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Shop Small Business in Tampa Saturday November 26, 2022

                                                                              Tampa Shop Small Business on Saturday, November 26th
The City is featuring small businesses in its Shop Small Tampa directory to encourage support for local businesses on Small Business Saturday, which takes place on November 26, 2022. Participating businesses that are located within Tampa city limits will have an opportunity to appear in the Shop Small Tampa directory and the City’s social media promotions.

Shop Small Tampa is one of the ways the City is working to uplift and strengthen relationships with local businesses through its Bridges to the Business initiative.

Small Business Saturday takes place the Saturday after Thanksgiving. American Express created this day of shopping to promote and support small businesses throughout the United States. Small Business Saturday not only seeks participation from small businesses to help promote them, but it also encourages residents to “shop local” and “shop small.”

✨ Tampa Bay’s Festival Of Lights and Santa’s Village 
🦃 November 24 – January 1st 🎉
🦃 Opening on Thanksgiving Day and running through January 1st, 2023, 🎉 Hillsborough County Fairgrounds will envelop guests in more than 1 million lights as they drive nearly 2 miles through seasonal and Florida-themed displays, including an up-sized animated light tunnel.
🎄 EXPANDED ALL-NEW Holiday Light Spectacular and Santa’s Village! 🎅
Tampa Bay’s Festival of Lights & Santa’s Village is excited to announce that the Holiday Light Spectacular is back, BIGGER & BETTER than ever! Celebrate this festive season in a winter wonderland of a million lights! ✨✨✨

Red Barn Flea Market in Bradenton: A Place You Can Come with The Whole Family. Lots Of Vendors, Lots of Merchandise & Lots of Fun for Everybody. Tuesday through Sundays from 9 am to 4 pm Video! 

Winter Village at Curtis Hixon Park & Website Monday – Friday 4 PM to 11 PM SAT-SUN & DURING SCHOOL HOLIDAY BREAKS 11 AM – 11 PM. Check out all of the events,  activities, parades, rides, and much much more at Curtis Hixon Park. Now through January 4th, 2023

Plant City Farm & Flea Market Open 7-day “Plant City Farm & Flea Market” Farmers Mkt. Wholesale produce is primarily “sold in cases” and Open to the Public 6 am – 6 pm. “Flea market is on Wednesday only.”

Snowcat Ridge is Now Open! Snowcat Ridge claims to be Florida’s first and only alpine snow park with “real” snow. It’s an outdoor attraction in Dade City featuring a 60-foot tall, 400-foot-long snow tubing hill. Riders can tube down the hill in either a single, double, or family-sized tube at speeds that can hit almost 30 miles an hour.
Monday 9:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Wednesday 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Thursday 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Friday 10:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Sunday 9:00 AM – 10:00 PM


Holiday Lights in the Gardens 5:30 PM – 9:30 PM Florida Botanical Gardens The Florida Botanical Gardens Foundation is proud to announce the dates and times for its annual Holiday Lights in the Gardens event. This year’s celebration will begin on Friday, November 25, 2022, and conclude Sunday, January 1, 2023. The Gardens open every evening from 5:30 to 9:30 pm for viewing. Admission is a suggested donation of $10.00 per person over the age of 13.
Each year this amazing light display is visited by over 100,000 guests from near and far. The Gardens will sparkle with 1 million twinkling and LED lights in a multitude of colors. Vibrant laser lights and lighted figures round out our display to wow guests of all ages.



Friday, November 25th - National American Heritage Day*

*National Native American Heritage Day is observed on November 26, a day after Thanksgiving. American Indians are accorded special honor on this day, and their rich cultures, accomplishments, contributions, and heritage are celebrated. The history of America begins with Native Americans, and the bald eagle on the U.S. shield is an Iroquois symbol. On this day, we can enjoy displays of their cultural fashion and unique recipes and speak out against the grave injustices they have experienced. 

Dunedin Downtown Market Start your weekend with us on Saturday, 9 AM – 1 PM!  The Dunedin Downtown Market is a local open-air fresh market that supports 60+ local vendors who sell a mixture of produce, plants, eggs, meats, cheeses, fresh baked goods, take-home foods, ready-to-eat lunch bites, and locally made “handcrafts.” 

12 Days of Christmas (Festival) Raprager Family Farms LLC 2 PM – 8 PM Join us for our ongoing celebration of the holidays. The 12 Days of Christmas will offer a different special surprise for every 12 days of this festival all the while, you get to enjoy tons of seasonal activities like pictures with Santa, story time with Mrs. Clause, caroling elves on the hayride, farm animal petting zoo, Christmas crafts for families, corn pits, giant bounce pillow, a tiny town the Christmas village, a huge lights display and there is always so much to do on the farm.

Saturday, November 26th - National Anti-Obesity Day*

*National Anti-Obesity Day is observed on November 26 of every calendar year. The goal of this day is to highlight how obesity is a public health hazard and encourage people to work towards ending it. It was created in 2001 by the Indian wellness brand V.L.C.C. with the active involvement of the medical fraternity and other key stakeholders in all the countries where it has a presence as part of an annual campaign conducted in November and December to promote the development of good lifestyle habits to stay healthy and fit.

Encore Sanding Ovations Master Cup 2022 Come enjoy the fun! Saturday 10 AM – 8 PM
World champion sculptors returning this year, as well as music, vendors, and lots of fun!


Shopapalooza Festival 2022, free admission  10 AM – 5 PM Shopapalooza is filled with local sounds, local tastes, and ** 350+ local makers and small businesses! **
The event also features four outdoor food halls, live entertainment and activities all weekend long, food trucks, several beers and wine stations, and the most glam seating lounge! Shopapalooza Festival is the biggest Small Business Saturday (and Sunday!) celebration ever!
Admission is free. You can even win a $500 shopping spree (register in advance on our website to enter the free raffle)


Red Barn Flea Market in Bradenton: A Place You Can Come with The Whole Family. Lots Of Vendors, Lots of Merchandise & Lots of Fun for Everybody. Tuesday through Sundays from 9 am to 4 pm Video! 

Ybor City Saturday Market 9 AM – 3 PM! Centennial Park Ybor City Join us at Historic Ybor City and located at Centennial Park is always family-friendly, pet friendly, and absolutely free! An open-air market! You will find unique products made by local artists, artisans, and independent businesses. Gourmet foods & sauces, teas, coffees, cupcakes, cookies, French macarons, fresh-baked bread, prepared foods, pet treats, honey, fine cigars, unique, one-of-a-kind gifts, photography, artwork, jewelry, woodworking, handmade bath and body products, candles, and so much more. May – September 9 am to 1 pm, Starting in October thru April 9 am – 3 pm.

Dunedin Downtown Market Start your weekend with us on Saturday, 9 AM – 1 PM!  The Dunedin Downtown Market is a local open-air fresh market that supports 60+ local vendors who sell a mixture of produce, plants, eggs, meats, cheeses, fresh baked goods, take-home foods, ready-to-eat lunch bites, and locally made “handcrafts.” 

12 Days of Christmas (Festival) Raprager Family Farms LLC 2 PM – 8 PM Join us for our ongoing celebration of the holidays. The 12 Days of Christmas will offer a different special surprise for every 12 days of this festival all the while, you get to enjoy tons of seasonal activities like pictures with Santa, story time with Mrs. Clause, caroling elves on the hayride, farm animal petting zoo, Christmas crafts for families, corn pits, giant bounce pillow, a tiny town the Christmas village, a huge lights display and there is always so much to do on the farm.

Sunday, November 27th - National Bavarian Cream Pie Day*

*If you are a pie lover, then you will love what National Bavarian Cream Pie Day on November 27 is all about! The renowned dessert’s history is older than a lot of us, dating back to as far as the 19th century, and some may say even older. Though we might be unsure of this timeline, one thing is certain: we can thank the French for spicing up our lives with this delectable creamy dessert.

12 Days of Christmas (Festival) Raprager Family Farms LLC 2 PM – 8 PM Join us for our ongoing celebration of the holidays. The 12 Days of Christmas will offer a different special surprise for every 12 days of this festival all the while, you get to enjoy tons of seasonal activities like pictures with Santa, story time with Mrs. Clause, caroling elves on the hayride, farm animal petting zoo, Christmas crafts for families, corn pits, giant bounce pillow, a tiny town the Christmas village, a huge lights display and there is always so much to do on the farm.

Shopapalooza Festival 2022, free admission  10 AM – 5 PM Shopapalooza is filled with local sounds, local tastes, and ** 350+ local makers and small businesses! **
The event also features four outdoor food halls, live entertainment and activities all weekend long, food trucks, several beers and wine stations, and the most glam seating lounge! Shopapalooza Festival is the biggest Small Business Saturday (and Sunday!) celebration ever!
Admission is free. You can even win a $500 shopping spree (register in advance on our website to enter the free raffle)

Encore Sanding Ovations Master Cup 2022 Come enjoy the fun! Sunday 10 AM – 8 PM
World champion sculptors returning this year, as well as music, vendors, and lots of fun!

John Warner

John Warner

I am a Real Estate professional and understand that buying or selling a home is more than just a transaction: it’s a life-changing experience. That’s why I provide exceptional, personalized service for all my clients. I take great pride on the relationships I build and always work relentlessly on the client’s behalf to help them achieve their real estate goals. In my role as a Realtor® Consultant, I will listen to your requirements and develop a plan of action based on your time frame and needs. I have experience selling new construction homes, single-family homes, duplexes/villas, multi-family homes, (pre-foreclosure) short-sale homes, investment properties, and First-Time home buyers! As a Realtor, I will consult and provide market evaluations of any of your Real Estate inquiries. I will utilize social media & Internet Marketing to find your next property and sell to gain the most exposure. Working as a team, we can achieve your goals, and working together will make the process as seamless as possible. As a Realtor, I will successfully guide you as a home buyer or seller through selling and purchasing properties. Here are a few items that I will be performing as your Realtor to keep you in compliance with laws and regulations. Generate lists of properties compatible with buyers' needs and financial resources. Coordinate appointments to show homes to you as a prospective buyer or arrange appointments to show your home as the seller. To establish a positive flow of communication with other agents, buyers, sellers, mortgage officers, title personnel, and attorneys involved in the home buying and selling process. Present purchase offers to sellers for consideration and negotiates contracts on your behalf. Coordinated property closings, overseeing the signing of documents and disbursement of funds with the Closing agent. Over the last ten years, I have continued to learn with each transaction and professional education training through the National Realtor Association and our local Greater Tampa Realtor association to give you the best service! I know the following designations or certifications: ABR® The Accredited Buyer's Representative (ABR®) designation is for real estate buyer agents who focus on working directly with buyer-clients at every stage of the home-buying process. AHWD At Home With Diversity® (AHWD) is a NAR certification program designed to present a picture of the changing face of the real estate industry. Since 1998, the At Home With Diversity® program has prepared over 20,000 REALTORS® to work effectively with and within today's increasingly diverse pool of homebuyers. GRI Earning the Graduate, REALTOR® Institute (GRI) designation is a way to stand out to prospective home buyers and sellers as a REALTOR® who has gained in-depth market knowledge, increased proficiency in a broad array of subjects to enhance professionalism and business success. MRP The Military Relocation Professional (MRP) certification is for real estate professionals working with current and former military service members. SFR The Short Sales and Foreclosure Resource (SFR®) certification are for REALTORS® who want to hone the skills that will allow them to help buyers and sellers of distressed properties. SRES The Seniors Real Estate Specialist® (SRES®) designation is for REALTORS® who want to be able to meet the special needs of maturing Americans (Active Adults) when selling, buying, relocating, or refinancing residential or investment properties. SRS The Seller Representative Specialist (SRS) designation is the premier credential in seller representation. It is designed to elevate professional standards and enhance personal performance. Staying up to date with the most current information available and earning my Commitment to Excellence (C2EX) from the National Association of REALTORS® empowers REALTORS® to evaluate, enhance and showcase their highest levels of professionalism. It's not a course, class, or designation—it's an Endorsement that REALTORS® Earned can promote when serving clients and other REALTORS®. I love to explore new restaurants and communities in the area. Since I have moved here from Grand Island, NY, the growth in the Tampa Bay area has simply been amazing and truly named correctly as the Sunshine State. I look forward to working with you as your Realtor® in the Tampa Bay area. I support several local charities.
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