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Santa Fest, Christmas parade coming Dec. 3

Events will be in downtown Tampa
Posted at 11:15 AM, Nov 28, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-28 11:15:53-05

Looking for some holiday fun in downtown Tampa?

Check out the following events:

-The City of Tampa's tree lighting ceremony will be held at 6 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 2 at Curtis Hixon Park. The Buckhorn family will light the 30-foot tree at 7:50 p.m. Then, a free showing of "A Christmas Story" will be held.

-On Saturday, Dec. 3, the 35th Annual Santa Fest and Christmas Parade will be held at 11 a.m., featuring floats, dance troops, a marching band and Santa Claus. Parade begins on Madison and Pierce streets and turns north to Ashley Drive, ending at the park. Best view: Along Madison Street from Pierce to Tampa.

For more info on holiday events in Tampa, go to www.friendsoftamparec.org.