Downtown After Hours

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Wednesday, November 22

Winter Village at Curtis Hixon Park
10am to 10pm
Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
Celebrate the holiday season in Downtown Tampa at the Winter Village presented by USAmeriBank and brought to you by Tampa Downtown Partnership. The park will be transformed with the sights, sounds and activities of the holidays for children and adults of all ages. Skate around at the outdoor ice rink or get some gift shopping done at the Holiday Market. 2017-2018 Winter Village

Bamboozle Fit Club
6pm to 7pm
Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
Urban Sweat Shop and Bamboolze Café lead a cross-fit/boot camp style class for all experience levels. Many attendees arrive in groups and follow their workout at Bamboolze Café for healthy dinner menu items. Bamboozle Fit Club

Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Chicago Blackhawks
Begins 7:30pm
Amalie Arena
The Tampa Bay Lightning host the visiting Chicago Blackhawks. This is the only time the Bolts will battle the ‘Hawks in Downtown Tampa during the regular season. Get your tickets and Be the Thunder! Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Chicago Blackhawks

Thursday, November 23

3rd Annual Goody Goody Turkey Gobble
Begins 5:30am
Amalie Arena
Wake up and trot your way around Downtown Tampa before the household Turkey Day festivities begin. This is Tampa’s Thanksgiving Day 8K, 5K, and 1 mile walk event. Baby strollers and pets are welcome. 3rd Annual Goody Goody Turkey Gobble

Thanksgiving Dinner at Bizou
Begins 4pm
Bizou Brasserie
Thanksgiving is a time for food, family, and fun, but preparing and serving all that food can take you away from your family and take all the fun out of the holiday. Enjoy more time at the table this Thanksgiving with a dinner that the whole family will be thankful for. You take care of making memories with your family, and Bizou Brasserie will take care of the rest, providing you and yours with a Thanksgiving meal that tastes like home. Thanksgiving Dinner at Bizou

Friday, November 24

Winter Village at Curtis Hixon Park
10am to 10pm
Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
Celebrate the holiday season in Downtown Tampa at the Winter Village presented by USAmeriBank and brought to you by Tampa Downtown Partnership. The park will be transformed with the sights, sounds and activities of the holidays for children and adults of all ages. Skate around at the outdoor ice rink or get some gift shopping done at the Holiday Market. 2017-2018 Winter Village

Fourth Friday
4pm to 10pm
Downtown Tampa and Ybor City
When the sun goes down, the streets of Tampa and Ybor will light up with music, laughter, art, friends and FREE fun. This evening of special offerings and programs by cultural venues, restaurants, and more takes place on the fourth Friday of every month! Fourth Friday

Miracle on 34th Street in the Park
Begins 7:30pm
Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
Miracle on 34th Streetwill be presented as a free community screening as part of the Tampa Downtown Partnership’s Winter Village event. Lawn seating is first-come, first-served, so please don’t forget your blankets or folding lawn chairs. Refreshments will be available for sale from Tampa Theatre and a variety of other Winter Village vendors. Before the film, stop by the Tampa Theatre tent starting at 6:00pm for a FREE commemorative photo with Santa, courtesy of Bank of America. Miracle on 34th Street in the Park

Lindsey Stirling: Warmer in the Winter Tour
Begins 8pm
Straz Center for the Performing Arts
With her cinematic approach to electronic dance music, multi-talented virtuoso Lindsey Stirling’s popularity as one of the most innovative music-makers has catapulted her to the highest-ranked female on YouTube. Lindsey Stirling: Warmer in the Winter Tour

Saturday, November 25

Winter Village at Curtis Hixon Park
10am to 10pm
Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
Celebrate the holiday season in Downtown Tampa at the Winter Village presented by USAmeriBank and brought to you by Tampa Downtown Partnership. The park will be transformed with the sights, sounds and activities of the holidays for children and adults of all ages. Skate around at the outdoor ice rink or get some gift shopping done at the Holiday Market. 2017-2018 Winter Village

Kai Water Fitness
10am to Noon
Urban Kai on the Riverwalk
Are you ready to get an amazing core conditioning workout and have fun at the same time? This workout is taught entirely on paddleboards using mostly body weight exercises like planks, sit-ups, burpees, prone paddles and even plyo jumps! Please RSVP if you need a paddleboard. Kai Water Fitness

Walk Tampa: Tampa Bay Black History Tour
10am to Noon
Tampa Bay History Center
Led by noted local historian Fred Hearns, you’ll tour “the Harlem of the South,” Tampa’s Central Avenue district. Learn about life in Tampa’s African-American community, from the 1890s through the late 1960s. This outdoor trek begins at the new Robert Saunders Public Library and explores the social, political, musical and religious traditions of Tampa’s Black life. Walk Tampa: Tampa Bay Black History Tour

Saturday With Santa
10:30am to 1:30pm
The Florida Aquarium
Bring your family and friends to celebrate the holidays. Santa will be at the Aquarium for photos and general merriment. His elves will join him and dive in the Aquarium’s Coral Reef habitat during its regularly scheduled dive presentations. Saturday With Santa

Art Spot
11am to 2pm
Tampa Museum of Art
Let your imagination run free as the Museum’s art facilitators introduce exhibition-specific methods of art making filled with fun and creativity for you and yours. Art Spot

Tampa Turkey Trot – 4-Bar Liquid Edition
2pm to 8pm
Franklin Manor
Indulge in an afternoon of fun with all the trimmings. This turkey-themed 4-bar fun tour will start at The Franklin Manor, then on to Yeoman’s Cask & Lion, then District Tavern, and will finish at 1895 Bar in the heart of downtown Tampa. Your ticket includes party bus transport, free welcome shot at each bar, a raffle ticket and tons of fun! Tampa Turkey Trot – 4-Bar Liquid Edition

A Christmas Story in the Park
Begins 7:30pm
Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
A Christmas Story will be presented as a free community screening as part of the Tampa Downtown Partnership’s Winter Village event. Lawn seating is first-come, first-served, so please don’t forget your blankets or folding lawn chairs. Refreshments will be available for sale from Tampa Theatre and a variety of other Winter Village vendors. A Christmas Story in the Park

Sunday, November 26

Winter Village at Curtis Hixon Park
Noon to 9pm
Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
Celebrate the holiday season in Downtown Tampa at the Winter Village presented by USAmeriBank and brought to you by Tampa Downtown Partnership. The park will be transformed with the sights, sounds and activities of the holidays for children and adults of all ages. Skate around at the outdoor ice rink or get some gift shopping done at the Holiday Market. 2017-2018 Winter Village

Yoga in the Park
Begins 5pm
Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
In operation since 2010 and brought to you by Tampa Downtown Partnership, Yoga in the Park is a free riverside yoga session led by an instructor from Yoga Downtown Tampa. Yoga in the Park

Balsam Hill presents Christmas with Amy Grant and Michael W. Smith with Full Symphony
Begins 7:30pm
Amalie Arena
Multi-platinum Grammy® winners Amy Grant and Michael W. Smith co-bill this popular Christmas show. Incorporating a full symphony orchestra under the direction of Musical Director and Conductor David Hamilton, this seasonal crowd-pleaser will get you in the mood for the holiday season. Balsam Hill

Nightlife & Music

Beyond This Weekend - Upcoming Events

Winter Village Express

November 25, December 3, 10 and 17
Centro Ybor and Whiting Stations
New this year, the Winter Village Express offers a holiday experience aboard a holiday-themed Streetcar. Hop on at Centro Ybor and enjoy treats, music and fun as you travel to Whiting Station. A quick walk along the Riverwalk brings you to Winter Village. Winter Village Express

Activities on the Water

Yacht Starship Captain Larry’s Water Taxi eBoats Tampa
Olde World Sailing Line Urban Kai Paddleboarding American Victory Ship
FL Aquarium’s Wild Dolphin Cruise Tampa Bay Fun Boat
Riverwalk Boating Company Pirate Water Taxi Kraken Cycle Boats

Arts & Culture Spotlight

Amalie Arena
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Chicago Blackhawks – November 22
Christmas with Amy Grant and Michael W. Smith with Full Symphony – November 26
Lady Gaga – December 1
Tampa Bay Lightning vs San Jose Sharks – December 2
Tampa Bay Lightning vs New York Islanders – December 5
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Colorado Avalanche – December 7
Harlem Globetrotters – December 8
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Winnipeg Jets – December 9
Katy Perry – December 15
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Ottawa Senators – December 21
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Minnesota Wild – December 23
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Montreal Canadiens – December 28
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Philadelphia Flyers – December 29
Jim Gaffigan – December 31
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Carolina Hurricanes – January 9
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Calgary Flames – January 11
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Las Vegas Golden Knights – January 18
US 103.5’s Throwdown by the Bay – January 20

Florida Museum of Photographic Arts
United Photographic Artists Gallery Exhibition – Through November 24
By the Yard, Cirkut Camera Photography – Through December 31
Voices of Cuba: Open Mic Night – November 3
Under the Cuban Sun – Through December 31

Glazer Children’s Museum
Make it Monday – Weekly 
Toddler Tuesday – Weekly 
Worldly Wednesday – Weekly
Tinker and Tech Thursday – Weekly
Fun Fridays – Weekly
Camp Imagination: Campsgiving – November 22
Sunshine Sunday – November 26
Check the Museum’s website for a full list of weekday programming.

Henry B. Plant Museum
First Fridays – First Friday of the Month
Menus: The Epicurean Experience – Through December 23

Jobsite Theater
The Tempest – January 19 to February 18
Man in Snow – March 19 to April 1
1984 – April 27 to May 20
Dancing at Lughnasa – June 15 to July 8

The John F. Germany Public Library
Walk-In Tech Help – Wednesdays
Toddler Time – Wednesdays
Crafternoon – Thursdays
Baby Sign – Thursdays
Holiday Closing – November 23 and 24
Come Write In: NoNoWriMo – November 26

Patel Conservatory
A Christmas Carol – December 1 to 3
Holiday Music Concert – December 8
Private Lesson Recitals – December 16
Disney’s The Aristocats Kids – February 15 to 18
Peter Pan, Jr. – April 26 to 29

Stageworks Theatre
The Speak! Tank: Spoken Word Sundays – First Sunday of every month
Christ Fellowship – Wednesdays
brownsville song (b-side for tray) – February 8 to 25

Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Lindsey Stirling Warmer in the Winter Tour – November 24
Fun Home – November 28 to December 3
Red Grant – November 30
Tango Buenos Aires – November 30
The Florida Orchestra – Rachmaninoff’s Symphony No. 2 – December 1

Tampa Bay History Center
Walk Tampa: Tampa Bay Black History Tour – November 25
My Doll and Me: Josephina – December 2
Florida Conversations: Towers in the Sand – December 6

Tampa Museum of Art
The Classical World: Selections from the Permanent Collection – Ongoing
The Classical World in Focus: Animals in Ancient Art – Ongoing
Monday Meditation at the Museum – Mondays
Art on the House – Fridays
Art Spot – Saturdays
Kiss and Tell by Wolfgang Flad – Through December 10

Tampa Theatre
Miracle on 34th Street – November 24 (Winter Village at Curtis Hixon Park)
A Christmas Story – November 25 (Winter Village at Curtis Hixon Park)
The Polar Express – December 1 (Winter Village at Curtis Hixon Park)
Elf – December 15 (Winter Village at Curtis Hixon Park)
It’s A Wonderful Life – December 16 (Winter Village at Curtis Hixon Park)
NYE Wrap Party 2017 – December 31 (Winter Village at Curtis Hixon Park)
Darlene Love – January 18
In the Mood – February 3
Iliza Shlesinger Live – February 17
Wayne’s World – March 1
Winefest 2017: Wine’s World – March 2

Outside is In - Public Space

First Wednesday, 11am to 2pm at Lykes Gaslight Square Park.
Rock the Park
First Thursday, 6:30pm to 9pm at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park.
– Free Weekly Community Fitness Classes at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park –
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U-JAM Fitness – Monday, 6pm to 7pm
Zumba in the Park  – Tuesday, 6pm to 7pm
Bamboozle Fit Club Boot Camp – Wednesday, 6pm to 7pm
Yoga in the Park – Sunday, 5pm to 6pm
– Free Seasonal Programs –
Do the Local Motion – First and third Friday, noon to 1pm (October to May). Walking tours take off from Poe Plaza, Jackson and Franklin streets.

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