The holiday season in historic Ybor City comes to a close with this festive celebration featuring the Outback Bowl New Year's Eve Parade and a pep rally presented by Tampa General Hospital. The parade will feature floats and about fifteen marching bands including the two college bands!
It's the race where wearing so little means so much, and this year's annual Santa Speedo Run introduces Mrs. Claus in bras. This one-mile run raises money and awareness for Brighter Seasons for Children, a program to help kids in Pinellas infected and affected by HIV/AIDS.
1 p.m. | $35
Get here early for great seats and watch the pre-parade entertainment starting at 6 p.m. along historic 7th Ave. Enjoy all of the sights and sounds of local performers as the anticipation fills the air awaiting arrival of Mayor Bob Buckhorn and family.
7th Annual Gaybor Holiday Party
Join Gaybor in spreading holiday cheer throughout the Historic District. The holiday decorating contest winners will be announced at this party at The Honey Pot. Hors d'oeuvres and cocktails will be served along with an amazing show at 9 p.m.
7 p.m. | FREE
Join the GaYBOR District Coalition in celebrating the holiday season during their 4th annual Holiday Party. The Coalition provides complimentary cocktails and hors d’oeuvres for Ybor businesses, residents and friends during this free event.
7:00 p.m. | FREE
Sponsored by Tampa Charities, Inc., this is the 14th year to break out the holiday-themed costumes to support Meals on Wheels Tampa Bay. There will be big prizes for best holiday-themed costumes and group costumes. The secret pub crawl route will begin at 7:30 p.m.