The best ways to see Christmas lights in Tampa Bay this holiday season
The holidays are upon us, which means it won't be cold, but there will be millions of twinkly lights, and Tampa Bay has some good ones. Since not all displays are equal, here are a few of the better spots to get into the holiday spirit this season.
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1 Tropicana Dr., St. Petersburg
Nov. 25 - Jan. 1
Tropicana Field is yet again hosting Enchant Christmas, featuring a Christmas light maze, ice skating, and a market with holiday treats and drinks. Don’t miss your chance to meet Santa! Tickets start at $20 for children and $35 for adults.
Photo via Enchant Christmas/Facebook
333 S Franklin St., Tampa
Nov. 25-Dec. 24
The Pirate Taxi will be cruising around providing views of holiday decorations along the water in downtown Tampa. There will be holiday displays, sing-a-longs, cookies and hot chocolate and a snow flurry finale. Tickets start at $25 for kids and $30 for adults, and children will receive a holiday gift during the ride.
Photo via Pirate Water Taxi/Facebook
Wiregrass Mall, 28211 Paseo Dr., Wesley Chapel
Nov. 12-Dec. 31
Featuring a lightshow that will dance to the musings of Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Symphony in Lights will host a festive family-friendly holiday event with food and drink as well as Christmas trees and snowfall. The event runs from 6 p.m.-9 p.m.
Photo via Symphony in Lights/Facebook
600 N Ashley Dr., Tampa
Nov. 18-Jan. 4
Featuring light displays, ice skating, curling and a pop-up market, tickets to Winter Village are free for entry, and ice skating will cost $17 per ice skater for all ages. The Winter Village Express, a tram ride featuring sing along songs and trivia will cost $10 for persons two years and older.
Photo via Winter Village/Facebook
10165 McKinley Dr., Tampa
Nov. 14-Jan. 9
Busch Gardens’ annual Christmas Town celebration features holiday light shows, fireworks, a train, up-close animal encounters, food options and a chance to meet Santa in his workshop, as well as a photo-op with Rudolph the Rednosed Reindeer. Entry is included with park admission.
Photo via Busch Gardens/Website