Take a look at these upcoming events in and around Tampa and plan your family fun now.

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Christmas in the Wild

December 9, 10, 16-23, and 26-30
Lowry Park Zoo

Enjoy Lowry Park Zoo after dark with this year’s Christmas in the Wild. Between the festival of lights, Christmas carolers, live entertainment, holiday treats, and Santa, your whole family can enjoy the zoo in a new way! Learn more.

6th Annual Winter Wonder Ride 2016

Saturday, December 10 at 2:00 p.m.
Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park, Tampa

Grab your bike and your best Frosty the Snowman gear for this year’s bike ride through downtown Tampa. The theme is Get Frosty so grab a top hat, a scarf, and your best (or craziest) snowman outfit. Proceeds will buy bicycles for at-risk and foster kids in Tampa. Learn more

Holiday Light Boat Parade

Sunday, December 18 beginning at 6:30 p.m.
Channelside, Tampa

Come out to the American Victory Ship Mariners Memorial Museum and enjoy a holiday light boat parade. The cost is $12 for adults and $7 for kids four to 12. Learn more.

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3rd Annual St. Petersburg Holiday Festival of the Arts

Saturday, December 17 and Sunday, December 18; 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
South Straub Park, St. Petersburg

This is a great opportunity to find last minute unique and original gifts from local, regional, and national artists. You’ll find something for even the pickiest person in your life. Choose from painting, photography, sculpture, metalwork, digital art, jewelry, glass, ceramics, woodworking, and more. Learn more.

Winter Village

Through December 25
Curtis Hixon Park, Tampa

Come on out for ice skating this holiday season as well as pop-up markets through the month. Bring the kids to experience an outdoor rink in Florida! The rink is open all week long, although hours vary. Learn more.

Holiday Lights in the Garden

Through December 31, 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Florida Botanical Gardens, Largo

Enjoy the Botanical Gardens lit up for the holidays and filled with entertainment and holiday joy. Santa visits each night, too. This is the Garden’s largest fundraiser of the year and while not required, donations of $4 per adult are requested and appreciated. Learn more.

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