(Somewhat fewer than) 101 Ideas for Holiday Family Fun in Tampa - 2020 | Kids Out and About Tampa

(Somewhat fewer than) 101 Ideas for Holiday Family Fun in Tampa - 2020

KidsOutAndAbout is Tampa's online guide to everything for kids, teens, and families! Typically we list (MORE than) 101 ideas for holiday family fun, but. . . it's 2020, which means a bit less is happening than usual. 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!

If we're missing an activity that should be on our list, please email Mindy Mangan at mindy@kidsoutandabout.com. Please make sure to include a link to the event when you email. Thank you!

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Santa Sightings

November 27 to December 24, 2020

Santa ReImagined at Citrus Park

November 27 - December 24, 2020 Santa Visits and Photos at Wiregrass
Multiple dates starting Nov 12, 2020 Movie Night Thursdays at Wiregrass
Multiple dates starting Nov 7, 2020 Santa Photos at WestShore Plaza
Dec 13 and 20, 2020 Santa Holiday Brunch aboard Yacht StarShip


Old-Time Christmas

Multiple dates starting Nov 14, 2020 Christmas Town Holiday at Busch Gardens - Tampa
Nov 21 - Dec 31, 2020 Victorian Christmas Stroll at Plant Museum
Nov 21 - Jan 3, 2021 Help Create our Gingerbread Village at Glazer Children's Museum
Dec 12, 2020 Christmas in the Country- Cracker Country


Light Displays

Multiple Dates starting Nov 27, 2020 Christmas in the Wild at Lowry Park Zoo
CANCELLED 2020 Holiday Lights in The Garden at Florida Botanical Gardens


Holiday Theatre

SOLD OUT Next Generation Ballet's Nutcracker Outdoor Wonderland - The Straz


Holiday Concerts

Dec 11, 12 and 13, 2020 Holiday Pops at Mahaffey Theater- The Florida Orchestra


Holiday Lights and Parades- Land and Sea

Multiple dates satrting Nov 27, 2020 River of Lights Holiday Cruises
Multiple dates starting Dec 1, 2020 Christmas at the Museum - Florida Railroad Museum
Dec 4, 2020 Annual Tarpon Springs Boat Parade
Dec 19, 2020 Tampa Bay: A Holiday Lighted Boat Parade
Dec 19, 2020 Lighted Boat Parade Dinner Cruise - Yacht StarShip


Christmas Tree Experience

 Opening Nov 18, 2020 Great Lakes Christmas Tree Farms - Tampa


Ice Skating

Open 2020


Multiple dates Starting Nov 20, 2020 Winter Village at Curtis Hixon Park



Dec 10, 2020 Car Menorah Parade - Chabad Jewish Center of Greater St. Petersburg
Dec 13, 2020 CKids Light up the Town


Shopping & Craft Fairs

Dec 5, 2020 Country Christmas & Vintage Market - Pioneer Florida Museum and Village
Dec 9, 2020

Very Merry Market at Great Explorations Children's Museum


New Year's Eve

Dec 31, 2020 First Night St. Pete 202
Dec 31, 2020 New Year's Eve Cruise - Yacht StarShip
Dec 31, 2020 Morris’ New Years Celebration at Great Explorations Children’s Museum



Multiple dates starting Nov 27, 2020 Holidays at Legoland Florida
Dec 24, 2020 Christmas Eve Cruise - Yacht StarShip

Below are items that have been posted to our calendar. If you are affiliated with a business hosting a holiday event that should be on our calendar, we'd love to see it there... it's free to postClick here for instructions about how to add your organization to our list and easily post your events to our calendar!