ICEPalmsWaterGrass is in a great place to celebrate the Holidays with your family. Not only will you love nestling together in your new home throughout the season, but there will be plenty to do to foster a holiday spirit when you feel like going out! In Wesley Chapel, you enjoy the luxury of living near the Shops at Wiregrass and just a short drive from Tampa. Check out a few of our favorite holiday events:

Christmas Town at Busch Gardens

What: Busch Gardens is transformed into a Winter Wonderland, with Santa’s House, Penguin Town, Carol of the Bells where Christmas lights are choreographed to seasonal music, and shows for all including Sesame Street, Jars of Clay and Jimmy Osmond.
Highlight: SnowWorld, where kids can play in real snow, build a snowman, and make snow angels.
When: Fridays-Sundays, 6-11 pm, November 30-December 23
Where: Busch Gardens Tampa, 10165 N McKinley Dr., Tampa FL
Cost: $39.99 Adults, $14.99 Children 3-9. Or save $5 and buy online in advance.

Santa Fest and Downtown Holiday Parade in Tampa

What: Visit with Santa, make holiday crafts, enjoy games and activities and watch the big Holiday Parade that starts at 11 am. Then shop at Tampa’s Christmas Market where Christmas-themed vendors sell their goods!
Highlight: Ice Skating Rink! Enjoy the new outdoor rink, where the family can enjoy the rare Florida experience of ice skating outside! The rink is open daily through January 5. Cost is $10 per person, including skate rental and 1.5 hours of skating.
When: Saturday, December 1, 11 am-4 pm
Where: Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park , 600 N. Ashley Drive, Tampa
Cost: Free! (See above about ice-skating cost.)

ICE! featuring DreamWorks’ Merry Madagascar at Gaylord Palms by Orlando

What: Check out nearly two million pounds of ice carved into a tribute to the DreamWorks classic Merry Madagascar. You’ll enjoy two-story tall ice slides, Madagascar characters, and more in this 20,000 square-foot Winter wonderland, hand-carved by 40 artisans. Orlando is an hour and a half away—make this a fun Saturday trip, or stay for a weekend!
Highlight: Dress warm! Winter coats are provided inside the attraction in a variety of sizes!
When: Through January 1, open daily including holidays.
Where: Gaylord Palms Resort, 6000 W. Osceola Pkwy, Kissimmee, FL
Cost: Order online in advance for $27.99 Adults, $13.99 Kids 4-12. Save $4 a ticket if you live in Florida and enter the online code FLR12 at checkout online.

Also, don’t forget the Symphony in Lights at the Shops at Wiregrass, were you can enjoy the thrill of 250,000 lights and snow flurries at Center Court.