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With cooler temperatures finally moving in to the Tampa Bay area, we can now look forward to some chilly fun downtown. Winter Village at Curtis Hixon Park opens its 5,000 square foot ice rink on November 16th.

This year they have added a 360-degree choreographed light display coordinated to holiday sounds and music. To keep the Florida vibe, they also invited sand sculpture artists from the Clearwater Beach Sugar Sand Festival.

Tampa Theatre will present “Home Alone” on Winter Village’s opening night of November 16th and will be followed by the tree lighting. For those of you who don’t know, Curtis Hixon Park is located along the Tampa Riverwalk and will be transformed with the sights, sounds and activities of the holidays for children and adults of all ages.

Sounds like a must see for me. If you wish to get all the park and activity information including hours and ticket prices… click HERE:


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