8 fun things to do this weekend in Tampa Bay | Dec. 15-17

1.13 Ugly Sweaters (Friday)
Come join over a thousand of your closest friends as we party into the night with holiday drink specials, multiple entertainment areas, and a special appearance from Santa and other Winter Wonderland Surprises. Get the details

2. Treasure Island Boat Parade (Friday)
Enjoy a dazzling nautical spectacle featuring over 60 varieties of boats making it the biggest lighted boat parade in Tampa Bay. Get the details

3. BalloonaPalooza (Friday, Saturday, Sunday)
Celebrate with us the beginning of the most wonderful time of the year and enjoy 3 days of family fun. Get the details

4. Cookies with Santa (Saturday)
Santa and his reindeer, who are licensed therapy & service dogs, want to meet and decorate cookies with precious guests who have special needs. Get the details

5. Cuban Dance Club (Sunday) 
Come experience some of the best of Cuban Music and learn some new moves. Get the details

6. Jingle Ball 2017 (Saturday)
This iconic holiday concert is coming to Tampa Bay with a star-studded line up including Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, The Chainsmokers, Sam Smith, Demi Lovato, Logic, Kesha, Niall Horan, Halsey, Charlie Puth and Liam Payne. Get the details

7. Wreaths Across America (Saturday) 
Experience the 12th Annual Motorcycle Escort to lay holiday wreaths. Get the details

8. Holiday of the Arts (Saturday, Sunday) 
South Straub Park transforms into an outdoor gallery of original and handmade art. Get the details


There are dozens of other events happening around Tampa Bay, so if you don’t see one you like above, please check out our full list of fun things to do. If you don’t see your event listed, you can search for other events or add events to our calendar.

We know there are tons of cool things that make our area so special, so make sure to share the great things happening in your community.

Did you go to a cool event this weekend? If so, we’d love to see pictures. Make sure you include your name and a brief description of the event where the photos were taken, including the city.

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