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Holiday Spectacular

Friends of the Riverwalk invites you to enjoy our Holiday Spectacular.  Enjoy the festive holiday lights along the Riverwalk and in the river as you stroll along the Riverwalk.  This year’s event will take place in downtown Tampa along the Riverwalk from November 2022 through January 2023.  

Official Tree Lighting 

2022 Date to be announced! Join us to kick off the holiday season for the official Holiday Harbour Tree Lighting!  We will symbolically “flip the switch” on this year’s floating 35-foot tall Christmas Tree!

Displays include:
  • 35′ TALL LED LIGHTED CHRISTMAS TREE THAT FLOATS IN THE HARBOR
  • HOLIDAY SELFIE STATION AT THE PIRATE WATER TAXI TICKET BOOTH
  • LIGHTED GARLAND AND RED BOWS ON THE RIVERWALK LIGHT POLES
  • FESTIVELY DECORATED GAZEBO IN WATER WORKS PARK
  • GRAND OAKS IN WATER WORKS PARK AGLOW WITH THOUSANDS OF TWINKLING LIGHTS
  • A GINGERBREAD LIGHTED DISPLAY FLOATING IN THE RIVER BY WATER WORKS PARK
  • A TOY TRAIN LIGHTED DISPLAYS FLOATING IN THE RIVER BY WATER WORKS PARK
  • TEDDY ON A TOY HORSE LIGHTED DISPLAY FLOATING IN THE RIVER BY WATER WORKS PARK
  • 22' PIRATE SHIP LIGHTED DISPLAY FLOATING IN THE RIVER BY WATER WORKS PARK
  • 21' PIRATE SWORD FIGHT LIGHTED DISPLAY FLOATING IN THE RIVER BY WATER WORKS PARK
  • PIRATE WITH A SPYGLASS AND TREASURE CHEST LIGHTED DISPLAYS FLOATING IN THE RIVER BY WATER WORKS PARK 
  • LIGHTED PINE TREE FOREST FLOATING IN THE RIVER BY WATER WORKS PARK

The hotels, restaurants, and bars along the Riverwalk will also have lighted displays making the Tampa Riverwalk a wonderful place to take the family and experience the holiday season.

thank you to our 2021 sponsors!


sponsorships for the riverwalk holiday spectacular 2022 are available!

Please contact info@thetampariverwalk.com for sponsorship information!


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