Wesley Chapel, Fla. — To ring in its tenth anniversary, The Shops at Wiregrass invites the public to experience the magic of Symphony in Lights. Featuring twinkling lights set to music of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, gorgeous decorations, ice skating and even falling snow–this is a holiday tradition that the family won’t want to miss!
The festivities will kick off on Nov. 10, 2018, at 5 p.m. with live music by Late Night Brass, amazing stilt walkers, costumed characters, face painting, talented balloon artists, holiday carolers and tenth anniversary cakes provided by Nothing Bundt Cakes.
Santa will arrive at 6 p.m. on the brand new Wiregrass Express train. The train has real steam, a whistle, LED wheels and an ADA accessible caboose. The annual Tree Lighting and Symphony in Lights premiere will be followed by fireworks this night only.
Throughout the day of celebration, guests are invited to check items off their holiday shopping list with our variety of shops and boutiques. Those who arrive early, between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m., will have a chance to encounter our Secret Santa. Our guests may also enjoy our many restaurants, such as Noble Crust, Union 72 Barbecue or 900º Woodfired Pizza.
“We are proud to bring so many people together during the holiday season for the past ten years,” said Greg Lenners, General Manager at The Shops at Wiregrass. “We’ve been able to provide an amazing gathering place for the community and are excited to continue this tradition!”
Symphony in Lights shows will then run nightly through Dec. 31, every hour on the hour, so guests can enjoy the lights, sounds and snow throughout the holidays. Symphony in Lights features two unique shows – one presenting the Trans-Siberian Orchestra at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. and a second show featuring holiday favorites along with the Trans-Siberian Orchestra at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.
About The Shops at Wiregrass: Since 2008, with over 100 shops, restaurants and services, The Shops at Wiregrass brings a unique experience to shopping, dining and entertainment. Located at State Road 56 and Bruce B. Downs Blvd. in Wesley Chapel, The Shops at Wiregrass is pedestrian and pet friendly and has an inviting atmosphere where guests are encouraged to relax, socialize and stay awhile. For more information, visit www.theshopsatwiregrass.com.
HOLIDAY EVENT SCHEDULE
Nov. 10, 2018 – Symphony in Lights 10th Anniversary Premiere
2 p.m. – 4 p.m. Secret Santa prizes to guests who arrive early.
5 p.m. Nothing Bundt Cakes providing tenth anniversary cakes.
6 p.m. Tree Lighting, Santa’s Arrival on the brand new Wiregrass Express train, and fireworks to follow.
7 p.m. Photos with Santa.
Nov. 10, 2018 – Dec. 24, 2018 – Mason Dixon’s Christmas Wish Fund Presented by Signarama
Since 1992, Mason Dixon’s Christmas Wish Fund has helped families in need in the Tampa Bay area communities. The Shops at Wiregrass is a proud sponsor and provides three ways to help make seasons brighter:
– Bring an unwrapped gift to the Signarama Gift Box, located in the Macy’s Courtyard.
– Purchase a Shops at Wiregrass Savings Coupon Book at Guest Services for a $5 donation.
– Visit Guest Services and donate a Shops at Wiregrass Gift Card.
All proceeds will directly benefit Mason Dixon’s Christmas Wish Fund. Learn more at www.christmaswishtampa.com.
Nov. 10, 2018 – Jan. 6, 2019 – Synthetic Ice Concepts Ice Skating Rink
Skating with a Floridian flare. Children of all ages. Prices and hours may vary.
Nov. 10, 2018 – Dec. 31, 2018 – Symphony in Lights Nightly Shows
Every hour on the hour at 6 p.m., 7 p.m., 8 p.m., and 9 p.m.
Nov. 10, 2018 – Dec. 24, 2018 – Photos with Santa
Visit www.theshopsatwiregrass.com/events/ for photo hours.
Pets can get photos with Santa Monday nights Nov. 12 – Dec. 3 from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Santa Cares Sensory Santa in partnership with Autism Speaks. Dec. 2 from 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Please visit www.theshopsatwiregrass.com/events/ for reservations.
Dec. 1-23, 2018 – Community Holiday Performances
Please visit www.theshopsatwiregrass.com/events/ for more details.
Dec. 1-24, 2018 – Holiday Gift Wrapping
Available on select dates, visit www.theshopsatwiregrass.com/events/ for more details.
Dec. 9, 2018 – Chanukah Celebration
Chanukah Street Fair begins at 5 p.m. outside of Dillard’s. Join Chabad at Wiregrass for food, fun activities for the whole family and the Grand Menorah Lighting Celebration.
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