December 7, Friday
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 …
Curtis Hixon Park
600 N Ashley Drive, Tampa, 33602
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
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
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
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
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
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
Pinellas Park Holiday Parade
The 40th annual Pinellas Park Holiday parade features bands, floats, soldiers, dancers and equestrian groups.
Pinellas Park Parade Route
Park Blvd. and 58th St., Pinellas Park, 33781
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.
7244 Shoal Line Blvd., Weeki Wachee, 34607
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
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
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
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
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.
1202 Kenlake Ave., Spring Hill, 34606
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 .
American Stage Theatre Company at Raymond James Theater
163 Third St. N, St. Petersburg, 33701