1. Crowds gather on Central Avenue in downtown St. Petersburg at a 2022 First Friday block party. The monthly block party has been going on for more than 20 years on Central Avenue, but organizers are in search of sponsors to continue.
  2. Jimmy Donaldson, better known as YouTube star MrBeast  leads the Tampa Bay Buccaneers onto the field for their Oct. 22 game against the Atlanta Falcons.
  3. The alternative holiday known as Festivus can be traced to the classic 1997 episode of "Seinfeld" called "The Strike." [Courtesy of Sony Pictures Television Inc.]
  4. In interviews, Tim Dorsey credited his journalism career as a rich source for his fiction, providing both his encyclopedic knowledge of Florida lore and his familiarity with bizarre crimes.
  5. Joel Wynkoop, 63, poses for a portrait at Tampa Bay Community Network in Tampa.
  6. Shoppers browse for items at vendor booths at Shopapalooza in St. Petersburg's Vinoy Park Saturday, Nov. 25, 2023.
  7. Doja Cat brought her Scarlet Tour to Amalie Arena on Friday, her first local concert since early 2020.
  8. Josie Barber, interior designer and owner of Karma Juice Bar & Eatery, on left, helps Maggie Duffy, Tampa Bay Times Arts and Dining reporter, decorate and spruce up her wreath in the lobby outside of Karma at 490 First Ave. S, on Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2023 in St. Petersburg.
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  10. Rebecca Renner is the author of "Gator Country."
  11. The Chick-fil-A at 6299 W. Waters Ave. in Tampa has gone over the top on its Christmas decorations for nearly 30 years. Some of the features include concerts, visits with Santa and a snowblowing machine.
  12. Capri Guggino, 6, of Brandon, left, and Brady Simmons, 12, of Tampa, right, admire artificial snow following Ybor City’s 13th annual tree lighting in Tampa on Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2023.
  13. Decorations bring holiday cheer to the Magic Kingdom on Nov. 3, 2023, part of the multiday seasonal transformation across Walt Disney World.
  14. At the 2018 First Night St. Petersburg celebration, people line the water along Bayshore Drive to watch one of the two firework shows held on New Year's Eve.
  15. Artist Ales Bask Hostomsky poses for a portrait during the opening reception to his newest show “B.A.S.K.: Because Art Should Kill” on Friday, Oct. 20, 2023, in Tampa.
  16. "The Choir of Man" runs through Dec. 10 at the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts in Tampa.
  17. People crowd the Florida CraftArt gallery in St. Petersburg in 2018 as they watch Tibetan Buddhist monks from the Drepung Gomang Monastery in India dissolve their sand mandala during the conclusion of their Sacred Art Tour. Voting is open now for which mandala the monks will create when they return in January 2024.
  18. Busch Gardens is lit up for the season with Christmas Town, running Nov. 11 through Jan. 7. The park transformation is included with admission with seasonal entertainment, and even its coasters, such as Iron Gwazi, shown here, are decorated in Christmas lights.
  19. A closer look at the Little Free Library erected by Jenny Wear in her neighborhood park, Westwood Lakes Park, in Tampa.
  20. Hozier performed at the Mahaffey Theater in St. Petersburg on March 20, 2019.
  21. Florida artist, mermaid and veteran Iona Parris teaches a "Military Mermaid" class through the Wounded Warrior Project.
  22. SAG-AFTRA captain Mary M. Flynn rallies fellow striking actors on a picket line outside Netflix studios, Wednesday in Los Angeles.
  23. "May December" features, from left, Natalie Portman as Elizabeth Berry and Julianne Moore as Gracie Atherton-Yoo.
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