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Tampa Bay Christmas

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. 


Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party

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!


Busch Gardens Christmas Town

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! 


Holidays at Universal Orlando Resort

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 specialty seasonal food and drinks. You’re sure to be enchanted!


Christmas Lane at the Florida Strawberry Festival Grounds

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.