The much-anticipated yearly tradition of outdoor ice skating has returned to downtown Tampa. The Winter Village features Winter Village Shops, the Winter Village Express, and more. The Winter Village and ice skating take place in Curtis Hixon Park which is situated along the Hillsborough River at 600 N. Ashley Dr. in downtown Tampa.

The temporary ice skating rink and Winter Village will be up through Saturday, January 5, 2019. The Winter Village Shops are made up of 10 boutiques featuring local merchants and purveyors. The pop-up holiday shopping experience allows shoppers to get an assortment of holiday decorations and gifts.

Back this year is the Winter Village Express. You can hop on a holiday themed streetcar in either Ybor City (Service begins at 3:55 p.m. and ends at 7:55 p.m.) or at the Whiting Station (service begins at 3:25 p.m. and ends at 7:25 p.m.). Roundtrip tickets are $5. You can enjoy treats, music and activities on the non-stop ride. The Holiday-themed Streetcar will run on select Sundays now through Sunday, December 23…

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