Winter Village is returning to the Tampa Riverwalk and Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park.
This event, featuring an outdoor ice skating rink, curling, a café and more, is open to all ages, and opens Nov. 18, running from 5 p.m.-11 p.m.. Hours for the following dates are listed on the Winter Village website.
Tickets to ice skate cost $17 and include ice skate rental. Food and drinks vendors will include Kahwa Coffee, Whatever Pops, Icicles Craft Cocktails, and Icicles Craft Kitchen.
Other local vendors featured at the event include Apartment No. 3, Dark Door Spirits, Don Me Now, Nairi Handmade Jewelry, Plante La Vie, The Main Ingredient, and The Modern Paws.
The curling league is being presented by RecRec and Shuffle Tampa as well as the Tampa Downtown Partnership and Cigar City Brewing. The league will run from Nov. 30-Dec. 28 from 6-10 p.m. Teams must be registered, which costs $200.
When the curling surface isn't being used the league players, families will be able to curl—equipment provided—free of charge, on a first-come, first-served basis for 45 minutes at a time.
The Winter Village Express is a shuttle that will start at Downtown's Whiting station and make its way to Ybor City and back. This one hour round trip ride allows guests to experience a singalong, holiday trivia, and milk and cookies as well as "added surprises."
Tickets for the Winter Village Express are $10 and must be purchased in advance. Admission is free for children two years and younger.
From Friday-Sunday, 5 p.m.-10 p.m., kids can ride the Curtis Hixon Park Choo Choo for free around the park. On select weekends, the park will feature the Tampa Theatre, which will present holiday classic film screenings.
On Dec. 10, the park will host its annual Winter Wonder Ride, a bike ride beginning at the park, going through Tampa's downtown.
There will also be a Holiday Lighted Boat Parade along the Hillsborough River.
This year, Santa Fest is returning to Curtis Hixon Park—400 N Ashley Dr. in downtown Tampa—on Dec. 3, featuring activities from 1 p.m.-4 p.m., followed by Tampa's tree lighting ceremony from 6 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
UPDATED: 11/14/22 12:25 p.m. Updated to add that families will be able to curl, for free, when league is out of session.