1. Hundreds of thousands of lights, holiday decorations and entertainers bring Christmas Town, pictured in 2018, to life this holiday season at Busch Gardens in Tampa.
  2. The Florida Strawberry Festival in Plant City, shown here on opening day in 2016, will still go on March 4-14 next year, but without its usual music lineup of top recording artists.
  3. The new Skyviews Miami Observation Wheel at Bayside Marketplace in Miami on Wednesday, October 28, 2020.
  4. The poster for the documentary "Rondo and Bob." The movie tells the story of horror film art director Bob Burns' obsession with Tampa actor Rondo Hatton whose real life facial deformity turned him into a star.
  5. The snow park in Dade City known as Snowcat Ridge Alpine Snow Park will open Nov. 20.
  6. This year is easier than ever to hear from your favorite authors at the Tampa Bay Times Festival of Reading.
  7. Jessica Anthony holds up her daughter, Aubrey, 4, so she can look through a microscope at organisms like plankton, found in the ocean, at Tampa Bay Watch's Discovery Center at the St. Pete Pier in September. The center is holding Science Saturdays for families to learn about science and environmental topics.
  8. When Walt Disney World opened on July 11, guests wore masks as required in the Magic Kingdom. Both workers at Disney World  and public health officials are praising the company for the safety protocols that have been implemented to protect against the new coronavirus.
  9. The full moon shines surrounded by clouds in the outskirts of Frankfurt, Germany, early Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020. Halloween will bring a Blue Moon, the second full moon in a month, a rare occurrence that hasn't happened since World War II .
  10. According to Cynamon Gonzales, 28, (front) the group's aim is to encourage learning in a pressure-free atmosphere. at the Fossil Park skate park on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020 in St. Petersburg.
  11. Nathan Benderson Park in Sarasota has set up a maze that’s free and and ideal way to let little kids explore. The maze, which is adjacent to the park’s playground, will be up until after Thanksgiving.
  12. Lindsay North of St. Petersburg holds her son Garrett Kippenberg, 3, amid red, green and blue lights at First Night, a free New Year's Eve party held in downtown St. Petersburg for the last 28 years. This year it will be virtual.
  13. Murray Beairsto's house on 18th Avenue Northeast decorated for Halloween in 2004. The typically large swaths of visitors in the Old Northeast neighborhood of St. Petersburg usually brings joy to the neighborhood, but the idea of crowds this year is making some residents rethink the tradition.
  14. Trump and Biden cookies are among the bakery items available for sale on Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020, at Alessi Bakery, 2909 W Cypress St, in Tampa. The bakery is continuing with their annual tradition of selling election cookies with the faces of the candidates. So far, the Trump cookies are outselling Biden cookies.
  15. Tampa Bay Rays relief pitcher Diego Castillo (63) stands on the pitcher's mound at Globe Life Field as the team prepares for the baseball World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers, in Arlington, Texas on Monday. As the team gets ready to play in the World Series, watch parties are popping up across the Tampa Bay area.
  16. The Little Monsters pumpkin patch from the Ybor Merchants Association will still have trick or treating and give kids a free pumpkin, but through the car window this year. An RSVP at is required, however.
  17. Tampa Bay Rays stand at midfield to receive the American League championship trophy following their victory against the Houston Astros in Game 7 of a baseball American League Championship Series on Saturday in San Diego. There are World Series watch parties planned on Tuesday in downtown St. Petersburg and on Tampa's Riverwalk.
  18. Choosing the best pumpkin shape, like this one secured in 2018 at Seminole Heights United Methodist Church in Tampa, will help in your jack-o'-lantern design. You can also incorporate the pumpkin's natural warts and bumps into your design.
  19. During weekends in October, the Florida Gulf Coast Railroad Museum located in Parrish is offering the Pumpkin Patch Express with train rides to a nearby pumpkin patch where kids are are invited to pick their own pumpkin to take home. The event will operate at 50 percent capacity to maintain social distancing.
  20. Renee Warmack, on left, listens in as Sam Piazza, right, talks about his experiences with Down syndrome during an interview with the Tampa Bay Times in 2019. Warmack's documentary "Because of Sam" will be streamed for free this weekend.
  21. Rooftop Cinema Club has drive-in movie venues in the UK, Los Angeles, New York City, San Diego, and Houston. A Tampa location is coming to Armature Works in October.
  22. Canadian artist Abe Waterman, shown in 2018 working on his piece "Circular Argument" for the Sanding Ovations sand sculpture event on Treasure Island beach, will return to this year's competition Nov. 19-22.
  23. Zach Hartman of Tampa, 11, was rewarded for his good deeds on Thursday’s episode of "The Drew Barrymore Show," with a donation toward his effort to stock libraries and animal shelters with recycled goods. His mom, Kim Parrish, said it started when he was 7.

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