Start the holiday countdown with Santa as we light the 34’ tree in Centro Ybor! Each year we take the time to recognize a local children’s charity and give children their first gifts of the season. Enjoy the complimentary hot chocolate from Hamburger Mary’s. Bring your camera for photo opportunities with Santa by the tree. Listen to the sounds of the season with live carolers and performers.
Join the GaYBOR District Coalition in celebrating the holiday season during their 4th annual Holiday Party. The Coalition provides complimentary cocktails and hors d’oeuvres for Ybor businesses, residents and friends during this free event.
Get here early for great seats and watch the pre-parade entertainment starting at 6 p.m. along historic 7th Ave. Enjoy all of the sights and sounds of local performers as the anticipation fills the air awaiting arrival of Mayor Bob Buckhorn and family! The first family of Tampa will kick off the parade and snow turning the city into a winter wonderland!!
The Outback Bowl New Year’s Eve Parade is a great family event featuring about fifteen High School Bands and the two College Bands from the teams in the bowl game, along with numerous floats. Units will travel down 7th Avenue from 20th Street to 14th Street where the college bands and cheerleaders will participate in a pep rally.