1. Florida CraftArt gallery manager Julia Collver hangs artist-made ornaments on a tree for the 2022 Holiday Boutique.
  2. Jo Dyke tests the lights on the branch of a cherry blossom tree. The LED lights can be programmed to display different colors. The cherry blossom trees will be pink.
  3. Christmas Town at Busch Gardens in Tampa a variety of colorful elements.
  4. The downtown Tampa Winter Village has added a new “street curling” attraction that is free to play any time the holiday district is open in Curtis Hixon Park. They will even have a new curling league that is signing up teams now.
  5. In this 2018 photo, a bonnethead shark swims in a tank at the Mote Marine Aquarium in Sarasota. The aquarium houses manatees, sharks, sea turtles and otters. Visitors can explore touch pools, hands-on exhibits and windows into the real research being done by scientists in the Mote Marine Laboratory.
  6. On Tuesday morning, Disney announced new park-specific prices that are set to go into effect Dec. 8.
  7. Grocery prices have risen some 13 percent, according to government reports, and bird flu has made turkey prices soar. But there are ways to curb your spending without curbing your appetite for a hearty Thanksgiving meal.
  8. A volunteer in 2020 takes turkeys and other meats from the freezer to distribute during the food drive and food distribution operation at Metropolitan Ministries' holiday tent in Tampa.
  9. Willie Nelson will perform March 3 at the Florida Strawberry Festival in Plant City.
  10. At the 2018 Sanding Ovations competition, Carl Jara of Clevaland created a piece that mimics people's constant expressions. He was among several artists from around the world sculpting for the annual sand sculpture event in Treasure Island. This year's event is Nov. 17-20. The sculptures tend to last for weeks afterward.
  11. Broc Turner of Tampa slides down a single lane of the Snowy Slopes attraction with his cousin, Bishop Griffin, 4, of Jacksonville while visiting the Snowcat Ridge alpine snow park in November 2021. The snow park will reopen Nov. 11 in Dade City.
  12. A pumpkin weighing 969 pounds, lays on top of a bed of hay at Bearss Groves on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022, in Tampa.
  13. Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse wave to the crowd during the Hollywood Studios 30th anniversary parade in 2019 at Disney World. The Magic Kingdom kept its status as the most-visited park in the world with an estimated 12.7 million visitors, an increase of 83%. That still lags 2019, when it had an estimated 21 million visitors.
  14. Shonnika Denise, 35, was the winner of last year's Dessert Wars competition in Tampa. She now operates Synergy Sweets out of her home in Tampa.
  15. Workers tend to frame construction on the operator’s building for the Serengeti Flyer, in the background, on Tuesday at Busch Gardens in Tampa. The 135-foot-tall attraction, expected to open in spring 2023, will feature two pendulumlike arms, seating 40 riders that fly progressively higher with each swing, providing sweeping views of the park's Serengeti Plain and downtown Tampa.
  16. Rosey Williams, the founder of Indie Flea poses for a portrait at the Indie Flea Market on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019 in St. Petersburg. The market is returning — and celebrating a decade in St. Petersburg — on Oct. 9.
  17. The University of South Florida has announced that college of arts performances are now free. The USF Jazztet will perform Oct. 26 at 7:30 p.m. in Barness Recital Hall.
  18. Joan and Kevin DiMaggio dressed as the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines on Central Avenue in St. Petersburg on Halloween in 2021.
  19. Wild Adventures Theme Park, shown here in Valdosta, Ga., is offering free admission to those displaced by Hurricane Ian this Saturday and Sunday.
  20. Phil Garrett takes a photo of his girlfriend, Julie Marie Fischer, beside the new sculpture, "Home," by artist Matthew Mazzotta. The 21-foot floor-to-ceiling sculpture of a flamingo has been a popular stop for guests boarding and arriving at Tampa International Airport.
  21. Yura Vine Brothers will open a new plant boutique in Water Street Tampa's Cora apartment building at 1011 E Cumberland Ave.
  22. Brothers Steven, Paul, and Vinny DeCosmo pose for a portrait during a soft opening at the new DeCosmo Italian Market on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022 in Pinellas Park.
  23. A Joseph Mozier marble statue on display during free museum day at the Museum of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg was a part of the annual Arts Alive! event in St. Petersburg in 2013, which annually coincides with the Smithsonian's Free Museum Day. It will be held this year on Sept. 17.
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