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The 2023 Santa Fest returns to Curtis Hixon followed by the annual Tampa Tree Lighting.

See you at the park on Dec. 2.

 The parade steps off at 1 p.m. beginning at Morgan Street and Madison Street. It travels west on Madison Street to Ashley Drive, turns north and ends at Ashley Drive and Cass Street. Best viewing is along Madison Street.

After the parade thru downtown, come by Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park for Santa Fest entertainment and activities 1-4 p.m. Stay for Tampa's Tree Lighting ceremony at 6-6:30 p.m. See Mayor Castor and Santa Claus light up the tree.


Be Part of Tampa's Holiday Tradition

Interested in being part of the Santa Fest Parade or promoting your brand, service, or product? Visit Friends of Tampa Recreation for details.

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