This Saturday Ybor City is the place to be for holiday events. Starting in Centennial Park from 9am to 4pm, there will be “Art in the Park”. There will be a juried Holiday art show and festival. Come out see the beautiful pieces. Maybe you’ll find one to give as a Christmas present for someone or just something to buy yourself as a present. The Ybor City Saturday Market will be going on at the same time in Centennial Park. At the Market, there will be homemade baked goods, organic fruit and vegetables, and unique hand made arts and crafts. Centennial Park located at the corner of 8th Ave and 19th St. Admission is free! At 6pm, the “Snow on 7th Holiday Parade” kicks off! The parade will be filled with marching bands, krewes, performers and holiday music. And there will be snow! This free family friendly parade will be a great way to spend a cool Florida evening and get into the holiday spirit! When you get done with the parade, stroll around Ybor City and take in the unique neighborhood. In Ybor City you can choose from a variety of cuisine – Spanish, Cuban, Italian, Greek and French – just by strolling down La Setima, the main street of the Historic District. Share authentic tapas and a pitcher of Spanish sangria in a café atmosphere reminiscent of a Mediterranean village. Founded by Vicente Martinez-Ybor as a cigar-manufacturing center, Ybor City today is one of only two National Historic Landmark Districts in Florida. Red brick buildings, wrought iron balconies and narrow brick streets give it an old-world charm. The Columbia Restaurant located in Ybor City is must place to eat at in Tampa. This Tampa classic is over 100 years old and food is fantastic! Parking is available at many metered lots near Centennial Park and there are two large parking structures on the west end of Ybor City.
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