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Shimberg Gardens Lighting of the Christmas Trees

Christmas Tree-BlueTime: 5-8 p.m.
Date: Friday, December 7, 2012
Location: Shimberg Gardens (next to the Town ‘N Country Commons)
Cost: FREE
Info: Call Fran at (813) 884-3462

What’s Doing?
Shimberg Gardens will host their annual two-tree lighting ceremony during this FREE event hosted by the Town ‘N Country Garden Circle and Hillsborough County Parks, Recreation and Conservation Department. In addition to the tree lighting, the event will include:
— Performances by local school choruses
— Bounce houses
— Slide
— Face painting
— Hair spraying
— Visits with Santa Claus
— FREE food and beverages, while supplies last

Shimberg Gardens
7606 Paula Drive
Tampa, FL 33685

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Pinellas Park’s 2012 Holiday Hayride

Christmas Bough with Ornaments

Time: 6:30-10 p.m. Date: Thursday, December 6, 2012 Location: Forbes Recreation Center Cost: FREE, but advance registration and tickets are required and are available at Forbes Recreation Center. Info: (727) 541-0882; City of Pinellas Park Website What’s Doing? Pinellas Park Recreation presents the 2012 Holiday Hayride. Watch holiday movies while you wait for your ride, […]

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Breakfast with Santa at Dunedin Community Center

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Time: 9 a.m. Date: Saturday, December 1, 2012 Location: Dunedin Community Center Cost: $8/child or parent (Registration is required by Thursday, November 29, 2012) Info: (727) 812-4533; City of Dunedin Website What’s Doing? The whole family is invited to join Santa for pancakes, and kids can tell him what they would most like to receive […]

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Corey Lights Up and 4th Friday Food Truck Festival Add Fun to Black Friday Shopping

Christmas Ornaments

Time: Sale begins at 10 a.m.; Food Truck Rally: 5-8 p.m. Date: Friday, November 23, 2012 Location: Corey Avenue Area Cost: FREE admission and parking; Food Truck prices apply Info: (727) 498-8778; Corey Avenue Business Association Website What’s Doing? Corey Avenue merchants will be decked out for the holidays as they kick-off the season with […]

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LEGO Contests, Face Painting, Prizes and More at Bricks4Kidz’ Tampa Grand Opening Launch Event

Bricks4Kidz Logo

Time: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Date: Saturday, December 1, 2012 Location: Beth Kokol Arts Cost: FREE to attend Info: Contact Director Christina Moseley at (813) 466-9355 or e-mail her at What’s Doing? Bricks4Kidz is a children’s education and enrichment program offers unique educational LEGO model building for students — after school enrichment programs, preschool classes, […]

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A Festival of Trees Brings Holiday Magic to Westfield Citrus Park & Westfield Brandon

Christmas Ornaments

Time: Mall hours Date: Through Monday, December 24, 2012 Location: Westfield Citrus Park Mall (in the Dillard’s and JCPenney Courts) and Westfield Brandon Mall (in front of Dick’s) Cost: FREE Info: Westfield Citrus Park: (813) 926-4644; Westfield Citrus Park Website; Westfield Citrus Park Facebook Page; Westfield Brandon: (813) 661-5100; Westfield Brandon Website What’s Doing? While […]

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10th Annual Holiday in the Park Features Holiday Hayrides, Children’s Train Rides, and More!

Christmas Bough with Ornaments

Time: 6-9 p.m. (Fri.) & 12-9 p.m. (Sat.) Date: Friday, November 30, 2012 & Saturday, December 1, 2012 Location: England Brothers Park Cost: FREE admission Info: (727) 488-6321; City of Pinellas Park Website What’s Doing? Pinellas Park Police Explorer Post 912 and the Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association will present their annual Holiday In The […]

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Tampa Bay Water Ski Show Team End Their 2012 Season with a Special Holiday Show

Tampa Bay Water Ski Show Team Logo

Time: 4 p.m. Date: Saturday, December 24, 2012 Location: Tower Lake Cost: FREE admission; Concessions will be available Info: (813) 917-8354 or (727) 480-9365; Website What’s Doing? The Tampa Bay Water Ski Show Team will perform a special Holiday Show as they conclude their 2012 season. Bring the whole family to enjoy this FREE family […]

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City of Dunedin’s 2012 Lighted Boat Parade Ends with a Tree Lighting Ceremony

Holiday string lights

Time: 6-9 p.m. Date: Saturday, December 1, 2012 Location: Dunedin Marina/Edgewater Park Cost: FREE Info: (727) 812-4530; City of Dunedin Website What’s Doing? Boats leave Marker 1 Marina at 6 p.m. and proceed south through the Intra-Coastal waterway to Marker 2, then turn around and head back to arrive at the Dunedin Marina at approximately […]

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One Million Lights Light Up Largo Central Park During 2012 Holiday Tree Lighting and Stroll

Holiday string lights

Time: 5-9 p.m. Date: Saturday, December 1, 2012 Location: Largo Central Park Cost: FREE to attend; Festival foods and desserts will be available for purchase; Parking: All on-site parking is $5/vehicle (Lots Three and Four open at 4:45 p.m. and are available w/o a pass; Lot Two is handicap only); Off-site park and walk locations […]

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