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Water Street Tampa announces jubilant holiday spectacular and promenade market

On Nov. 18, Water Street Tampa will host its first-ever Season Spectacular holiday celebration on Water Street, in addition to its annual Winter Wonder Wharf event at Sparkman Wharf. Guests are invited to experience the entire Water Street Tampa neighborhood like never before— enjoying something unique at every corner, from lights and décor to festive events and activities.

Water Street Tampa is getting in the spirit with a community-wide transformation, unveiling all the magic in store this season. This inaugural event marks the start of a new holiday tradition on Water Street, and the countdown begins on Friday at 6:00 p.m. with fun for all ages.


Season Spectacular will include:

  • Photos with Santa
  • Live music
  • A holiday-themed silent disco
  • Extra festive photo-ops
  • Hot chocolate bars
  • Seasonal cocktails and bites

Water Street Tampa and Sparkman Wharf celebrate the holidays

A portion of proceeds from food and beverages will be donated to the Tampa Bay Lightning Foundation as a part of its Bolts Giving Campaign benefiting Feeding Tampa Bay and Metropolitan Ministries.

Guests can stroll to Sparkman Wharf to continue their holiday experience at Winter Wonder Wharf from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. that night. Visitors of all ages will enjoy the 30-foot tree-lighting and photo-ops at themed areas, which include a colorful tree forest where you can find Santa, melting snowmen and other seasonal surprises.


Following the kickoff of Season Spectacular, Water Street Tampa will continue celebrating the season in a series of upcoming events. Sparkman Wharf will host a holiday remix singalong on Dec. 3, followed by an improv holiday comedy show on Dec. 10 and caroling on Dec. 17. 

On Dec. 8, a Holiday Promenade open-air market will debut in Water Street Tampa. The neighborhood will celebrate local businesses that make our community merry and bright, welcoming vendors and artisans for a holiday market along with lively entertainment and festive décor.

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