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Christmas in Florida by Kevin M. McCarthy

Christmas in Florida by Kevin M. McCarthy is full of Christmas trivia

Christmas in Florida by Kevin M. McCarthy

Christmas in Florida by Kevin M. McCarthy

Did you know that:

  • America’s first Christmas mass was held in Tallahassee, Florida in 1539?
  • Tampa saw a Christmas jousting tournament in 1882?
  • The Dade Massacre was on Christmas Day in 1835?
  • Florida has many Christmas tree farms?
  • Christmas 1992 brought poems, instead of parking tickets, in Jacksonville?
  • Christmas was not a legal holiday in Florida until 1881?

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Florida Halloween events

Here’s a last-minute list of some 2011 Florida Halloween events to check out this weekend:

Guavaween: An adult event in Tampa’s¬†Ybor City. Everyone needs to experience it at least once. Saturday from 3p till ??

Jacksonville Zoo Spooktacular: A great time at the zoo for the whole family, with Halloween events and food. Oct 28-31.

Halloween Ghost Train on the Seminole Gulf Railway in Ft. Myers: A Halloween murder mystery for adults. Oct 28th-31st.

Downtown Pensacola Trick or Treat: Costumed kids 9 and under can trick-or-treat at about 50 stores. Oct 28th.

Spookover at the Deering Estate at Cutler (Miami area): Adults can spend the night with ghost hunters while searching for a woman in the Victorian dress. Oct 28th.

History Mystery Tales and Tours III (New Smyrna Beach): Take a mysterious walk in downtown New Smyrna Beach on the evening of Oct 28th.

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