Although the crowds might still be unruly and the lines long, Black Friday as "The Day" is slowly waning.
1 Gem, Jewelry and Bead Show and Sale: Check out these rocks when more than 50 dealers from around the United States sell crystals, minerals, beads, gems and jewelry. $5. Coliseum, 535 Fourth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday through Sunday. (941) 954-0202.
Black Friday isn't just for stores. Many theme parks and attractions in Florida are also offering up deals that could make a nice gift or family splurge.
The name of the game for this holiday shopping season is online purchases and gift cards. According to a holiday shopping forecast by AAA, The Auto Club Group, Floridians are expected to spend $951 on gifts — up 9 percent from last year — and much of that is likely to be online.
Stefanie Dunlop is pinning high hopes on her Fingerlings.
ST. PETERSBURG — Not all sinister toys are as obvious as a Chucky doll. Many present more subtle threats — choking hazards, high lead content, privacy concerns. And as the biggest shopping season of the year kicks off, consumer advocates are urging shoppers to be judicious when choosing gifts for children …
TAMPA — If you tread water too long in the same spot, someone might start asking why you're not trying to swim somewhere.
'Tis the season for holiday shopping, and this year is expected to be particularly kind to retailers.
ST. PETERSBURG — Good Housekeeping and St. Petersburg-based HSN have chosen five finalists for their entrepreneur competition. The partners are searching for a novel item to promote as endorsed by the Good Housekeeping Seal, denoting reliability and quality.
TAMPA — One of Santa's helpers warns the grown ups to stand back. Sawyer Baker is about to be fitted for his virtual flight academy suit.