01 November . 2019
2019 Holiday Happenings In & Around Tampa Bay
As we gear up for the Thanksgiving Morning Turkey Trot here in Waterset, we know that people near and far are already getting ready for holiday festivities. We’ve got plenty of events lined up here in Waterset, but our convenient location also puts you within easy access of celebrations in Tampa, Orlando, and more. Here are our top picks for holiday happenings in and around Tampa Bay.
November 8 - December 22, 2019, select nights 7pm-12am
Kids and kids-at-heart will love celebrating the holiday season at Walt Disney World. Magic Kingdom transforms on select nights into a winter wonderland with your favorite Disney characters all dressed up for the season. Frozen fans will love seeing how Queen Elsa transforms Cinderella’s Castle and everyone is sure to enjoy a brand new fireworks show presented by none other than Minnie Mouse!
November 16 - January 6
Tampa Bay favorite Busch Gardens continues their popular Christmas Town tradition this year as the theme park transforms into a holiday wonderland complete with millions of twinkling lights, a holiday train, and special appearances by Santa and Rudolph!
November 16 - January 5
Universal Orlando’s two theme parks will both be celebrating with plenty of holiday spirit! Take a trip to Diagon Alley in Universal Studios for a magically festive atmosphere and special performances. At night, take the Hogwarts Express over to Hogsmeade in Islands of Adventure for a dazzling light show over Hogwarts Castle. If you aren’t a fan of Harry Potter, perhaps visit Suess Landing for Grinchmas and a Who-liday Spectacular! Finally, lovers of Christmas music will not want to miss Mannheim Steamroller on select nights at Universal Studios!
Enchant Christmas at Tropicana Field
November 22 - December 29, select evenings
Enchant Christmas bills itself as the World’s Largest Christmas Light Maze & Market. Enjoy a luminescent land of Christmas lights, a market with over 40 artisans, an ice-skating rink, and speciality seasonal food and drinks. You’re sure to be enchanted!
November 29 - December 24, every Thursday & Sunday evening
Christmas Lane is another Tampa Bay favorite you won’t want to miss. With over 1.5 million lights and over 200 Christmas trees, Christmas Lane is a stunning display of holiday fun for all ages. Enjoy entertainment, rides, and a KidZone with face painting plus arts and crafts.
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