Are you looking for things to do in Tampa in December?
Tampa becomes a magical place in December. As someone who lived in Tampa and spent several holidays here, Tampa has always stepped up and made the holiday season festive.
If you are a visitor to Tampa Bay, searching for an ideal destination to escape the cold, or if you're a local (like I was) looking to discover new experiences this festive season, Tampa is your ultimate answer.
There are no winter blues here in Tampa Bay. While the weather can get chilly, with temperatures ranging from 57—73°F (14—23°C), you can still enjoy outdoor activities without a heavy coat weighing you down.
And with so many holiday events around town, Tampa is the place to be in December. So, let's dive into all the fun things to do in Tampa in December.
21 Things to do in Tampa in December
Tampa in December offers several experiences regardless of your travel style. With a range of activities, from enchanting boat parades to tranquil park visits, there is something for everyone to create unforgettable memories during the winter holidays in Tampa.
(1) Enjoy the holiday light displays.
Tampa truly sparkles during December, thanks to the dazzling displays of holiday lights that adorn the city. They are everywhere.
One of the must-see attractions is the Tampa Bay Festival of Lights. Here, you can immerse yourself in a mesmerizing world of LED lights that dance in time with festive music. The light show is absolutely spectacular.
However, our favorite place to enjoy the lights is the Tampa Riverwalk. Every year, the Riverwalk is beautifully decorated with thousands of twinkling lights, creating a magical atmosphere perfect for a romantic date night in Tampa or a relaxing evening stroll.
The beauty of Tampa Bay is that you don't have to go far to enjoy the beautiful holiday light displays. Tampa's various neighborhoods also join in the festive spirit, with many homes showcasing impressive light displays.
You might be surprised by what is just around the corner for you.
Location: Various locations throughout Tampa Bay
Dates: Beginning Mid November 2023
Hours: Varies depending on location however begins at sundown.
Price: Free. Admission may apply for some events.
(2) Go shopping at International Plaza and Bay Street.
I remember when International Plaza was first built in 2001 (Yeah, it's been that long). It was one of our favorite places to hang out, and today, one of the most delightful things to do in Tampa in December is to indulge in a shopping spree at International Plaza and Bay Street.
This upscale shopping center is a haven for shoppers, with more than 200 retailers, including high-end brands like Neiman Marcus, Gucci, and Louis Vuitton.
The twinkling holiday lights and festive decor add an extra touch of magic to your shopping experience.
After a day of shopping, you can also enjoy a wealth of dining options, from casual eateries to gourmet restaurants, perfect for refueling after a day of retail therapy. One of my personal favorites is Alma.
In addition to all the shopping, Santa makes special appearances during December for the little ones, making it a fun trip for the whole family. Just be sure to get there early because Santa is super popular.
Location: 2223 N Westshore Blvd, Tampa, FL 33607
Dates: November 20, 2023-January 1, 2024
Hours: Monday-Saturday, 10am-9pm; Sunday, 11am-7pm
(3) Experience a Colorful Christmas at the Crayola Experience
If you are up for a day trip, head to the Crayola Experience in Orlando for a vibrant holiday celebration. This unique, family-friendly attraction transforms into a festive wonderland during November and December, offering a colorful twist to traditional holiday activities.
Here, kids can enjoy creating their own Crayola crayons, partake in indoor colorful adventures, and even create custom Christmas keepsakes as unique gifts for their loved ones.
But the fun doesn't stop there. One of the most anticipated events is Crayola's Colorful Christmas, where Santa Claus trades his traditional red suit for a multicolored one. Children get the opportunity to meet and take photos with a multicolored Santa.
Between the crayon-themed activities, the chance to make lasting memories with Santa, and the sheer joy of tapping into their creativity, the Crayola Experience is a must-visit if you're in Tampa during December and up for a day trip.
Location: 8001 S Orange Blossom Trl, Orlando, FL 32809
Dates: November 18, 2023 – January 7, 2024
Hours: Sunday-Friday, 10am-6pm; Saturday, 10am-8pm
Price: Prices starting at $32
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(4) Watch a holiday movie at the Tampa Theatre.
For those who appreciate classic holiday films, a visit to the Tampa Theatre should be at the top of your December itinerary. With its majestic interior and charming old-world ambiance, this historic movie palace provides the perfect backdrop for getting into the holiday spirit.
Each December, the theater hosts a holiday-themed film series that includes timeless classics and family favorites. Return to your childhood with films like “It's A Wonderful Life” and “A Christmas Story,” or sing along to “White Christmas.”
The Tampa Theatre also hosts a special sing-along event with the beloved film “The Sound of Music.” Besides the films, the theater is a sight to behold, with its festive decorations, twinkling lights, and even falling snow indoors!
This can be an enchanting experience for children and adults, making it a must-do activity in Tampa in December.
Location: 711 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL 33602
Dates: November 26, 2023-January 7, 2024
Hours: Show times 3pm, 7pm
Price: Starting at $10
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(5) Visit the Winter Village at Curtis Hixon Park in Downtown Tampa
If you're hunting for a quintessential holiday experience, don't miss the Winter Village at Curtis Hixon Park in Downtown Tampa. This popular annual event transforms the park into an enchanting winter wonderland in the heart of Florida.
Here, you'll find an outdoor ice rink where you can channel your inner figure skater, surrounded by beautiful views of the Tampa Riverwalk and skyscrapers. The rink is perfect for all ages and skill levels, so you'll have a great time whether you're a seasoned pro or a first-timer.
To add to the festive atmosphere, local vendors set up shop at the Winter Village Market, offering everything from handcrafted gifts to delicious holiday treats.
The Winter Village also features a pop-up café where you can sip hot cocoa or munch on light bites, all while soaking in the joyous holiday vibe. Trust me, there's no better way to experience Tampa in December.
Location: 600 N Ashley Dr, Tampa, FL 33602
Dates: November 17, 2023 – January 1, 2024
Hours: Park is open 7am-10pm Daily
Price: Free, Admission for Ice Skating starts at $17.
(6) Visit Christmas Town at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
No holiday visit to Tampa in December would be complete without a trip to Christmas Town at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay.
This renowned amusement park takes the festive celebration to the next level, transforming into a spectacular winter wonderland with over a million twinkling lights, holiday decorations, and Christmas-themed entertainment.
As you stroll through the park, you'll encounter beautiful light displays, festive music, and snowfall, creating a delightful, immersive holiday experience. One of the most popular attractions is the Holly Jolly Express Sing-Along Train, which takes you on a scenic journey around the park while singing your favorite Christmas carols.
For thrill-seekers, the park's roller coasters and rides continue to operate, offering an exciting twist to the holiday celebration. And children will love the chance to meet Santa and his elves at Santa's House.
Christmas Town at Busch Gardens is a must-see in Tampa in December with its mix of holiday magic and thrilling attractions.
Location: 10165 McKinley Dr, Tampa, FL 33612
Dates: November 11, 2023 – January 7, 2024
Hours: Monday-Thursday, 10am-8pm; Friday-Sunday, 10am-10pm
Price: Tickets start at $84.99
(7) Go Ice Skating at the Winter Village
For a traditional winter activity in the heart of the Sunshine State, try ice skating at the Winter Village at Curtis Hixon Park. It's one of our favorite things to do when we are in Tampa during the holiday season.
The Winter Village does a great job of transporting you to a winter wonderland in the heart of Tampa Bay. And it is great for all ages.
Location: 600 N Ashley Dr, Tampa, FL 33602
Dates: November 17, 2023 – January 1, 2024
Hours: Monday-Thursday 4pm-11pm; Friday-Sunday, 11am-11pm.
Price: Admission for Ice Skating starts at $17.
(8) Visit the Wonderland of Lights
To truly immerse yourself in the season's spirit, visiting the Wonderland of Lights is a must just outside of Tampa in December.
This drive-thru holiday light show at the International Market World in Auburndale, FL boasts an impressive display of over a million LED lights synchronized to joyous holiday music.
From the cozy comfort of your vehicle, you can marvel at the twinkling lights, enchanting holiday scenes, and stunning light tunnels.
Location: International World Market, 1052 US-92, Auburndale, FL 33823
Dates: December 1-December 30
Hours: Nightly 6pm-9pm
Price: Passenger Vehicles $25 (up to 8 people)
(9) Enjoy the Lights Along the Tampa Riverwalk
Another magical way to experience Tampa in December is to stroll along the Tampa Riverwalk. Every holiday season, the Riverwalk is transformed into a glittering spectacle with a breathtaking display of festive lights and decorations.
The dazzling lights reflect against the calm river, casting a soft glow that creates a serene and enchanting ambiance. As you stroll along, you can admire the beautifully lit palm trees, and the surrounding cityscape decked out in its holiday best.
The Riverwalk also offers stunning views of Tampa's skyline, enchanting in the evening under the glow of the holiday lights. Along the way, you can stop by various waterfront restaurants for a warm meal or a hot drink, making the experience even more enjoyable.
This simple yet delightful activity is personally one of my favorite things to do during the holiday and is a must-add to your itinerary when in Tampa in December.
Location: Start at Heights Market at Armature Works, 1910 N Ola Ave
Dates: November 2023 through January 2024
Hours: Daily beginning at sundown.
(10) Take a Holiday-Themed Train Ride
One of the most delightful ways to celebrate the holiday season in Tampa in December is to hop on a holiday-themed train ride. The North Pole Express, operating from the Florida Railroad Museum, is a favorite among locals and visitors.
This train ride transports you directly into a magical holiday story, complete with a visit to the North Pole. As the train chugs along, you'll be entertained by holiday music and storytelling, making the journey an exciting build-up to the arrival at the North Pole.
Once there, children will be thrilled to meet Santa and receive a special gift directly from the jolly old elf. On the ride back, everyone sings traditional Christmas carols, rounding off an unforgettable holiday experience.
Location: 12210 83rd St E, Parrish, FL 34219
Dates: November 30-December 22
Hours: Boarding begins 4:45pm and 6:50pm
Price: Starting at $11.68.
(11) Enjoy the Tampa Bay Christmas Boat Parade
The spectacular Tampa Bay Christmas Boat Parade is a quintessential Tampa tradition in December. This maritime festival blends Tampa's love for the sea with the festive charm of the holiday season.
Decked out in a dazzling array of Christmas lights and decorations, during this light boat parade, dozens of boats glide gracefully along the city's waterways, creating an unforgettable spectacle. With their creative and festive adornments, the illuminated flotillas are a sight to behold against the night sky.
Watching from the shore or one of Tampa's waterfront restaurants, you'll be captivated by this unique parade of lights on the water. Whether you're a local or a visitor, joining the crowds that line Tampa's waterfront for this festive spectacle is a must-do.
The Tampa Bay Christmas Boat Parade provides a unique and delightful experience, encapsulating Tampa's maritime spirit and festive atmosphere in December.
Location: Multiple viewing spots along the Hillsbourough River and RiverWalk
Dates: December 23, 2003
(12) Go on a Holiday Dinner Cruise on the Yacht Starship
One of the most memorable ways to experience Tampa in December is to embark on a holiday dinner cruise aboard the Yacht Starship. As Florida's largest dining yacht, it promises an unforgettable evening of dining, dancing, and sightseeing.
It's actually one of my favorite romantic things to do in Tampa all year round.
The holiday-themed cruise takes you on a leisurely voyage along Tampa's picturesque waterways, offering stunning views of the city's illuminated skyline and waterfront.
The yacht's beautifully appointed dining room serves a gourmet three-course meal prepared by an executive chef, accompanied by live entertainment that sets the mood for a festive evening.
As you enjoy your meal, gaze at the sparkling city lights and the beautifully lit boats participating in the Tampa Bay Christmas Boat Parade.
After dinner, you can dance the night away under the stars on the outdoor deck, making this event more than just a cruise; it's a full-on festive celebration on the water. The Yacht Starship offers a unique perspective and a luxurious way to enjoy the holiday spirit of Tampa in December.
Location: 603 Channelside Dr, Tampa, FL 33602
Dates: November 24th through December 30th, 2023.
Hours: Various times starting at 5:00pm
Price: Prices starting at $54.95 for children and $79.95 for adults
Click here for rates and availability.
(13) Snow Days at The Florida Aquarium
Snow Days at The Florida Aquarium is a unique and delightful event that contrasts with Tampa's typical balmy December weather. The event allows visitors to experience a snowball of fun right in the heart of Tampa Bay.
The aquarium transforms into a winter wonderland, with a play area where kids can enjoy a snowball fight or build their snowman. Imagine the joy and surprise of seeing snowflakes falling inside the aquarium, creating a magical underwater winter scene.
In addition to the snow fun, guests can explore the aquarium's vast array of marine life, making it an educational and entertaining outing for the family. With its blend of holiday cheer and marine exploration, Snow Days at The Florida Aquarium is a must-experience event for anyone in Tampa in December.
Location: 701 Channelside Drive Tampa, Florida 33602
Dates: November 25-December 31, 2023
Hours: Saturdays & Sundays, November 25 – December 24, 9:30 AM – 5 PM; Daily, December 26 – 31 9:30 AM – 8 PM.
Price: Starting at $33
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(14) Holiday Lights in Ybor City
Ybor City, known as Tampa's Latin Quarter, is a vibrant neighborhood that takes on a special charm during December. As the holiday season sets in, Ybor City springs to life with a dazzling display of holiday lights, turning the streets into a colorful, festive spectacle that is truly a sight to behold.
The neighborhood's historic red brick buildings and unique wrought-iron balconies are adorned with strands of twinkling lights, wreaths, and bows, creating a warm, festive ambiance that echoes the spirit of Tampa in December.
As you stroll through the streets, savor the beauty of the illuminated palm trees swaying gently against the night sky.
One must-not-miss event is the Ybor City tree lighting ceremony, a beloved tradition in the community that marks the official start of the holiday season. With its festive lights and holiday charm, Ybor City is a must-visit destination for anyone looking to soak in the holiday spirit of Tampa in December.
Location: 1600 E 8th Ave, Tampa, FL 33605
Dates: Ybor City Tree Lighting November 15 from 6pm-8pm.
(15) Sparkman Wharf
Sparkman Wharf is a vibrant outdoor waterfront destination and a must-visit spot in Tampa during December.
This bustling location is a culinary and entertainment hub, providing various food and beverage options from renovated shipping containers, all run by local chefs bringing their unique gastronomic flair. As you feast on the diverse cuisines, you can also soak in the shimmering views of the Garrison Channel.
Sparkman Wharf is transformed into a holiday wonderland adorned with festive decorations and twinkling lights, creating a magical atmosphere in December.
You will also find a variety of live music performances and events that add to the lively ambiance. We love visiting Sparkman's Wharf during the holidays just to take in the vibe and grab a cocktail or two.
Location: 615 Channelside Dr, Tampa, FL 33602
Dates: Tree Lighting November 17, 2023
Hours: Sunday-Thursday, 11am-9pm; Friday-Saturday, 11am-11pm.
Price: Free, Prices vary for food and drink
(16) Hyde Park Village
No matter the time of year, Hyde Park Village holds a special place in my heart and a place I have a spent a lot of time during my years in Tampa Bay. Located in the historic Hyde Park district, Hyde Park Village is a chic outdoor shopping center that truly captures the beauty and charm of Tampa in December.
Here, you will find high-end retail stores, unique boutiques, and diverse dining options, all nestled amongst beautiful tree-lined streets. During the holiday season, Hyde Park Village is transformed into a dazzling display of festive decor.
The center's buildings and walkways are adorned with twinkle lights and holiday decorations, creating a festive, welcoming atmosphere. One of the main highlights is the beautifully decorated Christmas tree, a stunning sight perfect for holiday photographs.
Hyde Park Village hosts various holiday-themed events throughout the month, from photos with Santa to horse-drawn carriage rides, adding to the festive cheer. As you explore the area, don't forget to grab a cup of hot cocoa or a glass of champagne from Bouzy.
A visit to Hyde Park Village in December offers a unique shopping and dining experience and encapsulates the holiday spirit of Tampa.
Location: 1602 W Swann Ave, Tampa, FL 33606
Dates: November 26, 2023-January 1, 2024
Hours: Daily 10am-Midnight
(17) Christmas in the Wild at ZooTampa At Lowry Park
Christmas in the Wild at Lowry Park Zoo brings a layer of holiday spirit to Tampa in December. This annual event transforms the zoo into a vibrant display of seasonal cheer, with sparkling lights, festive decorations, and a stunning array of life-sized animated animal figures.
Visitors of all ages can revel in the holiday joy as they explore the beautifully decorated paths, immersing themselves in an enchanting world where wildlife meets holiday magic. The event also features meet-and-greets with Santa Claus and his merry team of reindeer, making it a fantastic photo opportunity for the little ones.
As the sun sets and the lights twinkle, the zoo comes alive with holiday-themed shows, music performances, and various seasonal food and beverage options. Don't miss the chance to ride on the holiday-themed carousel or the exhilarating rollercoaster, providing fun for both the young and the young-at-heart.
A visit to Christmas in the Wild at Lowry Park Zoo is a must for anyone seeking a unique and memorable way to celebrate the holiday season in Tampa.
Location: 1101 W Sligh Ave, Tampa, FL 33604
Dates: Select Nights In November & December
Hours: November 24-December 23, 4pm-10pm; December 26-20, 4pm-9pm.
Price: Prices start at $29.95 for admission after 4pm and $47.95 for all day admission.
Spend the day at ZooTampa and then stay for the Christmas in the Wild Festivities. Click here for rates and availability.
(18) Tubing at SnowCat Ridge
SnowCat Ridge is Florida's first and only snow park, making it a unique and thrilling destination for anyone in Tampa in December. The main attraction is the 60-foot-tall, 400-foot-long snow tubing hill, providing fun and excitement for all ages.
Imagine the thrill of sliding down the slopes on a tube, surrounded by the cool winter air and the cheer of fellow visitors. There's even an area for the little ones, dubbed the “Snowy Slopes,” where they can tube at a smaller scale.
As you glide down the slope, take a moment to marvel at the park's stunning light show, Arctic Igloo, illuminating the night with mesmerizing colors. Also, don't forget to visit the Alpine Village, where you can warm up by the fire pit, roast s'mores, and sip hot cocoa.
SnowCat Ridge brings a piece of winter wonderland to Tampa in December, offering a unique experience you won't find anywhere else in Florida.
Location: Snowcat Ridge Alpine Snow Park, 27839 Saint Joe Rd, Dade City, FL
Price: Starting at $24.95 for General Admission
Dates: November 17, 2023 – February 25, 2024
Hours: Hours vary. Check the website for more info here.
(19) Victorian Christmas Stroll at Henry B. Plant Museum
The Victorian Christmas Stroll at the Henry B. Plant Museum is a cherished holiday tradition that takes you back in time, offering a rare glimpse into the festive celebrations of the Victorian era.
Held in the grand Plant Hall, a historical landmark that once served as the Tampa Bay Hotel, the event is characterized by beautifully decorated Christmas trees, antique ornaments, vintage holiday cards, and charming carolers dressed in Victorian attire.
Each room in the museum becomes a tableau of holiday charm and elegance, filled with the scent of fresh pine and the flicker of old-fashioned candles.
As you explore the museum, you can also learn about the traditions and history of the Victorian holiday season, adding an educational aspect to the festive experience.
The Victorian Christmas Stroll at the Henry B. Plant Museum encapsulates the timeless charm of the holiday season in Tampa in December, offering an enchanting journey into the past that is guaranteed to ignite the festive spirit in everyone who visits.
Location: 401 W. Kennedy Boulevard Tampa, FL 33606
Dates: November 24, 2023 – December 23, 2023
Hours: Daily 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Price: Adults – $18, Seniors – $16, Youth – $12
(20) Watch a holiday show at the Straz Center.
The Straz Center, located in the heart of downtown Tampa, is recognized as one of the largest performing arts complexes in the Southeastern United States.
During December, the Straz Center becomes a hub of holiday cheer, hosting various festive shows that will enthrall visitors of all ages.
Whether it's the enchanting performance of The Nutcracker by the Tampa Ballet Theatre or a heartwarming Christmas concert by a renowned orchestra, there's something to suit every taste.
The center's grand and ornate architecture, complemented by a giant decorated Christmas tree, adds to the festive atmosphere, making you feel like you've stepped into a holiday wonderland.
Enjoying a holiday show at the Straz Center is a quintessential Tampa in-December experience that combines culture, entertainment, and the magic of the holiday season unforgettably.
Location: 1010 N Macinnes Pl, Tampa, FL 33602
Dates: Various Dates in December. Nutcracker showing December 21, 2023 – December 23, 2023
Hours: Showtimes 2pm and 7pm
Price: Starting at $20.50
(21) Enchant Christmas
Enchant Christmas, often touted as the world's largest Christmas light maze and market, is a can't-miss festive event in Tampa during December.
This magical extravaganza transforms Tropicana Field into a luminary winter wonderland, featuring stunning light displays, an impressive ice-skating trail, and a bustling Christmas market.
As you navigate the light maze, you'll be immersed in a sparkling world of beautifully illuminated sculptures, where larger-than-life reindeer, towering snowmen, and jolly Santas come to life.
The ice-skating trail, winding its way around the dazzling light displays, offers a unique and thrilling experience, whether you're a beginner or a pro.
At the Christmas market, you can explore a plethora of local artisans and food vendors, perfect for picking up unique holiday gifts or indulging in delicious festive treats.
Live music and entertainment performances add to the festive cheer, creating an enchanting atmosphere that captivates adults and kids. Enchant Christmas in Tampa in December is a truly magical experience, immersing visitors in the beauty and joy of the holiday season.
Location: 1 Tropicana Dr., St. Petersburg, FL 33705
Dates: November 24 – December 31, 2023
Price: Tickets from $34 (Adult) and $25 (Junior)
Weather in Tampa in December
The weather in Tampa in December is a pleasant contrast to the snowy scenes often associated with the holiday season in many parts of the country.
Tampa's subtropical climate ensures mild and agreeable weather, with the daytime average temperature around 70 degrees Fahrenheit (about 21 degrees Celsius), perfect for outdoor activities and exploring the city's festive offerings.
While evenings can be slightly cooler, it's rarely cold, with the average daily temperature usually above 50 degrees Fahrenheit (10 degrees Celsius).
Rainfall is minimal in December, and you'll be greeted with plenty of sunshine throughout the month, adding a warm glow to the festive decorations around the city.
The balmy weather and the holiday cheer make Tampa in December a delightful time to visit. So, pack your light sweaters and get ready to enjoy the holiday season under Tampa's sunny skies.
What to Wear in Tampa in December
In December, Tampa's weather calls for a mix of light layers, which allows you to be flexible with your outfit choices. During the day, a comfortable tee or a light long-sleeve top paired with jeans or shorts would be suitable. In the evenings, a light jacket or a sweater would be ample to keep you warm as temperatures drop slightly.
Ladies might opt for a casual dress or a blouse with trousers to explore Tampa's holiday festivities. As for footwear, comfortable shoes are recommended for navigating the city streets, while a pair of dressy flats or boots would be suitable for attending a show at the Straz Center or an evening at Miracle at Mezzo.
Guys could wear a light, breathable shirt with comfortable jeans or chinos. Adding a layer like a stylish bomber jacket or a cozy sweater as the night approaches will ensure your comfort.
If you want to travel light or experiment with your holiday style without the commitment, consider a clothing rental service like Armoire Style. You can find many stylish outfits suitable for Tampa's December weather here.
They offer everything from chic dresses and trendy tops to stylish outerwear and accessories, fulfilling all your fashion needs. Plus, it's a sustainable choice that's kinder to our planet.
Remember, Tampa in December is all about soaking up the sun by day and enjoying the lively, festive atmosphere by night. Dress comfortably and stylishly to make the most of your Tampa holiday experience.
Visiting Tampa Bay in December: FAQs
You may have a few questions as you plan your visit to Tampa Bay in December. This section addresses some of the most frequently asked queries about traveling to Tampa during the holiday season.
Is December a good time to visit Tampa?
Yes, December is a fantastic time to visit Tampa. The agreeable weather and the city's holiday festivities create a delightful blend of sunny skies and Christmas cheer, making it a unique and enjoyable destination.
What is there to do in Tampa on a cold day?
On a cooler day in Tampa, you can explore indoor attractions like the Tampa Museum of Art or the Florida Aquarium. Alternatively, cozy up in a local café or enjoy a show at the famous Straz Center for the Performing Arts.
What is the temp in Tampa in December in water?
In Tampa, the average sea temperature in December is approximately 68 degrees Fahrenheit (20 degrees Celsius). This temperate water condition permits a range of water activities, from boating to paddleboarding, for those not averse to slightly cooler conditions.
What is the coldest month in Tampa, FL?
Typically, the coldest month in Tampa, Florida, is January, with average lows reaching around 52 degrees Fahrenheit (approximately 11 degrees Celsius) and highs around 70 degrees Fahrenheit (21 degrees Celsius). However, the city usually experiences a mild winter season overall.
Can you swim in Tampa in December?
Yes, you can swim in Tampa in December. However, the water temperature can be slightly cooler, averaging around 68 degrees Fahrenheit (20 degrees Celsius).
Enjoying the Holiday Spirit in Tampa in December
Tampa in December is a magical blend of holiday cheer and sun-kissed warmth. From the holiday light displays all around town, to comfortable temperatures that make strolling the city a delight, Tampa truly is a great place to enjoy this festive season.
Whether you're a local or a visitor, the city's holiday spirit and agreeable climate make it a must-visit destination. Looking for more things to do in Tampa. Check our our list of our favorite wineries near Tampa or our this list of our favorite breweries in Tampa.