1. A new nighttime show debuted Tuesday at Epcot called “Luminous The Symphony of Us,” with fireworks, dancing fountains, lasers and lights, along with two original songs plus new arrangements of iconic Disney hits.
  2. The remnants of a vivid sunset color the horizon as palm trees glow with festive string lights along St. Pete Beach near the Don CeSar Hotel on Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2023.
  3. Children walk past the John Overstreet House (circa mid-1860s), a two-story pioneer-era farmhouse constructed of native heart pine at the Pioneer Florida Museum & Village in Dade City.
  4. Our 2024 Tampa Bay concert preview is here. Top row from left (all Times file photos): Billy Joel, Bad Bunny and Drake. Bottom row from left (all AP images): Morgan Wallen, Madonna and Joan Jett.
  5. Grand Theft Auto VI coming 2025 to PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S.
  6. Carpenter Jeffrey Cain builds a seven-foot Star of David at his home workshop in Clearwater for the Chabad of Clearwater's Hanukkah celebration to be hosted on Dec 7 at Coachman Park. The event will have performances by the Nerdy Noah Show, live music, a Hebrew school performance, latkes, doughnuts, dreidels, a visit from Tampa Bay Lightning’s ThunderBug, and a chocolate gelt drop with the Clearwater Fire Department.
  7. Victor Hedman, along with his family, is presented with a silver stick by owner Jeff Vinik Monday at Amalie Arena after becoming  the first Lightning defenseman and only the third player in franchise history to play in 1,000 career games.
  8. The cruise line Margaritaville at Sea has announced that Tampa will be the port of call for its next, much bigger cruise ship, the Islander, offering trips to Mexico and Key West.
  9. Crowds will gather along east bound Park Boulevard for the Pinellas Park Christmas parade Saturday night.
  10. ThunderBug will once again join in the Hanukkah festivities at Coachman Park in Clearwater This year, Hanukkah runs Dec. 7-14.
  11. Holiday helpers assist children as they go tobogganing down a hill of snow.
  12. Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy leads his team onto the ice for warmups before Thursday's game against the Pittsburgh Penguins at Amalie Arena.
  13. 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.
  14. Mateo Smith, better know as Trash Wolf, picks up litter along 54th Avenue in Lealman on Nov. 15. He figures he has collected over 5,000 pounds of litter.
  15. The exterior of the Leiman House in Tampa.
  16. An aerial drone view of the former dog racing track and score board at Derby Lane, 10490 Gandy Blvd. N. Almost three years after greyhound racing ended, the track is now filled in with grass and is remarkably well tended to.
  17. Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats perform at 97X Next Big Thing in 2018 at the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre in Tampa. This year, the station has moved the show to The Sound in Clearwater's Coachman Park.
  18. Robyn Spotts, in background on left, her daughter Rowan, 6, and friends, Molly Glassman and her son, Isaac Glassman, 5, are all pictured after a few laps on the ice rink at the Winter Village at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2023 in Tampa. The families first visited the Glazer Children’s Museum before hitting the ice rink. “We didn’t last long there and we are not lasting long here,” Robyn Spotts said regarding their limited success on ice skates.
  19. Shoppers browse for items at vendor booths at Shopapalooza in St. Petersburg's Vinoy Park Saturday, Nov. 25, 2023.
  20. People line the Riverwalk to watch hundreds of illuminated boats make their way down the Hillsborough River last year. Here's a list of this year's holiday boat parades in the Tampa Bay area.
  21. In this Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016, photo Tinkerbelle the Dog models a Martha Stewart Pets scarf sweater and a Santa hat during the PetSmart holiday collection preview in New York.
  22. Target is joining Walmart, Best Buy and Walgreens in closing its stores on Thanksgiving Day, ending a long tradition of jump starting Black Friday sales.
  23. Tinkerbelle the Dog models a Martha Stewart Pets scarf sweater and a Santa hat during the PetSmart holiday collection preview in New York in 2016. Studies show more than half of dog owners and nearly 40 percent of cat owners buy their pets gifts for Christmas or Hanukkah, according to the American Pet Products Association, an industry trade group.
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