Around the Bay – Kid Friendly Weekend Events {Dec 16th-18th}

Weekend Events

Friday, December 16th

Snowball Mania ’16 At United Skates




The World’s Largest Indoor ‘Real Fake’ Snowball Fight Returns! It’s our annual Winter Break kick-off party, featuring games, prizes, plus a giant fake snowball fight at the end of session

Time: 8pm – 11pm

Location: 5121 North Armenia Avenue, Tampa

Cost: Regular Admission $12 per person including skates/$10 with own skates

Christmas at Old McMicky’s Farm


Come start the Holiday season merry & bright! Christmas at Old McMicky’s Farm you and your family will enjoy many photo opportunities to capture memories for years to come, including family photos with Santa, pet our ponies in their reindeer gear & also receive a special reindeer gift to take with you, sing Christmas carols on lighted hay rides, barn maze with Christmas lights, decorate cookies with Mrs Claus, crafts in the Elves Workshop, enjoy toasting marshmallows on a open fire & hot chocolate for all, a Holiday Scavenger Hunt and so much more! Our animal ambassadors will be all decked out in their Christmas gear!

Marines in their dress blues will be taking donations for Toys for Tots. Don’t forget to bring a new, unwrapped toy.

Time: 6pm – 9pm

Location: 9612 Crescent Drive Odessa

Cost:  $5 kids, $10 adults

Holiday Food Truck Rally at the Grove


Come out and support a great cause while enjoying great food and fun! Holiday Food Truck Rally for a Cause. Invite your friends and family to this event. A portions of the proceeds will go towards helping local families in need for the holidays. Santa Paul is coming from 6:00 to 8:00pm, anyone could take pictures with Santa, everyone is welcome and it’s free!!!!!

Time: 4pm – 9pm

Location: Grove At Wesley Chapel 6105 Wesley Grove Blvd, Wesley Chapel

Cost: Free Admission

Saturday, December 17th

Art Spot at Tampa Museum of Art

Every Saturday the Museum offers a free drop-in art program! Come and let your children explore their creativity by creating an art project. No registration required. Projects will vary week to week and to tie into the exhibitions on view at the museum.

Time: 11am – 2pm

Location: Tampa Museum of Art, 120 W Gasparilla Plz, Tampa

Cost: Free

Regal Holiday Classics at Regal Citrus Park


Celebrate the holidays with Regal this season! Join us at select Regal theatres every Saturday beginning 11/26 thru 12/24 as we bring a classic holiday film back to the big screen. Each showing will begin weekly at 10:00am. We look forward to seeing you at the movies! 

12/03 – A Christmas Story
12/10 – Christmas Vacation
12/17 – Home Alone
12/24 – It’s a Wonderful Life

Time: 12pm

Location: 7999 Citrus Park Town Center Mall, Tampa

Cost: $5.00

Sensory Story Time at New Tampa Regional Public Library

Sensory Story Time is designed to engage kids through movement, music, stories and sensory activity play. It is ideal for children with autism spectrum disorders, sensory integration challenges or children who have difficulty sitting still. Sensory rich environments help children experiment, develop imagination and think creatively. These activities will also help increase vocabulary and language skills as well as foster a love of reading and support learning.

Registration required. Limited to 10 children and their caregiver. When registering you only need to register your child. Register at or by calling 813-273-3652.

Funded by the Friends of the New Tampa Regional Library.

Time: 1030-11am

Location: New Tampa Regional Library – 10001 Cross Creek Blvd. Tampa

Cost:  Free



Sunday, December 18th

Seminole Heights Sunday Morning Market


The Seminole Heights Sunday Morning Market main season opens at Hillsborough High School. This will be the 7th Season for this market! Join us for local shopping, lunch bites and live music!

Time: 10am – 2pm

Location: 5000 N Central Ave, Tampa

Cost: Free to attend

Make & Take Workshops at Glazer Children’s Museum


Just in time for the holiday season, GCM invites you and your family to stop by our Make & Take Workshops. Children will be able to pick from an exciting collection of craft ideas to design their own presents for their teachers, friends, or family members!

Time: All Day

Location: Glazer Children’s Museum, 110 W Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa

Cost: Included with Museum admission

For more events, check out the Ultimate Guide to Holiday Events in Tampa Bay!

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