A community holiday celebration!
Historic Holiday Spirit in Ybor was founded with a hope to start a new Tampa holiday tradition.
This series of special holiday events was born from the idea of reigniting rich traditions dating back to the 1920s while embracing new ones from today’s generation to create Tampa’s very own holiday village.
Ybor City is a nationally recognized historic district that offers the perfect backdrop for streets filled with twinkling lights, holiday cheer and winter magic. From November 17th to January 8th we invite you to check out our holiday calendar filled with free and family friendly events!
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Friday December 6th
Historic Holiday Spirit and GaYBOR Holiday Pub Crawl
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.
2:00 p.m. | Southern Nights on 7th, 1401 E 7th Avenue
Saturday December 12th
4th Annual Snow on 7th Holiday Parade
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!! Come cheer on all the floats, marching bands and live performers as snow falls throughout the parade for an experience unlike any other in Tampa. No parade would be complete without jolly old St. Nick ending the parade with photos in Centro Ybor near the Christmas tree. This is one of the fastest growing holiday events and also plays host to the largest number of local marching bands in the area! We proudly invite you to take part in all the winter merriment Ybor has to offer this night!
Take advantage of the $5 event parking in the city garages!!
7 p.m.- 9 p.m. | East 7th Avenue between 15th and 17th Streets
Wednesday December 31st
Outback Bowl New Year’s Eve Parade & Band Blast
The official Outback Bowl parade and pep rally features floats, college cheerleaders and more than 20 marching bands. Free family-friendly event. Sponsored by United Healthcare, Budweiser, 970 WFLA, 93.3FLZ Radio, 620 WDAE and the City of Tampa.
5:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. | along East 7th Avenue