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Things to do in Tampa Bay | November 26th – 29th

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This weekend is jam-packed with tons of fun Sanding Ovations Presents: SandlantisWinter Village at Curtis Hixon Park and Ybor City Saturday Market to name a few.  Let me know what events you have attended. I love the hear from you!  If you have an event, you would like me to feature, just let me know. 

Family Friendly Events

Busch Gardens Events 2021 Tampa Florida Check out link for Special events with Christmas Town from Nov 12th – Jan 2nd, 2022.

Tusks to Tails: A Fossil History of Florida 
– Tampa Bay History Center 801 Old Water St Tampa, (813) 228-0097 10am – 5pm extended thru January 2022

Sanding Ovations Presents: Sandlantis Encore weekend NOV 26 AT 9 AM – NOV 28 AT 6 PM 10400 Gulf Blvd, Treasure Island, FL 33706 FREE
Sanding Ovations Presents: Sandlantis, a sand sculpting exhibition and competition sponsored by Visit St. Pete Clearwater. World renowned sand sculptors come to Treasure Island to create epic sand displays.
There is plenty of space to spread out to enjoy to sculptures, music, food, drink, vendors, fireworks, kite show and more!


Winter Village at Curtis Hixon Park11AM – 11PM Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park though January 2nd, 2022 Tampa Downtown Partnership is bringing Winter Village at Curtis Hixon Park back for the 2021 season for a safe and festive holiday celebration. Winter Village features a real ice rink, local shops, festive food and drink, and a holiday light show. This year, ice skating tickets must be purchased in advance.

Breakfast with Mr. and Mrs. Claus Satruday November 27th, December 4 & 11th from 10am – 1pm in Apollo Beach at the Salty Sharock Join us for brunch with Mr. and Mrs. Claus. Santa will be doing tableside visits to each table to chat with children and take pictures. We will have cookie decorating and face painting. Come enjoy Rudolph pancakes and hot cocoa floats. Call 813-938-5282 for reservations


Here’s what’s happening this weekend

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 26TH

Winter Village at Curtis Hixon Park Opening Day 6PM- 11PM Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park though January 2nd, 2022 Tampa Downtown Partnership is bringing Winter Village at Curtis Hixon Park back for the 2021 season for a safe and festive holiday celebration. Winter Village features a real ice rink, local shops, festive food and drink, and a holiday light show. This year, ice skating tickets must be purchased in advance.

Gothic Soirée at the SpookEasy Lounge 7pm – Midnight at 1919 East 7th Ave Tampa, Dress in your Gothic best and we’ll set the mood – serving kava, botanical teas, and coffee all evening. Gothic dress code is not required, but definitely encouraged! Don’t have gothic attire? That’s okay – we’d still love to host you.

Santa Visits the Aquarium The Flroida Aquarium 701 Channelside Dr Tampa Visit socially distant Santa at the Aquarium starting November 26 – 28. Santa will be available for photos inside of his “snow globe”, allowing families to safely visit with Santa! This experience is included in your general admission ticket to the Aquarium From 5pm – 7pm

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 27TH

Ybor City Saturday Market 9am – 3pm Centennial Park Ybor City Join us at Historic Ybor City Centennial Park this Saturday for this free, open-air market! At the Ybor City Saturday Market, you’ll find amazing products made by local artists, artisans and independent businesses. Gourmet foods & sauces, teas, coffees, cupcakes, cookies, French macarons, fresh baked breads, 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!!

Small Business Saturday 9am – 1pm Market at the Ruskin Drive In Join us for our 5th Small Business Saturday market, the market that started all the markets at the Drive In.
Come out to not only support talented local small business vendors, but also to support our toy drive for The Sylvia Thomas Center! There are about 19,000 kids in foster care in the state of Florida and over 3000 are in Hillsborough County. The Sylvia Thomas Center helps support pre and post adoptive families. Last year we collected outside toys, like balls – baseballs, soccer, football, tennis…hula hoops, jump ropes, chalk – Well we are doing it AGAIN, it was such a success!
So put on those comfy shopping shoes and get your holiday shopping done and support a great cause!!!

2021 Shopapalooza Festival, free admission at Vinoy Park St Petersburgs  LocalShops1’s epic community celebration returns, and it’s filled with local sounds, local tastes and 300+ local makers and small businesses!
The event also features four outdoor food halls, live entertainment and activities all weekend long, a Christmas Village, glam seating lounge, and even a Victorian Tiny Home.
Admission is free. You can even win a $500 shopping spree (register in advance on our website to enter the free raffle)

River Hills Sunday Market  10am – 3pm Join us as we host over 40 local vendors featuring crafts, pet treats, home decor, food and so much more! Always pet friendly. 4367 Lynz Paw Traiil, Valrico

Santa Visits the Aquarium The Flroida Aquarium 701 Channelside Dr Tampa Visit socially distant Santa at the Aquarium starting November 26 – 28. Santa will be available for photos inside of his “snow globe”, allowing families to safely visit with Santa! This experience is included in your general admission ticket to the Aquarium From 11am – 3pm

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 28TH

2021 Shopapalooza Festival, free admission at Vinoy Park St Petersburgs  LocalShops1’s epic community celebration returns, and it’s filled with local sounds, local tastes and 300+ local makers and small businesses!
The event also features four outdoor food halls, live entertainment and activities all weekend long, a Christmas Village, glam seating lounge, and even a Victorian Tiny Home.
Admission is free. You can even win a $500 shopping spree (register in advance on our website to enter the free raffle)

Christmas Beach Bum Photoshoots | St. Petersburg, FL from 12pm – 7pm  Looking for a fun and funky twist on the traditional Christmas card? Forget the snow, we’re dreaming of a sunny Christmas this year!

Santa Visits the Aquarium The Flroida Aquarium 701 Channelside Dr Tampa Visit socially distant Santa at the Aquarium starting November 26 – 28. Santa will be available for photos inside of his “snow globe”, allowing families to safely visit with Santa! This experience is included in your general admission ticket to the Aquarium From 11am – 3pm


Mark your calendar for these Future Events: 


Ybor City Saturday Market 9am – 1pm Centennial Park Ybor City Join us at Historic Ybor City Centennial Park this Saturday for this free, open-air market! At the Ybor City Saturday Market, you’ll find amazing products made by local artists, artisans and independent businesses. Gourmet foods & sauces, teas, coffees, cupcakes, cookies, French macarons, fresh baked breads, 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!! Dec 11,18

Second Sunday Art Walk + Vendor Fair at Armature Works 11am – 3pm Free The event will feature a rotating cast of artisanal artists and makers selling handmade goods, jewelry, art, wood-work, gifts plus so much more in the Gathering space at Armature Works. Held the Second Sunday of the Month Dec 12th

River Hills Sunday Market  10am – 3pm Join us as we host over 40 local vendors featuring crafts, pet treats, home decor, food and so much more! Always pet friendly. 4367 Lynz Paw Traiil, Valrico Sun Dec 5, Sun February 6, Sun March 13,  Sun April 3rd.

Santa Visits the Aquarium The Flroida Aquarium 701 Channelside Dr Tampa Visit socially distant Santa at the Aquarium starting November 26 – 28. Santa will be available for photos inside of his “snow globe”, allowing families to safely visit with Santa! This experience is included in your general admission ticket to the Aquarium From 11am – 3pm Dec 4, 5, 11, 12, 18 & 19


Gothic Soirée at the SpookEasy Lounge 7pm – Midnight at 1919 East 7th Ave Tampa, Dress in your Gothic best and we’ll set the mood – serving kava, botanical teas, and coffee all evening. Gothic dress code is not required, but definitely encouraged! Don’t have gothic attire? That’s okay – we’d still love to host you. Friday(s) December 10th & 17th

Tampa Bay Home Show – St. Petersburg Coliseum 10am – 5 pm Free Admission Plan to spend the day discovering great exhibits, giveaways, door prizes, seminars, and so much more. See the latest trends in home remodeling: from kitchen and baths to flooring, to windows and home protection. Free admission. Daily giveaways! February 26-27, 2022

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 om 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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