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WINTER BEACH

Dec. 1-Jan. 17 at the St. Pete Pier. Celebrate the holiday season with the only beachfront, real-ice ice skating rink with a 360o water view. Go ice skating, catch Santa sightings, free holiday concerts and more. Check out the activity schedule online.  Find the perfect gifts at the Winter Beach Holiday Market, featuring a diverse lineup of local vendors, artists, and the Winter Beach gift shop.  Details at WinterBeachStPete.com.


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WINE & WREATH MAKING

Dec. 1, 6-8pm at Armature Works. Grab a friend and come sip wine, make a Christmas-inspired wreath and enjoy a girl’s night out. Your ticket will include wine, and everything you need to make a beautiful holiday wreath. There is limited space, so be sure to reserve your spot in advance. $60 armatureworks.com


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THE DALI DOZEN 

Dec. 1, 6:30-9pm at the Dalí Museum in St. Pete. An exclusive one-night holiday event, featuring 12 up-and-coming local artists selected by the Zodiac Membership Committee. This event will feature local artists highlighting their talents in celebration of the vibrant Tampa Bay area art scene. Guests can mix and mingle with the artists and other members of The Dalí Museum.  Enjoy Hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar will complete your festive evening. thedali.org


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GASPARILLA CONCOURS D’ELEGANCE

Dec. 3-5 at TPC Tampa Bay Golf Course. The rarest, historically important cars and motorcycles are on display and judged. Enjoy the “Tastes of Tampa Bay” delicious foods, signature “Gaspar’s Grog” cocktails, auction items, and experiences, vintage fashion show, vintage plane flyover, red carpet ceremony, and live entertainment throughout the 2 days. VIP experience available. Gasparillaconcours.com


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SKYWATCH

Dec. 4, 7-10:30pm at the Museum of Science & Industry in Tampa. Join the space experts for an evening of space exploration through MOSI’s telescopes! All ages, weather permitting, no ticket or purchase required. Located in the parking lot outside of the Whitney Andrews Lang Center for Learning, on the east side of MOSI’s campus. See Venus, Jupiter, and Saturn continue to travel across the sky, joined by the Pleiades star cluster, also known as the “Seven Sisters.” mosi.org/skywatch


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HEIGHTS NIGHT MARKET

Dec. 8, 5:30-9:30pm. Heights Night Market is a monthly, evening, outdoor market taking place on 7th Ave in front of Armature Works every 2nd Wednesday of the month. Shop for the holidays from artists and makers selling handmade goods, jewelry, art, woodwork, gifts and so much more. Heights Night Market is family-friendly and features live music at each event. Armatureworks.com


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TEA WITH SANTA

Dec. 11 or 12 at the Oxford Exchange. Enjoy a special holiday tea and storytime with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Enjoy cakes, cookies, and tea sandwiches hosted by Santa himself and the lovely Mrs. Claus.  Kids can participate in a special photo opportunity with Santa, too! Must purchase tickets in advance at oxfordexchange.com.


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JINGLE BELL BAZAAR AT YBOR

Dec. 12, 12-6pm at Centennial Park Ybor. Enjoy a FREE festive holiday event! Live music, entertainment performances, fashion showcase, delicious eats, food trucks, arts and craft vendors, and of course, Santa! Sponsored by Ybor City Development Corporation. jinglebellbazaar.com


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FOREVER MOTOWN

Dec. 18, 8pm at the Straz Center. Direct from New York, Forever Motown features Theo Peoples, former lead singer of The Four Tops, and Glen Leonard, former lead singer of The Temptations backed by a band of incredible musicians representing Motown royalty.  A spectacular cavalcade of favorite Motown hits, Forever Motown is a show that is not to be missed. Purchase tickets in advance. Strazcenter.org


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HOT CHOCOLATE 15K/5K

Dec. 19, Tampa Convention Center at 7am. A chocolate lover’s paradise awaits you at the post-race party! Celebrate your accomplishment with a finisher mug that includes fondue, dippables, and your very own hot chocolate, while checking out our exciting vendors and listening to great music! Family-friendly, register in advance. hotchocolate15k.com/city/tampa/

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