Christmas Lights are starting to Sparkle in Tampa Bay! Get into the Holiday Spirit with a stroll or drive by these beautiful Christmas lights!
Enchant Christmas is back at Tropicana Field in St. Pete. We’re sharing everything you need to know before you go.
One of our favorite holiday events in Tampa Bay, Christmas in the Wild at ZooTampa, returns for 19 select nights beginning November 24!
We attended Christmas Town at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay on opening night to give you a peek at what to expect to help you plan your magical night out.
Whether you want to meet Santa, take in the dazzling beauty of Christmas lights, or celebrate the season at local theme parks, we’re sharing our list of our favorite Christmas events in Tampa Bay for families.
Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party returns in 2023 on select nights from November 9 through December 22. We’re sharing our favorite things about this magical event!
There are several events happening this year at local farms from single-day special events to family-friendly holiday events on the farms on weekends. There is so much to explore and experience! Check out our list of the best farms to celebrate a festive country-style Christmas! Related stories you may LOVE: Yes, you CAN cut down…
The Best Christmas Dinner Spots in Tampa Bay – from Sit Down Restaurants to Amazing To Go Christmas Meals!
Disney’s Hollywood Studios will offer an all-new festive after-hours Christmas party which will include exclusive access to attractions and unique entertainment for the holiday season.
It might not snow in Tampa, but local weatherman Denis Phillips certainly knows how to create a whimsical winter wonderland. The local ABC Action News meteorologist is known for his cheery persona, signature suspenders, and love of Diet Dr. Pepper. During hurricane season, his famous slogan “Rule #7” can be heard on repeat from residents…
We’re sharing some of our favorite places to buy Christmas trees in Tampa Bay, including where to cut your own tree.
From the picture-perfect pumpkins and Christmas trees to magical moments with Santa, Gallagher’s is more than a pumpkin patch or tree lot.
Ergle Tree Farm in Dade City helps bring the holiday magic alive! Nothing brings the most joyous holiday season together quite like the smell of a freshly cut Christmas tree. What would the holiday season even more memorable would be the experience of cutting down your very own Florida Christmas tree at Ergle Tree Farm! …
There is so much to do this holiday season, both in Tampa Bay and in Orlando. It can be hard to decide what to do. If you have younger kids, especially preschool age, SeaWorld Orlando’s Christmas Celebration is a must-do. I’ve visited every single Orlando theme park this holiday season, as I tend to do…
You’ve got a lot on your plate during the holidays, so we’ve compiled the best list of places for Christmas diner dine-in and to-go spots.
Come aboard with us as we share our adventure on The Lost Pearl’s ‘A Pirate’s Christmas Cruise’ in Downtown Tampa!
Trying to find a new Christmas show can be hard, especially when the same movies and shows are aired each year.
HOLIDAYS at LEGOLAND® Florida Resort are back and we’re taking you inside the fun to help you build your most awesome day ever!
Check out our TOP PICKS of things to do with kids this week including Snow Days at Florida Aquarium, visits with Santa, and MORE!
‘Tis the season for sleigh loads of winter break fun in Tampa Bay! We’re sharing our top picks of things to do!
We’re taking you inside the production of Nutcracker by Next Generation Ballet® at the Straz which has been months in the making.
Get your gloves ready! Snow Days are back at The Florida Aquarium and we’re giving you an INSIDE LOOK at this year’s event.
School might be out but there are still plenty of awesome camps around town to keep the kids busy! Check out these cool camps for kids during the 2023 holiday season.
We’re sharing some of our favorite spots to take pictures with Santa in Tampa Bay.
We’re sharing our favorite free and cheap holiday events and Christmas events in Tampa Bay to help you save!
We’re sharing some of our favorite New Year’s Eve fireworks displays Tampa Bay, including one event that launches at noon!
It’s an exciting time at Walt Disney World with so many new rides, new experiences, and more opening for your family to experience!
Lucky you for calling Tampa Bay home. There are so many things to do in Tampa Bay. From day camps to events and activities, we’ve got it all on our top picks list.
Curtis Hixon Park will transform into a Winter Village once again filled with holiday lights, ice-skating, curling, NEW theme nights, and MORE!
Let someone else do the cooking! We’re sharing our top picks of Thanksgiving Dinner take-out and dining in options in Tampa Bay.
The Great American Teach-In is an annual nationwide event that helps kids discover future career opportunities.
The high cost of living and inflation continue to make a significant impact on families and the non-profit organizations that support them. If you are financially able, donating a new toy and even food for a local family in need will make a big difference this holiday season.
Get ready to ring in 2024 with these awesome family-friendly and adults-only New Year’s Eve events around Tampa Bay!
Parades are such a fun way to celebrate the holidays with the family and the best part is, it’s free to attend!
Breakfast with Santa is a great way to let your kids see the big guy up close and personal. Fill the season with holiday cheer with one of these great breakfast with Santa options. Related: Where to Take Pictures with Santa in Tampa Bay Breakfast with Santa Tampa Bay Christmas Brunch at TradeWinds Island Resorts…
We’re sharing some of our favorite Christmas shows on stage in Tampa Bay to help you plan your December to remember.
The beloved holiday performance is returning to the stage in 2023! We’re sharing our favorite places to see The Nutcracker in Tampa Bay.
The Metropolitan Ministries Holiday Tent in Tampa is officially open and accepting donations for the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays and once again, your help is needed more than ever. This year, the non-profit which serves our six county region, expects to assist more than 30,000 families. Supply chain issues are contributing to a shortage of…
The TECO Manatee Viewing Center is back open for the season! This is one of our favorite free things to do with the kids in Tampa Bay!
We’re sharing our 5 favorite things to do with the kids during the holidays at Universal Orlando from Grinchmas, Harry Potter and more!
The United States Postal Service is giving your child the opportunity to participate in the “Greetings from the North Pole” program for the cost of a postage stamp!
Our complete guide on Where to See Santa at Walt Disney World will make it easy for your family to see Santa Claus at Disney.
Celebrate Your Best Christmas Ever in Orlando! There’s no place like home for the holidays, except perhaps Walt Disney World. If you’re ready to give your family the merriest memories this holiday season at Walt Disney World then it’s time to consider booking a hotel room. Disney area hotels are booking fast for the holidays….
Your Guide to the Best Pumpkin Patches from around Tampa Bay! Get ready for an amazing experience to welcome Fall – and some great pictures!
The 2023 list of pumpkin patches, haunted houses, and fall festivals in Tampa Bay is here and promises some ghoulishly good times.
We’re dishing on all the details about Brick-or-Treat at LEGOLAND Florida to help you map out your family’s adventure this Halloween season!
Howl-O-Scream returns to Busch Gardens Tampa Bay and we’re dishing on all the details to help you plan a night of fright!
We did the work for you, breaking down where you can meet Mickey Mouse, The Little Mermaid, Moana and other popular characters at Walt Disney World!
It’s the most wonderful time of the year…and the most wonderful time to save with new awesome LEGOLAND Florida deals!
National Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15. Tampa is rich with Hispanic Heritage. Two Tampa moms, originally from Puerto Rico, share details about their roots and raising their own children with Hispanic heritage in Tampa Bay.
Meet 7-year-old Emersyn, a remarkable little girl who bravely confronts medulloblastoma with her family, the community, and the Children’s Cancer Center by her side.
Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party returns in 2023 on August 11 for 38 nights of SPOOKtacular fun! We’ve been attending this event fo years and we’re dishing on all the details to help you plan an epic night.
Splash pads are a great way for kids of any age to have fun and cool off. Check out our picks for some of the best splash pads in Tampa Bay!
We love the Disney After Hours events for two reasons: the lines are shorter and it’s a lot less hot outside since you’re not sweltering in the blazing hot Florida sun.
You don’t have to be a penny pincher to want to take advantage of a free or cheap deal every now and then. This is the full guide to the most awesome free and cheap things to do in Tampa Bay with the kids!
Check out MORPH’D, the all-new exhibit from The Florida Aquarium where you can meet some weirdly wonderful, and unique creatures such as axolotls, chameleons, and even bird poop frogs!
The best way to enjoy a Disney cruise is to be prepared. Here’s what you need to know before you and your family get on a Disney cruise.
Water is part of the allure of living in Florida, but few realize that drowning is the leading cause of death among Florida children ages 1-4. Water Safety to Prevent Drownings One family is incredibly grateful to have averted such a tragedy. Having recently moved from Washington State to Venice, Florida, the family of five…
With big kids going back to school, we’re showing you fun weekday activities to keep your preschooler busy in Tampa Bay.
Heading to Sanibel and Captiva is an easy getaway from Tampa Bay. We’ve rounded up our favorite things to do there with kids!
We asked and you answered, sharing your best Easter egg tips including Easter basket ideas, egg hunt ideas and more!
Orlando World Center Marriott has no shortage of fun for the whole family. We’ve got the scoop on what to do and what to know before you go!
Need a hotel near Universal or Disney? These are the best hotels for families near Orlando’s theme parks for all budget levels.
We live here and PLAY here, so we know a thing or two about all fo the awesome things to do in Tampa Bay with the kids! We’re sharing some of our favorites to help you plan the best day ever with the family in gorgeous Tampa Bay.
The free Busch Gardens Preschool Card is BACK for 2023 and it includes visits to Adventure Island too!
America’s funniest dad, Jim Gaffigan, heads to Tampa. We got the chance to chat with him about his show, his family, and his ties to Tampa.
The SeaWorld Orlando + Aquatica Preschool Card is BACK for 2023! You don’t want to miss out on your chance to take advantage of the FREE SeaWorld Orlando Preschool Card for kiddos ages 3-5 years old! SeaWorld Orlando Preschool Card Information The 2023 Preschool card allows for FREE unlimited visits to SeaWorld Orlando and Aquatica…
We’ve got your Ultimate Guide to All Things Gasparilla HERE!
The thought of leaving the house on New Year’s Eve can be daunting if you are a parent, so why not celebrate at home with the kids and some of their closest friends? We’ve searched some of our favorite blogs to find 10 ideas to make ringing in 2023 a night (or noon if you are…
Karrie Mueller has successful businesses, three happy children and a soulmate husband. Beyond Super Mom, she’s a Mom to KNOW!
Shiver me timbers! It’s that time of year for pirates big and small to don their swashbuckling best and get ready to celebrate Gasparilla! The parades are right around the corner, which means it’s time to start the search for your family’s Gasparilla outfits and of course, the swag! From beads to costumes, we’re sharing…
The holiday season isn’t always merry for kids so we’re turning to a local expert for advice and top tips.
The holidays can be chaotic. Check out these tips to stay safe and healthy this season, when ordinary rules can fall through the cracks.
Christmas in Orlando! So. Much. Christmas. That’s exactly what you experience when you celebrate Christmas at Gaylord Palms. From holiday shows to gingerbread decorating and sliding down Snow Mountain, there’s truly something for everyone to enjoy. And this year, they’ve brought back their signature holiday event – ICE! For the first time since 2019, ICE!…
Did you know your child can get a letter from Santa with a return address from the North Pole? You DO NOT want to miss out on this opportunity from the the United States Postal Service’s “Letters from Santa” program now called Greetings from the North Pole. It will require some work on your part since…
Mother of three boys, Tampa Bay realtor, and founder of the Christian Michael Hernandez Foundation (CMHF), Lindsay Hernandez lives by the mission of her nonprofit in every way possible: to be a light in this world through the provision of unconditional kindness. In a month that focuses on giving and gratitude, we are thankful for…
Logan Ryan, two-time Super Bowl champ and safety for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, is grounded in gratitude, firm in family, and focused on football.
From the best eats to the best storytellers, here are the best things to do with kids at EPCOT’s Festival of the Holidays 2023.
Your Guide to Brandon’s Best Pumpkin Patches from around Tampa Bay! Get ready for an amazing experience to welcome Fall!
Our team here at Tampa Bay Parenting Magazine share their favorite DIY Halloween costumes to spark some ghoulishly good ideas this Halloween!
The Toy Insider Reveals The Hottest Toys for 2022 Holiday Shopping Season!
We’re sharing ways you can volunteer with the kids in Tampa Bay to turn quality family time into give back time!
Tampa’s Colt Clark and The Quarantine Kids discuss their family, their musical journey, and what it’s like performing on an iconic stage.
These family favorite, kid-tested 100 things to do in Tampa Bay and more are included in the latest edition of author, Kristen Hare’s book.
Every once in a while a child is called to make a big difference in a very short time, because that is all they are given. We remember Taylor for how she lived and learn more about her through her mother, Alexa Parker.
You may recognize this mother of beautiful birthday bashes, creative costuming and idyllic ideas: Diana Blinkhorn @mrsblinks
Gasparilla’s roots run deep in Tampa dating back generations to 1904 when the very first ‘invasion’ was concocted as a way to promote the city
Our list of NYE Hotspots for your and your significant other is updated almost daily through the end of the year – so keep checking back to see what’s new!
We’re sharing a few places around town to check out if you want to play in the snow or take a whirl around an ice-skating rink.
Blogger Ginain Grayes is dishing on her favorite festive holiday cocktail recipes which can also be transformed into mocktails.
Carolynn Smith-Jones, owner of 7 Marketing + PR, has rebuilt her life from the ground up. Follow her journey, struggles, and faith!
Foster your family’s holiday spirit with help from the public library. Learn about different holidays to teach children about diversity.
Starting July 2022, BayCare will begin training the next generation of pediatricians when it launches the 3-year BayCare Pediatrics Residency
Yes- jingle bells WILL be ringing, even in the pool, while eating a candy cane in the 80-degree beautiful weather that is the norm for Orlando in December!
The Holidays are Here! Margaret Zakarian gives her favorite tips to keep the holidays easy and stress free.
The powerhouse team behind the babysitting service Doublemint Sitting are growing their annual toy drive for foster kids and they need your help.
Jenny P of @lunchboxmafia is dishing on her favorite holiday inspired lunchbox ideas for the tastiest and most festive lunch ever!
Til the Season for warm lunches! Jenny from @lunchboxmafia teaches you how to make warm lunches for your kids, and tips to keep them warm!
Ice skating on the beach? Although that sounds like a crazy concept, you can do just that at Winter Beach in St. Pete! Located at the St. Pete Pier, the new attraction boasts a skating rink with a 360-degree water view. Whether you’ve been skating for years or are just learning how, the Winter Beach…
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