Sleigh Ride of Things to Do This Weekend in Tampa Bay….

December 7,  Friday

4 p.m. Tampa's Downtown on Ice  Even in Florida, you can get in the holiday spirit by skating on an outdoor rink in the park. Each 90-minute session includes skate rental ... Price: $10. Curtis Hixon Park 600 N Ashley Drive, Tampa, 33602  5:30 p.m.

Miracle on Cleveland Street With Snow

Blizzard conditions are forecast when Clearwater's Cleveland Street District is dressed in white for this holiday event with real snow, visits with Santa Claus Price: Free.400 Block of Cleveland Street  Osceola Avenue and Cleveland Street, Clearwater, 33755   6:30 p.m.

Madeira Beach Festival of Lights Holiday Boat Parade

 Decorated boats meet at John's Pass and travel through the Intracoastal Waterway and canals to City Hall. Traffic over the Tom Stuart/Welch Causeway Price: Free John's Pass Village and Boardwalk  150 John's Pass Boardwalk, Madeira Beach, 33708   5:30 p.m.

Get Downtown First Friday Music Series

 Get downtown for fun with music, food and a lively crowd all in the heart of downtown St. Petersburg. Join the festivities between Second and ...This month features music by Allon Sams. Price: Free; refreshments extra. Second Street N and Central Avenue, St. Petersburg, 33701   6:00  p.m.

Candy Cane Acres

 The Christmas event includes a walk-through light display, Mrs. Claus’ kitchen, a parade of trees, a play area and children’s games, Santa’s workshop . Price: $10 per carload, which includes 10 free tickets, which can be used toward food, drinks and games; additional tickets are 50 cents each. Hernando County Fairgrounds  6436 Broad St., Brooksville, 34601  

December 8 Saturday

9:00 a.m.

Downtown Saturday Morning Market

More than 100 local vendors including farmers, growers with fresh produce and gourmet foods. Also, crafts, prepared foods, live entertainment, flowers and plants. Progress Energy Park/Al Lang Field  180 Second Ave. SE, St. Petersburg, 33701 10 a.m.

Scott's Fall Corn Maze

Journey through seven acres of live field corn with miles of paths where you find pictures, clues and games to make learning fun. Price: $11, $9 ages 3-16, 2 and younger free. Long and Scott's Farms  26216 County Road 448A, Mount Dora, 32757   6:00 p.m.

Pinellas Park Holiday Parade

The 40th annual Pinellas Park Holiday parade features bands, floats, soldiers, dancers and equestrian groups. Price: Free. Pinellas Park Parade Route  Park Blvd. and 58th St., Pinellas Park, 33781 6:30 p.m.

Weeki Wachee River Lighted Christmas Boat Parade  

The parade, open to all boat owners, starts at the Weeki Wachee Marina and travels past Rogers Park to the Bayport Pier. Price: Entry fee is an unwrapped toy or cash donation, to be donated to the Dawn Center; no cost for spectators. Rogers Park  7244 Shoal Line Blvd., Weeki Wachee, 34607 6:30 p.m.

Wild Wonderland  

The zoo closes at 5 p.m. and reopens at 6:30 for the annual evening winter festival with twinkling holiday lights, live reindeer and . Price: $13, $11 ages 3-11, 2 and younger free. Lowry Park Zoo  1101 W Sligh Ave., Tampa, 33604    

December 9 Sunday

  10 a.m.

Victorian Christmas Stroll

Experience an old-fashioned Christmas as you stroll the former 1891 Tampa Bay Hotel, with its Grand Hallway, 14 exhibit rooms and other areas decorated in .. Price: $13, $11 seniors, $7 youths 4-18. Henry B. Plant Museum  401 W Kennedy Blvd., Tampa, 33606   4:30 p.m.

Hanukkah Extravaganza

It's the year of unique menorahs. Clearwater has their bagel menorah. Now, Chabad Jewish Center of Greater St. Petersburg brings a giant, rainbow-colored jelly . Price: Free.Straub Park (Center)  at Beach Drive and Fifth Avenue NE, St. Petersburg, 33701

11 a.m.

Tea with the Nutcracker

Meet The Nutcracker Prince, Clara, The King Mouse and the Sugar Plum Fairies while enjoying delicious finger sandwiches and tea service. Kids can explore the . Price: $20, $15 members. Glazer Children's Museum  110 W Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa, 33602

 

6:30 p.m.

Angels on High

 The community holiday event includes the lighted angel pathway, holiday music, entertainment by various community groups and local entertainers, and Santa and Mrs. Claus. Vendors . Price: $1 for parking; donations appreciated. Lake House  1202 Kenlake Ave., Spring Hill, 34606 8 p.m.

Santaland Diaries

Crumpet, an unemployed writer who takes a job as an elf at Macy’s Santaland, tells tales of mass marketing, stressed out sales clerks, drunk . Price: $19. American Stage Theatre Company at Raymond James Theater  163 Third St. N, St. Petersburg, 33701  
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