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Severe weather forces cancellation of holiday events throughout Tampa Bay

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Severe Weather Forces Cancellation and Rescheduling of Holiday Events in Tampa Bay

Severe weather expected to hit Tampa Bay this weekend has led to the cancellation or rescheduling of several holiday events in the area. With heavy rain, strong storms, and coastal flooding predicted, event organizers are putting safety first and making changes to their plans.

In Pinellas County, the Treasure Island Holiday Lighted Boat Parade has been rescheduled to next Friday, December 22nd, due to the unsettled weather forecast. The parade will kick off from Treasure Bay Golf & Tennis at 6 p.m. on the new date. Additionally, the Indian Rocks Beach Christmas Boat Parade has been canceled and will not be rescheduled.

In Hillsborough County, the Winter Village at Curtis Hixon Park has canceled its showing of the classic Christmas movie “Elf” on Saturday evening. The decision on whether the rest of the events will continue will be made on Saturday morning. Zoo Tampa’s Christmas in the Wild event on Saturday has also been canceled, with guests able to use their tickets for any of the remaining scheduled events.

Other cancellations include the Gulfport Third Saturday Indie Faire, Safety Harbor Holiday Nights, and the Bullard Family Foundation Joy of Giving Celebration in Tampa, which has been rescheduled to December 23rd.

In Sarasota County, North Port recreational facilities will be closed on Saturday and Sunday, including Warm Mineral Springs Park and the North Port Aquatic Center. The Wreaths Across America Ceremony in Englewood has been rescheduled to December 21st due to the severe weather potential.

As the weather forecast continues to evolve, more cancellations or reschedules may be announced. Stay tuned for updates on holiday events in the Tampa Bay area.

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