November 16, 2018 – January 5, 2019



 

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

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 | $14
Group Rates for 20 – 49 | $13
Group Rates for 50 – 99 | $12.50
Group Rates for 100+ | $12

*Price includes tax

Parties

Private event skating packages are available at the Winter Village at Curtis Hixon Ice Rink. 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

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. Click the names below to get a sneak peak of their shops.

Black & Denim
circa/FORMA
Chef Inspired Popcorn
Cotton Candy Bar
Don Me Now
FroDough
Jadufy Magic Shop
JF Pop Up Shop
The Modern Paws
Unlock Tampa Bay

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 18 – December 23

Whiting Station | Service begins at 3:25pm, car leaves the station every hour
Last car leaves Whiting at 7:25pm

Centro Ybor Station | Service begins at 3:55pm, car leaves the station every hour,
Last car leaves Centro at 7:55pm

Rates

Tickets can be purchased on-board, by credit card or exact change. All trips are first come, first serve due to limited availability, so come early!

Roundtrip Ticket | $5 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

This year the Tampa Theatre will be showing two films at Winter Village.

Friday, November 16
Start Time: 7:30pm
Home Alone

Friday, November 30
Start Time: 7:30pm
The Santa Clause

The City of Tampa will host it’s annual Tree Lighting Ceremony on Friday, November 30.

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.

36th 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

Light up your spokes, put on your dancing shoes, and get ready to ride; the Winter Wonder Ride is back!

The Winter Wonder Ride is a charity bike ride that funds the purchase of bicycles and helmets for at-risk kids.

Every year during the holiday season onbikes sets out on a bike ride through scenic downtown Tampa, out alongside the cool waters of Bayshore Boulevard, before returning to Curtis Hixon park for our incredible Post-Ride Celebration, where you, your friends, and your family, dance the night away!

Now for the BIG NEWS! This year’s theme is Light It Up!

Every year thousands of riders show up wearing stunning variations of the theme for one of the biggest costume-themed bike rides in the world! A tradition we are excited to continue!

From the Winter Wonder Ride, to the Post-Ride Celebration, to their incredible headline entertainment for the evening, WWR8 will be a night you will not want to miss so get your tickets now!

As always the proceeds from The Winter Wonder Ride go towards the purchase of bicycles for at-risk and foster kids throughout the Tampa Bay area this holiday season.

Details:
Date: Saturday, December 8, 2018
Location: Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
Hours: 2:00pm – 10:30pm

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.