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Join The Mall at UTC for a magical evening to kick-off the holiday season like no other! Our Santa's Grand Arrival event will be a night filled with family-fun, fireworks and giveaways! The festivities will take place outside the West Grand Entrance, in parking lot 9 and will feature:

From 6:00 - 7:00 pm:

  • Food Vendors
  • Live Music and Entertainment
  • Performances by Sailor Circus Academy
  • Appearances by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Tampa Bay Lightning
  • Ice Skating and Snow Tubing at UTC Holidays on the Green

From 6:30 - 7:00 pm:

  • Dance Party and Meet & Greets with Holiday Characters

At 7:00 pm:

  • Lighting of the Mall at UTC and the UTC Districts
  • A Magical Rooftop Santa Arrival Show
  • A spectacular Fireworks Show!
  • ...and so much more!

You won't want to miss out on this magical kick-off to the Holiday Season! Outdoor ice skating and snow tubing hill at UTC Holidays on the Green will continue until 10:00 pm.

Guests are encouraged to park in the parking lots located on the East side of the mall, closest to I-75, and walk through the mall to the Santa Arrival Event, located in parking lot 9. The grass parking lot located between Cattlemen and I-75 will also be open for parking.

Family visits and photographs with Santa will begin on Saturday, November 16 at 10:00 am inside his Santa's Flight Academy located in Grand Court. There will not be any one-on-one visits with Santa the evening of the arrival event.