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Holiday Fun Guide! 2020 Brandon and Tampa Holiday & Christmas Events

Family-Friendly Holiday Events in Brandon & Beyond - Tampa Bay Area

By Ileana Lazala, Macaroni Kid Brandon Publisher November 27, 2019

'Tis the season for lots & lots of family fun! Here are all of the events & activities to keep your family busy this holiday season. We will be adding and updating events as we find them! So check back often! 

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Always confirm events before attending. While every effort is made to ensure the most up to date event information is included on our calendar, events are subject to change. Please also evaluate your situation carefully before attending any events and follow mask and social distancing as required.  

🌟 Ongoing Events πŸŒŸ

πŸŽ… Santa's Wonderland at Bass Pro Shops 11/7- 12/24

πŸŽ… Visit Santa  at Westfield Brandon 11/27- 12/24 

πŸŽ„ Christmas Town at Busch Gardens (Preview: 11/14 & 11/15 ) 11/20 - 1/3

❄️ The Wonderland of Lights & Santa's Village 11/26- 12/27

❄️  Shimmering Lights Winter 11/27- 12/29, 12/4 - 12/6, 12/11 - 12/13, 12/17 - 12/26

πŸŽ„ Christmas in the Wild at ZooTampa at Lowry Park 11/27 -11/28; 12/4-12/5, 12/11-12/12, 12/18-12/19, 12/20-12/23, 12/27- 12/30

πŸŽ„ Victorian Christmas Stroll - Henry B. Plant Museum 11/21- 12/25, 11/27-12/23, 12/26-12/31


πŸŽ… Santa Sightings πŸŽ…

πŸŽ… Visit Santa  at Westfield Brandon 11/27- 12/24 

πŸŽ… Santa's Wonderland at Bass Pro Shops 11/7- 12/24



🎁 Arts & Crafts 🎁

πŸŽ„Arts and Crafts - Hosted by Michaels ( πŸ’» Facebook Live) Wednesdays

πŸŽ…πŸͺ Decorate a Gingerbread House (Not Confirmed)


πŸ”” Storytime Events πŸ””

Coming Soon!



❄️ Holiday Movies ❄️

πŸŽ₯πŸŽ„πŸš™ The Santa Clause & Elf at The Ruskin Drive-In 11/20 - 11/24




πŸŽ„ Special Events πŸŽ„

β˜ƒοΈ Art Monkey Emporium Winterfest 11/30(Not Confirmed)

πŸŽ… Letters to Santa 12/2 - 12/9 (Not Confirmed)

πŸ‘Ό Walk Through Bethlehem 12/5- 12/8(Not Confirmed)

πŸŽ„ Plant City Christmas Parade 12/6(Not Confirmed)

πŸŽ„ Christmas for Kids Camp 12/7(Not Confirmed)

β„οΈπŸ”” Jinglefest 12/7(Not Confirmed)

πŸŽ„Celebrating the Holidays - BFRC 12/10(Not Confirmed)

β˜ƒοΈ Ginger Bread Man Puppet Show 12/10(Not Confirmed)

πŸŽ„ Christmas in the Country - Cracker Country 12/12

πŸ‘Ό "Light Has Come" at Bell Shoals Baptist Church 12/13- 12/15(Not Confirmed)

πŸ“·πŸŽ„πŸŽ… Christmas Tree Lighting and Santa at Amici’s Pizza & Pasta 12/14(Not Confirmed)

β„οΈπŸŽ„Christmas in the Park 12/14(Not Confirmed)

β„οΈπŸ‘ΈπŸ€΄Dreams Come True Merry Magical Holiday Ball 12/15(Not Confirmed)

πŸ””πŸŽ„Joy Fest Riverview 12/15(Not Confirmed)

πŸŽͺ🎡 Cirque Musica presents Holiday Wishes @ Amalie Arena 12/18(Not Confirmed)

πŸŽ₯❄️ Family Movie Night: Holiday Pajama Party! 12/20(Not Confirmed)

πŸŽ„πŸ‘―‍♂️ The NutCracker by Dancing for Donations 12/21(Not Confirmed)

πŸŽ₯πŸΏπŸŽ„ Movies in the Park at Park Square 12/21(Not Confirmed)

β˜ƒοΈ πŸͺ Holiday Crafts & Cookies 12/23(Not Confirmed)

πŸ•Ž Chanukah Celebration 12/22(Not Confirmed)

πŸ•Ž Hanukkah Celebration at Beit Tehila 12/23, 12/28 & 12/29(Not Confirmed)

β˜ƒοΈ πŸͺ Holiday Crafts & Cookies 12/23(Not Confirmed)

πŸ•Ž Menorah Lighting at Park Square 12/29(Not Confirmed)


🎁 2020 Cancellations 🎁

πŸŽ„ Enchant Christmas

πŸŽ₯πŸΏπŸŽ„ Movies in the Park at Park Square

πŸŽ₯❄️ Family Movie Night: Holiday Pajama Party!

πŸŽ„ Member's Day - Victorian Christmas Stroll - Henry B. Plant Museum

πŸŽ„ Children's Day - Victorian Christmas Stroll - Henry B. Plant Museum

❄️ Bahama Buck's Free Sno Day


πŸŽ‰ Happy New Year! πŸŽ‰

πŸŽ‰πŸ₯³Noon Years Eve Party! 12/31(Not Confirmed)





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