Tampa Theatre to screen A Christmas Story in the park this November

a large inflatable screen with a film projected on it in front of a skyline at night

All we want for Christmas is a Red Ryder…OK maybe not that, but seeing A Christmas Story under the stars in the park sounds pretty nice. Tampa Theatre brings back parkCinema on both November 20 and November 27.

On November 20, the organization will screen The Polar Express (2004) under the stars. The screening is free and open to the public, and will take place in Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park as part of the City of Tampa’s Winter Village.


Then, on November 27, they’re screening the iconic Christmas classic A Christmas Story. We’re sure most of you can quote every line from this film by now. Catch all of your favorite moments, from the bunny costume to the statue, on the big screen.

Both screenings begin at 7pm.

Holiday classics are coming to the Tampa Theatre

Concessions will be available and the Shops at Winter Village will be open; picnic baskets, blankets, lawn chairs, and costumes or film-inspired festive attire are encouraged.

Tampa Theatre is also screening Holiday Classics inside its historic space throughout the holiday season.

Holiday Classics Schedule:


November 28, 3pm: Miracle on 34th Street

December 5, 3pm (Sing Along): White Christmas

December 12, 3pm: Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey

December 26, 3pm: Elf

Tampa Theatre will also host multiple screenings of It’s a Wonderful Life. The show dates and times are:

December 17, 7:30pm

December 18-19, 3pm and 7:30pm


December 20-23, 7pm

Major festivities planned in the Tampa Bay region

Learn more about Winter Village at Curtis Hixon Park here.

If you’re in the mood for a Winter Wonderland, Florida’s first snow park officially reopens this week.

Need more holiday cheer? Grab your tickets for Whiskey Wonderland taking place on December 4 in neighboring St. Pete.

The St. Pete Pier is also adding a skating rink to its holiday festivities as part of Winter Beach.

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