Tampa's Tree Lighting Ceremony & Movie in the Park
December 2, 2011
The public is invited to the City of Tampa to kick off the holiday season in Tampa with the first official lighting of the City of Tampa Christmas Tree Friday, December 2.
The Tree Lighting festivities begin at 6 p.m. with hosts Keith Cate from News Channel 8 and Chad & Kristi from the Magic Morning Show. Live musical performances include the high energy sounds of the Late Night Brass and a special performance by singer Belinda Womack. There will be seasonal foods, costumed characters, and a children's bounce house.
Immediately following the tree lighting (approx 8:15 p.m.) will be a free showing of the holiday movie Elf, starring Will Ferrell. Tampa's Downtown on Ice will be open until 10 p.m. Skating is $10 for 90 minutes including skates. Tampa's Tree Lighting Ceremony is sponsored by The Tampa Tribune, News Channel 8, and Magic 94.9