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Frosty Festivities

Christmas Events in Tampa Bay.
Photo Briana Garcia
The Snowcat Ridge ice-skating rink.

Although it’s still a melting 80 degrees, Tampa is defrosting it’s holiday festivities as Christmas is hastily approaching. These are the most interactive upcoming holiday events for family and friends.

Hyde park holiday Extravaganza Market – Nov. 16

From 5 – 9 p.m. Hyde Park will be hosting a winter extravaganza and tree lighting that begins at 7 p.m. A portion of the event will be towards Make-A-Wish South Florida. The event will be full of cheer including street performers, face painting and visiting Santa. Local food trucks will be offering fresh eats on your journey through Hyde Parks shops to search for the perfect gifts.

Season Spectacular Water Street – Nov. 17

Water Street, located next to Sparkman Wharf, will be unveiling the twinkling light show throughout the community. From 5 – 9 p.m. Water Street will be offering hot cocoa, a visit with Santa and small bites. Welcoming for all, silent disco will also be offered along with the other festivities.

Winter Village and Ice Skating – Nov. 17

Located in the heart of downtown, Curtis Hixon will be opening the ice-skating rink and winter village stores. Ice skating will be an affordable $17 per person, for an hour of skating (including the skates). The café at winter village will be open as well to enjoy a hot coffee or cocoa while strolling through the small businesses. From clothing stores to bakeries and jewelry, the shops will be open nightly until 10 p.m. Every Friday night, the winter village is hosting a free silent disco party for all ages from 7 – 9 p.m.

Enchant St. Pete – Nov. 24

With over 4 million lights, the largest light maze located in the Tropicana field will begin on Nov. 24. An ice-skating trail laces up through the heart of the maze alongside Santa’s Landing where you can sit on Santa’s lap and tell him what you want for Christmas. The village wraps around the entire maze featuring shops and bakeries with the perfect unique gifts. The star of the show, the maze, is an interactive, captivating light maze. You can get your card stamped at the 12 monumental structures and complete to card to win!

Snow Cat Ridge – Dec. 3

While we are still in Fla., Snow Cat Ridge gives you a taste of the North. With real snow, the alpine snow park features the snowy slopes where you get to have an exhilarating ride down in a group or single tube. Like you’re jumping into the center of Antartica, the arctic igloo is a gigantic pt of snow perfect for snowball fights, snow angels and jumping into a cloud of Christmas. The ice-skating trail is the longest in Tampa and also includes skating polar bear seats if you don’t know how to skate.

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Briana Garcia
Briana Garcia, Senior Staff Writer
Briana Garcia is a junior at Robinson and a Senior Staff Writer of Knight Writers. This is her second year on staff. Garcia was brought to Journalism by a lack of interest in any other elective the school offered. However, she found an open and creative environment when she came into the newsroom. "I thought there were terrible options, but I feel like there are a good group of people in journalism, like to be in this class you have to have some kind of initiative, some character," Garcia said. During her time on staff, Garcia has been able to pursue her interest in photography. While she enjoys a more artistic approach to photography, she has found an appreciation for sports multimedia. "More specifically sports, I love taking photos and doing photo galleries of games," Garcia said Her passion for photography expands past her schoolwork, as she spends time documenting her own world through the art form. Garcia expresses her creativity most often through fashion. She finds her favorite unique pieces when thrifting, a craft that she has mastered. She also loves to express herself in more permanent ways. Garcia has several patchwork-style tattoos representing her music taste and personal style even further than just her clothes. "I bought my friend a tattoo gun for her birthday, she just gives me any tattoos I want. Most of my tattoos are band or music artist related, I'm really into music and I like to express that," Garcia said. Garcia dreams of going to fashion school to express her full potential in the industry. "My dream school is Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) in New York; I want to go into fashion business or fashion design. I don't know how to draw, but I am really good at sewing and all the business aspects of it," Garcia said. (Profile by Ashlyn Miller)
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