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    Victorian Christmas Stroll

    Presented by Henry B. Plant Museum at Henry B. Plant Museum, Tampa

    December 1 - December 23, 2014

    Explore the 1891 Tampa Bay Hotel lavishly decorated with greenery, Christmas trees, vintage fashions, antique toys and fanciful ornaments.  Enjoy holiday music as you experience an old-fashioned celebration.  

    Don't miss the Museum Store - a treasure trove of unique gifts, and after your stroll through the Museum, complimentary cider and cookies will be served on the veranda.

    ...more


    Holiday Art Fest

    Presented by Harbour Island Art Walk at Harbour Island Waterfront, Tampa

    November 30, 2014

    Come rock the holiday away...Florida style.  Shop like real a Floridian ...under a palm tree!
    Live music, flip-flops, art & artsy gifts, Sunday football, we have it all!
    If...more

    Holiday Classics Series - Miracle on 34th Street

    Presented by Tampa Theatre at Tampa Theatre, Tampa

    November 30, 2014

    When you visit Tampa Theatre, you’re not just coming for a movie – you’re coming for an experience. One of the brightest and most popular of those experiences for our guests is...more

    Christmas in the Air!

    Presented by Soaring Sounds Vocal Ensemble

    December 6, 2014

    Soaring Sounds Vocal Ensemble, Tampa's newest a capella vocal ensemble presents an evening of traditional holiday favorites and vocal jazz arrangements sure to ignite the spirit of the...more

    Santa Fest & Rough Riders' Holiday Parade

    Presented by City of Tampa Parks and Recreation at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park, Tampa

    December 6, 2014

    Tampa's annual Santa Fest and Rough Riders' Holiday Parade
    December 6, 2014
    11 a.m.-4 p.m.
    Curtis Hixon Park
    Free admission

    Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park is...more

    Winterville

    Presented by Winterville Festival at Florida State Fairgrounds, Tampa

    December 6 - December 7, 2014

    Come experience a World of Celebration at this year's Winterville Festival. Have a cup of hot apple cider, visit Santa and Mrs. Claus, and sing carols with us each day at 2:00, 4:00, and 6:00....more

    THE MUSIC OF THE SEASON

    Presented by Carrollwood Cultural Center at Carrollwood Cultural Center, Tampa

    December 7, 2014

    The Carrollwood Winds will perform a selection of holiday favorites. Under the direction of Joshua Hobbs.


    Annual Nutcracker Performance

    Presented by Tampa Ballet Theatre

    December 6 - December 7, 2014

    No holiday season would be complete without decorations, family, sweets, or seeing a Nutcracker performance. Tampa Ballet Theatre announces its 6th annual performance of The...more

    Holiday Classics Series - Holiday Inn

    Presented by Tampa Theatre at Tampa Theatre, Tampa

    December 7, 2014

    HOLIDAY INN (1942)
    3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 7

    Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire play successful song-and-dance men Jim Hardy and Ted Hanover. They are best friends, but they...more

    Black Nativity

    Presented by Kandance Studio

    December 7, 2014

    Kan Dance Studio and its company of dancers will offer an entertainment treat to the Bay Area with its second annual Black Nativity production.  The Black Nativity is a reenactment of the...more

    Firehouse Family Holiday Concert

    Presented by Firehouse Cultural Center at Firehouse Cultural Center, Ruskin

    December 13, 2014

    Firehouse Cultural Center will bring together the South Shore area for a Christmas celebration to remember.

    Bring in a new, unwrapped toy for a child. Marines will be here to collect...more

    Holiday Hoopla!

    Presented by Gulfport Area Chamber of Commerce and Gulfport Merchant's Association

    December 13, 2014

    The Gulfport Merchants association presents the 6th annual Holiday Hoopla. Don’t get your Tinsel in a Tangle…It's time to get your holiday cheer in gear! Support small business...more

    Holiday Classics Series - White Christmas

    Presented by Tampa Theatre at Tampa Theatre, Tampa

    December 14, 2014

    WHITE CHRISTMAS (1954)
    3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 14

    Army buddies Bob Wallace (Bing Crosby) and Phil Davis (Danny Kaye) team up to become a top song-and-dance act after the...more

    Charles Dicken's- A Christmas Carol

    Presented by Largo Cultural Center at Largo Cultural Center, Largo

    December 15, 2014

    A Christmas Carol is an enchanting way to begin the holiday festivities that is delightful, entertaining and the perfect family holiday event. This powerful story has enchanted audiences the world...more

    "Amahl and the Night Visitors" - Christmas With The Florida BoyChoir

    Presented by Florida BoyChoirs, Inc. at The Palladium Theater, St.Petersburg

    December 15, 2014

    Amahl and the Night Visitors ~ Christmas With The Florida BoyChoirs

    The Florida BoyChoir presents a special Christmas performance for the entire family. The program opens with a concert of...more

    Commodore Brass Holiday Concert

    Presented by Dunedin Public Library at Dunedin Public Library, Dunedin

    December 16, 2014

    Take a break from the holiday shopping to listen to some festive holiday brass music. Refreshments too!


    "Amahl and the Night Visitors" - Christmas With The Florida BoyChoir

    Presented by Florida BoyChoirs, Inc. at Straz Center, Tampa

    December 17, 2014

    Amahl and the Night Visitors ~ Christmas With The Florida BoyChoirs

    The Florida BoyChoir presents a special Christmas performance for the entire family. The program opens with a concert of...more

    A Christmas Carol... Scrooge & Marley

    Presented by Village Players at James McCabe Theater, Valrico

    December 5 - December 20, 2014

    A Ghostly Christmas Carol... Scrooge & Marley is based on Charles Dickens classic. A classic story great for the holiday season to share with family & friends it takes on a different...more

    Santa's Holiday Revue

    Presented by Largo Cultural Center at Largo Cultural Center, Largo

    December 20, 2014

    Santa's Holiday Revue is a fast paced, rollicking musical that takes a joyous round-the-world tour of dances, songs and stories from Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and many more. The audience...more

    Latin Christmas Concert: Bolero & More

    Presented by QLËN Events

    December 20, 2014

    QLËN Events Presents: Bolero, Columbian, Andina, & more.  Los Ruiseñores, will be in concert; featuring popular latin classics as well as favorite...more

    Holiday Classics Series - It's A Wonderful Life

    Presented by Tampa Theatre at Tampa Theatre, Tampa

    December 19 - December 21, 2014

    IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE (1946) - Five Show Times!
    7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 19
    3 & 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 20
    3 & 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec....more

    Heard 'Em Say Teen Poetry Open Mic Night

    Presented by Heard 'Em Say Teen Poetry at Taproot Community Cultural Center, Tampa

    February 28 - December 26, 2014

    Heard 'Em Say is held once a month and showcases teens from the Bay Area’s schools and beyond. The show features an open mic for all teen expressions, a poetry slam, and/or an invited...more

    Holiday Classics Series - National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

    Presented by Tampa Theatre at Tampa Theatre, Tampa

    December 28, 2014

    National Lampoon’s CHRISTMAS VACATION (1989)
    3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 28

    For the first time in Holiday Classics history, Tampa Theatre invited its fans and friends...more

    Artworks 2014

    Presented by TECO Public Art Gallery and Brandon League Of Fine Arts at TECO Public Art Gallery, Tampa

    November 3, 2014 - January 2, 2015

    Juried in August by Artist/Curator Debra Radke and opened at Center Place in September, ARTWORKS 2014 arrives just in time to close out the season at TECO Public Art Gallery in...more

    Fly Guy and Other Stories

    Presented by Straz Center at Straz Center, Tampa

    January 24, 2015

     Fly Guy has met his match, and her name is Fly Girl. Fly Guy is totally impressed, and totally smitten. Will Fly Guy and Fly Girl get married and leave Buzz without his dear pet? Other...more

    Gaspar the Pirate!

    Presented by Bits 'N Pieces Puppet Theatre at PuppetWorld Playhouse, Dover

    January 22 - January 24, 2015

    Beautiful traditional marionettes and Nine-Foot-Tall Gaspar the Pirate tell Tampa's timeless tale.


    Footloose

    Presented by St. Petersburg City Theatre at St. Petersburg City Theatre, St. Petersburg

    January 23 - February 8, 2015

    St. Petersburg City Theatre continues its 90th Mainstage Season, presented by Raymond James Financial, with FOOTLOOSE The Musical.  

    Directed and...more

    Ivy & Bean the Musical

    Presented by Straz Center at Straz Center, Tampa

    February 15, 2015

     Ivy & Bean the Musical brings to life the beloved BFFs of Annie Barrows’ award-winning children’s books. Opposites in every way, second-graders bookish Ivy and brawny Bean...more

    Funny Bones: The Comedy of Charlie Chaplin

    Presented by Carrollwood Cultural Center at Carrollwood Cultural Center, Tampa

    February 20, 2015

    Come celebrate 100 years of “The Little Tramp” with celebrated Chaplin expert and movement artist Dan Kamin. Kamin trained Robert Downey Jr. for his Oscar-nominated performance in...more

    Rip Van Winkle

    Presented by Bits 'N Pieces Puppet Theatre at PuppetWorld Playhouse, Dover

    February 18 - February 21, 2015

    Bits N Pieces GIANT Puppets. Rip Van Winkle learns when to work and when to play.


    Lights On Tampa

    Presented by City of Tampa - Art Programs at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park, Tampa

    February 20 - February 21, 2015

    Lights On Tampa brings free access to artistic excellence that is fun and family friendly, includes a multi-level education program and presents a lasting element to our cityscape. Artists and...more

    Gasparilla Music Festival

    Presented by Gasparilla Music Festival and Gasparilla Music Festival at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park, Tampa

    March 7 - March 8, 2015

    The Gasparilla Music Festival is a Florida non-profit corporation 501c-3 that organizes an annual music festival in downtown Tampa the second weekend of March.

    The 2015 festival will...more

    Safety Harbor Historical and Ghost Walking Tours

    Presented by Safety Harbor Tours

    April 14, 2014 - March 31, 2015

    Safety Harbor Walking tours is a one and a half hour stroll through beautiful downtown Safety Harbor. Learn about the history and mystery of who discovered Safety Harbor. Hear the stories from the...more

    Sandi Sylver Puppet Show

    Presented by Straz Center at Straz Center, Tampa

    April 11, 2015

    Children and adults alike marvel at the master storytelling of ventriloquist and singer Sandi Sylver, whose shows blend puppets, stories and songs into an enchanting program that educates and...more

    Gulf Coast MakerCon 2015

    Presented by Eureka! Factory at Florida State Fairgrounds, Tampa

    April 18, 2015

     Gulf Coast MakerCon is held each spring, in Tampa Bay, Florida.

    We hosted Tampa Bay’s first maker festival in 2012. Gulf Coast MakerCon is an innovators festival with an...more

    Rip Van Winkle

    Presented by Bits 'N Pieces Puppet Theatre at Tampa Theatre, Tampa

    April 30, 2015

    Bits N Pieces in "Rip Van Winkle", Washington Irving's famous American fairytale. Rip learns there is a time to work and time to play.


    Silly Sam The Music Man

    Presented by Straz Center at Straz Center, Tampa

    May 2, 2015

    Silly Sam's Music Box is a magical treasure of wind instruments, strings, percussion and electronics where the riches of sound come alive! Children explore the many layers of musicality while...more

    Dinosaur Train Live! Buddy's Big Adventure

    Presented by Straz Center at Straz Center, Tampa

    May 16, 2015

     Dinosaur Train LIVE! Buddy’s Big Adventure embraces and celebrates the fascination that preschoolers have with both dinosaurs and trains. Come join Buddy, Tiny, King, Don and...more

    Disney On Ice presents Frozen

    Presented by Tampa bay Times Forum at Tampa Bay Times Forum, Tampa

    May 14 - May 17, 2015

    Enter a fantastical winter wonderland beyond all imagination at Disney On Ice presents Frozen! The heartwarming, Academy Award-winning tale you love is now LIVE and skating into your town....more

    Hansel and Gretel

    Presented by Bits 'N Pieces Puppet Theatre at PuppetWorld Playhouse, Dover

    May 21 - May 23, 2015

    Hansel and Gretel satisfy their sweet tooth cravings with the Gingerbread Witch...she turns into a Devils Food Cookie Cake! See the show and make a puppet to take home.


    Upstairs/Downstairs at the Tampa Bay Hotel

    Presented by Henry B. Plant Museum at Henry B. Plant Museum, Tampa

    September 7, 2014 - May 31, 2015

    Enjoy live theater of single-character vignettes that bring turn-of–the-century Tampa Bay Hotel staff members and guests to life. Based on original research conducted by the Henry Plant...more

    Robin Hood

    Presented by Bits 'N Pieces Puppet Theatre at PuppetWorld Playhouse, Dover

    June 18 - June 20, 2015

    Join Robin Hood when he saves Maid Marion from the wicked Sheriff of Nottingham.


    Official Ghost Tour of Ybor

    Presented by Official Ghost Tour of Ybor

    October 1, 2014 - Ongoing

    Discover the ghostly legends of one of the most haunted towns in the U.S.

    Maybe the history of Mr. Ybor’s City is to blame. A...more

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