Ice rink, holiday shops, and waterfront café kicks-off the holidays in Downtown Tampa
The media is invited to the opening reception of 2017 – 2018 Winter Village at Curtis Hixon Park Presented by USAmeriBank and brought to you by the Tampa Downtown Partnership. Photo and video opportunities.
Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park (near Riverwalk)
600 N. Ashley Dr., Tampa, FL 33602
Parking is available at Poe Garage. Media trucks are advised to park off West Twiggs Street at the South entrance to the park.
Friday, November 17:
5:00pm: Opening reception begins
Joining in the celebration are the mascots of Tampa Bay’s sports teams including the Tampa Bay Lightning Bug and Raymond from the Tampa Bay Rays. Cheerleaders from the Tampa Bay Lightning will also be spreading holiday joy during the event.
5:20pm: Welcoming remarks
Greeting from Mickey Jacob, Tampa Downtown Partnership Chairman
Thank you from Shaun Drinkard, Tampa Downtown Partnership Director of Placemaking
Welcome from Joe Taggart, USAmeriBank SVP
Closing remarks from Mayor Bob Buckhorn
6:00pm – 7:00pm: Free public skate
7:30pm: Tampa Theatre Holiday Classic
Free screening in the Great Lawn of White Christmas
Tampa Downtown Partnership is a private, membership based not-for-profit 501(c)6 comprised of companies, organizations and individuals with a common goal of advancing Tampa’s Downtown. Through an annual contract with the City of Tampa, Tampa Downtown Partnership administers the Special Services District. In addition to Tampa’s Downtown Guides and Clean Team, the Partnership serves downtown through marketing, business development, transportation, advocacy, public space activation, planning and beautification.