Thursday December 2nd from 6-9pmGreetings Tampa, your favorite blogger (Lisa) back with an update on Things To Do In Tampa Bay.

The Ritz Ybor is hosting their 2nd Annual holiday Celebration on THURSDAY, December 2, from 6-9pm. This event benefits the Hope Children's Home and is FREE to get in (if you haven't been ready my posts recently, a lot of what I've written about has been FREE. That's what I'm talking about Tampa! Oh, and start reading more of my stuff!)

Lets talk details of this fabulous and free event. There will be complimentary cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and Santa will be available for photos. A $5 donation is asked for the photos, but again this money goes to the Hope Children's Home (and last time I checked, it cost more than $5 to get a photo taken with Santa, so what a deal!). They will also have live entertainment (provided by VYB Dance Company, 10th Concession, Jeremy Gloff and more), arts & crafts (I LOVE arts & crafts!) items by local artists and vendors, and a special tree lighting ceremony at 7pm.

The second annual Tree Decorating Contest will also be on display at the event, inside the venue. Guests in attendance will be able to vote for their favorite holiday tree, and the winners will be announced onstage at 8pm!

Lets re-cap. Thursday, December 2nd (THIS THURSDAY), the Ritz Ybor is hosting Miracle on 7th. It is FREE to attend, and only $5 to get a photo taken with Santa (all donations going to the Hope Children's Home). There will be entertainment, food, drinks, and a tree decorating contest. To me, this sounds like one heck of an event! So get up Tampa, and head on over to The Ritz Ybor on Thursday night!

That's all for now, but check back for more Tampa Bay Area Events; 'Tis the Holiday Season!