It’s going to snow in Ybor City this December


The weather outside is kind of cold by Florida standards. Listen, snowy winters aren’t really a thing in Tampa Bay, so the prospect of spotting any snow in our city is pretty exhilarating.

Residents can spot snowflakes on 7th Avenue in Ybor City this year. The annual Snow on 7th Tree Lighting Ceremony and Snow Parade are must-attend events.

Shop local vendors, get treated to a parade of music from local high school and middle school marching bands, wave hello to Santa and get a rare glimpse of snow in sunny Florida.

Mayor Buckhorn to light the Christmas Tree in Ybor

On Wednesday, November 28, the non-profit will hosts its grand tree lighting with guest Mayor Bob Buckhorn. The event runs from 5-9pm at 1600 E 8th Avenue. There will be a holiday shopping market that opens at 5pm, and the pre-show for the lighting kicks off at 6pm with live carolers.

Attendees can snap a photo with Santa, sip on hot chocolate and nom on some delicious holiday cookies.

Snow in Ybor City

The main event happens on Saturday, December 8. The Snow on 7th Parade will take over Centro Ybor. The free family-friendly event will feature the return of Santa, marching bands, music, dancing and SNOW.

The parade pre-show begins at 6pm, and it officially starts at 7pm.

You can learn more by visiting the Snow on 7th event page.

What’s your favorite holiday tradition in Tampa?

 

*Featured image courtesy of Snow on 7th

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