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Enchanted Tree Lighting Ceremony & Holiday Street Party
November 23, from 5 to 9 PM
About the Enchanted Tree Lighting Ceremony & Holiday Street Party:
The Enchanted Tree Lighting Ceremony & Holiday Street Party at Hyde Park Village is Saturday, November 23 from 5 to 9 PM. For nearly 20 years, this heritage event continues to be one of Tampa Bay’s most highly recognized family-friendly events.
Enjoy two stages of live entertainment this year. The main stage by the fountain will feature Late Night Brass and the dancers from Ms. Lisa’s Dance School. The second stage will be located by Piquant at 1633 Snow Avenue where Hot 101’5 DJ Change will be spinning the latest beats and hosting the best dance party with games, prizes and giveaways.
Don’t miss complimentary holiday treats and entertainment for the whole family including cookies, cider, train rides, a caricature artist, bounce house, face painter and a variety of holiday inspired activities and performances by our event participants and sponsors. (See list below)
The Enchanted Tree Lighting Ceremony & Holiday Street Party is sponsored by Blue Moon Winter Ale, Busch Gardens, Tampa Bay Times, tbt*, Tampa Bay Lightning, Sweetbay and HOT 101-5. Admission and parking are complimentary and proceeds from beverages benefit Make-A-Wish.
Enchanted Tree Lighting Ceremony & Holiday Street Party – Event Sponsors:
• Blue Moon Winter Ale
• Busch Gardens
• Tampa Bay Times
• Tampa Bay Lightning
• Hot 101-5
Blue Moon Winter Ale’s Seasonal Craft Beer Draft Line-up:
Guests will enjoy three beer trucks/stations with seasonal craft beers on draft…
Abita Christmas Ale
Brooklyn Winter Ale
Anchor Christmas Ale
Blue Moon Winter Abby Ale
Leinenkugel’s Snowdrift Vanilla Porter
New Belgium Accumulation White IPA
Sam Adams Winter Lager
Sierra Nevada Celebration
Craft Draft Prices:
• $5 per 12 oz. draft
Cigars by A.J Cigars will also be available for purchase.
All proceeds from Blue Moon Winter Ale’s beverages benefit Make-A-Wish.
Also available for purchase are Tito’s Vodka with Monin flavored syrups and a selection of Red and White wines. All proceeds from Tito’s and Monin beverages benefit Make-A-Wish.
Schedule of Events:
5 PM: Late Night Brass (main stage at fountain)
5 to 7:30 PM: Santa in his Cottage at Piquant (1633 Snow Avenue)
5 to 9 PM: HOT 101-5/DJ Change (second stage by Piquant)
5:30 PM: Ms. Lisa's Dance School (main stage at fountain)
6:00 PM: Tampa Muay Thai Demonstration (second stage by Piquant)
6:30 PM: Karl & DiMarco Elite Singers (main stage at fountain)
7:00 PM: Karl & DiMarco Elite Singers (second stage by Piquant)
7:15 PM: The Rhythm and Sole Tap Ensemble from The Hoffman Institute at Ruth Eckerd Hall will perform (main stage at fountain)
7:30 PM: Late Night Brass (main stage at fountain)
7:45 PM: The Rhythm and Sole Tap Ensemble from The Hoffman Institute at Ruth Eckerd Hall will perform (second stage by Piquant)
7:50 PM: Santa's Arrival (main stage at fountain)
8 PM: Santa lights the 30-ft Christmas Tree, followed by the Enchanted Tree’s Holiday Light Show (fountain)
8:05 PM: Late Night Brass (main stage at fountain)
8:30 to 9 PM: Santa in his Cottage at Piquant (1633 Snow Avenue)
9 PM: Enchanted Tree’s Holiday Light Show
Santa will be in his Cottage at Piquant at 1633 Snow Avenue from 5 to 7:30 PM and then again from approximately 8:30 to 9 PM. Professional photos will be available for purchase. Kids can also write and mail their letter to the North Pole.
Enchanted Tree Lighting Ceremony & Holiday Street Party Activities:
All activities will take place 5 to 9 PM, unless otherwise noted.
*Face Painting (complimentary until 8 PM)
Racing & Reks
Little Mack The Antique Fire Truck
South Tampa Family YMCA – www.tampaymca.org (Hula Hoops, coloring, temporary tattoos)
The Florida Aquarium
Glazer Children’s Museum
Busch Gardens – www.buschgardens.com
Tampa Bay Lightning
Veterinary Medical Clinic – www.vedmedclinic.com
John Casablanca Modeling
Tampa Bay Muay Thai
GREAT Greyhound Rescue
*These activities require a fee.
Enchanted Tree Lighting Ceremony & Holiday Street Party – Food Vendors (for purchase):
Kona Ice Truck
Jimmy Meatballs Food Truck
Simply Squeezed Fresh Lemonade
Latino Food Truck
Lizzie’s Cakes Food Truck
Hot dogs, Brats & Sausages
Wicked Wiches Food Truck
Tasty Stacey Food Truck
Just Smokin’ BBQ Food Truck
Tampa Kids Market:
Be sure to stop by and get a kick start on your holiday shopping with our kid vendors at the Tampa Kids Market, located in the via-way from Downtown Dogs to Lululemon! The Kids Market features kid vendors selling their own handmade items! They will have everything from ornaments to jewelry to duct tape wallets! The Kids Market will also feature local adult vendors who sell handmade items or offer local services just for kids! We will also have the official DJ of the Tampa Kids Market, 12 year old DJ Jake Dela Cruz, spinning the latest hits and leading a dance party from 6-7PM near Lululemon! Kidding Around Yoga will also be present offering mini-yoga sessions for kids throughout the night. Stop by and check out all of the kid activities at the Kids Market!
- DJ Jake Dela Cruz - Dance Party
- Kidding Around Yoga - Yoga For Kids
- Bricks4Kidz - Paper Plate Art
- Babies & Bows - Decorate your own bows/flip flops
- i9Sports - Spin the Wheel
- Usborne Books - Make & Take Bookmarks
- GrowUms - Learn About Gardening for Kids
- Brain Balance Learning Centers
- Baby Sign Language demos
The Enchanted Tree:
After Santa lights the 30-ft Christmas Tree, watch the Enchanted Tree ‘dance’ to an amazing animated, holiday light show choreographed to everyone’s favorite holiday classics – Sleigh Ride, Boston Pops Orchestra; Wizards in Winter, Transiberian Orchestra; Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree, Brenda Lee; Jingle Bells, Frank Sinatra; Christmas Eve Sarajevo, Transiberian Orchestra.
The Enchanted Tree’s Holiday Light Show takes place at the top of every hour through Christmas Day at 6 PM, 7 PM, 8 PM & 9 PM after the tree is lit.
Each show is approximately 15 minutes long.
Friendly dogs on leashes are welcome at the Enchanted Tree Lighting Ceremony & Holiday Street Party. Stop by the Holiday Pet Zone sponsored by Veterinary Medical Clinic, www.vmctampa.com, where pets can chill out in pet pools and snack from the treat bar.
Clean-up stations are located throughout the shopping center for your convenience and many merchants permit dogs and welcome them with water bowls and treats.
Pet-friendly shopping and dining options include:
• Albisia's Jewelry
• Dixieland Monogram
• Don Me Now Styling & Clothing Lounge
• Downtown Dogs
• Francesca's Collections
• Indigo Coffee (patio)
• Irish 31 (patio)
• Juxtapose Apparel & Studio
• Nature's Table Cafe (patio)
• Piquant (patio)
• The Poppy Boutique
• Pottery Barn
• Timpano Italian Chophouse (patio)
• Wine Exchange (patio)
Parking is ALWAYS complimentary at Hyde Park Village. Overnight parking is not permitted. There are three convenient parking garages and two surface parking lots available:
• W. Swann Avenue at S. Rome Avenue, across from CineBistro
• S. Oregon Avenue and W. Swann Avenue, above LA Fitness
• S. Rome Avenue and Snow Avenue, next to Nature's Table Café
• Surface parking lots are also available at W. Swann Avenue and S. Rome Avenue
The parking garages will fill up quickly, so arrive early. Overflow parking will be available at Sweetbay at 2100 W Swann Avenue, Tampa, FL 33606 and at Hyde Park Presbyterian Church at 1309 W Swann Avenue, Tampa, FL 33606.
The streets close at 12 PM on Saturday, November 23 at W. Swann @ Dakota Avenue; S. Dakota @ Snow Avenue; Snow Avenue @ S. Rome Avenue. The streets will reopen at approximately 10 PM.
Residents of Hyde Park Walk will be granted entry to and from the property via the alley way between S. Dakota Avenue and S. Rome Avenue. Upon exiting the parking garage, residents will exit left out of the garage and right onto the alley way. Way-finding signage will be visible and security officers will be available for guidance and direction.