December After Dark: Tampa Limousine Adventures

Whether you’re planning a night out on the town with friends or an evening of family fun, these Tampa limousine adventures will be sure to spice up your night.

Around this time of year, there are even more events to enjoy. In addition to concerts and other year-round Tampa events, December brings festivities for Christmas and other holidays.

However, with more group activities come questions about event transportation. Experience the joys of the season with the whole family in a stretch limousine or hit the town with your friends in a Tampa party bus. We have listed some of the December highlights that you won’t want to miss!

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Enjoy a night on the town in some of Tampa’s hottest neighborhoods and party spots.

Ybor City

Tampa Bay’s National Historic Landmark District

Located just northeast of Downtown Tampa, you’ll find the part of town where the beautiful historic scenery meets the excitement of modern times.

The Ybor City State Museum has a unique location inside bakery dating back to the 1920s. It features exhibits focused on the cigar industry as well as the area’s immigrant communities. Tour the narrow brick streets and architecture reminiscent of the 1800s.

You won’t see many other places where shopkeepers open their storefronts while locals relax on balconies above. This is a city within a city that you don’t want to miss.

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For a night full of entertainment, head to Centro Ybor on 8th Street. There is no shortage of event venues, local hangouts, or family fun spots.

Be sure to stop by some of these spots during your time in Tampa.

  • The Tampa Improv,
  • Gametime Entertainment Center,
  • AMC Classic Cinema,
  • Dozens of restaurants and bars,
  • Coffee shops,
  • & Brewpubs with beautiful outdoor patios.

After a full day of exploring, you’ll surely want to rest your feet. Relax in style and comfort with luxury ground transportation from Tampa’s best limousine and car service.

Network Transportation provides a diverse fleet so you can choose the right vehicle for your group. For example, solo travelers and small groups can ride in a luxurious sedan or SUV. However, larger groups may prefer to ride in a classic stretch limousine or Tampa party bus rather than reserving multiple Town Cars.

Ferg’s Live

Open Saturdays, Sundays, Amalie Arena event days, and for private events

490 Channelside Drive

Tampa, FL 33602

Liven up your night at this popular venue. Although Ferg’s Live is only open on select nights, there’s always a party going on when the doors are open. Here you and your adventuring buddies can watch live sports broadcasts and concerts while you enjoy great food and drinks.

You may even discover your new favorite band during Friday Night Live. At these special Friday night events, local bands get to show off their raw talents. If you love to dance and make new friends, this is the place to be!

Party responsibly as you explore Tampa and the surrounding areas.
Remember that anytime alcohol is involved, you’ll need a designated driver. Luckily for you, Tampa has a trusted local source for chauffeured car service – Network Transportation!

Our chauffeurs provide stylish, discreet transportation services for your safety. We’ll even pick you up at home or your hotel so you don’t have to worry about leaving your car in a parking lot overnight.

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino – Tampa

5223 Orient Road

Tampa, FL 33610

For entertainment that rocks 24/7/365, Tampa’s Hard Rock Hotel and Casino is one hot spot that you won’t want to miss!

Try your hand at:

  • Thousands of slot machines,
  • Over 100 table games,
  • More than 40 high stakes poker tables,
  • And many more adults-only casino games.

As if that wasn’t enough, you can even plan a whole “night out” without even leaving the premises!

Enjoy a full night of fun at the Hotel’s five restaurants, three lounges, and various entertainment areas. Of course, there is also the classic Hard Rock Café. However, this Hard Rock location has way more to offer for virtually limitless entertainment with a “Hard Rock Touch.”w

Tampa Theatre

Box Office Opens at 10 AM

Admission: Varies by show and showtime

711 N. Franklin Street

Tampa, FL 33602

This majestic movie palace was built in 1926 and has been called “One of the Most Spectacular Theaters in the World.” The
recently restored historic landmark hosts over 600 events a year.

Under a realistic-looking night sky, twinkling stars and all, you will enjoy world-class entertainment in a romantic Mediterranean-style courtyard. The architecture even features old-world statues, flowers, and gargoyles.

Wondering what types of events you catch at the Tampa Theater?

Stop by for a chance to see:

  • Classic movies,
  • Contemporary films,
  • Live concerts,
  • Educational programs,
  • Tours, and more!

On select weekdays, the theatre presents its “Pause” Happy Hour from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. Admission is free with drinks and specials available for purchase. Check the Theatre’s website for a list of upcoming events.

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Christmas Lane

From Now – December 23, 2018

Thursdays – Sundays, 6-10 PM

Ticket Prices:
$5, Ages 13+
$3, Ages 4-12
Free, Ages 3 or younger

Strawberry Festival Grounds

2508 West Oak Avenue

Plant City, FL 33563

Christmas Lane is a sight to behold, with over 100 Christmas trees and larger-than-life decorations with more than 1.5 million lights.

There will be live entertainment and fun activities for all ages, including:

  • Fritzy Brothers One Man Circus,
  • KidZone with a Lego station,
  • Living Nativity scenes,
  • Holiday rides,
  • Visits from Santa, Frosty the Snowman, Rudolph, and the elves,
  • Concession areas for food and drinks.

With all of these holiday-themed festivities, spending some time here will get everyone into the Christmas Spirit!

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18th Annual Holiday Lights in the Garden

From Now – December 30, 2018

Multiple Shows Nightly, 5:30-9:30 PM

$5.00 Donation Requested for Ages 13 and Up

Florida Botanical Gardens

12520 Ulmerton Road

Largo, FL 33774

The Florida Botanical GardensFoundation and Pinellas County Parks and Conservation Resources Department are holding their 18th Annual Holiday Lights in the Garden celebration.

More than 1 million twinkling, colored LED lights of all sizes and shapes will be on display for your viewing pleasure. With the new Wetlands Walkway open, this year will include expanded pathways and new displays. Santa Claus will be visiting regularly until December 23 when he has to return to the North Pole to get ready for Christmas Eve.

There will be loads of fun, food, drinks, and desserts available throughout the event. Be sure to stop by the Botanical Bounty Gift Cart and Gift Shop for all types of seasonal gifts and décor.

In addition, there will be nightly entertainment performed by local talent. A list of acts will be available in the event’s weekly Play Bill.

See the Sights in Luxury This Season

Make this holiday season a little more magical.
Give your friends and family the gift of limousine service!

Visit our website to see how Network Transportation can meet your travel needs. With our diverse fleet, we’ve got the best limousine cars and luxury vehicles for any group or event.

With our Tampa party bus rental options, there is room for everyone! Whether you’re out shopping or visiting Santa to see who made the Nice and Naughty lists, there’s plenty of seating and cargo space for the ride.

Forget battling traffic and paying premium parking prices. Our professional chauffeurs can handle your transportation to any destination.

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With our Meet and Greet Airport Shuttle services, your chauffeur will be ready to assist with your luggage so that you can rest after your flight.

You can rely on Network Transportation for a safe, reliable ride every time. Our chauffeurs are very knowledgeable of Tampa and the surrounding areas, so they are well aware of which high-traffic areas to avoid. As such, don’t worry about trying to find your way around a new area.

Book your ride with Tampa’s top transportation service today!

Then sit back, relax, and enjoy the holiday sights and sounds in comfort!



Written By: Ryan Lubin