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 20, 2021

'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„ The Christmas Trail 12/11 - 12/13, 12/18 - 12/23

🩰 The Nutcracker - ( FREE πŸ’» Virtual Event) 12/24 -1/1

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

πŸ”” Storytime Events πŸ””

❄️ Bedtime Stories - Brandon (πŸ’» Virtual Event) - Hosted by HCPLC 12/3

❄️ Celebrations Around The World: Christmas (πŸ’» Virtual Event) - Hosted by HCPLC12/9

πŸ•Ž Celebrations Around The World: Hanukkah (πŸ’» Virtual Event) - Hosted by HCPLC 12/9

❄️ Celebrations Around The World: Kwanzaa (πŸ’» Virtual Event) - Hosted by HCPLC 12/10

❄️ Celebrations Around The World: New Year's Eve (πŸ’» Virtual Event) - Hosted by HCPLC 12/10

❄️ Holiday Movies ❄️

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

πŸŽ„ Special Events πŸŽ„

πŸŽ„ Plant City Christmas Parade 12/4

β„οΈπŸ‘ΈπŸ€΄Dreams Come True Merry Magical Holiday Ball 2020 12/6

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

πŸ•Ž Grand Chanukah Street Festival 12/13

πŸŽ„πŸš€ Holiday Lighted Boat Parade 12/19

πŸŽ„Lights in the Park 12/19

πŸ•Ž The Winthrop Chanukah Festival 12/22

πŸŽ‰ Happy New Year! πŸŽ‰

🩰 The Nutcracker - ( FREE πŸ’» Virtual Event) 12/24 -1/1

πŸŽ‰ Noon Year's Eve Party - Hosted by We Rock the Spectrum -Tampa 12/31

πŸ₯³ Noon Year's Eve Party - hosted by Dancing For Donations 12/31

🎁 2020 Cancellations 🎁

πŸ•Ž Chanukah Celebration (Not Confirmed 2020)

πŸ•Ž Hanukkah Celebration at Beit Tehila (Not Confirmed 2020)

πŸ•Ž Menorah Lighting at Park Square (Not Confirmed 2020)

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

πŸŽ„ Enchant Christmas

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

πŸŽ₯❄️ Family Movie Night: Holiday Pajama Party

❄️ Bahama Buck's Free Sno Day

β„οΈπŸ”” Jinglefest

πŸŽ„Celebrating the Holidays - BFRC

β˜ƒοΈ Ginger Bread Man Puppet Show

πŸ‘Ό "Light Has Come" at Bell Shoals Baptist Church

πŸ“·πŸŽ„πŸŽ… Christmas Tree Lighting and Santa at Amici’s Pizza & Pasta

β„οΈπŸŽ„Christmas in the Park

πŸŽͺ🎡 Cirque Musica presents Holiday Wishes @ Amalie Arena

πŸ””πŸŽ„Joy Fest Riverview

πŸŽ₯❄️ Family Movie Night: Holiday Pajama Party!

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

β˜ƒοΈ πŸͺ Holiday Crafts & Cookie

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