Around the Bay – Kid Friendly Weekend Events {November 27 – 29}

Weekend Events

Friday, November 27

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More than a million twinkling lights transform the park into a holiday wonderland with Christmas-themed entertainment, a “Christmas Time Tree Show,” music by the Holiday Hills Band, photos with Santa, festive treats and holiday shopping.

Time(s): There are holiday shows throughout the day, but Santa’s House opens at 1 pm and additional Christmas elements begin at 4 pm.

Cost: Park Admission

Location: 10165 N McKinley Drive, Tampa

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Tampa’s Downtown on Ice

Come enjoy ice skating in 80 degree weather under the palm trees at the area’s only outdoor ice skating rink.

Time: 10 am – 10 pm

Cost: $12 (includes skate rental & 90 min of skating)

Location: Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park, 600 Ashley Dr, Tampa

Art on the House

Come visit the museum on Friday night to enjoy all the exhibitions on display.

Time: 4 pm – 8 pm

Cost: Donation

Location:  Tampa Museum of Art, 120 W Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa

MOMs-Logo-200_wM.O.M’s Friday Night Market

The M.O.M’s Friday Night Market was created to enhance the downtown New Port Richey community and a portion of the vendor fee are donated to Pasco Pet Fest.

Time: 5 pm – 9 pm

Cost: Free

Location: 5546 Main St, New Port Richey

 

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Play inside your favorite Museum exhibits decked with a dazzling light show, seasonal music, and holiday cheer or stop by the Retro Toy Shop to design and build your own gingerbread house.

Time: 5:30 pm – 8 pm

Cost: Non-Members – $15, Members – $10

Location: Glazer Children’s Museum, 110 W Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa

Christmas_Lane_JpegChristmas Lane

Share the Spirit of Christmas with family and friends as you walk through one of the largest private Christmas displays in the country.

Time: 6 pm – 10 pm

Cost: Adults – $5, Children (4-12) – $2, 3 & Under – Free

Location: 2508 W. Oak St, Plant City

Symphony in Lights

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It’s an amazing holiday light show, choreographed to music featuring the Trans-Siberian Orchestra and selections from guests, so come enjoy a lively array of dancing lights, dazzling decor, and snow!

Time(s): 6 pm, 7 pm, 8 pm, 9 pm

Cost: Free

Location: The Shops at Wiregrass, 28211 Paseo Drive, Wesley Chapel

Saturday, November 28

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It’s “Small Business Saturday,” so be sure to check out our Shop Tampa Bay 2015: A Local Holiday Gift Guide for boutiqueskid friendly finds, and unique offerings in our area!

f24c1599b6214b228eb69bcdff26b0bd_2013ct_event_232x119Christmas Town @ Busch Gardens

More than a million twinkling lights transform the park into a holiday wonderland with Christmas-themed entertainment, a “Christmas Time Tree Show,” music by the Holiday Hills Band, photos with Santa, festive treats and holiday shopping.

Time(s): There are holiday shows throughout the day, but Santa’s House opens at 1 pm and additional Christmas elements begin at 4 pm.

Cost: Park Admission

Location: 10165 N McKinley Drive, Tampa

kids_bank-7314a49eHome Depot Kids Workshop

Your child (ages 5 – 12) can build a school house bank to keep their money safe!

Time: 9 am – 12 pm

Cost: Free

Location(s): Your local Home Depot store

Ybor City Saturday Market

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You’ll be sure to find great produce at great prices, gourmet foods & sauces, fresh baked breads, prepared foods, herbs & plants, pet treats, honey, fine cigars, unique gifts, photography, artwork, jewelry, woodworking, bath & body products,  candles & so much more!

Time: 9 am – 3 pm

Cost: Free

Location: Centennial Park, 1901 19th St, Tampa

3575_the-good-dinosaur_B1E0Sensory Friendly Films

The program provides a special opportunity for families to enjoy their favorite films in a safe and accepting environment with dedicated auditoriums that have their lights up, the sound turned down and audience members are invited to get up and dance, walk, shout or sing!

Time: 10 am

Cost: Regular Admission

Location(s): AMC The Regency 20 – 2496 W. Brandon Blvd, Brandon; AMC Veterans 24 – 9302 Anderson Rd, Tampa; AMC Woodlands Square 20 – 3128 Tampa Rd, Oldsmar

1378743525Tampa’s Downtown on Ice

Come enjoy ice skating in 80 degree weather under the palm trees at the area’s only outdoor ice skating rink.

Time: 10 am – 10 pm

Cost: $12 (includes skate rental & 90 min of skating)

Location: Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park, 600 Ashley Dr, Tampa

Art Spot

Come and let your children explore their creativity by creating an art project.  Our projects will vary week to week to tie into the exhibition on view at the museum.

Time: 11 am – 2 pm

Cost: Free

Location: Tampa Museum of Art, 120 W. Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa

Christmas_Lane_JpegChristmas Lane

Share the Spirit of Christmas with family and friends as you walk through one of the largest private Christmas displays in the country.

Time: 6 pm – 10 pm

Cost: Adults – $5, Children (4-12) – $2, 3 & Under – Free

Location: 2508 W. Oak St, Plant City

Symphony in Lights

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It’s an amazing holiday light show, choreographed to music featuring the Trans-Siberian Orchestra and selections from guests, so come enjoy a lively array of dancing lights, dazzling decor, and snow!

Time(s): 6 pm, 7 pm, 8 pm, 9 pm

Cost: Free

Location: The Shops at Wiregrass, 28211 Paseo Drive, Wesley Chapel

Christmas Kaleidoscope

Spirited musical revue featuring over 40 of America’s most beloved holiday songs.

Time: 7 pm

Cost: Adults – $20, Children (12 & Under) – $15

Location: Palladium Theater, 253 5th Ave N, St. Petersburg

Sunday, November 29

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Corey Avenue Sunday Market

The market supports 50-80 local vendors who sell a variety of locally produced and homemade produce, plants, take home foods, ready to eat lunch bites, hand crafts,                 eco-friendly and fair trade products and more.

Time: 10 am – 2 pm

Cost: Free

Location: Corey Ave (between Boca Ciega Ave and Gulf Blvd), St. Pete Beach

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The program provides a special opportunity for children with special needs and their families to explore the museum with lights and sounds turned down, programs, and community resources.

Time: 10 am – 1 pm

Cost: Non-Members – $5, Members – Free

Location: Glazer Children’s Museum, 110 W Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa

1378743525Tampa’s Downtown on Ice

Come enjoy ice skating in 80 degree weather under the palm trees at the area’s only outdoor ice skating rink.

Time: 12 pm – 10 pm

Cost: $12 (includes skate rental & 90 min of skating)

Location: Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park, 600 Ashley Dr, Tampa

Christmas Kaleidoscope

Spirited musical revue featuring over 40 of America’s most beloved holiday songs.

Time: 2 pm

Cost: Adults – $20, Children (12 & Under) – $15

Location: Palladium Theater, 253 5th Ave N, St. Petersburg

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Come early to meet Santa in the lobby for family photos starting at 2 pm, and listen as he shares a special story from the stage immediately before the film begins.

Time: 3 pm

Cost: $10

Location: Tampa Theatre, 711 Franklin St, Tampa

Christmas_Lane_JpegChristmas Lane

Share the Spirit of Christmas with family and friends as you walk through one of the largest private Christmas displays in the country.

Time: 6 pm – 10 pm

Cost: Adults – $5, Children (4-12) – $2, 3 & Under – Free

Location: 2508 W. Oak St, Plant City

Symphony in Lights

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It’s an amazing holiday light show, choreographed to music featuring the Trans-Siberian Orchestra and selections from guests, so come enjoy a lively array of dancing lights, dazzling decor, and snow!

Time(s): 6 pm, 7 pm, 8 pm, 9 pm

Cost: Free

Location: The Shops at Wiregrass, 28211 Paseo Drive, Wesley Chapel


Be sure to check out our 2015 Holiday Guide to Tampa Bay for lots more family friendly holiday events!

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