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Tampa Santa Fest & Tree Lighting

December 2, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 8:30 pm

a colorful water fountain with christmas trees lit up in the background

Santa comes to town on December 2 as the City of Tampa celebrates the holiday season with Tampa’s Santa Fest & Tree Lighting from 1 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. in Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park

Tampa’s Santa Fest & Tree Lighting features a parade through downtown, continuous entertainment, Photos with Santa, and lots of family fun. At 6 p.m. join the Mayor for the Tampa’s Tree Lighting Ceremony followed by a movie in the park.  All free.

Tampa’s Mayor will lead the countdown and light the seven beautiful Christmas Trees! The funs not over yet! After the trees are lit its time to snuggle up and enjoy a movie in the park. This year’s movie, Disney’s Frozen is presented by the Gasparilla International Film Festival.



December 2, 2023
1:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
600 N. Ashley Drive
Tampa, FL 33602 United States
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