Holiday string lights

38th Annual Oakdale Christmas House

The Oakdale Christmas HouseTime: 6-10 p.m.
Date: Every day through Friday, January 2, 2015
Location: The Oakdale Christmas House
Cost: FREE to the public
Info: Website

What’s Doing?
The 2014 Tampa Bay Holiday Light display – now in its 38 year – features approximately half a million lights. This amazing light display covers half an acre, with many of the lights computerized to music and flashing. In addition to lights, this installation includes:
— Hand-on games and a bubble machine
— Two outdoor TV presentations
— Several inflatables
— A Manger scene with more than 150 pieces
— Two large mirrored balls to give a snowflake effect
— An 18-train HO-scale railroad with carnival rides
— A talking and dancing life-size snowman, and many other animated items
— and much more!

Watch a video of the 2012 show on

The Oakdale Christmas House
2719 Oakdale Street South
St. Petersburg, FL 33705

Holiday string lights image courtesy of Clipart Guide / Pamela Perry
Christmas lights image courtesy of the Oakdale Christmas House.

The City of Largo, FL Celebrates the Holidays

Christmas Ornaments

Holiday Stroll Time: 5-9 p.m.; Tree lights up at 7 p.m. Date: Saturday, December 6, 2014 Location: Largo Central Park Cost: FREE admission. Toboggan Snow Slide unlimited ride wristband: $5. Foods and desserts will be available for purchase. Register/Info: (727) 587-6740, ext. 5014; City of Largo Recreation, Parks, & Arts Facebook Page What’s Doing? Delight […]

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Horizon Christian Church Presents … Simply Christmas


Time: 4-8 p.m. Date: Saturday, December 6, 2014 Location: Horizon Christian Church Cost: Admission is FREE. Food will be available for purchase. Register/Info: (813) 689-1457; Children’s Ministry at Horizon Christian Church Facebook Page What’s Doing? Simply Christmas is a family-friendly event presented by Horizon Christian Church featuring snow, animals, music, games and a bonfire. Address: […]

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Holidays in Dunedin: Breakfast with Santa, Tree Lighting, Holiday Parades & More!

Holiday String Lights

Breakfast with Santa Time: 9-11 a.m. Date: Saturday, December 6, 2014 Location: Dunedin Community Center Cost: Tickets are $6 advance or $10 at the door Register/Info: (727) 812-4530; City of Dunedin, FL Website What’s Doing? (Ages 8 and younger) Join Santa for a pancake breakfast. Let him know how good you’ve been, and what you’d […]

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Thomas & Friends Celebrate the Season at North Tampa Library


Time: 10:30-11:15 a.m. Date: Wednesday, December 10, 2014 Location: North Tampa Branch Library Cost: FREE Register/Info: (813) 273-3652; HCPLC Website What’s Doing? ALL ABOARD! North Tampa Branch Library and WUSF will be your conductors for this festive holiday event featuring PBS KIDS’ Thomas & Friends. Children and their families are invited to celebrate the season […]

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Christmas @CFAtyroneblvd: Santa Cow Breakfast, Holiday Crafts & Gingerbread Houses!

Christmas Ornaments

RELATED LINKS: 1. Find More Tampa Bay Area 2014 Family Events. 2. Tampa Bay Area 2014 Family Christmas Events Ornaments image courtesy of Kittisak / 2014 Christmas Events Flyer image courtesy of Chick-fil-A Tyrone

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Oldsmar Fire Rescue Annual Holiday Open House

Fire Truck Illustration

Time: 5-8 p.m.; Santa arrives at 6 p.m. Date: Saturday, December 13, 2014 Location: Oldsmar Fire Rescue Cost: FREE Register/Info: (813) 749-1200; City of Oldsmar Website What’s Doing? There will be photos with Santa, face painting, and refreshments. Make a bird feeder and more! Guests are asked to bring a Toy Donation for the annual […]

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Winter Wonderland: Community Caroling & Lighted Golf Cart Parade in Temple Terrace, FL

Santa Clause in the snow

Time: 6-9 p.m. Date: Saturday, December 6, 2014 Location: Woodmont Park and the first fairway of the Temple Terrace Golf Course (Temple Terrace Golf and Country Club) Cost: FREE. Food/drinks available from vendors. Register/Info: (813) 506-6600; City of Temple Terrace Website What’s Doing? The City of Temple Terrace Leisure Services Department will host their annual […]

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FREE (Or Really Cheap) Family Movies: December 2014

Popcorn spilling from the bucket

I’ve compiled this list of FREE and really cheap movies you and your family can enjoy this month in Tampa Bay. At the bottom of this post, there is even a list of classic drive-in theaters. Plus! Scroll down to find out what AMC Theater Sensory-friendly Films will be coming this fall. Here’s what’s you […]

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Holiday Sharing Fund Bike Safety Rodeo

Boy with Bike Helmet

Time: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Date: Saturday, December 6, 2014 Location: R.E. Olds Park Cost: FREE Register/Info: (813) 855-4233; City of Oldsmar Website What’s Doing? Bring the kids and their bikes. Loaner bikes will also be available. Learn proper bike safety on a cone course, register bikes with Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office, and bike helmets will […]

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