November 20, 2020 – January 3, 2021



Celebrate the holiday season in Downtown Tampa at the Winter Village at Curtis Hixon Park! Located along the Tampa Riverwalk, Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park is transformed with the sights, sounds and activities of the holidays for children and adults of all ages.

Ice Rink Information

Downtown Tampa’s only outdoor ice rink welcomes families and friends to share in this holiday tradition with a view of the beautiful Tampa Riverwalk and Hillsborough River. Whether you are a first-timer, or an experienced skater, the Winter Village Ice Rink is a must-do activity this holiday season.

NEW Paperless Ticket System

BUY TICKETS HERE

Winter Village Tampa is back and we look forward to welcoming you back to skate! Please note, we are continuing to monitor the COVID-19 situation closely and the well-being of our community is always our top priority.

For the safety and convenience of all guests, a limited number of visitors will be admitted to the ice rink every 30-minutes and each individual will be given 75-minutes to skate. All visits must be reserved in advance by purchasing a timed ticket(s) online. All visitors will receive a confirmation email with a safety waiver and a receipt. Entry is not guaranteed to those who walk up to purchase tickets.

Those who attempt the “walk-up” purchase of tickets in-person, will be shown a QR-code
to purchase tickets on their smartphones; if the present time is fully-booked, the guest will be shown other available times to skate.

How To Make A Reservation, and Buy A Ticket
1. Click “BUY TICKETS HERE”
2. Enter your information and select the date/time you wish to skate.
3. After payment, a receipt will be sent & a separate email will prompt you to complete waiver(s).
4. Check your inbox for e-ticket(s) after completing your waiver(s).

NOTE: You will not receive your E-ticket(s) until you have completed the waiver(s).

For all issues related to ticketing, please contact [email protected]

Hours

Monday-Thursday: 4pm-9pm
Friday: 4pm-10pm
Saturday: 10am-10pm
Sunday: 12pm-9pm

Thanksgiving: 4pm-9pm
Christmas Eve: 10am-6pm
Christmas Day: 4pm-10pm

*The rink will have extended hours on November 23-25 & 27, December 23-January 3 from 10am – 10pm Monday through Saturday and 12pm – 9pm on Sunday.

All hours subject to weather
and rink conditions. You will be sent an email if your ice skating reservation must be re scheduled. Please visit our
Facebook Page for real time updates.

Admission Pricing

Individual Tickets | $15.00 All ages. Includes skate rental.

For Information About Group Reservations or Private Party Events email [email protected]

The following measures are being implemented to keep our community safe from COVID-19.

– All guests entering the venue, and at all times during their visit, shall be required to wear a face mask or face covering, including while skating on the ice.
– The venue capacity has been reduced to allow for social distancing.
– Contactless, cashless ticketing, with a timed reservation.
– Guests are encouraged to practice social distancing on and off the ice rink.
– Benches for skaters will be arranged to allow for 6-feet of social distancing between groups.
– Hand sanitizer stands will be located throughout the venue for guest use.
– All primary touchpoints will be sprayed with disinfectant frequently.
– Disinfectant will be applied to each skate exterior and interior by a staff member at the skate rental counter upon the hand out of each and every ice skate rental.

When can I come to skate?

Check the public operating hours on this website. Beginning this year, tickets must be purchased online. Your reservation is only valid for the time(s) and date(s) purchased. Tickets are for 75 minutes of skating time, which begins at the time of check‐in.

Can I buy a ticket on‐site?

Tickets are available online, on a first‐come/first‐serve basis. Tickets may be purchased at the ice rink, but quantities are limited. To ensure you are able to get tickets, please purchase your tickets ahead of time.

Can I use my ticket on a different day?

No, your ticket is non‐transferrable to another day, or to another person.

What if I buy a ticket and the weather is unfavorable?

We continue to skate in light rain or drizzle. If heavy rain or severe storm conditions are expected, resulting in a venue closure, all ticket purchasers will be notified by email and have the opportunity to reschedule.

Can I walk up and buy a ticket?

All visits must be reserved in advance by purchasing a timed ticket(s) online. Those who attempt the “walk‐up” purchase of tickets in‐person, will be shown a QR‐code to purchase tickets on their smartphones; if the present time is fully‐booked, the guest will be shown other available times to skate.

Are there any age restrictions?

There is no age restriction, our motto is “if you can walk, you can skate”. We do ask that anyone under the age of 12 be accompanied by an adult.

What are the rental skate sizes available?

We have skates from Toddler‐8 to Adult‐15. We do offer double‐runners for young children.

Do you need to wear socks?

Yes.

Can I bring my own ice skates?

Yes; however, those with their own skates pay the same admission price as others.

Can I bring a hockey stick and puck?

No. For the safety of all skaters, no hockey sticks or pucks are allowed on the ice.

Considering the COVID‐19 pandemic, how are you keeping everyone safe on the ice rink?

The health and well‐being of our guests and staff remains our top priority and we’ve implemented changes to keep you skating safely during the current pandemic.

‐ Tickets must be purchased online in advance, with a specific reservation time, to reduce person‐to‐person contact.
‐ Only skaters and one non‐skating parent/guardian are allowed into the ice rink venue.
‐ Ice rink capacity has been reduced significantly to allow for social distancing.
‐ Staff and skaters will be required to wear a mask or face covering at all times.
‐ Hand sanitizer will be available for guests throughout the venue.
‐ High‐touch points and equipment will be frequently disinfected.
‐ Ice rink staff procedures have been revised to allow for social distancing and monitoring.

Do I need to wear a mask, given the ongoing pandemic?

Yes. All guests entering the venue, and at all times during their visit, shall be required to wear a face mask or face covering, including while skating.

Can I enter the venue with my child if I’m not skating?

In order to maintain social distancing guidelines required this skating season, skaters under the age of 12 may have one non‐skating parent or guardian accompany them into the venue. It would be best to purchase a skating ticket for a parent, adult, or teen to accompany small children.

Can you come in to skate, leave for lunch, and then come back afterwards?

No “in and outs” are allowed.

Can I have a stroller on the ice?

No.

What should I wear to go ice skating?

Dress appropriately for the weather.

Are you ADA accessible?

Absolutely! All of our rinks are ADA compliant.

Can I host a group or private event?

If interested in booking a group reservation or a private event, please contact [email protected]

Do you have a lost and found?

If you have lost something while ice skating, please contact [email protected]

Café at Winter Village

Taste the spirit of the holiday season at the Icicle Craft Kitchen of Winter Village at Curtis Hixon Park.

Hours

Thursday | 4pm – 9pm
Friday | 4pm – 10pm
Saturday | 10am – 10pm
Sunday | 12pm – 9pm

*There will be extended hours on November 23-25 & 27, December 23-January 3 from 10am-10pm Monday through Saturday and 12pm-9pm on Sunday.

*All hours subject to weather. Bar hours will vary

Holiday Hours
Thanksgiving | CLOSED
Christmas Eve | 10am – 6pm
Christmas Day | 4pm – 10pm

Restaurants

Icicles Craft Kitchen
Menu – Coming Soon

Kahwa Coffee
Menu – Coming Soon

Whatever Pops
Menu – Coming Soon

The Shops of Winter Village

The Shops of Winter Village feature 5 boutiques from local makers and purveyors offering a gift idea for everyone on your list. This “pop-up” holiday shopping experience features decorative goods, apparel, dog accessories, and more! Thanks to the generous support of PODS® Moving and Storage, each Winter Village Shop is held in a PODS® container in a market-style layout. Visitors are encouraged to shop at the various boutiques during their visit, all while enjoying a beautiful view of the Hillsborough River.

Hours

Thursday | 4pm – 9pm
Friday | 4pm – 10pm
Saturday | 10am – 10pm
Sunday | 12pm – 9pm

*There will be extended hours on November 23-25 & 27, December 23-January 3 from 10am-10pm Monday through Saturday and 12pm-9pm on Sunday.

All hours subject to weather.

Holiday Hours
Thanksgiving | CLOSED
Christmas Eve | 10am – 6pm
Christmas Day | CLOSED

Directory

SHOP LOCAL! Support some of Tampa’s best small businesses.

Apartment No 3
Don Me Now
Popped Shoppe
The Modern Paws
Unlock Tampa Bay

Curtis Hixon Park Choo Choo

Dates & Hours

Thursday | 6pm – 9pm
Friday | 6pm – 9pm
Saturday | 6pm – 9pm
Sunday | 6pm – 9pm

*There will be extended hours at Winter Village on November 23-25 & 27, December 23-January 3 from 10am-10pm Monday through Saturday and 12pm-9pm on Sunday.

All hours subject to weather.

Holiday Hours
Thanksgiving | CLOSED
Christmas Eve | CLOSED
Christmas Day | CLOSED

Rates

The Curtis Hixon Park Choo Choo is a free holiday activity. Due to physical distancing safety measures, seating capacity is limited and masks are mandatory. Space on the Curtis Hixon Park Choo Choo is first come, first serve. Visitors of Winter Village can find the Train Station toward the front of Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park near Ashley Drive.

Special Events

Curtis Hixon Park Choo Choo

New to Winter Village this year, the Curtis Hixon Park Choo Choo will be your child’s new favorite holiday activity! Climb aboard for a 10-minute ride through the park to enjoy the lights and sounds of Winter Village. This FREE adventure is first come, first serve with no advance reservations. The Curtis Hixon Park Choo Choo station is conveniently located at the top of Curtis Hixon Park near the corner of Ashley Dr. and Twiggs St.

Holiday Tales with Bob & Gretchen

Join us this holiday season for Holiday Tales with Bob & Gretchen! You may remember these crazy snowbirds from our Winter Village Express the past two years and now they’re back to bring you some holiday fun! These FREE family shows will be in the heart of Winter Village, each Sunday starting November 22nd through December 20th. Showtimes are at 3:30pm, 4:30pm, and 5:30pm, and last approximately 20-minutes. PLEASE NOTE: Social distancing measures will be taken and seating will be limited.

Letters with Mrs. Claus

Write and mail your letter to Santa right here at Winter Village! Mrs. Claus will be on hand to help you write the perfect letter, pose for festive photos and to answer all of your questions about the “big man” himself. Can’t make it to see Mrs. Claus? Don’t worry, you can drop your letter off any time, but if you choose to write your own, don’t forget to include your address. Mrs. Claus will visit Winter Village November 27 and December 23rd from 4-6pm.

PRINT OUR LETTER TO SANTA TEMPLATE!

Santa Sighting

He’s making a list and checking it twice, but not before making a few surprise visits at Winter Village! Be sure to stay off the naughty list and stay tuned to the @WinterVillageTampa Facebook and Instagram pages for clues as to when you might be able to catch a glimpse of the man in red yourself. Bring your camera and prepare for a socially distanced Santa experience like no other.

With so much going on for the holidays in Tampa’s Downtown, it’s easy to fill an entire day with activities. Pair ice skating, the Curtis Hixon Park Choo Choo, shopping and treats with any of the additional events taking place in Curtis Hixon Park for a fun-filled day.

FAQs

We have several options available.

Parking is available for a nominal rate at multiple locations adjacent to the Winter Village, including the William F. Poe Parking Garage north of Curtis Hixon Park. On-street parking in Downtown Tampa is free of charge north of Kennedy Boulevard after 6:00 pm on weekdays and all-day on weekends. Standard parking fares apply at all other times.

We encourage you to park once to enjoy the Winter Village at Curtis Hixon Park and walk the beautiful Tampa Riverwalk to other downtown destinations. You can also travel to the Winter Village by Downtowner free ride service, Pirate Water Taxi, Coast Bike Share, and more! Visit the Getting Around section in Tampa’s Downtown to explore all your options.

Leashed dogs are welcome on the Tampa Riverwalk, adjacent downtown parks and Winter Village event areas. Dogs are not allowed on the ice rink.
Winter Village is free to attend and is open to all ages. The shops and café area feature specialty goods, food and drink for purchase. The ice rink requires paid admission to skate and for ice skating rentals.
All visits must be reserved in advance by purchasing a timed ticket(s) online. Those who attempt the “walk‐up” purchase of tickets in‐person, will be shown a QR‐code to purchase tickets on their smartphones; if the present time is fully‐booked, the guest will be shown other available times to skate.

Getting Here

Winter Village at Curtis Hixon Park is located at 600 N. Ashley Drive, Tampa, FL 33602.

Contact Us

About Tampa Downtown Partnership

The Tampa Downtown Partnership is a private, not-for-profit 501(c)(6) organization. It is a membership organization comprised of companies, organizations and individuals with a common goal of advancing downtown Tampa.

The Tampa Downtown Partnership serves as the steward of downtown Tampa, cultivating public and private partnerships, and encouraging downtown’s physical and economic development. As a proactive leadership organization, the Tampa Downtown Partnership acts as an advocate for the downtown community.

Our Sponsors & Sponsorship Information

Winter Village at Curtis Hixon Park is supported by generous contributions from the private organizations within our community.

City of Tampa, Courtyard by Marriott and Residence Inn, Mosaic, PBX Change, PODS Moving and Storage, Real Big Letters, Sykes Enterprises, Tampa Bay Buccaneers Foundation,Tampa Bay Lightning, Tampa General Hospital, TECO

Thanks to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Foundation for their continued support as the tent structure donor.