With the annual Mayor’s Breakfast Friday morning at Nielsen, the Christmas Wonderland Friday night and the tree lighting ceremony on Tuesday evening, the holiday special events season is in full swing in Oldsmar.
The holiday special event season in Oldsmar is heating up this week.
With the annual Mayor’s Breakfast on Friday morning, the city’s Christmas Wonderland event Friday night, and the tree lighting ceremony on Tuesday evening, the holiday special events season is in full swing in Oldsmar.
The festivities begin with the Mayor’s Breakfast on Friday, Dec. 2 at 7:30 a.m. at the Nielsen headquarters, located at 501 Brooker Creek Blvd. in Oldsmar.
Doug Bevis, Janet Hooper and Andy Steingold at the 2015 Mayor’s Breakfast. Credit: Mayor’s Breakfast/Facebook
The fundraiser event features the mayors from both cities—Safety Harbor’s Andy Steingold and Oldsmar’s Doug Bevis—serving a gourmet breakfast while trying to receive the most tips, with the proceeds going towards providing holiday meals and gifts to needy families in the area.
“Our annual Mayor’s Breakfast is Friday, December 2nd at Nielsen…and tickets are $25.00 each,” Mayor Bevis said during the Nov. 15 City Commission meeting.
“Contact the Upper Tampa Bay Chamber to purchase tickets. It’s a great event for a great cause.”
Also on Friday, Dec. 2, the city’s spectacular Christmas Wonderland takes place from 6:00-9:00 p.m. at R.E. Olds Park.
The festival, which features inflatables, fireworks, a giant snow slide, a movie and photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus, is free and always draws a large crowd, so be prepared to wait in lines!
Expect a large crowd for Oldsmar’s Winter Wonderland on Friday.
And to cap off a busy week of holiday events, there are two special ceremonies scheduled for the evening of Tuesday, December 6.
In addition to the 3rd annual lighting of the city’s Christmas tree in front of City Hall, officials will close the time capsule the historical society and centennial committee have been working on all year prior to the tree lighting ceremony.
Oldsmar’s Christmas tree outside of City Hall.
“That will be the culmination of our centennial celebration,” Mark Oben of the Oldsmar Historical Society said during a recent commission meeting.
The capsule, which was designed by local company Allcases, will be filled with items from Oldsmar’s 100-year history, and it will be displayed in a plexiglass case above the recycling bins in the Oldsmar State bank building; it’s scheduled to be opened in 50 years.
Oh, and don’t forget, Santa’s mailbox will be set up at City Hall from December 1-18. Kids can drop a line to jolly old St. Nick, and they are guaranteed to receive a response back!
For more information on Oldsmar’s special events, visit the city’s website.