Monday Morning Memo

Monday, November 21, 2022

Winter Village returns to Curtis Hixon Park as the holiday season kicks off in Tampa's Downtown

Tampa’s Downtown was alive this weekend with the start of the holiday season at Winter Village at Curtis Hixon Park, presented by the Tampa Bay Lightning. More holiday decor can be found at Water Street Tampa and along the Tampa Riverwalk. Winter Village features a real ice rink, local shops, festive food and drink, and a holiday light show. Ice skating tickets must be purchased in advance.


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New at Winter Village: street curling

The Tampa Bay Times took a look at Winter Village’s newest feature, street curling, and the origins of the popular winter sport. Visitors can play street curling for free during operating hours in short increments or can join the curling league on Wednesday during the season, presented by Cigar City Brewing and operated by Rec Rec and Shuffle Tampa.


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New speedboat tour Bay Rocket launching in Tampa's Downtown this week

Yacht StarShip recently announced the debut of Bay Rocket, a 2,800-horsepower speedboat thrill ride that will begin operation on Friday, November 18, running from 11am to sunset every weekend.


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Seven ways to entertain Thanksgiving visitors in the Tampa Bay area

For many families, this will be the first time in a few years to get the whole gang back together for the holidays. Here are some of the Tampa Bay Times’ favorite ways to entertain out-of-towners in the Tampa Bay area.


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Submit your Urban Excellence Awards nominations

The Urban Excellence Awards celebrates businesses, organizations, individuals, events and projects that have made significant contributions toward creating a unique, vibrant and diverse downtown environment – and have made a lasting, positive impact on Downtown Tampa.


Help us recognize what makes Tampa’s Downtown great by submitting a nomination today!


To submit your nomination now, click here!

Get a custom, skyline sticker! Take our Downtown Worker and Resident Survey today

Do you work or live in the greater Downtown Tampa area? We would love to gather your feedback via our brief online survey below. This survey is instrumental in shaping the future of our Downtown. The survey takes less than ten minutes to complete.


Once you take it, you can enter for a chance to win a Downtown staycation or one of fifty custom skyline stickers.


To take the survey, click here.

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