Watch zoo primates open specially wrapped presents given them by zoo staff. The presents contain enrichment items: dried cereal, peanuts, fruit, peanut butter, children books, stuffed animals, blankets, and clothing. Included with daily admission.
Cooler weather has arrived and MOSI is slashing its admission price to celebrate. Get half price general admission and viewing of a standard IMAX film after 2 p.m. every Monday through Friday through Dec. 31. Special engagement films, special events, Sky Trail Ropes Course and Zip Line not included.
Stroll through the gardens with laser lights, flora and fauna displays, decorated trees, a seven-foot high gingerbread house with more than 600 lights, 30-foot white swan and a tropical parrot have been added to the array of twinkling lights lining the pathways, with entertainment and a visit fr …
Price: $2, 12 and younger free.
Winter Wonderland is a complete Christmas village with tens of thousands of sparkling lights, 100 trees, live entertainment, visits with Santa, cookie decorating with Mrs. Claus, pony rides, train rides, a petting zoo, a bounce house, slide and a hot chocolate shop. Benefits Nourish to Flourish.
Price: Free admission, fee for some activities (donations appreciated).
Kids get that wish list ready. Santa and his sleigh will be appearing on select nights in St. Petersburg for visits with area children. Come early and stick around for "glice" skating on a simulated ice rink.
Price: Free; $5 skating.
Drive your vehicle through a light and sound show including more than 750 larger-than-life lighted scenes, tunnels and dancing lights. Open at dusk daily through Dec. 29.
Price: $15 Mon.-Thur, $20 Fri.-Sun. per car load.
The zoo closes at 5 p.m. and reopens at 6:30 for the annual evening winter festival on select nights with live reindeer, an ice slide, a million twinkling lights, rides, games and holiday treats. New this year, stroll the Treats & Treasures Hometown Village, an array of shops with anima …
Price: $14, $11 ages 3-11, 2 and younger free.
The Nickelodeon hotel transforms into a holiday wonderland for resort guests to enjoy thousands of twinkling lights, fire side s'mores and hot chocolate, music, snow on the pool deck, photos with Santa, characters in holiday dress, a two story slide and a heated splash zone.
Price: Room reservations required.
The planetarium's 32-minute holiday show features festive classics from Frank Sinatra and Chuck Berry to Burl Ives and Brenda Lee, with a multi-media finale by the Trans Siberian Orchestra. It's all enhanced with thematic animation, special effects and all-dome scenery. Included with museum admi …
The City of Seminole's holiday festival with a tree lighting ceremony, a performance by Connect 2 Christ Choir, holiday entertainers, hayrides, the arrival of Santa Claus, bounce houses, crafts and a 20-ton snow mountain.
All Aboard for an express trip to visit Santa Claus at the North Pole. Passengers can sing with carolers throughout the journey. Santa greets every child upon arrival at the North Pole and presents them with a special gift.
A full scale, live nativity scene with a bonfire, visits with Santa, hay ride, marshmallow roast, interactive animal area and a wreath decorating contest for cash prizes. Benefits Incarnation Catholic School Science Department and agricultural projects.
Price: $10 children, $6 adults.
More than 55,000 LED lights adorn the house along with a 17-foot Santa, 15-foot hot air balloon and a train, all synchronized to music and broadcast over 88.3 FM. Remains on display daily through Jan. 1.
The annual Oakdale Christmas display (also know as the Kresge house) includes 10 trailer-truck loads of lights, an 18-train HO scale model railroad, inflatables, games, bubble machines, and a 70-foot tree, all powered by numerous high-capacity electric meters. Open nightly 6-10 p.m. through Jan. 3.
Enjoy live entertainment before starting the path taking you on a journey through Bethlehem where you encounter a marketplace in Jesus' time, Roman guards, live animals and hear the story of a baby being born in a stable.