The List

Festivals/Events
Bike Night Get your hog's motor running, head out on the highway and come over to Ybor City for bike night. You'll find live music, bike ogling and beer vendors at Centro Ybor and the parking lot of the El Pasaje building. Good times. Tuesdays, 6-9 p.m. Centro Ybor, 16th St. and Eighth Ave., Ybor City. 813-242-4660.

Bring Your Own Wine Party *
The Wine Brats and the Tampa Museum's Avant Garde host a funky party with a live DJ, catered food and local artwork in Channelside. Bring the best wine you can find under $10, and enjoy the night. Tickets are $15 plus a bottle of wine. Buy tickets at http://tampa.winebrats.org. Thu., Dec. 19, 7:30-9 p.m. Art Gallery Warehouse, Channelside District, 210 South 12th St., Tampa.

Downtown Clearwater Farmer's Market
The Downtown Clearwater Farmer's Market operates from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Wednesday through April 16. This year's emphasis is on green market vendors, fresh fish, cheese, flowers and bakery products. Station Square Park, the 600 block of Cleveland Street, Clearwater. 727-461-7674.

Full Moon Hayride
Flatwoods Adventures offers evening horseback rides, tractor-pulled hayrides, a barbeque and a bonfire for the whole family to enjoy this full moon. BYOB to Odessa and enjoy the beauty of a Florida ranch. One-hour hayride with dinner costs $25 for adults, $20 for seniors, and $10 for children 3-12. Add a one hour horseback ride to the package for a total price of $48.75 (per horse). Reservations required. Call 813-926-1133 or 877-734-9453. Dec. 20, 4:30 p.m.-12 a.m.; Dec. 21, 4:30 p.m.-12 a.m. Starkey Ranch, 12959 State Road 54, Starkey Ranch, Odessa.

Radio Disney Holiday Kids Karaoke
Kids perform holiday karaoke and receive giveaways from Radio Disney. Sat., Dec. 21, 1 p.m. Centro Ybor, 16th St. and Eighth Ave., Ybor City. 813-242-4660.

Ruskin Farmer's Market
The Ruskin Farmer's Market is held each Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Stop by and check out the fresh farm produce and artisan products. The market is located on Shell Point Road just west of U.S. 41 at the corner of First Street Northwest.

Wine and Fresh Market
Try the vintages at Florida Estates Winery and sample the fresh produce, smoked seafood and other yummy delights at the Wine and Fresh Market. Live music, crafts and more. Call 813-996-2113 for more information. Sat., Dec. 21, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Florida Estates Winery, 25241 State Road 52, Land O' Lakes. 813-996-2113.

Ybor City Fresh Market *
Every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., this fresh market offers produce, flowers, baked goods and other assorted crafts and wares. Centennial Park, Eighth Avenue and 18th Street, Ybor City. 813-241-2442.AttractionsAdventure Island This waterpark's 30 acres of consumer-friendly, faux-tropical surroundings are quite tranquil. The slides wind, corkscrew and free fall. There's a waterfall, wave pool, children's water playground and other family amenities, such as picnic and sunbathing areas and a white-sand volleyball complex. Admission (all children must be accompanied by an adult) costs $29.90, $27.76 for kids. Parking costs $5. One-year passes cost an arm ($80.19); two-year passes cost an arm and a leg ($128.33). 4500 Bougainvillea Ave., Tampa. 813-987-5660. Hours vary.

Busch Gardens
This 300-acre African-themed park and zoo has one of the area's best collections of alligators and flamingos, along with a mock Serengeti plain stocked with giraffes. The must-do: Gwazi, a double wooden dueling roller coaster reaching combined speeds of 100 mph. BG's latest attraction, Rhino Rally, is a combination off-road safari and wild river ride aboard customized Land Rovers. Other attractions include the Kumba roller coaster, Myombe Reserve, Great Ape Domain, Tanganyika Tidal Wave, Koala exhibit and Clydesdale Hamlet. The mock-preserve Edge of Africa, featuring hyenas, giraffes and other jungle creatures, offers a guided Jeep tour (Serengeti Safari) for an additional $29.95 (all ages; $18 for pass holders), that allows guests to feed, observe and learn about the animals. Admission is $49.95 for adults; $40.95 for children ages 3-9; free for children 2 and under. Parking costs $7. Hours vary. 3000 E. Busch Blvd., Tampa. 813-987-5082.

Cypress Gardens
This old-school Florida theme park keeps it real with ski shows, a birds of prey program and an authentic paddle wheel riverboat. New additions include the FloraDome, with seasonal horticultural displays, and the Wacky Water water park, with two-story slides, flume rides and pool playgrounds. Admission is $37.05 for adults; $21.15 for ages 6-17; and free for kids under 5. 2641 S. Lake Summit Drive, Winter Haven. 863-324-2111. Open daily from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Duck Tours
Take a land and sea adventure in a genuine World War II amphibious personnel carrier. The tours last approximately an hour and 20 minutes, taking a scenic and watery route on a fully narrated 80-minute historic tour. The St. Petersburg tour starts at The Pier, 800 Second Ave. N.E. (727-432-DUCK). The Tampa tour starts at Newk's Cafe, 514 Channelside Drive (813-310-3825). Tickets cost $18.50 for adults, $16.50 for seniors and military and $9.95 for kids 3-12.

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