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Don't miss the Tampa Riverwalk Holiday Spectacular and Lighted Boat Parade

Updated: Dec 20, 2023

Don’t miss all 2.6 miles of the Tampa Riverwalk decked out festive holiday lights and floating displays on the Hillsborough River. The displays light up the Riverwalk through New Year’s Eve.

Tampa Riverwalk Holiday Spectacular

A must-do this holiday season is a visit to the iconic Tampa Riverwalk for the annual holiday celebrations with engaging activities, floating light displays, and even a floating gingerbread display for all to enjoy.


Friends of the Riverwalk invites you to enjoy the Holiday Spectacular at the iconic Tampa Riverwalk. Enjoy the festive holiday lights along the Riverwalk, and floating light displays too, including a floating gingerbread display for all to enjoy. Stroll the 2.6-mile-long riverside pathway, soak up the spirit of the season, and enjoy a celebration that is uniquely Tampa Bay.

Tampa Bay's largest lighted boat parade

In addition to the Riverwalk Holiday Spectacular, on December 23, the Tampa Riverwalk will shimmer with the sparkle of Tampa Bay's largest lighted boat parade.

Tampa’s largest lighted boat parade will happen Saturday, December 23, 2023, along the Hillsborough River in Downtown Tampa. The parade begins in the Convention Center basin, travels to the Heights, and ends at Sparkman Wharf. Judges are pairs from Big Brothers and Big Sisters and the winner of the sailboat and motorboat competitions will each receive a trophy.


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