-Tampa Bay’s Merry and Bright Holiday Events-
In the blink of an eye, homes around Tampa Bay will be lighting up for holiday events. In addition to the lighting of menorahs for the eight-day Festival of Lights beginning at sundown on Nov. 28 this year for Hanukkah, the local streets of Hillsborough, Pinellas, and Pasco counties will also be adding bright décor to celebrate the holiday season leading to Christmas.
Brightly lit residential homes as well as many local spots like John Wilson Park Gazebo in Safety Harbor, Edgewater Park at Dunedin Marina, Largo Central Park, North Straub Park in St. Petersburg, Hyde Park in Tampa, and others could soon be looking merry and bright this season.
2021 Tree-Lighting Ceremonies and Events
Formal tree-lighting ceremonies and events will be held all around Tampa Bay. Here are a few that you might enjoy:
1.) Giant Tree Lighting with choirs and a visit from Santa the evening of Friday, Dec. 3, on Main Street in Safety Harbor.
2.) Tampa’s Tree Lighting Ceremony, Christmas Parade, and Santa Fest starting at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 4, at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park in Tampa.
3.) Dockside Christmas Tree Lighting and all-day festivities from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 4, at Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks.
4.) Annual Tree Lighting hosted by Carrollwood Area Business Association from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 10, location TBD in Carrollwood. Check www.UseCABA.com for details.
Other Holiday Events and Attractions to Brighten the Season
If you can’t attend a formal tree-lighting, that’s okay. There are plenty of other on-going holiday events that you can enjoy this holiday season in counties around Tampa Bay.
HILLSBOROUGH: This December, enjoy ice-skating under the lights at downtown Tampa’s annual Winter Village in Curtis Hixon Park, OR take an enjoyable drive through The Festival of Lights at Hillsborough County Fairgrounds.
PASCO: As one of our favorite things to do, we hope you will enjoy the Symphony in Lights show at The Shops at Wiregrass in Wesley Chapel. Choreographed to music of Trans-Siberian Orchestra, the dancing-light show also features nightly snow for holiday shoppers.
PINELLAS: Back by popular demand, Florida Botanical Gardens will offer flourishing natural wonders decked out with twinkling lights through Jan. 2nd. The Holiday Lights in the Gardens is an after-dark dazzler with over a million LED lights on display for your enjoyment.
We hope you enjoy the season. Contact Dick and Karla Nielsen at 813-294-5786 for more information about neighborhoods, home buying, investing, and home selling across Florida.