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The Outback Bowl is played on New Year’s Day right here in Tampa Bay, featuring teams from the SEC and Big Ten Conference. The game is a culmination of a week-long schedule of events throughout the Tampa Bay. This year’s teams are the Minnesota Golden Gophers and the Auburn Tigers. January 1 - 31 BRICK HISTORY Featuring key figures from Mozart to Martin Luther King and recent history from mobile phones to the moon landings, history comes to life in LEGO® bricks during “Brick History,” a new exhibit at the Tampa Bay History Center. The exhibit features ­­­28 meticulously crafted models, each depicting a person, moment or discovery that altered world history. January 1 - 31 GCM’S GINGERBREAD VILLAGE Celebrate the holidays and the new year at GCM with a gingerbread-inspired wonderland, sponsored by Macy’s. Visit the museum’s sweet winter wonderland and build a gingerbread village of recycled goodies, icing-skate in your socks, gingersnap a family pic, and more! Watch the village grow, all made from recycled materials like cardboard, pipe cleaners, bottle caps, and more. January 1 - 13 WINTER’S TAIL-GATE WEEK Receive 1/2 priced admission when wearing your favorite college football team’s logo apparel in celebration of all of the bowl games! From the Outback Bowl to the National Championship – wear your team’s logo proud to redeem this offer! Enjoy a special tailgate party here at CMA with classic tailgate games, music, and food!

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January 1 - 5 DISNEY’S ALADDIN Discover a whole new world at Disney’s ALADDIN, the hit Broadway musical. From the producer of The Lion King comes the timeless story of ALADDIN, a thrilling new production filled with unforgettable beauty, magic, comedy and breathtaking spectacle. It’s an extraordinary theatrical event where one lamp and three wishes make the possibilities infinite. January 3 - 5 JURASSIC WORLD LIVE Jurassic World comes to life for the first time in a touring arena show! Your trip to Isla Nublar takes a terrifying turn after the Indominus rex escapes and causes chaos in the park! The adventure continues as you join forces with a team of scientists to unravel a corrupt plan and save Jeanie, an all-new dinosaur, from a terrible fate. Along the way, experience some of Jurassic World’s most iconic dinosaurs including Blue the Raptor, Triceratops, Pteranodons and the mighty Tyrannosaurus rex!

while Ivan uncovers life’s greatest mysteries deep inside the priceless works of art, one dazzling illusion at a time. January 7 - 31 BUSCH GARDENS REAL MUSIC REAL MASTERS

January 7 THE TAMPA THEATRE BALCONY TO BACKSTAGE TOUR Where does the organ go when the movie starts? Why is there a stuffed peacock perched near the proscenium? (And, for that matter, what is a “proscenium” anyway?) Learn the Theatre’s secrets, stories, art and architecture and witness its historic restoration efforts with a “balcony to backstage” tour of Tampa’s majestic movie palace. January 9 - 12 WALT DISNEY WORLD MARATHON WEEKEND

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay’s longest running concert series returns! This amazing concert series brings unique acts to Stanleyville Theater, including firstrate tribute acts, acrobatic performances and chart-topping artists from the greatest musical eras. Grab a seat in the climatecontrolled Stanleyville Theater and see these memorable acts live at Busch Gardens. January 7 TODDLER TUESDAYS AT ZOO TAMPA In honor of Manatee Awareness Month, this month’s Toddler Tuesday will be all about manatees. Join us as we read “Kobee Manatee: Heading Home to Florida” by Robert Scott Thayer and “A Manatee Morning” by Jim Arnosky. After the readings, stick around for an exclusive animal mingle.

January 4, 11, 18 & 25 DILLYDALLY WITH DALI Children can discover the creative world of Dali through games, puzzles and arts + crafts activities which educate and encourage family interaction. Dillydally with Dali takes place under the direction of the museum’s Family Programs Coordinator in the 1st floor Education Classroom.

Vancouver Canucks, the Arizona Coyotes, and the Los Angeles Kings.

January 7 CHILDREN’S BOARD OF HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY FREE TUESDAY The Glazer Children’s Museum proudly presents a Free Admission Tuesday program held on the first Tuesday of every month, between 12-7pm. Join us and great partners like WEDU PBS for free, family fun.

January 5 January 7, 9 & 14 ILLUSIONIST IVAN AMODEI PRESENTS TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING HOME GAMES SECRETS & ILLUSIONS The Tampa Bay Lightning have become Illusionist and Winner of Penn & Teller one of the NHL’s must-see franchises. FOOL US, Ivan Amodei will arrive at Without a doubt, the Lightning are one of the Straz Center with his new stage show the best experiences in sports, and a visit SECRETS & ILLUSIONS. Set on the to Amalie Arena makes it easy to see why. streets of Paris, you’ll enter the legendary This January make plans to come out and Louvre Museum, where an enchanting “Be the Thunder” as the Bolts take on the musical muse escorts you through galleries, Say you saw it in the Gulf Coast Family Newspaper

Come join Mickey and friends for an extraordinary race weekend—put your endurance through the paces, enjoy amazing entertainment and earn commemorative medals. Dare to test your limits? Try a multi-race challenge for the chance to earn even more medals. No matter your skill level, you’ll be a part of a community of fun-spirited runners— uniquely Disney! January 11 MONSTER JAM Don’t miss Monster Jam this January at Raymond James Stadium. You can see the massive trucks up close, meet your favorite drivers and crews, get autographs, take pictures and enjoy other family-friendly activities. It’s an unforgettable part of the Monster Jam experience where special connections are made and lifelong fans are born. This is Monster Jam. January 11 TAMPA BAY HISTORY CENTER’S LIVING HISTORY SATURDAYS Get face-to-face with Florida history during Living History Saturdays! Each month, a living historian will tell stories, show artifacts and give a short presentation on a different Florida-related theme. Discover what life at sea was like for an 18th

Profile for Gulf Coast Family

Gulf Coast Family - January 2020  

Gulf Coast Family's primary purpose is to encourage families along the Gulf Coast by providing worthwhile information that deals with family...

Gulf Coast Family - January 2020  

Gulf Coast Family's primary purpose is to encourage families along the Gulf Coast by providing worthwhile information that deals with family...