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Dec. 6th - Tampa Santa Fest Parade

Postby MINIBee » Tue Oct 28, 2014 3:15 pm

I'm organizing another appearance in the Tampa Santa Fest Parade in downtown Tampa. The parade is on Dec. 6th this year. Watch for the all the details here. I'm also checking into the New Port Richey night parade on the 13th as well. Mark you calendars!
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Re: Dec. 6th - Tampa Santa Fest Parade

Postby MINIBee » Mon Nov 24, 2014 1:15 am

I have all the details for this from the organizers and will be posting everything tonight. Stand by! :motoring:
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Re: Dec. 6th - Tampa Santa Fest Parade

Postby MINIBee » Mon Nov 24, 2014 2:38 am

OK, we are all set for another fantastic appearance in the Tampa Santa Fest Parade in downtown Tampa on Saturday, Dec. 6 at 11 AM. Last year we had 16 beautifully decorated MINIs in the parade and the crowd loved us AS ALWAYS. This is a Sunshine MINIs event, although Ferman MINI of Tampa Bay is sponsoring a pre-parade breakfast for us again this year Please post below if you intend to join us. The only requirement is you have to decorate your MINI to be in the parade (that comes from the parade organizers, not me).

1. MINIBee and BabyBee
2. DolphinMom
3. Dave and Pam with Vanilla Bean
4. WhovianMiniac and Tyler with Lady Blu
5. DeaconBlue and his better half
6. Mike Edwards and Family
7. Brandon Keefe
8. moonloop +3
9. Barry and Robin
10. zptersen77
11. MrJohn Cooper
12. Mark and Margie Denner in Baby Blu
13. Jenny Glisch in a 4-door hardtop from Ferman MINI


For those who would like to meet for breakfast, Ferman MINI of Tampa Bay is once again sponsoring a pre-parade breakfast at Al's Nuevo Cafe, a cool mom & pop Cuban restaurant on South Dale Mabry. We'll meet there for breakfast at 8:30. Please post below, indicating if you plan to join us for breakfast. Here's the location and info, including links to the menu:

Al's Nuevo Cafe
3301 S Dale Mabry Hwy
Tampa, FL 33629

Pre-Parade Breakfast:

1. MINIBee
2. BabyBee
3. Dave Fuhrmann
4. Pam Fuhrmann
5. WhovianMiniac
6. WhovianMiniac +1 (Tyler)
7. moonloop
8. moonloop +1
9. moonloop +2
10. moonloop +3
11. Mike Edwards
12. Mike Edwards +1
13. Mark Denner
14. Margie Denner
15. Jenny Glisch
16. David Meyer
17. David Meyer +1
18. Brandon Keefe
19. Brandon Keefe +1

Following breakfast, we will head to the staging area around 9:30 to be in place around 9:45 and start decorating the MINIs. For those who will not be joining us for breakfast you can met us at the staging area around 9:45 and everyone MUST be in the staging area by 10:30 or they will not let you in.


STAGING INSTRUCTIONS:

Entry/Group: Sunshine MINIS

Enter Staging: Gate Four - Twiggs & Morgan

Staging Section: One (1)

Staging Number: 24

Staging opens at: 8:30 am

Staging closes at: 10:30 am

Section 1: (RED) Parade Units: 1, 2, 3, 3a, 4, 5, 5a, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 2223, 24, 25,26, 27, 28, 29 & 30.
· Follow directions of Rough Rider Staging Team to assigned space.

DOWNLOAD AND PRINT THE PARADE UNIT NUMBER HERE (must display on your dash)
DOWNLOAD THE MAP OF THE STAGING AREA HERE

At the conclusion of the parade, all entrants will continue north on Ashley Drive. Walking/dancing/marching groups will turn left onto Gasparilla Plaza (narrow street) while motorized units/floats will turn left onto Cass Street (wide street) as directed by the Rough Riders and law enforcement. Pedestrians may continue to Curtis Hixon Park to join at the Santa Fest festival, while all floats will continue west, over the Hillsborough River to disband.

Large vehicles and busses will stage at Riverfront Park on North Boulevard, north of Cass Street.

Parking: Free parking is available on all streets with metered spaces. If you park south of Kennedy Blvd, you will need to pay for these metered spaces. Event parking is also available in The Riverside and Curtis Hixon Parking Garages. If you plan on attending the Santa Fest Fair following the parade, it is strongly suggested you take advantage of these facilities.

If you can't find us on parade day, call MINIBee at 727-432-9145. :motoring:
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Re: Dec. 6th - Tampa Santa Fest Parade

Postby MINIBee » Mon Nov 24, 2014 2:53 am

Anyone who is interested in getting beads to throw at the parade, please let me know and I'll tell you where you can get them locally.
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Re: Dec. 6th - Tampa Santa Fest Parade

Postby MINIBee » Mon Nov 24, 2014 2:59 am

Here we are, from last year:

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Re: Dec. 6th - Tampa Santa Fest Parade

Postby vanillabean » Mon Nov 24, 2014 6:22 pm

Dave and I will be attending the parade and the breakfast with Vanilla Bean. :-D
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Re: Dec. 6th - Tampa Santa Fest Parade

Postby MINIBee » Mon Nov 24, 2014 6:57 pm

vanillabean wrote:Dave and I will be attending the parade and the breakfast with Vanilla Bean. :-D


Woohoo! Thanks! :motoring:
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Re: Dec. 6th - Tampa Santa Fest Parade

Postby WhovianMiniac » Mon Nov 24, 2014 9:25 pm

I will be there with my son , Tyler and Lady Blu! Sounds fun!! :motoring:
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Re: Dec. 6th - Tampa Santa Fest Parade

Postby MINIBee » Tue Nov 25, 2014 2:01 am

WhovianMiniac wrote:I will be there with my son , Tyler and Lady Blu! Sounds fun!! :motoring:


Great! You're on the list! Breakfast too?
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Re: Dec. 6th - Tampa Santa Fest Parade

Postby WhovianMiniac » Tue Nov 25, 2014 2:50 am

Yes we will be at the breakfast too! Sorry that I forgot to mention that.

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Re: Dec. 6th - Tampa Santa Fest Parade

Postby DeaconBlue » Sat Nov 29, 2014 4:52 am

1. MINIBee and BabyBee
2. DolphinMom
3. Dave and Pam with Vanilla Bean
4. WhovianMiniac and Tyler with Lady Blu
5. DeaconBlue and his better half
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.

I do not believe that we will be able to make the breakfast.
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Re: Dec. 6th - Tampa Santa Fest Parade

Postby moonloop » Tue Dec 02, 2014 2:30 pm

Hi,
We would love to take part! It will be the 4 of us in our red/white S!
Would like to go for breakfast too!
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Re: Dec. 6th - Tampa Santa Fest Parade

Postby MINIBee » Tue Dec 02, 2014 4:25 pm

moonloop wrote:Hi,
We would love to take part! It will be the 4 of us in our red/white S!
Would like to go for breakfast too!


Great! I'll put you on the list! :motoring:
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Re: Dec. 6th - Tampa Santa Fest Parade

Postby Snooter » Tue Dec 02, 2014 5:31 pm

Robin and I will be there in Spider. I'll get back to you about breakfast
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Re: Dec. 6th - Tampa Santa Fest Parade

Postby zpetersen77 » Wed Dec 03, 2014 2:47 am

I will be there in ZUG. My wife and mini me (Link) will be watching the parade. :motoring:
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Re: Dec. 6th - Tampa Santa Fest Parade

Postby MrJohn Cooper » Wed Dec 03, 2014 4:21 am

I just got my first Mini but would love to join. I was invited to this parade 2 years ago with my pit bull group. It's a great time!
What do I need to do to sign up?
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Re: Dec. 6th - Tampa Santa Fest Parade

Postby MINIBee » Wed Dec 03, 2014 5:38 am

MrJohn Cooper wrote:I just got my first Mini but would love to join. I was invited to this parade 2 years ago with my pit bull group. It's a great time!
What do I need to do to sign up?


Great, you're on the list! Do you want to come for breakfast too? All you need for Saturday is your MINI and some decorations.
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Re: Dec. 6th - Tampa Santa Fest Parade

Postby MINIBee » Wed Dec 03, 2014 5:39 am

Snooter wrote:Robin and I will be there in Spider. I'll get back to you about breakfast


Woohoo! It's not a MINI parade without Snooter and company. :motoring:
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Re: Dec. 6th - Tampa Santa Fest Parade

Postby MINIBee » Wed Dec 03, 2014 5:40 am

zpetersen77 wrote:I will be there in ZUG. My wife and mini me (Link) will be watching the parade. :motoring:


Great! Adding you to the list. Breakfast too?
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Re: Dec. 6th - Tampa Santa Fest Parade

Postby MINIBee » Thu Dec 04, 2014 1:07 am

If anyone wants beads to throw during the parade, Buccaneer Beads in Tampa has the multi-colored throw beads at $48 per case after a discount. Just tell them you're with Sunshine MINIs to get the discount.

Buccaneer Beads
3808 E Dr Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Tampa, FL 33610
(813) 664-8571

They are on MLK EAST of I-275 and just before you get to 40th St.
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