November 18, 2022 – January 4, 2023

Celebrate the holiday season in Tampa's Downtown at Winter Village, presented by the Tampa Bay Lightning, in 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.Please visit our Facebook page @WinterVillageTampa for real time updates. Winter Village will also use paperless ticketing, for more information click the button below.

Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Ice Rink Hours

Please visit our Facebook Page for real-time updates.

Ice Skating Pricing

Individual Tickets: $17.00 All ages.
Tickets include ice skate rental.
Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable.All hours are subject to weather and rink conditions. You will be sent an email if your ice skating reservation must be re-scheduled. In case of severe weather, that causes a public safety concern, skaters may be asked to leave the outdoor event.For more information about group reservations or private party events please email [email protected].

Café At Winter Village


Taste the spirit of the holiday season by visiting the Cafe at Winter Village.

The Shops of Winter Village


The Shops of Winter Village feature boutiques from local makers and purveyors offering a gift idea for everyone on your list. Made possible by PODS Shipping Containers.

Curling at Winter Village


Curling will be available on a first come, first serve basis. Play must not exceed 45 minutes. Equipment will be provided.Curling League
RecRec and Shuffle Tampa are working with the Tampa Downtown Partnership and Cigar City Brewing to bring you Winter Village’s first inaugural Curling league! The league will begin Wednesday, November 30th and run through Wednesday, December 28th. Games will occur every Wednesday from 6-10PM. Register your team today and be part of this new Winter Village experience for only $200!

Winter Village Express


Hop aboard the Winter Village Express and experience a holiday trip through Tampa’s Downtown like no other! This interactive experience takes you from Whiting Station to the historic city of Ybor and back just in time for more Winter Village Tampa fun. Enjoy cookies and milk on board (no additional charge), as well as entertainment like group trivia, stories and sing-a-longs.

Special Events


Curtis Hixon Park Choo Choo presented by Tampa General Hospital Children's Hospital

The Curtis Hixon Park Choo Choo, presented by Tampa General Hospital Children's Hospital, will be your child’s new favorite holiday activity! Climb aboard for a 5-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.Friday - Sunday from 5 - 10pm

Holidays Classics with the Tampa Theatre

We are thrilled to partner with the Tampa Theatre, select weekends, for our Holiday Classic film screenings held in Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park. This is a free event on the lawn. Seating is first come, first served.

Saturday, November 19 at 7pm - Arthur Christmas
Friday, December 16 at 7pm - Disney's A Christmas Carol (2009)

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 what times you might be able to catch a glimpse of the man in red yourself. Bring your camera and prepare for a Santa experience like no other.Dates: 12/2, 12/9, and 12/16

City of Tampa's Santa Fest

The 2022 Santa Fest returns to Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park December 3rd, followed by the annual Tampa Tree Lighting.The parade steps off at 1 p.m. beginning at Morgan Street and Madison Street. It travels west on Madison Street to Ashley Drive, turns north and ends at Ashley Drive and Cass Street. Best viewing is along Madison Street.After the parade thru downtown, come by Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park for Santa Fest entertainment and activities 1-4 p.m. Stay for Tampa's Tree Lighting ceremony at 6-6:30 p.m. See Mayor Castor and Santa Claus light up the tree before the movie starts at 6:30 p.m.

On Bikes Winter Wonder Ride

The Winter Wonder Ride is a holiday themed bike ride through Tampa's Downtown!December 10th - Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park

Holiday Lighted Boat Parade

The Friends of the Riverwalk present Tampa’s largest lighted boat parade! This event will happen along the Hillsborough River in Downtown Tampa.The parade begins at the southern tip of Davis Islands, travels through the Convention Center basin and up to the Heights where the boats will turn around and head to Sparkman Wharf where judging will occur and the parade will end.


FAQs

Where Can I Park / How do I Get There?

Parking is available for a nominal rate at multiple locations adjacent to Winter Village presented by the Tampa Bay Lightning, including the William F. Poe Parking Garage north of Curtis Hixon Park. Click here for a full list of options.We encourage you to park once to enjoy the Winter Village, presented by the Tampa Bay Lightning, at Curtis Hixon Park and walk the beautiful Tampa Riverwalk to other downtown destinations. You can also travel to the Winter Village by Pirate Water Taxi, Coast Bike Share, and more! Visit the Getting Around section in Tampa’s Downtown to explore all your options.

Are Dogs Allowed?

Leashed dogs are welcome on the Tampa Riverwalk, downtown parks, the dog park adjacent to Winter Village, and Winter Village event areas. Dogs are not allowed on the ice rink.

Is The Winter Village Free To Attend?

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.

Do I Have To Buy Ice Rink Tickets in Advance?

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.

For Ice Rink Event questions, please see the Ice Rink Events FAQs.

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.

Thank you to our sponsors

Frequently Asked Questions

For Ice Rink Event questions, please see the Ice Rink Events FAQs.

Café At Winter Village

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

Café And Shop Hours

All hours subject to weather.

Restaurants

- Icicles Craft Cocktails
- Icicles Craft Kitchen
- Kahwa Coffee
- Whatever Pops

The Shops of Winter Village

The Shops of Winter Village feature boutiques from local makers and purveyors offering a gift idea for everyone on your list. 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.

Café And Shop Hours

All hours subject to weather.

Directory

SHOP LOCAL! Support some of Tampa’s best small businesses.- Apartment No. 3
- Dark Door Spirits
- Don Me Now
- Nairi Handmade Jewelry
- Plante La Vie
- The Main Ingredient
- The Modern Paws
- Merry Marketplace
- Mistletoe To Go

Winter Village Express

The Winter Village Express will make its way from Downtown’s Whiting Station to Ybor and back on the TECO Line Streetcar. Join us for this one-hour, round-trip excursion that is fun for the entire family! Our trip features a holiday sing-a-long, holiday trivia, milk & cookies, and added surprises along the way. You don’t want to miss this memorable holiday event, so get your tickets for the Winter Village Express before they sell out!

Dates & Hours

Please select from the dates provided to find available time slots and additional information on purchasing tickets. Tickets are $10 (Ages 2 and under are free) and must be purchased in advance. All sales are final. No refunds or exchanges.

Available Dates

11/20 - Get Tickets
11/27 - Get Tickets
12/4 - Get Tickets
12/11 - Get Tickets
12/18 - Get Tickets

New Paperless Ticketing

Winter Village Tampa is back and we look forward to welcoming you back 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

  • Click “BUY TICKETS HERE”

  • Enter your information and select the date/time you wish to skate.

  • After payment, a receipt will be sent & a separate email will prompt you to complete waiver(s).

  • 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). Please read the FAQs, as tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable. For all issues related to ticketing, please contact [email protected].