101 Ideas for Holiday Family Fun in Tampa - 2021 | Kids Out and About Tampa

101 Ideas for Holiday Family Fun in Tampa - 2021

KidsOutAndAbout is Tampa's online guide to everything for kids, teens, and families!  The activities we've listed here are confirmed for this year, but many require reserving ahead of time, and please keep in mind that events could be canceled... so click through to make arrangements. Enjoy the holidays!

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Santa Sightings

Multiple dates starting Nov 12, 2021 Photos with Santa - International Plaza and Bay Street
Multiple dates starting Nov 13, 2021 Santa Visits and Photos at Wiregrass 
Nov 13-14, 2021 Mr. and Mrs. Claus Mini Christmas Photo Sessions - Paper Crane Photography
Nov 14, 2021 4th Annual Holiday Vendor Market - Brandon Sunday Market
Nov 21, 2021 Signing Santa - International Plaza and Bay Street
Multiple dates starting Nov 26, 2021 The Santa Experience at Citrus Park 
Multiple dates starting Nov 26, 2021 Santa Photos at WestShore Plaza 
Nov 27, 2021 Santa Photos at Keystone Prep High School
Multiple dates starting Dec 1, 2021 North Pole Express at Florida Railroad Museum
Dec 4, 2021 Santa's Workshop Vendor Event - Perfect Piece Studio
Dec 4, 2021 12 Oaks Santa's Holiday Market
Dec 4, 2021 Santa Fest 2021 - Curtis Hixon
Dec 4, 2021 Santa Photos at Oldsmar Flea Market
Multiple dates starting Dec 4, 2021 Visits with Santa - Armature Works
Dec 4 & 10, 2021 Santa's Workshop - Playtime
Dec 5, 2021 The KKG Santa Experience
Dec 5, 2021 Santa & Mrs. Claus at the New Tampa YMCA
Dec 5, 2021 Sensory Santa - International Plaza and Bay Street
Multiple dates starting Dec 12, 2021 Santa Brunch Cruises - Yacth StarShip

  

Old-Time Christmas

Multiple dates starting Nov 12, 2021 Christmas Town Holiday at Busch Gardens - Tampa
Multiple dates starting Nov 20, 2021 Gingerbread Village at Glazer Children's Museum 
Multiple dates starting Dec 1, 2021 Victorian Christmas Stroll at Plant Museum
Dec 11, 2021 Christmas in the Country - Cracker Country Rural Florida Living History Museum

 

Light Displays

Multiple dates starting Nov 13, 2021 Symphony in Lights - The Shops at Wiregrass
Multiple dates starting Nov 25, 2021 The Wonderland of Lights & Santa's Village
Multiple dates starting Nov 26, 2021 Holiday Lights in The Garden at Florida Botanical Gardens
Multiple dates starting Nov 26, 2021 Christmas in the Wild - ZooTampa at Lowry Park

  

Holiday Theatre

Nov 30, 2021 A Christmas Carol - Ruth Eckerd Hall
Nov 30, 2021 Cirque Dreams Holidaze - Mahaffey Theater
Multiple dates starting Dec 2, 2021 Patel Conservatory presents The Little Match Girl
Multiple dates starting Dec 3, 2021 A Christmas Carol - Carrollwood Players Theatre
Multiple dates starting Dec 9, 2021 The Greatest Showman: A Christmas Remix - Crossover Church
December 15, 2021 Grinch Performances - Center Place Fine Arts
Dec 17 - Dec 19, 2021 Next Generation Ballet's Nutcracker - The Straz

 

Holiday Concerts

Nov 21, 2021 35th Anniversary Mannheim Steamroller Christmas - Ruth Eckerd Hall
Nov 21, 2021 Pinellas Youth Symphony Holiday Concert - The Palladium at St. Petersburg College
Nov 28, 2021 Pre-Christmas Concert - Zion Lutheran Church
Nov 28, 2021 Christmas Tree Lighting & Christmas Concert - Seminole Heights UMC Church
Dec 4, 2021 Winter Solstice - Tampa Bay Pride Band and Tampa Bay Symphonic Winds
Dec 4, 2021 Holiday Concert with Storyteller Ralph Walker
Dec 6, 2021 AW Student Showcase: Plant City Student Orchestra - Armature Works
Dec 10 - 12, 2021 Holiday Pops 
Dec 17, 2021 Handel's Messiah - The Florida Orchestra

 

Holiday Lights and Parades- Land and Sea

Multiple dates starting Nov 26, 2021 River of Lights Holiday Cruises
Dec 3, 2021 Annual Tarpon Springs Boat Parade
Dec 4, 2021 Santa Fest 2021 Christmas Parade
Dec 4, 2021 Safety Harbor Holiday Parade
Dec 18, 2021 Tampa Bay: A Holiday Lighted Boat Parade
Dec 18, 2021 Lighted Boat Parade Dinner Cruise - Yacht StarShip

 

Christmas Tree Experience

Nov 14, 2021 Vintage Christmas Tree Event - The Pottery Patch
Nov 17, 2021 2021 Ybor City Tree Lighting
Opening Nov 22, 2021 Great Lakes Christmas Tree Farms
Opening Nov 22, 2021 Tree Brothers Christmas
Dec 4, 2021 Tampa's Tree Lighting Ceremony - Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
Dec 4, 2021 4th Annual Holiday Tree Lighting presented by St. Joseph's Children's Hospital
Dec 10, 2021 Annual Holiday Tree Lighting - Northdale Park

 

Ice Skating

Open 2021 Public Skating at AdventHealth Center Ice 
Multiple dates Starting Nov 19, 2021 Winter Village at Curtis Hixon Park

 

Hanukkah

Nov 14, 2021 Hillel Academy's Chanukah Fair
Nov 28 - Dec 6, 2021 Chanukah at Chabad Jewish Center of Greater St. Petersburg
Dec 5, 2021 Chanukah Party - Armature Works

 

Shopping & Craft Fairs

Nov 13, 2021 St. Timothy's Holiday Boutique
Nov 13, 2021 Saturday Morning Market - St. Patrick Catholic Church
Nov 18, 2021 Tampa Museum of Art Holiday Market on the Terrace
Nov 20, 2021 Christmas Open House - Safety Harbor Galleria
Nov 20, 2021 Holiday Gift Market at Arbor Greene
Nov 20, 2021 Tampa Holiday Shopping & Vendor Event - WestShore Plaza
Nov 20-21, 2021 Tampa Bay Holiday Market
Nov 21, 2021 Bullfrog Holiday Market - Bullfrog Creek Brewing Co.
Nov 26, 2021 Holly Jolly Market - Clearwater Marine Aquarium
Nov 27, 2021 Holiday Shop Hop 2021 - Seminole Heights
Dec 4, 2021 3rd Annual Holiday Market - Full Life Chiropractic
Dec 4, 2021 Craft Fair - St. Andrew Presbyterian
Dec 4, 2021 Holiday Vendor Fair - Brentwood Hills Pool & Tennis Club
Dec 4, 2021 Seminole Heights Holiday Craft Fair and Bake Sale
Dec 4, 2021 Pioneer Christmas & Vintage Market - Pioneer Florida Museum and Village
Dec 4, 2021 Holiday Bazaar - Channelside Academy of Math and Sciences
Dec 4, 2021 Holiday Shopping Expo - WestShore Plaza
Dec 9, 2021 Mermaid Market Yule Fair 
Dec 9, 2021 9th Annual Holiday Gift Bazaar - Oxford Exchange 
Dec 11, 2021 Very Merry Market at Great Explorations Children's Museum 
Dec 11 & 12, 2021 Tampa Riverwalk Holiday Pop-Up Fest - Your Tampa Markets 

 

New Year's Eve

Dec 31, 2021 Noon Year's Eve - ZooTampa
Dec 31, 2021 First Night St. Pete 2022
Dec 31, 2021 New Year's Eve Cruise - Yacht StarShip
Dec 31, 2021 New Years at Noon - Great Explorations Children's Museum

 

Miscellaneous

Nov 6, 2021 Holiday Clay Print Event - The Pottery Patch
Nov 12, 2021 Movie Night at Sickles High School
Nov 13, 2021 Cookies with Santa - Dancing for Donations
Nov 13, 2021 Clay Claus and Elf Hats - Practically Pikasso St. Petersburg
Nov 15, 2021 Muddy Monday Clay Club: Christmas Bell - Practically Pikasso St. Petersburg
Nov 20, 2021 parkCINEMA: The Polar Express - Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
Nov 21, 2021 2021 Sugar Plum Fairy Tea Party - Brandon Ballet
Multiple dates starting Nov 26, 2021 Holiday Dinner Cruises - Yacht StarShip
Multiple dates starting Nov 26, 2021 Holidays at Legoland Florida
Nov 27, 2021 Family Fun Workshop: Red Nose Reindeer - Practically Pikasso St Petersburg
Nov 27, 2021 Holiday Paddle Adventure - St. Petersburg, FL
Nov 27, 2021 parkCINEMA: A Christmas Story - Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
Multiple dates starting Nov 27, 2021 A Christmas Adventure - Silly Dilly's at The Enchanted Spot
Dec 1, 2021 Advent Walking with Mary - St. John Vianney Catholic Church
Dec 4, 2021 Holiday Art & Exploration Pop-Up - Painted Leaf Art & Exploration Studio
Dec 4, 2021 BBQ with Santa - Station House BBQ
Dec 4, 2021 Holiday Gingerbread House Decorating - The Tampa Club
Dec 5, 2021 Tampa's Ugly Sweater Run 5k - WestShore Plaza
Dec 5, 2021 Holiday Classics: Sing-Along White Christmas - Tampa Theatre
Dec 5, 2021 Christmas Movie Night on the Lawn - Fellowship Baptist Church
Dec 8, 2021 39th Annual Jingle Bell Run
Dec 9, 2021 Creative Night Out: Santa Family Christmas - Practically Pikasso St. Petersburg
Dec 10, 2021 Christmas Caroling with our Community - Feather Sound Church
Dec 10-11, 2021 Christmas at the Farm - HorsePower for Kids & Animal Sanctuary
Dec 12, 2021 Figure Skating Holiday Spectacular Show - AdventHealth Center Ice 
Dec 20, 2021 Movie on the Lawn: The Santa Clause - Armature Works
Dec 23, 2021 Movie on the Lawn: Elf - Armature Works

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