This waterfront Tampa food hall will transform into Whoville for one day only

Image of a giant pink Tampa sign surrounded by Christmas trees

Tampa will transform into Whoville on December 10, or at least the waterfront food hall Sparkman Wharf will. The Grinch will be in attendance to celebrate the first annual Grinchmas at Sparkman Wharf.

Families will have the opportunity to say hello to the Grinch at a safe distance during Grinchmas at Sparkman Wharf!


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Get your photo with the Grinch

While the whole park will be festive and open to all guests, you must purchase a ticket for a socially distant photo with the Grinch,

ONE ticket per family, tickets will include:

One (1) professional, downloadable-digital, family photo featuring the Grinch at a safe six (6) foot distance

One (1) $5 voucher, per family, redeemable at any Sparkman Wharf retailer (excludes Fermented Reality Biergarten )


One (1) keepsake ornament per child, maximum two (2)per family

Two hour parking validation in the Channelside Parking Garage

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Enjoy hidden holiday treats at Sparkman Wharf

Masks will be mandatory for all guests over the age of two. Mandatory temperature checks will be required at entry.

Sparkman Wharf is adhering to strict safety guidelines recommended by the CDC and the City of Tampa. Sparkman Wharf has implemented measures to protect its guests, retailers and employees including the use of masks, mandating social distancing guidelines, and regularly disinfecting common areas.

More holiday events in Tampa:

Pirate Water Taxi Launches River of Lights Cruise


Winter Village brings skating rink to Curtis Hixon Park

Don’t miss the annual lighted holiday boat parade in Tampa along the Riverwalk 

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