There’s Lots to Do during Winter Holidays


It’s finally December! Winter holidays are all about celebrating with loved ones and having fun. Here is a list of the best places to visit with activities for everyone.

  1. Snowcat Ridge is the place to go for snow tubing in Florida. The ridge is great for snow tubing, visiting artificial igloos, and spending time with family. 
  2. A Drive in theater offers affordable outdoor holiday movies. Silver moon, and Ruskin family drive in are some local options.
  3. Get festive by purchasing seasonal drinks at local coffee shops. Seasonal beverages are offered at Buddy Brew, The Lab, Caffeine, Willa’s, and The Blind Tiger.
  4. Ice skating rinks are essential to the winter holidays. Tampa has many ice skating locations: TGH IcePlex, Clearwater Ice Arena, and AdventHealth Center Ice. 
  5. The River of lights holiday cruise is a private boat taxi tour that takes you around downtown. The holiday taxi is a good way to view the light displays around the city and hot chocolate is included with a ticket purchase.
  6. Visit Holiday markets to treat yourself and loved ones. Lakeland Marketplace opens every Saturday and they sell local crafted goods which are perfect for the season.
  7. Visit Curtis Hixon Park tree display and river walk.The park’s tree display is up till the end of the month and is a great picture spot. 
  8. Visit the Florida botanical garden light show. The ticket allows you to drive and walk around to see the lights and take pictures.
  9. Visit a tree farm, Great Lakes Christmas Tree Farms, Dave’s Christmas Tree lot, and the Great Lakes Christmas Tree Farm. The lots are a good spot to find the perfect Christmas tree.
  10. Host a holiday dinner: inviting friends and family over to celebrate your holiday traditions is always a great way to spread holiday cheer. Hosting a dinner is another way to show the people you care about how much they mean to you with food!