Christmas in the Park received a large donation and the Mac & Cheese festival is back.
Christmas in the Park gets large donation
The Planteen Recreation Center will host the 21st annual Christmas in the Park event this weekend. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday and approximately 100 pre-registered families and 250 children will receive toys donated by Global Sports Alliance, a local baseball and softball sanctioning organization.
There is no cost to attend and there will be free food available for all attendees.
A savory return
Big Dog’s Patio went before Plant City officials to reschedule the Mac & Cheese festival, which originally was intended to be held Dec. 3. City commissioners voted to deny the Patio a permit for the original date stating concerns that the festival would interfere with other events scheduled for the same weekend and that pets who might attend could damage the city’s holiday decorations.
The Patio, in conjunction with the Tampa Bay Animal Health Foundation, rescheduled for 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Jan. 13. Food trucks and restaurants will be serving their best mac & cheeses and dessert dishes and a specialty menu. Plant City’s Skyler Clark Band will perform from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.. There will be a rock wall, shark tank, bounce houses and more. Admission is free. The event is pet-friendly and held at Big Dog’s Patio, 103 N. Palmer St.