Howl-O-Scream 2020: An Experiment in Social Distancing

  B ut was it really necessary? Lets weigh the pros and the cons. Howl-O-Scream, 2020 2 020 has put us into some... Interesting times. A global pandemic has managed to bring the entire country to a halt and we're having to adapt to the new precautions and safety measures. Add to that, there is seemingly something new happening every day. With that said, Busch Gardens has decided to go ahead and run their yearly Halloween event, despite the pandemic, no doubt to try to cash in on Universal's lack of Halloween Horror Nights. They have taken away the free ticket for top tier passholders (so yes, we paid) and you are required a reservation to get in. Lets go over the event! Howl-O-Scream Band, 2020 A lright, once you get off the tram, you get your temperature checked, then you go through security, then you go to the gates. If you get there before HOS begins, make sure the let the gate person know so you can get a wristband that will allow you to stay in the park during the transiti

Snow on 7th: An Ybor Christmas Tradition

Coming to a Centro near you!


Christmas Tree in Centro Ybor, 2017

Halloween is officially over and it's now time to focus our attention on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and the new year. Unfortunately, very little happens, event wise, for Thanksgiving. On the bright side, the holiday festivities start very early here in Tampa with the tree lighting happening in Centro Ybor on Wednesday. Mayor Buckhorn made a special appearance as did police chief Brian Dugan.

Children Enjoying The Tree, 2017

The annual Snow on 7th Parade will take place on Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 6:00 pm. The event is family friendly and will feature Santa and Mrs. Clause as special guests, as well as providing free hot chocolate and candy canes to the little ones. We actually covered the Snow on 7th Parade on the Exploring Tampa YouTube Channel last year, located Here. For more information, visit Ybor City Online

Ybor Overlooking The Tree, 2017

Are you excited to have some family friendly events happening around town? What is the best December event in Tampa? Leave a comment below. If you'd like more information on Tampa, check out my YouTube Channel and if you'd like to support my efforts, don't hesitate to buy a shirt from our Spreadshirt (we have new designs!). Also, don't be afraid to click subscribe and you'll instantly be notified whenever a new entry is posted. If you'd like to meet other people who love Tampa, consider joining our Facebook Group. Thank you all and I will see you next time!

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