Time: 2-5 p.m.
Date: Saturday, December 4, 2010
Location: Henry B. Plant Museum at The University of Tampa
Cost: FREE to meet with Santa on the veranda; FREE to shop in the gift shop; Museum admission is $12 adults, $10 seniors (65 and older), $6 youth (4-18 years). Discount Days are December 6, 7, 13, and 14 when admissions are reduced to $8 adults, $7 seniors (65 and older), $4 youth (4-18 years).
Info: (813) 258-7302; website
Bring the kids to meet Santa at the Henry B. Plant Museum in Tampa. The jolly one will be out on the veranda listening to children’s wishes, handing out trinkets and smiling for pictures. Parents are encouraged to bring their own camera to take photos. Reservations not required.
While you’re there, you might want to check out the Victorian Christmas Stroll, going on from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. daily through Thursday, December 23, 2010. Beneath towering silver minarets, an extravagantly adorned former Tampa Bay Hotel captures the spirit of the season – Victorian style. There are 14 exhibit rooms; each dazzling with trimmed trees uniquely designed in 19th century themes and antique holiday accessories. While strolling down the Grand Hallway, your spirits will soar as you become immersed in carolers singing, Charles Dickens, much loved toys and wrapped gifts, Christmas stockings and Old Saint Nick.
Looking for unique holiday gifts? The Museum Store has a huge selection of merchandise, from gorgeous ornaments to silver serving pieces and exquisite holiday accessories. The Museum Store also offers books, fragrances, jewelry, children’s toys, stationery, and home accessories. Enjoy shopping in a unique Victorian atmosphere: the Museum Store is open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily and no admission is required.
Henry B. Plant Museum
401 W. Kennedy Boulevard
Tampa, FL 33606