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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