Central Pasco & Gulf Railroad are hosting their annual Christmas open house the next two weekends. These are miniature trains, but big enough to ride. Unlimited train rides through scenic Crews Lake Wilderness Park. They encourage you to bring your camera to take pictures with Santa Claus at the North Pole.
Right along Gulf-to-Bay Boulevard, one store in particular becomes quite busy during the holiday season.
This Clearwater store is an annual visit for Charley. Robert's Christmas Wonderland has been in business for 45 years. This year, there are new additions to the holiday store.
PDQ is teaming up with Soleciety to do just that. PDQ will be selling their delicious chicken tenders meals at Soleciety in downtown Tampa with 100 percent of the proceeds going to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Tampa Bay. Soleciety is a retail store that specializes in vintage and rare, collectible sneakers
Since he was a boy, Lane Wetherington loved Christmas lights.
The annual tradition of 'Christmas Lane' returns to the Florida Strawberry Festival Fairgrounds
You don’t have to be in ballet to appreciate that ‘The Nutcracker’ is a show for everyone. There are 250 performing the show, and the young ones have committed to dancing. Opening night is November 29 at the Straz Center. The show runs until December 1. Learn more on strazcenter.org.
NJoy Spirits Distillery is a beautiful piece of property located within the Chassahowitzka Wildlife Management area. They grow their own ingredients to make whiskey, rum and their own brand of moonshine. They offer tours and a tasting room.
Alongside chefs from Publix Aprons in Lakeland, Charley learns the different -- and creative -- ways he can use those Thanksgiving leftovers.
You probably have your Thanksgiving Day menu all planned out, but instead of repeating those dishes the day after, there are other ways to handle your leftovers.
The Tampa Bay Skating Academy Countryside Club is getting ready for a busy skating season. The team will be performing in downtown Tampa’s Curtis Hixon Park on Dec. 1 and Dec. 8 at 11:45 a.m. They also have performances scheduled on their home ice here at Westfield Countryside
The roasting headquarters of Kahwa Coffee is right in St. Petersburg, Florida. This is a local brand that keeps growing and growing. They now have coffee shops all over the Tampa Bay area.
It calls itself the 'World's largest Christmas light maze' and it has finally made its way into Tropicana Field.
Shriners from the Egypt Temple in Tampa are hosting their inaugural Feztival of Trees at Centro Asturiano in Ybor City. A little more than a dozen trees have been decorated, and are completely outfitted with presents. You can come enjoy the Christmas ambiance for an entry fee of $2 for ages 13 and up. Those under the age of 12 can get in for free. All proceeds go back to the Shriners. Organizers are hoping this grows into a wonderful annual event.
Ten years in the making, ZooTampa's new campus is finally open. Charley Belcher got a peek at the four buildings, which include a conservation center, veterinary hospital, nutrition center, and animal care annex.
No quarters needed! It may be called the Replay Museum, but you can play with every game that's on display. Charley headed over to Tarpon Springs on Tuesday to see the latest additions to the collection.
Not only is Feeding Tampa Bay trying to eradicate hunger in our area, but they are also offer a training to those in need called FRESHforce.
Operation Art of Valor is an exhibit of beautiful blown glass all done by local military veterans. The exhibit runs through December 29. Since the program was launched in March 2018, more than 20 veterans have had the opportunity to learn about glassblowing and other techniques for making glass art. Some even use it as PTSD therapy.
Nick Reale retired after 30 years with Pinellas Park Fire Rescue, and started his own woodturning studio.
Suncoast Center for Fine Scale Modeling is getting ready for their open house on November 16 and 17. The train layouts are amazing, as are the military dioramas that fill the space.