The Winter Village returns to Curtis Hixon Park in Tampa. This holiday extravaganza will put Tampa Bay residents in a festive mood!

In our opinion, it’s never too early to get in the holiday spirit. That’s why we were psyched to see that the Winter Village at Tampa’s Curtis Hixon Park is returning November 19th. If you’re looking for the total holiday experience, this is the place to go!

From the giant Christmas tree to the new Curtis Hixon Park Choo Choo, you’ll be in a Florida winter wonderland. You can put on the skates and hit downtown Tampa’s only outdoor ice rink. Local Tampa businesses will be set up around the rink with some great holiday gifts to help stuff stockings. No Winter Village is complete without the Santa and Mrs. Claus. She will help your little ones write the perfect letter telling the “big man” that they’ve been extra good this year! Maybe she will tell the kids stories about the elves and the North Pole!

The Winter Village at Curtis Hixon Park in Tampa will make us want to break out the cold-weather clothes we all put in storage when we moved to Florida!

[SOURCE That’s So Tampa/Winter Village]

Written by C. Harris

Hear more about holiday events, like Winter Village at Curtis Hixon Park (:54) on the Experience Tampa Bay in 10 Minutes or Less podcast. Learn about the Florida Aquarium through a child’s eyes (3:22) and hear about the Manatee Viewing Center in Apollo Beach (5:49).

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Photo R. Pitts