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See the calendar of special events held in Ybor City each year.
Ybor City Saturday Market
9 a.m. - 3 p.m. | Centennial Park | (813) 241-2442
Saturday Yoga in Ybor
9:30 a.m. | Ybor City Museum State Park | (813) 248-9642
First Saturday of the Month
Pets on the Patio
4 p.m. - 7 p.m. | Gaspar's Grotto | (813) 248-5900
Art on 19th Street
10 a.m. - 3 p.m. | Singing Stone Gallery | (813) 728-4325
Friday, December 13
GaYBOR Holiday Party
Join the GaYBOR District Coalition in celebrating the holiday season during their 4th annual holiday party. The Coalition provides complimentary cocktails and hors d’oeuvres for Ybor businesses, residents and friends, and will name the winners of the holiday decorating contest.
Free | 7 - 9 p.m.
Bradley's on 7th, 1510 E. 7th Ave. | (813) 247-6233 | GaYBOR.com
Saturday, December 14
Breakfast with Santa
As a tribute to the European tradition of the Feast of St. Nicholas, enjoy breakfast with Santa at The Italian Club of Tampa. Get your child's photo taken with Santa and enjoy a full breakfast.
$10 for kids, $12 for adults (includes a 5x7" photo) | 9 - 11 a.m.
L'Unione Italiana, 1731 E. 7th Ave. | (813) 248-3316 | Italian-Club.org
Art in the Park: A Holiday Art Festival
The 5th Annual Art in the Park, a juried art show, showcases the works of more than 25 artists. More than $2,000 will be awarded to artists for first, second, third and best of show. It's a family friendly holiday event with live entertainment and vendors in Centennial Park, one of the Tampa's most beautiful parks. Santa will make appearances in Centennial Park and around Ybor City starting at 11 a.m. and continuing throughout the day. Bring your camera and be on the lookout for surprise gifts!
Free | 9 - 4 p.m.
Centennial Park, 1800 E. 8th Ave. | (813) 274-8615
3rd annual Snow on 7th Holiday Parade
For the third year, Ybor City is creating the perfect holiday evening out: horse drawn carriages, holiday music, 14 marching bands, live performers, and snow on 7th Avenue! Mayor Bob Buckhorn and his family will lead the parade and help turn historic Ybor City into a winter wonderland! The family-friendly event is an experience unlike any other in Tampa. At the conclusion of the parade, take photos with jolly old St. Nick in Centro Ybor near the holiday tree.
Free | 6 - 9 p.m.
7th Ave. from 20th St. to 14th St. | (813) 274-7936 | SnowOn7th.com
Santa Pub Crawl
Tampa Charities’ 13th Annual Santa Pub Crawl has added a “spooky” theme. Think Scary Santa, Zombie Elves, and the Nightmare Before Christmas. Regular holiday costumes are welcome too. Proceeds benefit Meals on Wheels of Tampa Bay and toys benefit Toys for Tots.
$20 - $30 | 6:30 p.m.
The Honey Pot, 1507 E. 7th Ave. | SantaPubCrawl.com
Thursday, December 19
The Italian Club of Tampa's Youth Group is hosting an ice skating party at Tampa's Downtown on Ice for one night only! The rink will be closed to the public during the four-hour event, and the admission price includes the skate rental fee.
$12 per skater (must be purchased by Dec. 17) | 4:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Tampa's Downtown on Ice, Curtis Hixon Park | (813) 248-3316 | Italian-Club.org
Tuesday, December 31 (New Year's Eve)
Outback Bowl New Year's Eve Parade
The holiday season in historic Ybor City closes out with the Outback Bowl parade down 7th Avenue (20th St. to 14th St.). Football fans and families from across the country root on the home team during the Outback Bowl Parade and Pep Rally and Battle of the Bands competition.
Free | starts at 5:30 p.m.
7th Ave. from 20th St. to 14th St. | (813) 874-2695 | OutbackBowl.com
Now - February 2014
Béisbol: Tampa’s Love of the Game
The exhibit will highlight the incredible 100+ year history of Tampa’s infatuation with baseball, or béisbol, as the game was known to the Latin players, whose early beginnings in Ybor City and West Tampa led to notable achievements in the major and minor leagues. Baseball greats such as Al Lopez (El Señor), Tony La Russa, and Lou Piniella, as well as many others, had their beginnings in Ybor City’s Cuscaden Park and other local venues. The exhibit will provide an introspective view of the intersocial, West Tampa, Cigar Factory, Tampa Smokers and Negro leagues, as well as the Cubans, Italians and Spaniards.
$4 | 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. daily
Ybor City Museum State Park, 1818 E. 9th Ave. | (813) 247-1434 | YborMuseum.org