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From fancy parties to fireworks, here’s where to ring in 2018 in Tampa Bay

From fancy parties to fireworks, here’s where to ring in 2018 in Tampa Bay

As 2018 approaches, the Tampa Bay area is ready to celebrate with champagne toasts and views of fireworks and — extra! extra! — dimpled Extra host and Saved by the Bell alum Mario Lopez, who will be in Tampa to ring in the new year. But ...
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12 things to do with kids over the long winter break

12 things to do with kids over the long winter break

The school calendars for this winter break leave a pretty big gap between Christmas and Jan. 8, when most public school students return to class in the Tampa Bay area. So if you are looking for some ideas to fill the days in that chasm here are some...
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Top things to do in Tampa Bay the week of Dec. 25-31.

Top things to do in Tampa Bay the week of Dec. 25-31.

New Year’s Eve: As 2018 approaches, the Tampa Bay area is ready to celebrate on Sunday with champagne toasts, fireworks and dimpled Extra host and Saved by the Bell alum Mario Lopez, who will be in Tampa for the Pied Piper New Year’s Eve party ($75 a...
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5 things to do under $5 Dec. 21-27: Boat parade, Outback Bowl Players Nighter, night hike, free movies on the beach

5 things to do under $5 Dec. 21-27: Boat parade, Outback Bowl Players Nighter, night hike, free movies on the beach

1New view of Largo lights: A new feature this year at Largo Central Park is Clydesdale-drawn carriage rides from 6-9 p.m. today through Sunday and Dec. 28-30. A $5 ticket gets you a ride on a wagon pulled by horses to view a light display that incl...
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Where to find fireworks for New Year’s Eve in Tampa Bay

Where to find fireworks for New Year’s Eve in Tampa Bay

We’ll take a cup of kindness, sure, but what we really want to see on New Year’s Eve is stuff blown up in a dazzling fireworks show. So here’s a quick guide to where you can see fireworks on Sunday night to start the year off with a bang:• Downtown S...
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Plan your weekend: New Year’s Eve, Harry Potter and the Florida Orchestra, comic Jim Gaffigan, snow days, WWE Live Holiday Tour

Plan your weekend: New Year’s Eve, Harry Potter and the Florida Orchestra, comic Jim Gaffigan, snow days, WWE Live Holiday Tour

Plan your weekendPartiesNew Year’s Eve: As 2018 approaches, the Tampa Bay area is ready to celebrate with champagne toasts and views of fireworks and — extra! extra! — dimpled Extra host and Saved by the Bell alum Mario Lopez, inset, who will be in T...
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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for the week of Dec. 18-24.

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for the week of Dec. 18-24.

Gasparilla Bowl: The postseason college football game at Tropicana Field on Thursday brings Florida International University from Conference USA to play the Temple Owls from the American Athletic Conference. ($40-$80). gasparillabowl.com. The 8 p.m....
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Plan your weekend Dec. 22-24: Gabriel Iglesias, boat parade, Vodka Latke, Broadway’s ‘Love Never Dies’

Plan your weekend Dec. 22-24: Gabriel Iglesias, boat parade, Vodka Latke, Broadway’s ‘Love Never Dies’

Plan your weekendChristmasTampa Riverwalk Lighted Boat Parade: More than 100 boats of all sizes came out for this last year. Small boats that can pass under bridges cast off from Rick’s on the River at 6 p.m. to meet up with larger boats and sailboat...
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Plan your weekend Dec. 15-17: Katy Perry, boat parades, Star Wars parties, comics Gilbert Gottfried, Michael Carbonaro

Plan your weekend Dec. 15-17: Katy Perry, boat parades, Star Wars parties, comics Gilbert Gottfried, Michael Carbonaro

Plan your weekendSuperstarKaty Perry: In the ever-escalating arms race to be the most eye-popping pop star on the planet, sometimes you have to call in for backup. Even if you’re Katy Perry. When plotting her lavishly spectacular Witness Tour, which ...
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6 gift ideas for grandparents and grandchildren to spend more time together

6 gift ideas for grandparents and grandchildren to spend more time together

A grandparent can be a tough person to buy a Christmas gift for. Likewise, many grandparents are stumped on what to get the kids besides some cash. Why not make your Christmas gift something you both want more of: more time together making memories. ...
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