Tis the season to pop some popcorn, grab a mug of hot cocoa and put on your favorite festive flicks. From modern favorites like Elf to classic favorites like Miracle on 34th Street, there are plenty of holiday and Christmas movies to snuggle up to this season.

Our guide to where to watch holiday movies in Tampa covers all the best spots to check out from November through December. So set aside the hustle and bustle of the holiday season and plan a relaxing movie night with your significant other.

Holiday and Christmas Movies in Tampa 2023

Tampa Theatre Holiday Classics

November 26, 2023- January 7, 2024 on select days
over to the Tampa Theatre this Christmas and enjoy holiday movies, other late-night activities, and even a visit or two from Santa! It’s not just a movie, it’s a whole experience right at your fingertips.

  • Miracle on 34th Street (1947) – Sunday, November 26 at 3pm. Before the film, at 2pm guests are invited to meet Santa Claus himself and take home a free 4×6 commemorative photo, courtesy of Bank of America.
  • National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation – Sunday, December 3 at 3pm
  • The Grinch (2018) – Sunday, December 10 at 3pm
  • It’s a Wonderful Life:
    • Friday, December 15 at 7pm
    • Saturday-Sunday, December 16 and 17 at 3pm and 7pm
    • Monday-Thursday, December 18-21 at 7pm
  • White Christmas Sing Along – Sunday, December 24 at 3pm
  • RENT – Sunday, December 31 at 3pm
  • Frozen Sing Along – Sunday, January 7 at 3pm

Tickets for all movies are $10 for non-members and $7 for members. Sing Alongs are $14.50 for non-members and $11.50 for members.

Tampa Theatre is also partnering with the Junior League of Tampa this holiday season to help provide diapers to families in need! Guests attending Holiday Classics film screenings can help by bringing in disposable diapers of any type, size or brand, wipes and diaper cream, or by purchasing items off of the Junior League of Tampa’s Amazon Wishlist.

Silvermoon Drive-In

2023 Info TBD
Looking for something festive but a little less traditional? Head to Silvermoon Drive-In in Lakeland for nightly showings of Christmas horror flicks, Violent Night, and Krampus. Adult admission is $7. Outside food and drinks are allowed in but purchasing concessions are encouraged.

City of Tampa Santa Fest

Downtown Tampa
Saturday, December 2, 2023 at 1pm
The parade steps off at 1:00 p.m. beginning at Morgan Street and Madison Street. Come by Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park for Santa Fest entertainment and activities 3:30-5:30 p.m. Stay for the Tampa Tree Lighting entertainment 6-6:30 p.m. See Mayor Castor and Santa Claus light up the tree before a holiday movie (TBD) plays in the park to end the day.

Holiday Movies at Gigglewaters

Gigglewaters – Safety Harbor
2023 Info TBD
This speakeasy style establishment serves up classic American fare and award-winning cocktails along with a 32-seat movie theater where you can watch classic movies while you eat (tickets are $5 each). This season, they’re also serving up a lineup of classic holiday and Christmas movies:

Holiday Classics at Winter Village 

Curtis Hixon Park
Saturday, December 16, 2023 at 7pm

Winter Village is partnering with Tampa Theatre to bring holiday classics to Curtis Hixon Park! This year, snuggle up with your date and a mug of hot cocoa and enjoy Elf. This is a free event on the lawn and seating is first come, first serve.

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Holiday Movie in the Park at Clearwater Historical Society

Clearwater Historical Society
Saturday, December 16, 2023 from 6pm-8pm
Don’t miss The Grinch on an 80 foot inflatable screen! Bring your blanket and pillows for an outdoor movie night complete with food vendors and the Holiday A-Train. There will also be photo ops with the Grinch and Cindy Lou Who!

Holiday Movie in the Park – Movie TBA

Tarpon Springs Splash Park field
Saturday, December 16, 2023 at 6pm

Grab your lawn chairs and blankets for a fun & free night out! Families can pick a special viewing spot in the park for the movie.

St. Pete Holiday Movie in the Park

Crescent Lake Park
Saturday, December 9, 2023

First come, first served. A showing of Home Alone 2: Lost in New York will begin at 6:30pm. Concessions will be available for purchase. Parking will open at 5:30pm.

Looking for more Christmas events for the perfect holiday date night? Check out Christmas Events, Christmas Lights, and Holiday Fun near Tampa Bay!

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