Hey everyone!  Travis back with some important Tampa Bay entertainment news for the holidays!  This comes straight to us from our friends at Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus.

In case you didn't know, the latest show is having its world debut in Tampa in January at the St. Pete Times Forum.  If you haven't heard about the show, just click here!

Well, here's how you can get free tickets:

This Friday, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey will be giving away tickets to see the 140th Edition of The Greatest Show On Earth®, Barnum’s FUNundrumSM, a celebration of P. T. Barnum so big, it is an event 200 years in the making.

In exchange, they're asking Bay area residents to donate food to help stock the shelves at Metropolitan Ministries, to feed the needy in the Tampa Bay community this holiday season. 

Friday, November 20 from 11am to 1pm, representatives from Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey will be collecting nonperishable food items in exchange for tickets to Opening Night of the circus.

A donation of 10 items entitles each consumer to one show ticket, with a limit of four tickets per family, while supplies last. Tickets will be for the Wed. night, Jan. 6, 7:30 p.m. performance only, at the St. Pete Times Forum. 

Donations will be collected in front of the McDonald’s® Box Office at the St. Pete Times Forum, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa, 33602, phone: 813-301-6500.

if you want more information about Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey visit www.ringling.com.

And keep checking back for other Tampa Bay area events, and info about other great things to do in Tampa Bay.