Friday, December 15, 2017
Events

Things to Do in Pasco and Hernando counties starting Nov. 25

On stage

Christmas special: A Pasco Christmas will be presented Nov. 25-27 and Dec. 2-4 at Richey Suncoast Theatre, 6237 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey. The musical is geared for all ages to get into the holiday spirit. Showtimes are at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 2:30 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $18. Call (727) 842-6777 or visit richeysuncoasttheatre.com.

Holiday revue: Hernando Holidays will be presented Dec. 1-4 at Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Dec. 1-3; with 2 p.m. matinees on Dec. 3 and 4. The holiday-themed variety show features nearly 30 performers, and includes singing, dancing, comedy and skits. Tickets are $15. Visit stagewestflorida.com or call the box office at (352) 683-5113.

Festivals

Thanksgiving Bluegrass Festival: The annual festival is Nov. 24-26 at the Sertoma Youth Ranch, 85 Myers Road, south of Spring Lake on the Pasco/Hernando county line. Camping sites available. Advance weekend tickets are $75 ($85 at the gate); daily tickets range from $15 to 37. Call Lynda or email [email protected] (828) 265-9929. sertomayouthranch.com.

A bottle of red or white?: The Florida Wine Festival will be 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Florida Estates Winery, 25241 State Road 52, Land O' Lakes. There will be vendors, entertainment and a variety of wines crafted at the winery. Dogs on leashes are welcome. Admission is free. Call (813) 996-2113 or visit floridaestateswines.com.

Celebrating Christmas

Christmas Train Rides: Take an old fashioned train rides for Christmas, then visit with Santa, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Crews Lake Wilderness Park, 16739 Crews Lake Drive, Shady Hills. The cost is $6. Call (727) 639-7639 or visit pascocountyfl.net.

Symphony in Lights: The annual holiday light show at the Shops at Wiregrass continues nightly through Dec. 31 at 28211 Paseo Drive, Wesley Chapel. The show features more than 250,000 LED lights, choreographed to holiday favorites chosen by mall guests. Shows are hourly 6 to 9 p.m. For information, call (813) 994-2242 or visit theshopsatwiregrass.com.

Look ahead

Christmas parades: The Magical Night Christmas Parade will be Dec. 2 in downtown Dade City; the Hudson Christmas Parade will be Dec. 3, starting at Hudson Middle School; the annual River Lights Boat Parade will be Dec. 3 at Sims Park, New Port Richey; the Brooksville Christmas Parade will be Dec. 10 through downtown Brooksville.

Performing Arts Series: Christmas with the Marlins will be Dec. 2 at Pasco-Hernando State College Performing Arts Center, 10230 Ridge Road, New Port Richey. For tickets, call (727) 816-3707 or visit phsc.edu/tix.

Gem, Mineral, Jewelry and Fossil Show: The Withlacoochee Rockhounds' annual event will be Dec. 2-4 at Veterans Memorial Park, 14333 Hicks Road, Hudson. Call (352) 688-7810.

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