With our winter weather better suited for surfing than sledding, we Floridians sometimes have to go the extra mile in order to get into the holiday spirit. A trip to Tampa’s Henry B. Plant Museum should get you feeling festive.
The museum, which pays homage to railroad magnate Henry Bradley Plant, is hosting its annual Victorian Christmas Stroll Dec. 1 to 23, 2013.
14 exhibit rooms, each decked out with Christmas trees and 19th-Century holiday decor.
Toys Then and Now exhibit, featuring antique and contemporary dollhouses, wind-up toys and more.
A “Where’s Henry?” challenge for kids to find a photo of Plant in each room. If they complete the checklist, they get a prize.
Complimentary spiced cider and cookies served daily on the veranda.
Carolers performing each evening in front of the 15-foot Christmas tree in the hallway.
Regular admission is $13 for adults, $11 for seniors and $7 for ages 4 to 18. On discount days -- Dec. 2, 3, 9, and 10 -- admission prices are so low, they’ll leave you laughing all the way: $9 for adults, $8 for seniors, and $5 for ages 4 to 18.
The Victorian Christmas Stroll is open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. Get details at plantmuseum.com/event/victorian-christmas-stroll.
For more bargains that’ll leave with you with extra money to spend on holiday gifts, check out my Smart Travel page.