Looking for fun and adventure this weekend? Here are our major picks of events taking place in the Tampa Bay and Orlando areas:


A Christmas Carol

Dec. 1 from 7 – 9 p.m.

Performed by students in grades 2-12, Ebeneezer Scrooge and his ghostly encounters come to life in this lavish and thrilling stage adaptation. Event info.

Santa Fest – 36th annual downtown Tampa Christmas parade

Dec. 2 from 12 – 4 p.m.

Fun for the young and the young at heart. Activities include free photos with Santa Claus, holiday entertainment, make-n-take holiday crafts, and other activities. Event info.

First annual cookies, carols, and crafts workshop with Santa and Friends

Dec. 3 from 1 – 3:30 p.m.

The event features interactive holiday activities for children and plenty of face time with Santa, Olaf and his princess friends. During all the merriment, attendees can refuel with festive fare such as cookies and milk, dips from a chocolate fountain, mini sandwiches and Xtreme Juice smoothies. Event info.


First Friday Festival in Orlando

Dec. 1 from 5:30- 9:30 p.m.

Over 70 local artisans of all genres will display their art while guests shop and stroll through the heart of downtown Baldwin Park. Event info.

Gabriel Iglesias: FluffyMania in Orlando

De. 2 at 8 p.m.

Event info.

Supermoon – Full Moon Kayaking tour

Dec. 2 at 8 p.m.

Experience Shingle Creek under the Supermoon on December 2, 2017. This Full Moon Paddle gives you the opportunity to see Shingle Creek under the natural lights of the Full Moon. Even info.

Repticon Orlando Reptile & Exotic Animal Show in Orlando

Dec. 3 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Repticon Orlando is a reptile event featuring vendors offering reptile pets, supplies, feeders, cages, and merchandise as well as live animal seminars and frequent free raffles for coveted prizes. Exciting, educational, family-oriented fun for everyone! Event info.