Holiday Happenings Near Marina Pointe
You may know the Tampa Bay area as a popular vacation spot known for its award-winning beaches and premier shopping and dining. Yes, the sun is shining year-round, but the Tampa Bay area still takes the holiday season very seriously. Find holiday activities for all ages below and mark your calendars for these jolly occasions!
Miracle at Mezzo Christmas Bar – Downtown St. Petersburg
WHEN: Now – Saturday, December 31
You won’t want to miss the annual pop-up Christmas cocktail bar at Intermezzo Coffee & Cocktails. The boutique bar transforms for the season with sparkling ornaments and kitschy holiday décor suited for the ultimate Christmas lover. Browse a menu of festive libations that taste as good as they look.
Enchant Christmas – St. Petersburg’s Tropicana Field
WHEN: Now– Sunday, January 1
The world’s largest illuminated winter wonderland with a wraparound ice-skating trail has come back to St. Petersburg again this year! Glide through a glittering forest of Christmas lights on real ice. Explore a village of shops and artisan vendors, take the kids to meet Santa, and enjoy live entertainment. Make sure to taste holiday favorites including the “Merry Mocktail”, the famous Hot Chocolate, spiked or not, and the delicious holiday s’mores.
Winter Village – Curtis Hixon Park
WHEN: Now – Wednesday, January 4, 2023
Presented by the Tampa Bay Lightning and located along the Riverwalk, Winter Village brings frosty festivity to downtown Tampa. On select dates, visit for holiday activities including the event’s first-ever Curling league, a Santa Sighting, the Holiday Lighted Boat Parade, and the Winter Wonder Ride for bikers of all ages. Taste cheerful treats, peruse boutiques and shops from local makers, and ice skate with the family. Hop aboard the Winter Village Express, a decked-out festive trolley, and enjoy milk and cookies while you tour downtown Tampa.
Winter Wonder Wharf – Sparkman Warf in Downtown Tampa
WHEN: Now – Saturday, December 31
Every year, Sparkman Wharf takes holiday cheer to a new level with a series of celebratory activities that take place throughout the end of November and the entire month of December. Mark your calendars for the Holiday Remix-Singalong show on December 3, the Improv Holiday Comedy Show on December 13, and Caroling on December 17. Pop by any day of the week for holiday-themed activities, festive photo-ops, and live entertainment.
Holiday Market – Westshore Marina District
WHEN: Sunday, December 18
Our popular Sunday Market is getting a holiday makeover just in time for the December festivities. From 10:00 am – 3:00 pm, join us and over 70 local vendors including art, jewelry, plants, produce and baked goods and more for gift shopping and goodie-tasting fun in our vibrant Marina Landings town center. Listen to live music, sip and savor fantastic wines from our favorite Cru Cellars restaurant and leave with something special for yourself or gifts for the whole family!
Christmas Eve Brunch Cruise – Channelside
WHEN: Sunday, December 24
Set sail with the Yacht Starship on a festive journey around Tampa Bay. For 2 hours, cruise the open waters and enjoy a classic brunch meal followed by dancing on the top of the ship. Bring the whole family and make memories on the waves this holiday season.
The Tampa Bay community has a holiday season like no other, combining the local love of the water and the perfect weather with seasonal bliss and joyous activities for all ages. From pop up bars to lighted boat parades, you’ll have your fill of merry commotion in our lively area.