As we head into the holiday season, commonly referred to as “the most wonderful time of the year”, we are excited to celebrate with family and friends. We understand holiday plans can be overwhelming, so we have compiled a list of local activities to help you with your holiday planning. SCC Soft Computer understands the importance of sharing memories with family and making new ones within your community, and we hope these local events help get you in the holiday spirit.
Florida’s first Alpine snow park and Tampa’s newest winter attraction! This park has a 60-foot tall, 400-foot long hill for some family fun tubing. You can also ice skate, play in an igloo, and there is even 5 feet high bunny slope for kids. After having winter fun in the sun you can go to the Alpine Village where you can find local vendors selling food and beverages.
Where: 27839 Saint Joe Rd, Dade City, FL 33525
Cost & hours: Make sure to visit the website to find what day and hours work for you!
Winter Village at Curtis Hixon Park
Florida may be missing the snow, but you can still find an outdoor ice skating rank along the riverfront. You can also find a café and a pop-up market you can explore. These local vendors have great gift ideas ranging from decorations, apparel, handmade toys, dog accessories, and more!
Where: 600 N. Ashley Dr, Tampa, FL 33603
When: Open November 18 – January 4, go to the website to find what hours best suit you!
Cost: $17.00 all ages
This is a great place to take your friends and family to look at sparkling light maze and glide across a trail. This is the second adventure they are going on, and this series is the Mischievous Elf. Here you can find ice skating, live entertainment, games, Santa & Mrs. Claus, and more!
Where: Tropicana Field – 1 Tropicana Dr, Saint Petersburg, FL 33705
When: Open November 25 – January 1
Cost: Starting $35 (adult) and $20 (child) – check out the website for tickets
Christmas Town at Busch Gardens
Take your family for dazzling lights, roller coasters, ice skating performances, and more! There are many winter activities which will keep your family busy and smiling ear-to-ear. While you’re there, keep an eye out for special holiday guests and see Busch Gardens turn into a winter wonderland.
Where: 3000 E Busch Blvd, Tampa, FL 33612
When: Open daily November 14 – January 9
Cost: Prices vary – visit the website for prices
Tampa Holiday Lighted Boat Parade
Make your way down to the Hillsborough River for some family fun holiday event which will light up your world. Boats will be decorated and set sail from the Convention Center and go all the way down to the Sparkman Wharf.
Where: Channelside Dr, Tampa, FL 33602
When: Open December 17 at 6:00pm
SCC Soft Computer hopes all of our 2000 employees and our Laboratory & Genetics customers from across the globe have a safe and enjoyable holiday season. We look forward to seeing many of our clients’ friendly faces in 2023 at conferences focusing on Laboratory, Genetics and Blood Services as SCC remains committed to being the industry leader.