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Day by Day:  1968 

Through Dec. 30 at The Florida Museum of Photographic Arts.  The exhibition presents 366 vintage black and white news photographs from a private collection, one made on each day of 1968. This exhibition gives a chronological account of each day in 1968.

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Jingle Bell Run 

Dec. 1, 7:30-11am at 1 Steinbrenner Dr.  This fun, festive and family-friendly chip-timed 5k features a Centerfield Celebration with food & drinks (including beer & mimosas w/ proper ID), entertainment, an awesome kid’s zone, a holiday-themed costume contest, silent auction, and more.  Benefits Arthritis Foundation.

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Blow Your Own Glass Ornament at Gott Glass Gallery 

Dec. 7, 5-10pm.  Experience blown glass which puts you on the end of a blowpipe, paired up with a professional instructor; who will guide you through the process of making your very own holiday ornament. 

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The Winter Wonderettes 

Dec. 7-23 at Stageworks Theatre in downtown Tampa.  This seasonal celebration finds the girls entertaining at the annual Harper’s Hardware Holiday Party featuring 60s versions of your favorite holiday music.  (813) 374-2416

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Sno Fest 

Dec. 14 & 15 at the Florida State Fairgrounds.  Kids will have a chance to play in REAL snow! PLUS they can also make their own (artificial) snow! Your entire family will enjoy a stroll through our forest during snowfall, a visit from Santa Claus, delicious holiday treats, Christmas lights & more. 

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Indie Flea 

Dec. 16, 11am-3pm at Armature Works.  Best of all things indie, located in the heart of the Tampa Bay Area. The hand selected vendors feature products ranging from handmade jewelry, letterpress cards, screen printed t-shirts to vintage treasures and more.


Cirque du Soleil Presents “CRYSTAL” 

Dec. 19-23 at Amalie Arena.  This unique arena production showcases synchronized and freestyle ice skating alongside circus discipline.  All ages welcome.


TFO:  Home Alone in Concert 

Dec. 21, 7:30pm at Ruth Eckerd Hall.  A true holiday favorite, this beloved comedy classic features renowned composer John Williams’ charming and delightful score performed live to picture by The Florida Orchestra.


White Christmas (1954) 

Dec. 23, 3pm at the Tampa Theatre.  Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney and Vera-Ellen are captivating as matched pairs of entertainers playing out a timeless story of cute misunderstandings as they travel the road to love, and the music and dancing will put you in the holiday spirit without fail.

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NYE Wrap Party 2018:  Austin Powers 

Dec. 31, 9pm at the Tampa Theatre.  Join Dr. Evil and Mr. Bigglesworth for heavy hors d’oeuvres and desserts, live music and dancing, the ball drop LIVE on the big screen at midnight, and an open beer-and-wine bar all night long.

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