Santa Claus is coming to town!
Old St. Nick is taking a break from the cold winter weather to enjoy a bit of Tampa’s beautiful sunshine and warmer temperatures. Join in the fun and visit with Santa before he heads back to the North Pole.
Are Your Friends And Family Flying In For The Holidays?
You may not have a sleigh like the jolly old man’s, but you can load your family and friends aboard a Tampa party bus. When you party in a bus, there is room for everyone to ride. In addition to the plentiful seating, there’s also plenty of storage space in case Santa sends a few gifts home early. You can even decorate the party bus as your own personal winter wonderland for this festive occasion.
Investigate These Santa Sightings In A Tampa Party Bus
Visits with Santa are some of this season’s top Tampa, Florida attractions. Check out this list for some of the top spots to catch a glimpse of Kris Kringle and his merry band of elves.
November 8 – December 24, 2018
Monday – Saturday 10 AM,
Sunday 11 AM
International Plaza and Bay Street
2223 N. Westshore Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33607
Get into the Christmas spirit at Santa’s Flight Academy! At the Academy, children can earn their personalized Cadet Badge as an official member of Santa’s flight crew. You can even create your child’s Cadet Badge online in advance and simply print it out on-site.
Cadets will have the chance to try on a virtual flight suit and get to know Santa’s elves while they learn to fly Santa’s sleigh. Parents and children alike will enjoy the festive Christmas lights and décor. In addition, Santa has brought a Tampa Christmas miracle! Snow will fall at the Flight Academy through the end of December.
To preserve these precious memories, various photo packages are available for purchase. No reservation is required to visit Santa. However, you can reserve a time slot and purchase your choice of photo packages in advance. Making a reservation allows you to skip the line and go right to Santa’s Express Lane.
December 15, 16, 22, & 23, 2018
Admission: Adults $49.95, Children $39.95
+ $2.00 Marine Fee & Tax
Yacht Starship Cruises and Events
603 Channelside Drive
Tampa, FL 33602
Enjoy Christmas spirit on the water on this 2-hour cruise with Santa Claus! This festive affair features a brunch buffet, photos with Santa, and even Dickens Carolers!
At the same time, there will be other activities aboard the party ship, such as dancing with live DJ entertainment, a cash bar where you can enjoy your favorite drinks. For a more intimate experience, you can even enjoy some family time by reserving a private table.
The buffet offers breakfast and lunch favorites alongside a fruit salad, international cheese platters, garden salads, and fresh baked goods.
November 17, 2018 – January 6, 2019
Nightly, See Event Page For Full Details
Admission: Included With Park Admission
Park Admission: $112.34 For Ages 3+
Busch Gardens Tampa
10165 N. McKinley Dr.
Tampa, FL 33612
Embark on a great holiday adventure for the whole family at Christmas Town! When night falls at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, Christmas Town really comes alive with millions of twinkling lights all throughout the park. During your visit, you may even meet your favorite characters from Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer’s Winter Wonderland. Most importantly, no visit to Christmas Town is complete stopping by Santa’s house!
For more festive fun, catch one of these family-friendly Christmas Shows:
Christmas On Ice:
- Watch world-class skaters bring the magic of Christmas to life with this family-favorite figure skating show.
Carol of the Bells Light Show:
- Marvel at the tens of thousands of Christmas lights set to seasonal music outside of the Serengeti Overlook Restaurant.
Christmas Town Band:
- Enjoy classic Christmastime music with a jazzy twist on the Zagora Patio.
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Christmas From the Heart:
- Enjoy contemporary Christian gospel music celebrating the Christmas season at the Stanleyville Theater.
Three Kings Journey:
- This musical performance recreates the Biblical Christmas story of the three wise men and their journey to Bethlehem.
Elmo’s Christmas Wish:
- Join your favorite Sesame Street characters on a journey to discover the meaning of Christmas.
Before you go, take advantage of the great photo opportunities at the new Congo-Stanleyville Walkway and light tunnel. In addition to the festivities, you can fully immerse yourself in the holiday scene with seasonal dining, treats, and beverages throughout your visit.
Thursdays – Sundays and Christmas Eve
November 24 – December 24, 2018
Admission: Adults – $5, 4-12 – $3, Ages 3 and under – Free
Florida Strawberry Festival Grounds
2508 West Oak Avenue
Plant City, FL 33563
Take a festive stroll through Christmas Lane! Here you will experience the beauty of living nativity scenes, more than 100 Christmas trees, over 1.5 million lights, and larger-than-life holiday decorations.
Take professional photos with Santa, but don’t forget to bring your own camera to capture other precious moments. Of course, Santa will be joined by his elves, Frosty the Snowman, and Rudolph. For more festive fun, stop by the kids’ zone! In addition, food and drink concessions are available for purchase.
November 23 – December 30, 2018
Admission: Free, Suggested Donation – $5
Florida Botanical Gardens
12520 Ulmerton Road
Largo, FL 33774
See the sights, and the Christmas Lights, at the Florida Botanical Gardens: By day, you can experience the beauty of nature with more than 80 acres of lush gardens and the nation’s largest butterfly garden. By night, you can celebrate the holidays with a walk through the same pathways, now lined with over a million twinkling LED lights of all shapes and sizes.
Nightly live entertainment and dazzling displays will really get you into the holiday mood. Santa will be accepting visitors most nights, through December 23. Enjoy all of the fun activities, savory food, and drinks. You can even pick up the perfect gift at the Botanical Bounty Gift Shop.
Recreate Santa’s Luxurious Sleigh, On Wheels
You won’t find any reindeer here, but Network Transportation can provide you with Tampa’s best luxury ground transportation services.
Make this holiday season even more special: Surprise your friends and family with a trip to enjoy the festive sights in a Tampa party bus. Our limo bus options have room for everyone!
We are Tampa’s best local source for affordable limousine service and luxury ground transportation. Our services are available for holiday events, private parties, TPA airport shuttle service, and more!
Forget battling traffic and paying premium parking prices: After your flight, our chauffeurs will meet and greet you at the airport and even assist with your luggage.
Our fleet has the perfect luxury vehicle for any size group or type of event. Call or visit our website to check out our selection of luxury sedan, stretch limousine, and party bus options.