALIE Arena, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa, Florida 33602
Dates: Saturday, December 23, 2023
Time: 2:30 p.m. or 7:30 p.m.
Admission: Starting at $39
What’s included: Live performance from the Trans-Siberian Orchestra (TSO)
Details: Get ready for a unique blend of rock music and holiday vibes at the TSO “The Ghosts of Christmas Eve” performance! TSO, a multi-platinum rock group topping the touring charts for 15 years, is bringing their greatest hits and a fresh take on the holiday show. Get set to rock around the Christmas tree with their spectacular performance!
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