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Tampa Bay hotels deck the halls and the lobbies

Check out decorations at hotels across the area this season.
 
The Don CeSar Hotel in St. Pete Beach pictured on Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2023.
The Don CeSar Hotel in St. Pete Beach pictured on Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2023. [ IVY CEBALLO | Times ]
Published Dec. 8, 2023|Updated Dec. 11, 2023

There are string lights on the palm trees, the holidays are here.

As snowbirds flock to Florida, taking in sunset views and milder weather, local hotels are welcoming guests with festive flair.

The displays range from a rooster statue dressed in holiday style in Ybor City to a Santa sand sculpture steps from the Clearwater Beach shoreline.

Holiday decoratrions seen at Hotel Haya’s Café Quiquiriquí in Tampa’s Ybor City on Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2023.
Holiday decoratrions seen at Hotel Haya’s Café Quiquiriquí in Tampa’s Ybor City on Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2023. [ IVY CEBALLO | Times ]
A rooster wearing a Santa hat pictured at Ybor City’s Hotel Haya in Tampa on Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2023.
A rooster wearing a Santa hat pictured at Ybor City’s Hotel Haya in Tampa on Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2023. [ IVY CEBALLO | Times ]
Nutcrackers seen at the Don CeSar Hotel in St. Pete Beach pictured on Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2023.
Nutcrackers seen at the Don CeSar Hotel in St. Pete Beach pictured on Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2023. [ IVY CEBALLO | Times ]
Adorned arches lead to a Christmas tree at the Don CeSar Hotel’s main entrance in St. Pete Beach on Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2023.
Adorned arches lead to a Christmas tree at the Don CeSar Hotel’s main entrance in St. Pete Beach on Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2023. [ IVY CEBALLO | Times ]
A poinsettia lined hallway at the Don CeSar Hotel in St. Pete Beach pictured on Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2023.
A poinsettia lined hallway at the Don CeSar Hotel in St. Pete Beach pictured on Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2023. [ IVY CEBALLO | Times ]
A tree made of wine bottles seen near the entrance of the Epicurean Hotel in Tampa on Thursday, Nov. 30, 2023.
A tree made of wine bottles seen near the entrance of the Epicurean Hotel in Tampa on Thursday, Nov. 30, 2023. [ IVY CEBALLO | Times ]
A tree made of wine bottles seen near the entrance of the Epicurean Hotel in Tampa on Thursday, Nov. 30, 2023.
A tree made of wine bottles seen near the entrance of the Epicurean Hotel in Tampa on Thursday, Nov. 30, 2023. [ IVY CEBALLO | Times ]
Ginger Collins, who is the owner of Haute Air Designs, adds final touches to a tree while decorating the Current Hotel for the holidays in Tampa on Monday, Nov. 27, 2023.
Ginger Collins, who is the owner of Haute Air Designs, adds final touches to a tree while decorating the Current Hotel for the holidays in Tampa on Monday, Nov. 27, 2023. [ IVY CEBALLO | Times ]
An ‘Homage to Lucia Eames,’ a 15 foot tall festive tree art installation by Jay Giroux, is pictured at the Tampa Edition Hotel on Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2023.
An ‘Homage to Lucia Eames,’ a 15 foot tall festive tree art installation by Jay Giroux, is pictured at the Tampa Edition Hotel on Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2023. [ IVY CEBALLO | Times ]
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A sand sculpture at Sandpearl Resort in Clearwater Beach pictured on Monday, Nov. 27, 2023.
A sand sculpture at Sandpearl Resort in Clearwater Beach pictured on Monday, Nov. 27, 2023. [ IVY CEBALLO | Times ]
A holiday tree seen inside Ybor City’s Hotel Hoya in Tampa on Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2023.
A holiday tree seen inside Ybor City’s Hotel Hoya in Tampa on Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2023. [ IVY CEBALLO | Times ]
An ornament with a Hotel Haya logo crafted by Posy Exchange seen inside the Ybor City hotel’s lobby in Tampa on Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2023.
An ornament with a Hotel Haya logo crafted by Posy Exchange seen inside the Ybor City hotel’s lobby in Tampa on Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2023. [ IVY CEBALLO | Times ]
The Don CeSar Hotel in St. Pete Beach pictured on Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2023.
The Don CeSar Hotel in St. Pete Beach pictured on Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2023. [ IVY CEBALLO | Times ]