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The Riverwalk Holiday Spectacular

The Riverwalk Holiday Spectacular is a natural expansion of our Holiday Lighted Boat Parade and Holiday Harbour Tree. After the Thanksgiving holiday, the Riverwalk will be festively decorated for the holiday season. In addition to the 35’ lighted Christmas tree floating in the Tampa Convention Center basin, there will be several other lighted displays floating on barges in the river from Armature Works to Sparkman Wharf. The Riverwalk light poles will be adorned with lighted garland along the entire 2.6 mile path. Four giant lighted fish arches will invite guests into Water Works Park which will be illuminated with millions of white lights in the grand oak trees while the large architectural tree is also decorated with lights and garland. 

 

Holiday Lighted Boat Parade 

The Annual Lighted Boat Parade will take place the Saturday before Christmas. Nearly a hundred boats will be decked out in holiday lights and décor competing for the title of best decorated boat. The parade begins at the Convention Center basin, travels to the Heights, and ends at Sparkman Wharf where the boats will be judged by our volunteer Big Brother and Big Sister pairs. 

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Title Sponsor – $15,000

  • Sponsor’s name and brand incorporated into the Holiday Spectacular logo as title sponsor 
  • Sponsor’s name on event signage
  • Sponsor’s brand exposure offered along the Riverwalk during 2-month event 
  • Sponsor invited to Holiday Spectacular Kickoff Reception 
  • Specific location identified for branding 
  • Media recognition through newspaper, TV, radio, social media as title sponsor 

Diamond – $10,000

  • Specific location identified for branding opportunity 
  • Options: Holiday Harbour Tree or Mobile Scavenger Hunt 
  • Media recognition through newspaper, TV, radio, social media 

Platinum – $7,500

  • Specific location identified for branding opportunity 
  • Options: Water Works Oak Trees or Holiday Lighted Boat Parade 
  • Boat Parade Sponsor and Guest invited to Captain’s Meeting 
  • Media recognition through newspaper, TV, radio, social media 

Gold – $5,000

  • Specific location identified for branding opportunity 
  • Options: Riverwalk Light Poles or Meet Me Under the Mistletoe Display 
  • Media recognition through newspaper, TV, radio, social media 

Silver – $3,000

  • Specific location identified for branding and/ or activation opportunity 
  • Options: Floating Tree Farm or Water Works Park Architectural Tree 
  • Media recognition through newspaper, TV, radio, social media 

Bronze – $1,500

  • Specific location identified for branding and/ or activation opportunity 
  • Options: Lighted Train Display or Lighted Gingerbread Display 
  • Media recognition through newspaper, TV, radio, social media 

 

For additional information, please contact 

MaryBeth Williams, Executive Director, Friends of the Riverwalk, Inc 

201 N. Franklin Street, Suite 2900, Tampa, FL 33602 | (813) 221-1539 | mwilliams@thetampariverwalk.com