With the holidays fast approaching, we're all in jolly mode. From light mazes to illuminated theme parks, we're on the lookout for the best Christmas events in Florida — and Winter Village at Curtis Hixon Park is definitely worth the visit.

This event is on now, & will be running until Jan. 1st, with a wide array of adult & family-friendly fun to be had.

Whether you want to walk the rows of twinkling lights, illuminated trees, & colorfully lit up fountains, backdrop your photos with dreamy holiday cheer, or even experience a little bit of snow in the Sunshine State, you can do it all here.

You can even go ice-skating!

Or ride a holiday trolley with milk & cookies, Christmas music, holiday trivia, and little surprises along the way.

Follow up your Winter Village Express ride by leaving a letter for Santa, shopping the boutiques for gifts, or hitting up the cafes for more drinks & snacks.

Special events will also be taking place, at winter village soon — including the tree lighting ceremony, free movies in the park, classic Christmas Shows at the Tampa Theater, and a lighted boat parade on select dates in December.

Whether you're here for the lights, skating, shopping, or something else, this cute little Winter Village at Curtis Hixon Park will inspire your holiday cheer.

An overview of the event can be found below.

If you're looking for more winter season fun, you can go down ice slides & snow tube at this indoor winter wonderland near Orlando or admire the world's largest Christmas Light maze in St. Pete — they even have an illuminated ice skating trail.

If you still need more holiday ideas, check out these 12 things to do in Florida to add to your winter bucket list.

Winter Village at Curtis Hixon Park

Price: Free to visit and admire tons of lights & other cute displays with additional activities for purchase, such as ice-skating for $15 admission + skate rental.

When: November 22, 2019, through January 5, 2020; hours for each activity vary. Check hours here. Trolley rides only available by ticket purchase, which you reserve here.

Address: Winter Village at Curtis Hixon Park — 600 N. Ashley Drive, Tampa, FL.

Why You Need To Go: Wander the light displays, shop holiday markets, take cute Insta-worthy photos at op spots, & enjoy fun family-friendly activities for both kids and adults — they even make it snow, have an ice skating rink, a holiday express trolley and a box to leave a letter for Santa.


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