december 2017

tue26dec3:00 pmWitness to History Christmas Tour3:00 pm Le Méridien Tampa, 601 North Florida Avenue Tampa, FL 33602


Event Details

Looking for something fun to do with your family after Christmas? The Docents of Friends of Sacred Heart Catholic Church have teamed up with Le Méridien Tampa to host a special Christmas tour of the two sister properties that originally opened in the same year: 1905.

On Tuesday, December 26, Sacred Heart Catholic Church will open their doors for a Christmas tour at 3:00 p.m. The tour will showcase the history of the holiday-decorated church, complete with period dress and interesting stories about the church’s history and and up-close look at its incredible architecture. This tour lasts just under an hour.

After the tour, guests will be given the opportunity to tour the building that has stood alongside it since 1905, the previous post office and Federal courthouse that is now Le Méridien Tampa. The hotel will offer two tours of its “discovery moments” immediately following the church tour, lasting approximately 30 minutes each, and the tour time will be assigned to guests of the Sacred Heart tour by the docent.

Note: Guests MUST attend the tour at Sacred Heart Catholic Church to be able to attend one of the tours at Le Méridien Tampa, as there is a limited number of spaces available on the hotel’s tour. Guests interested in attending the hotel’s tour will receive an admission card from the docents at Sacred Heart after the church’s tour is complete.

The Witness to History Christmas Tour is FREE and everyone is invited to attend. Donations to Sacred Heart Catholic Church are gratefully accepted and are used to continue the renovation and restoration of the beautiful church in #DowntownTampa.

Explore two important pieces of Tampa’s history at this festive holiday tour the day after Christmas, featuring breathtaking design and architecture dating back to 1905. Both properties are thrilled to welcome you and your family inside!


(Tuesday) 3:00 pm


Le Méridien Tampa

601 North Florida Avenue Tampa, FL 33602