November 22, 2019 – January 5, 2020



 

Celebrate the holiday season in Downtown Tampa at the Winter Village at Curtis Hixon Park presented by Tampa Bay Lightning. 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.

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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.

Hours

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

During Hillsborough County School Breaks
Monday – Saturday | 10am – 10pm
Sunday | 12pm – 9pm

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

All hours subject to weather
and rink conditions. Please visit our
Facebook Page for real time updates.

Rentals

Do Floridians own ice skates? Not to worry! Ice skate rentals are available on-site at the ice rink entrance for children and adults.

Ice skating tickets include 90 minutes of skating, including ice skate rental. Tickets are purchased at the ice rink entrance.

Rates

Individual Tickets | $15
Group Rates for 20 – 49 | $14
Group Rates for 50 – 99 | $13.50
Group Rates for 100+ | $13

*Price includes tax

Parties

Private event skating packages are available at the Winter Village at Curtis Hixon. Rates start at $550 for two hours, for up to 100 people. Catering options are available on site.
Contact Rachel Radawec at [email protected] or call: (813) 221-3686

Café at Winter Village

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

Hours

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

During Hillsborough County School Breaks
Monday – Saturday | 10am – 10pm
Sunday | 12pm – 9pm

*Bar hours will vary

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

Restaurants

COMING SOON

The Shops of Winter Village

The Shops of Winter Village feature 10 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, handmade toys, jewelry, 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

During Hillsborough County School Breaks
Monday – Saturday | 10am -10pm
Sunday | 12pm – 9pm

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

Directory

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

2019-2020 VENDORS COMING SOON

Winter Village Express

The TECO Line Streetcar has partnered with the Tampa Downtown Partnership to bring you a themed ride aboard the Winter Village Express. Riders can board the Express at Whiting Station or Centro Ybor on select Sundays to enjoy treats, music, and activities during the non-stop ride.

Dates & Hours

Sundays
November 24 – December 22

Service begins at 3:25pm from the Whiting Staion, conveniently located across the street from Hattrick’s. Streetcar leaves the station every hour

Rates

Tickets can be purchased in advance online. Link coming soon. No tickets will be sold on the Winter Village Express.

Roundtrip Ticket | $10 per person

Special Events

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 Winter Village Express, shopping and treats with any of the additional events taking place in Curtis Hixon Park for a fun-filled day.

 

FAQs

The City of Tampa will host it’s annual Tree Lighting Ceremony on Friday, December 6, 2019.

Festivities begin at 6:45pm
Tree lights at 7:25pm

Fun for the young and the young at heart! Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park is transformed into a winter wonderland.

37th Annual Downtown Tampa Christmas Parade
Parade steps off at 11 a.m.

The parade will begin at Morgan Street and Madison Street travel west on Madison Street to Ashley Drive, turn north and end at Ashley Drive and Cass Street.

After the parade, join the City of Tampa in the park for fun activities and holiday cheer.

Activities
Free photos with Santa Claus
Continuous holiday entertainment
Make-n-take holiday crafts
Hands-on games and activities

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.
No, tickets can be purchased by helpful on-site staff at the entrance of the rink!

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 Tampa Bay LightningCity of Tampa, TECO Energy, Tampa General Hospital, SYKES, Gasparilla Bowl, PODS® Moving & Storage, Life Storage, David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, Tampa Bay Pizza Company, Zoo Tampa, The Barrymore Hotel, 813Area, and Tampa Bay Times.

Thanks to the Bucs Care Foundation for their continued support as the tent structure donor.