How The Grinch Saved Christmas 2018

How The Grinch Saved Christmas 2018 is Friday, Dec. 14 and will be held at Spartan Manor at 6121 Massachusetts Ave., New Port Richey, FL. 34653 from 6 pm to 10 pm. See their Facebook page here.

How The Grinch Saved Christmas 2018

This is the 7th annual edition of How The Grinch Saved Christmas presented by the How The Grinch Saved ChristmasWest Pasco Business Association, and promises to be even more fun than the first five. 
The money raised will go to support a local family to help make their holiday brighter. There will be music, treats, cash bar, auctions, raffles, a spirit table, Tickets are $45.00 each. 

This is one of the most fun events leading up to the holidays and I recommend you get your tickets early: It always sells out! 

Grinch Punch For The Kids (you know how to turn it into an adult drink, I’m sure).

Grinch Punch

How The Grinch Saved Christmas 2018

Author: Heidi
Recipe type: Christmas
Ingredients
  • Hawaiian Punch Lemon Lime Splash
  • Lemon Lime Soda (e.g. 7UP)
  • 1 Gal Vanilla Ice Cream
  • Green Sparkling Sugar 
Instructions
  1. Pour sparkling sugar on small plate.
  2. Wet rim of glass and place in sugar and rotate to create rim.
  3. Fill glass with 3 parts Hawaiian punch and 1 part soda.
  4. Add a half scoop of ice cream and stir with straw.

Enjoy! Courtesy of Simply Thrifty.

Be sure to enjoy the 8th Annual How The Grinch Saved Christmas.

This event information brought to you by Toni Weidman. Please contact the organizers (above) for further information. And enjoy the event.

If you need a petsitter while you are enjoying all the Holiday events, call Trinity Pet Sitters LLC at 727-359-9518. We insured and bonded and come to your home to take care of your pet.

And Have A Wonderful Holiday Season

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Toni Weidman, GRI
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How The Grinch Saved Christmas 2018

Snow Place Like Tarpon Springs

Snow Place Like Tarpon Springs 2018

Well, this year sure went by fast and here we are again at Snow Place Like Tarpon Springs which is Friday (yes, this Friday) December 7, 2018. from 5 pm to 10 pm. The Tree Lighting Ceremony is at 6 pm.  Event here.

Snow Place Like Tarpon SpringsPicture courtesy the Merchants Association

Snow Place Like Tarpon Springs 2018

All this takes place on historic Tarpon Avenue in downtown Tarpon Springs.  And, it’s free to attend. 

Included in Snow Place Like Tarpon Springs 2016:
Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at 6 pm
Carriage Ride and Hay ride
Photo Opportunities with Inflatable Characters & Contest Snow Play area with 20 tons of blown snow
DJ and Christmas Music
Christmas Movie (Elf) sponsored by Unbehagan Advisers
Tarpon Springs Middle School Jazz Band and Tarpon Springs High School Choral Group
Visit with Santa
Write and Mail your Letter to Santa
Illuminated Boat Parade at Spring Bayou (approximately 8:15pm)
Balloon Artist
Many food and retail vendors (for purchase)
Performances by Just Dance, Fusion Dance, All American Youth and the Plato Academy Cloggers

•Children’s Christmas Activities by the Tarpon Springs Recreation Division including an inflatable slide and obstacle course.

Wow, that’s quite a list!

Live Music, Holiday shopping in the lovely stores downtown and the Arts and Crafts vendors, Holiday dancers, falling snow and a snow play area. What more could you ask for?

Snow Place Like Tarpon Springs 2016Picture by Toni taken 3 years ago.

Who To Contact If You Need More Info

You can contact the organizers by email here.   
Or call 727-943-1140.       Website here.

This is always a fun event; everyone loves the snow (at least, a little bit of it 🙂 ). So be sure to come, the kids will have a fantastic time.

Finally, this information brought to you by Toni Weidman of Sailwinds Realty and Trinity Pet Sitters LLC.  Please contact the organizers at the sites above for more information.

Have you been to our  Trinity Pets Yappy Hour yet?  We meet the 2nd Tuesday of each month except July, August and December at Varsity Club on Little Road in New Port Richey, FL. Info here.

Toni Weidman, GRI
Broker-associate
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Snow Place Like Tarpon Springs 2018

Christmas Trains Crews Lake Park-Hudson

Christmas Trains Crews Lake Park-Hudson

The Candy Cane Express 2018 in Hudson FL is at Crews Lake Wilderness Park (AKA as the Central Pasco and Gulf Railroad) in the Hudson area next to the Suncoast Parkway. At 16739 Crews Lake Dr.   The CP&G is known for it’s Easter, Halloween, Christmas and Birthday Trains. 

Christmas Trains Crews Lake Park-Hudson
The Central Pasco and Gulf Railroad is a 7.5 inch gauge railroad both children and adults can ride on. And, believe me, it is tons of fun. (I’ve been on it; I’m just a kid at heart).

Ride the train to Santa’s cabin, see Santa and take pictures with him too. And then enjoy the lovely ride through the park back to where you climbed aboard. Be sure to pack your camera for the trip and take lots of pictures. 

You can find out more about it, take a look at this Facebook page.  Or visit the CP&G website.

Christmas Trains Crews Lake Park-Hudson

The train rides are scheduled for Saturdays and Sundays; 

December 8, 9, 15, and 16.

The trains will run from 10 am to 4 pm on those dates.
The cost is $6.00 per person; children under 12 mos. are free.
Crews Lake Wilderness Park is at 16739 Crews Lake Dr., Spring Hill, FL. 34610. 

And, parking is now free!

Finally, please remember that the good folks running this event are all volunteers. So have a little patience and share your child’s joy. Food and beverages are available to purchase.

All Aboard the Candy Cane Express!

This local event information brought to you as a courtesy by Toni Weidman- Sailwinds Realty.  Contact the event organizers for further information.

How about Christmas In The Wild at Lowry Park Zoo.

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Looking for a Professional Pet Sitter to feed, walk and love your pets over the holidays? Or anytime: Call Trinity Pet Sitters LLC at 727-359-9518. Come to our Trinity Pets Yappy Hour at Varsity Club. We have fun and you can bring your dog.

Toni Weidman, GRI
Broker-associate
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727-237-0083
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Christmas Trains Crews Lake Park-Hudson

Christmas In The Wild- Lowry Park Zoo- Tampa

Christmas In The Wild- Lowry Park Zoo- Tampa is the new holiday season event.  The event starts Nov. 23 & 24, 30; and Dec. 1 (sold out),  7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22. These  wild and wonderful nights start at 4 pm and cost only $24.95 per ticket.  

Christmas In The Wild- Lowry Park Zoo- Tampa

 According to their website: “Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo is transforming into a world of winter wonder for our Christmas in the Wild event! For 11 delightful nights, enjoy a merry and memorable evening with this unique, but traditional holiday event in the special setting of the Zoo at night. From the sights of stunning lights, the seasonal smells of holiday treats, the excitement of festive entertainment and the magic of wildlife at night, Christmas in the Wild will offer guests of all ages a uniquely immersive holiday experience.”

Christmas In The Wild- Lowry Park Zoo- Tampa

At the present time, you can visit Santa in his lodge at the Zoo. “Santa’s Tree Top Lodge is a secret get away nestled under a hidden tree canopy of the Zoo, surrounded by thousands of twinkling lights. This whimsical setting is made of natural materials including cedar and stone.

“While waiting to meet Kris Kringle, take advantage of additional photo opportunities, festive entertainment, a crepe station and holiday drink options! Upon reaching the Tree Top Lodge, be escorted by Santa’s playful elves!

“Inside Santa’s Lodge, you will be greeted by soft white Christmas lights and beautiful decorations. Santa will be found in his rustic lodge sorting through his most treasured gifts as he prepares for that magical night on Christmas Eve.”

For reservation details, and more pricing info visit the Zoo website.  For Tickets click here.

And, a 50 foot  Animated Christmas Tree.

Beyond Christmas In The Wild: 

Did you know that you can host an event at the Zoo? Book parties, weddings, holiday parties, birthday parties and more. Click here to view this exciting option.

Whatever you do this season, don’t pass up a visit to Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo.

*Santa photo and other information courtesy of Lowry Park Zoo.

Looking for a Pet Sitter to walk your dog and cat while you visit the Zoo? Trinity Pet Sitters LLC comes to your home to take loving care of your pets. Or call 727-359-9518. 

Come to dinner at Trinity Pets Yappy Hour. We help rescues raise money for their homeless pets. Current location is Varsity Club Trinity on Little Road. Read about it here.

Toni Weidman
Broker-associate
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Sailwinds Realty 
727-237-0083

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Christmas In The Wild- Lowry Park Zoo- Tampa

Ruth Eckerd Hall – A Christmas Carol

Ruth Eckerd Hall – A Christmas Carol is coming. The production of everyone’s holiday favorite is coming to Ruth Eckerd Hall on Dec. 22, 2014. Two shows are scheduled at 2pm and 7 pm.  Ticket prices vary depending on seat place and time.   Ruth Eckerd Hall claims that this is the longest running production of A Christmas Carol. It is for one day only so make plans now.

 Ruth Eckerd Hall - A Christmas CarolPhoto courtesy of Ruth Eckerd Hall

Ruth Eckerd Hall is at 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater, FL.  For tickets click here.  Or call  727-791-7400. This 73,000 square foot performing arts venue is a not-for-profit organization providing performing arts and education. I’ve been many times to see many productions including opera which is always powerful: the hall is lovely and the productions are always wonderful.

Be sure to see everyone’s favorite Christmas story.

Ruth Eckerd Hall – A Christmas Carol

This local event information brought to you as a courtesy by  Toni Weidman.  Please do not call me for information on the event, contact the event organizers for further information. Ruth Eckerd Hall – A Christmas Carol.

Visit the Haunted Trains here.

Toni Weidman
Broker-associate
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Sailwinds Realty, Trinity
727-237-0083

Save A Life – Adopt a shelter pet.

Ruth Eckerd Hall – A Christmas Carol