Another year is coming to an end! It’s that time once again to eat, drink and be merry with lots of things to do while buzzing in and around Tampa Bay. A traditional holiday season must, The Nutcracker, will again take center stage at Carol Morsani Hall at David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts from December 16th thru the 18th. This classic holiday favorite will have international guest artists performing with the awardwinning dancers of Next Generation Ballet. Visit: www.StrazCenter.org
Keeping in the spirit of the season, experience an old-fashioned Victorian Christmas Stroll of the former 1891 Tampa Bay Hotel with its Grand Hallway, 14 exhibit rooms and other decorated areas. This year’s theme includes whimsical teacups, antique toys and ringing bells with costumed carolers singing from Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol along for the visit. This runs from December 1st to 23rd, 10:00 am to 8:00 pm daily. Proceeds fund museum restoration and preservation projects. Visit: www.PlantMuseum.com
On December 18th, offer your support to the Interbay-Glover YMCA’s Great Amazing Race. Teams of two will race around a 1-mile cross country course that includes games, relays, obstacle courses and more. Visit: www.GreatAmazingRace.com
Lisa Casalino’s 2nd Annual Caroling in the Park is scheduled for December 19th to celebrate the holiday cheer through song at Hyde Park Village from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Visit: www.LisaCasalino.com
The Holiday Lighted Boat Parade can be viewed from Channelside, the SS American Victory Ship, Davis Islands, Harbor Island and the Convention Center on December 23rd at 6:30 pm. Decorated boats bring holiday cheer as they sale around Davis Island, Harbor Island and through Garrison Channel.
Ring in the New Year at The Rooftop Eve party on December 31st at Timpano’s Italian Chop House. There will be a number of luxury amenities including private cabanas, engraved metal tickets, live models and live music. Visit: www.TimpanoChopHouse.net
The 142nd Ringling Brothers & Barnum and Bailey Circus’ “Greatest Show on Earth” will be rolling into town on January 4th thru 8th at the St. Pete Times Forum. This year’s theme is Dragons in honor of The Year of the Dragon and uses a mix of renowned spiritual and real life legends with superhuman stunts, the world-famous clown alley and lots of animals. Visit: www.Ringling.com
Panache Vue’ Magazine is proud to offer our support to these events. This is just a tease of what’s happening around Tampa Bay… visit PanacheVue.com to get more event information. And in case we’ve missed something, email us at events@PanacheVue.com.
We hope to see you soon!
Karyn Anjali is a published author and Tampa Bay’s resident socialite spends time out and about attending events and supporting charities. A successful business owner of a custom jewelry line, Karysma, and a Real Estate Broker, writing remains a preferred hobby.
Born in Trinidad, and having lived in Toronto, London, Miami and Vancouver prior to moving here 9 years ago, she enjoys the small town feel within a large city with daily dynamic things happening. She has an MBA and a BA in Communication Arts.