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10 things to do with your kids over Fall break and still avoid the crowds

If you're looking for something to keep the whole family entertained after Thanksgiving diner, we have you covered!
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TAMPA, Fla. — The holidays are about spending time with family especially since kids are out of school. But what do you do to keep them entertained all week? Luckily, there’s a ton of fun family-friendly things going on in Tampa Bay. 

Here's the list:

1.) Glazer Children’s Museum is a great place to start. They have fun exhibits and offer a day camp for kids 5-10 years old. Camp Imagination costs $60 per day per child and goes from 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Museum members save 15-percent on that price and days can be purchased separately. 

You can read more here. 

2.) Winter Village at Curtis Hixon Park is where you can go ice skating by the bay! It runs from Nov. 22 – Jan. 5 from 4 p.m. –9 p.m. most days of the week. Individual tickets cost $15 but they offer cheaper group rate tickets. 

3.) Symphony in Lights a nightly light show at The Shops at Wiregrass. It runs now through Dec. 31 and 6 p.m-9 p.m. It’s free! 

4.) The Wonderland of Lights & Santa’s Village is open Nov. 28 – Jan. 4 at the Hillsborough County Fairgrounds in Brandon. It costs $25 per car and $45 per minibus. 

5.) Check out Shopapalooza in downtown St. Pete. It’s located in South Straub Park this Sunday, is free to attend and has kids play zones.

6.) Florida Botanical Gardens Holiday Lights in the Garden Show goes until Jan. 4, 2020 and the hours are every day from 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. 

You can check out more here. 

7.) Goody Goody Turkey Gobble is a fun run on Thanksgiving, you can run 5K, 8K or do a 1-mile walk. 

8.) 3 Daughters Gobblin’ and Hobblin’ Free 5K Turkey Trot is on Thanksgiving and goes from 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. 

9.) The Thanksgiving Art & Craft Festival in Tarpon Springs is Nov. 30 – Dec. 1. And, it's free to attend. 

10.) The Clearwater Holiday Makers Market is on Nov. 23 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and is free to attend.

If you have to work during the holiday week and need somewhere fun for your kids to go there are a ton of holiday camps. Here are a few: MOSI, Glazer’s Children’s Museum, The Florida Aquarium, YMCA of Tampa Bay, City of Tampa Parks & Rec, Hillsborough Co. Parks & Rec, Clearwater Marine Aquarium, Bricks 4 Kidz Lego Camps, Florida Hospital Center Ice Camps and Largo Recreation Camps.


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