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Kailey Katow makes a toy sandwich at the Glazer Children’s Museum. The museum is offering Bright Nights playtime Thursday and Friday evenings.LOREN ELLIOTT | Times

Things to Do Planner: Glazer Museum lights up, author David Maraniss, Christmas Town at Busch Gardens

BRIGHT NIGHTS: Glazer lights up The interactive Glazer Children's Museum in Tampa's Curtis Hixon Park this week is opening a new after-hours playtime called Bright Nights. The museum's top exhibit areas are lit up and in tune with holiday classics set among a dazzling light show. Held Thursday and Friday evenings f …


  1. Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Nov. 28


    The Ries Brothers: Hailing from Clearwater, the brothers just finished a tour opening for Chicago. 7:30 p.m., Ruth Eckerd Hall Murray Studio Theater, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. $15 advance, $20 day of show. (727) 791-7400.

    Luis Santana  |   Times (3/12/2015, Belleair Bluffs, FL)  The Ries Brothers, a young pop-rock duo that has toured with Chicago and other big names poses for a portrait at their Belleair Bluffs home and practice space. [Luis Santana | Times]
  2. Mark your calendar: Here are the top holiday parades, shows and events now till New Year's


    As the last of the Thanksgiving dishes are cleared, it's time to look at the holiday season ahead.

    Busch Gardens Tampa transforms into Christmas Town with twinkling light sculptures of flamingos and palm trees, Christmas trees, dancing lights, holiday-themed entertainment, attractions and shopping.
  3. Christmas concerts, light displays and other Things to Do on the North Suncoast


    Musically inclined

    A Saint Leo Christmas: A family-friendly Christmas concert will take place at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Greenfelder-Denlinger Boardrooms of the Student Community Center at Saint Leo University, 33701 State Road 52, St. Leo. Admission is free, but reservations are required …

  4. Fair association's Candy Cane Acres kicks off busy holiday season in Hernando


    BROOKSVILLE — The animated television special A Charlie Brown Christmas has been a holiday staple since it debuted in 1965. And with the recent release of The Peanuts Movie, the lovable loser and his friends are more popular than ever.

    A decorative Santa sits among the holiday lights at Candy Cane Acres at the Hernando County Fairgrounds in Brooksville.
  5. Hernando Events for Nov. 27



    27 Today

    'Beginning Birding': Participants will learn to identify birds at feeders and during a short walk. 8:30 a.m. Free. Chinsegut Conservation Center, 23212 Lake Lindsey Road, north of Brooksville. (352) 428-2629.

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  6. Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Nov. 27


    Christmas Town at Busch Gardens: This is the first night for this transformation of the park into a holiday wonderland with Christmas-themed entertainment, a "Christmas Time Tree Show," music by the Holiday Hills Band, photos with Santa, festive treats and holiday shopping. Included with admission. 10 a.m., Busch …

    Luis Santana  |   Times (11/20/2012, Tampa, FL)   Thousands of LED Christmas lights greet visitors into Christmas Town at the front gates of Busch Gardens.  Busch Gardens Tampa Bay offered the Times a behind the scenes look at the setup for their newest feature Christmas Town. Christmas Town will be opened after normal park hours and will offer a variety of different Christmas themed areas and attractions. Christmas Town opens on November 30th 2012.  [Luis Santana | Times]