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Mon
November 28

Join us Monday, November 28, 2022 to kick off the holiday season for the official Holiday Harbour Tree Lighting!
We will symbolically “flip the switch” on this year’s floating 35-foot tall Christmas Tree!
Food Trucks, DJ, Vendor Activations and more!

Date: Monday, November 28, 2022
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: Tampa Convention Center (Circle Drive and The Sail Plaza)
Who: YOU! Event is free and open to the public. Come kick off the holiday spirit along the Riverwalk.


Contact Name Casey Young

Contact Email cyoung@thetampariverwalk.com

Location Tampa Convention Center/ The Sail Plaza

Wed
November 30

Forest Hills Groundbreaking Invite

We are breaking ground at Forest Hills on stormwater and recreation improvements to the park site.  The existing drainage ditch will be converted to a larger basin with safer slopes and increased capacity.  The basin will be a usable lawn when dry.  Material excavated to create the basin will be used to construct a multipurpose field (football, soccer, lacrosse, etc).  Sport courts will be rebuilt at higher elevations to reduce flooding (basketball, tennis, pickleball, racquetball).  The project also includes a 0.6 mile paved fitness trail with 7 ADA accessible exercise stations. Please join us in celebrating the beginning of this project!


Contact Name Jessica Serre

Contact Phone 813-274-8713

Contact Email Jessica.Serre@tampagov.net

Location Forest Hills Park

Fri
December 2

Illuminate East Tampa Invitation

You are cordially invited to attend:
Illuminate East Tampa
Friday, December 2, 2022
Robert L. Cole, Sr. Community Lake
1798 E. Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard
5 p.m.—6:30 p.m.
Come and enjoy holiday performances, refreshments, crafts and even a visit from Santa!


Para más información en español, por favor comuníquese con:
Maribel Garrett (813) 274-8263.

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) and Section 286.26, Florida Statutes, persons with disabilities needing a reasonable accommodation to participate in this public hearing, meeting or event should contact the City of Tampa’s ADA Coordinator at least 48 hours prior to the proceeding.  The ADA Coordinator may be contacted by phone at (813) 274-3964, email at TampaADA@tampagov.net, or by submitting an ADA Accommodations Request online form available at tampa.gov/ADARequest

Sat
December 3

The Out of the Darkness Community Walk is a journey of remembrance, hope, and support. It unites our communities and provides an opportunity to acknowledge the ways in which suicide and mental health conditions have affected our lives and the lives of those we love and care about.


Contact Name LaTonya Poole

Contact Phone 7275205685

Contact Email latonyakpoole@gmail.com

Site Contact Details

Location Al Lopez Park

Event Type Walk to Fight Suicide

Pre-registration required? Yes

Pre-registration Web Link https://www.afsp.org/tampawalk

Event Web Link https://www.afsp.org/tampawalk

Sun
December 4

Disney

When Walt Disney realized cheap tourist traps were enveloping Disneyland, he began a nationwide search for enough land to hold every dream he could imagine. What happened next would require a heightened degree of CIA-level secrecy for Disney’s undercover team, who launched a misinformation campaign that included dummy corporations and secret transaction. However, when a keen-eyed reporter cracked the code, Disney was forced to show his hand. Audiences will be amazed to learn of not only subterfuge, but also the monumental innovations and engineering feats required creating a whole new world.


Contact Name Amy Dao

Contact Phone 813-935-9402

Contact Email sulphurspringsmuseum14@gmail.com

Tue
December 6

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Takomah Park Ribbon Cutting Invite

Join Mayor Jane Castor, Tampa City Council,  City staff,  and local community members at Takomah Trail Park for a ribbon cutting and park stroll as we celebrate the expanded trail connectivity.

Para más información en español, por favor comuníquese con:
Maribel Garrett (813) 274-8263.


In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) and Section 286.26, Florida Statutes, persons with disabilities needing a reasonable accommodation to participate in this public hearing, meeting or event should contact the City of Tampa’s ADA Coordinator at least 48 hours prior to the proceeding.  The ADA Coordinator may be contacted by phone at

(813) 274-3964, email at TampaADA@tampagov.net, or by submitting an ADA Accommodations Request online form available at tampa.gov/ADARequest

Sat
December 10

Great American classics! 
Santa Baby
Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
Frosty the Snowman…..

There is no better way to celebrate the holidays than gather your entire family for Christmas Show at the Straz Center of Performing Arts for a magical night of “Christmas Delivered! From New York with Gifts”   

Hosted by Barry Rothbart 
Actor, writer and comedian from ABC's The Conners, Hulu’s Vacation Friends, Netflix’s The Lovebirds, The Wolf of Wall Street, Showtime’s Kidding, The Happytime Murders, ABC’s Downward Dog and MTV’s Punk’d, as well as numerous appearances on The Tonight Show, Conan, The Late Late Show and his own stand up comedy special on Comedy Central.

“WHO DOES MILES DAVIS, GREGG ALLMAN, WILLIE NELSON, HERBIE HANCOCK, MICK JAGGER  ALL HAVE IN COMMON? BILL EVANS, THAT’S WHO.”
Legendary saxophonist and producer  Bill Evans who made his debut on the international music scene in the 1980’s with Miles Davis (at the age of 21) and recorded 6 records with Davis. This led to touring and recording with the likes of John McLaughlin, Herbie Hancock and Mick Jagger to name a few. Today, with 26 solo albums to date, Grammy nods, and countless collaborations and tours, Evans has continued to explore a dazzling variety of adventurous musical settings as a pioneering bandleader, consistently winning fans in the worldwide arena.

New York vocalist and composer Ashley Pezzotti 
“Her intonation, the clarity of her phrasing, her vocal dynamics, and her timing are impeccable, and she is also a wonderful songwriter inspired by the American Songbook…”  —JAZZ & BLUES REPORT

“Ashley Pezzotti is a 'singers singer'. Not only does she deliver timeless melodies (Standards and her original compositions), she has also mastered the art of 'scat singing' and can hold her own with any horn player.”
—MARCUS PRINTUP, JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER ORCHESTRA 

Tommy Campbell was the original member of Dizzy Gillespie's big band, who also worked with John McLaughlin, Sonny Rollins, the Manhattan Transfer, and Mingus Big Band to name a few. Drummer and showman with a little gift, his home-trained squeaky Porkestra. 

Emmy-nominated trumpeter and singer Benny Benack III with a sly, mature, naturally expressive delivery in the post-Sinatra mold, performing standards and his own astute songs with a thrilling sense of showmanship. 

Yaacov Mayman, a Grammy-nominated saxophone player and composer. Yaacov has performed and/or recorded with  Latin-Jazz Bobby Sanabria “Multiverse Afro Latin Big Band”,  Benny Golson, Joe Lovano,  Al Foster, Randy Brecker, Mike Stern, Avishai Cohen…

 

Location The Straz Center for the Performing Arts

Building Name/Room Number/Site

Event Type Holiday/Seasonal Events, Music

Participation Cost $68.75

Pre-registration required? Yes

Pre-registration Web Link https://www.strazcenter.org/Events/Straz/Shows/2223_Rentals/Christmas-Delivered

Event Web Link https://www.strazcenter.org/Events/Straz/Shows/2223_Rentals/Christmas-Delivered

Sun
December 11

Are you Ready to get your Jingle on?  The 4th annual Jingle Bell Bazaar at Ybor returns on Sunday, December 11, 2022, 12 pm – 6 pm in beautiful historic Ybor City’s Centennial Park, 1800 E. 8th Avenue, Tampa.  Enjoy a festive, fun-filled day of holiday cheer!  The festive day is filled with live music bands, entertainment performances, 100+ craft, and retail vendors, food trucks, free face painting for the kiddos, stilt walkers, balloon artists, and Santa. 

Everyone is welcome to enjoy the FREE holiday Bazaar, and FREE seating in the park is provided.

This year’s entertainment line-up includes the Unique Full Circle Band, Latin Fun Singers, Tampa Bay Flamenco Dance Company, Leonard’s Academy of Dance, New Heights Dance Academy, artists from the Burgess School of Music, Golden Dolls Dance Troupe, and many more.

Come be amazed by Cosmos Ice Cream Truck; the double-decker bus is the world’s largest ice cream truck.

Tampa Bay Ray’s mascot “Raymond” and the Tampa Bay Rowdies’ mascot “Pete the Pelican” brings all the joy of the fun antics and free giveaway swag to the Bazaar.

Santa arrives at Santa’s Village at 1 pm.  Bring the kiddos for free pictures and giveaways with Santa.

For more information on vendor opportunities, visit www.jinglebellbazaar.com or email: info@jinglebellbazaar.com, or call 1-888-991-2502. 

This event is sponsored by the City of Tampa, Ybor CRA, MOR-TV, and DSI Black Pages.


Contact Name From Boys 2 Men, Inc.

Contact Phone 1-888-991-2502

Contact Email info@jinglebellbazaar.com

Site Contact Details

Location Centennial Park Ybor

Event Type Holiday/Seasonal Events

Neighborhoods Channel District

Audience Family

Participation Cost $0

Pre-registration required? No

Event Web Link https://www.jinglebellbazaar.com

Oyster flyer

Frameworks’ Tampa Oyster Fest is a unique event supporting emotional intelligence for children in our community. This can’t-miss, popular family-friendly event combines support for Frameworks’ critical mission with an entertaining day that includes all-you-can-eat oysters, live music and games! 


Location Tabellas at Delaney Creek

Participation Cost $100.00

Pre-registration required? Yes

Pre-registration Web Link https://tampaoysterfest.com/

Thu
December 15

Bridges to Business Poster

Meet and network with the City's Contract Administration Department, Purchasing Department, and Equal Business Opportunity staff in addition to partner agencies, sureties, insurance providers, and dozens of prime contractors for City of Tampa construction projects.


Location Tampa Convention Center

Pre-registration required? Yes

Pre-registration Web Link https://www.tampa.gov/minority-business-development/b2btour

Sat
December 17

Tampa’s largest lighted boat parade will happen the Saturday before Christmas, December 17, 2022, along the Hillsborough River in Downtown Tampa. The parade begins at the southern tip of Davis Islands, travels through the Convention Center basin and up to the Heights where the boats will turn around and head to Sparkman Wharf where judging will occur and the parade will end. Judges are pairs from Big Brothers and Big Sisters and the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners of the sailboat and motorboat competitions will each receive a trophy.  All registered boats will receive prizes!

Event is FREE to watch and attend. To participate as a boat, must register on our website!


Contact Name Casey Young

Contact Email cyoung@thetampariverwalk.com

Site Contact Details

Location Hillsborough River

Event Type Boating, Festivals/Fairs, Holiday/Seasonal Events, Nature/Environment, Special Events

Audience All

Participation Cost $75

Pre-registration required? Yes

Pre-registration Web Link https://thetampariverwalk.com/events-news/events/holiday-lighted-boat-parade.html/event-form/holiday-lighted-boat-parade-boat-registration/81887/tickets

Event Web Link https://thetampariverwalk.com/events-news/events/holiday-lighted-boat-parade.html

Sat
January 7

National Step Show 


Location Florida State Fairgrounds

Building Name/Room Number/Site Entertainment Hall

Event Type Arts

Audience Adults, Children, Teens, Seniors, and Family

Participation Cost $25.00

Event Web Link https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-stompdown-tampa-florida-23-tickets-413008959917?aff=ebdssbdestsearch