Tampa Sailing Squadron is the host for this community event, which means the party, chili cookoff, and awards ceremony are held at our clubhouse at 1250 Apollo Beach Blvd. We have good viewing from our docks, as well. The Squadron also is sponsoring the community-wide party that evening. For more info, call John Stocksdale at 813-841-7227 or email at email@example.com.
The Village Players present the Christmas classic with special effects, a choreographed number spilling into the audience and a touch of “Christmas magic.”
St. Matthew’s Anglican Church, 10701 Bloomingdale Ave, Riverview, 33578
Over 35 vendors including a St. Matthews booth with items by St. Clare’s Craft Circle, and a food concession.
Price: Free admission.
Florida Botanical Gardens – 12520 Ulmerton Rd., Largo, FL 33774
Stroll through the gardens with more than 750,000 twinkly lights, lasers, animated figures and entertainers lining the pathways. Check flbg.org for complete schedule.
Price: $4, 12 and younger free.
Celebration of Lights at Safety Town
December 11 thru January 3, 2015
1101 W Sligh Ave, Tampa, FL 33604
6:30 PM to 10:00 PM
It’s going to be brrrr-illiant! Wild Wonderland lights up Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo with seasonal cheer and more than a million twinkling lights. Meet Santa (through 12/23), his merry mammals – REAL REINDEER (only at the Zoo) and their feathered friends – the penguin colony.
Nightly “Florida flurries” are reasons to take a “snow day!” More merriment awaits, with returning family favorites Reindeer Games, free Zoo rides, Frosty & friends walk-around characters, and delicious holiday treats.
Make memories as you stroll past charming animated displays and whimsical storefront windows. And Safari Spectacular – a festive way to visit the animals of Safari Africa out under the starry night sky. (Credit of article to Lowry Park Zoo)
Christmas Town Busch Gardens Tampa
Busch Gardens – 10165 N. McKinley Drive, Tampa, FL
Select dates from Nov. 28 through Dec. 31
Busch Gardens transforms into a holiday wonderland of wintery surprises, seasonal sights, sounds and flavors. More than a million lights blanket the park, and fan-favorite Christmas shows return for the season. Visit the Claus family, ride the Christmas Town Express and check out the new African penguins at Penguin Point. Christmas Town is included with any admission to the park.