Santa Parade; Holiday Market: Weekend Preview: Dec 9-11

See Santa and shop for some unique gifts this weekend in Westchase

Friday, Dec. 9

  • Movies in the Park - This week's showing is Polar Express. Baybridge Park in Westchase, 10017 Bridgeton Drive in Tampa, 7pm-9pm.

Saturday, Dec. 10

  • Breakfast with Santa - Grab a bite with Santa on Sunday morning at the YMCA Northwest where he'll be to meet and greet his special friends, 8950 W. Waters Ave. in Tampa, 9am-11am.
  • Santa Pre-Flight Parade - It's an annual Westchase tradition that continues this year. The parade begins at 2pm and travels throughout the community. To check the parade route go to World of Westchase. 
  • Westchase Artists Society Holiday Market - Shop over 30 artists and vendors during this once a year event. Westchase restaurants will be on hand to make your shopping experience even more enjoyable. A portion of the proceeds from this event will benefit Autism Speaks.
  • Christmas Open House/Tent Sale - The Gallery of Westchase will be spreading the yuletide this Saturday during a special sale at their store. 12231 West Linebaugh Avenue in Tampa, 12pm-9:30pm.
  • West Park Village Tree Lighting - Conclude your day with a holiday tradition, the Christmas tree lighting at West Park Village. The pre-lighting party begins at 6pm, featuring a DJ, and performances by Dawson Dance and Theatre Academy and Westchase Elementary school's chorus. Westpark Village Center on Montague Street in Tampa.

Sunday, Dec. 11

  • Holiday Teddy Bear Round Up - Bring in a new teddy bear or purchase one at any of the participating locations at Westfield Citrus Park Mall. Donated teddy bears will be delivered to children in area hospitals this holiday season. Donations will be collected at the Westfield Concierge.


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