Things To Do Over Christmas Break

Adamari Jaimez

What’s Christmas without Christmas lights and holiday magic. Christmas is the time to enjoy and celebrate with family and friends.

Here are some activities and places to go to during the winter break.

Busch Gardens Christmas Town

This Tampa theme park event comes back to town this year from November 20 through January 3. The park includes millions of twinkling lights that display around the 335-acre park. They also have holiday shows, themed food and merchandise, and meet and greets with Santa Claus, not to mention their Christmas on ice show and all-new firework shows. Check out buschgardens.com for more information.

Winter Village at Curtis Hixon Park

Located along the Tampa Riverwalk, guests can enjoy the holiday season with lights and activities for children and adult of all ages. There is an outdoor Ice Rink where families can experience holiday joy on ice which can be pre-booked. They also have more events listed on their website. Times vary due to COVID. Check out their website wintervillagetampa.com for more information.

Christmas Lights at Largo Central Park

Looking for something non-expensive? Lights at Largo does just that as the cost is free to stroll and park! The park features over a million sparkling LED lights that you can enjoy watching with family and friends. They have a ferris wheel and amusement rides that cost $5 per ride. It is a walking display and guests must follow COVID safety rules. The event takes place from November 26 through January 3. Time is from 5-10pm. Check out their website playlargo.com for more information.

Holiday Season at Disney Springs

Get into holiday spirit with family at Disney Springs in Orlando. They have decorated pontoon boats that bring the Christmas spirit to the park. They also have Christmas tree decorations displayed throughout every corner. Look for clues on Christmas trees to participate in the Holiday Scavenger Hunt. Also a perfect place to shop for gifts and explore. Check out their website disneysprings.com for more information.

Activities

  • Make Christmas cookies
  • Watch Christmas movies
  • Go bowling
  • Ice skating
  • Build a gingerbread house
  • Catch up on shows
  • Holiday cleaning
  • Make s’mores