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Freshly baked breads

Barefoot Beachcombers Club (‘BBC’ will also suffice)
333 Colony Blvd. #110
The Villages, FL 32162

You could instead hand your addressed envelope to a person at the counter at Safe Ship in Colony Plaza, saving you the stamp and ensure its timely arrival.

To print a copy of this invitation and our planned arrival/departure times, click on the Blue Button. 


We do need to mention that Mazzaro’s management has told us that the week of Christmas is their ABSOLUTE BUSIEST TIME.  It will be crowded;  we may have to wait in line just to get into the Market, and it will be slow-going once inside.  But like all good things, it will be worth the wait.

We’ll plan to spend three+ hours at Mazzaro’s and if the crowd allows, some of you may wish to have an early dinner on their patio.  If the market is crazy busy, and if enough of you want to eat prior to arriving at Enchant at 4:30pm, we have a St. Pete park on the water as a backup plan.  We do anticipate that the food prices at Enchant will be on the high side, so you may wish to enjoy a deli meal from Mazzaro’s instead and just treat yourself to dessert at Enchant.   


We will make a 10 minute drive to Enchant Christmas and arrive as they open for the evening at 4:30pm.  This magical wonderland is housed at The Tropicana Field – a dazzling exhibit of illuminated lights within a holiday village.


2022-23 Beach Trips

Our club does not normally take a trip in December because it can be chilly at the beach, many Villagers are out of town and it is a busy time.  But this year, we thought we would introduce you to a world-class destination in St. Petersburg that doesn’t involve sand or water, but does include your favorites - food and shopping!  Then while looking around St. Pete for a Christmas market (just in case you haven’t gotten all of your shopping done yet), we found yet another ‘best of the best’ events that is getting rave reviews in all 9 cities that are hosting it. 


So, we’ll skip the beach and treat ourselves to some fantastic food, shopping and Christmas lights and magic. Bring your appetite for scrumptious Italian delicacies and your childlike imagination to St. Petersburg.  In only a two hour bus ride you will enjoy all that “Mazzaro’s Italian Market and “Enchant Christmas", an illuminated winter wonderland, have to share.


The PASTRY counter

at Mazzaro's. 

The extensive wine cellar

     “It's the Most Wonderful   

Trip of the Year"




Monday December 19, 2022

10:00 am - 9:30 pm

As beachlovers we are geared for exploring. Mazzaro’s is an Italian cuisine fine food market. Why not search for your perfect cheese, olives, deli sandwich, bakery item, bread, handmade pasta, wine or a pre-made dinner delight?  Almost everything at Mazzaro’s would make a perfect Christmas gift as well.

Discovering these wonderful products is a savory experience but the fun does not stop here.  Just across the parking lot is Casa di Mazzaro which opened in 2013. Casa di Mazzaro is an exclusive kitchenware store . The store displays an extensive selection of kitchen items, including gourmet specialty items, more than 40 flavors of loose teas and gifts. They also stock numerous high-end brands of cookware and kitchen supplies that you will not find anywhere else in the Tampa area.  Whether you love to cook, are a casual cook, or a professional chef, Casa di Mazzaro’s has everything for your kitchen. Another perfect gift shopping opportunity!

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The bus will leave for The Villages at 7:30 pm, arriving at @ 9:30pm.  All of the beach elves on board will be in a Merry, MerryChristmas mood!

Handmade fresh pasta of all varieties

The world’s largest indoor Christmas light spectacular featuring over 4 million dazzling lights and a 100 foot tall holiday tree will definitely get you into the Christmas spirit. 

This year Enchant will be joined by its first ever national sponsor, The Hallmark Channel. They will provide a lounge, photo opportunities, wine tasting, and a chance to win a set visit to a Hallmark movie in production.  It’s hard to imagine that this grew out of a goodwill gesture when, in 2008, two Canadian teens helped a neighbor put up their Christmas lights.  The first event was in Vancouver, BC in 2016.  This year, there will be 9 Enchant exhibits in 8 cities - Nashville, Dallas, 2 in LasVegas, Sacramento, San Jose, Scottsdale, Washington, DC and…. St. Petersburg

At Enchant you will experience the glittery walk thru maze, an ice skating trail, live entertainment, Santa visits, and a holiday shopping marketplace with crafts, gifts and culinary treats.


Ticket prices:     $33.92 (per person, tax included)

Optional Ice skating  $18.00 (skates included)


We are collecting the ticket price in advance to secure the most discounted price for you.  Tickets can be transferred to another person, but will not be refundable.


Liability Waiver:  The BBC has a revised Liability Waiver specific to our club.  Even if you have signed a liability release form in the past for our club, we are asking that you sign the revised one.  Please click on link below, print and sign, and give the form to your bus leader on this trip. 

Before you click on the waiver, one of these is good for your lifetime.  PLEASE do NOT submit these for every trip!!!

On December 4th, we will conduct our lottery and you will be notified shortly thereafter of your seat confirmation or waitlist status. To get in on the fun, print the reservation form by clicking on the green button below.  Mail the reservation form,  along with your check (made out to the BBC) for $61.92 per person to:

Dec 19

Shopping at Mazzaro's, Enchant @ Tropicana Field
Jan 16
Bean Point -City of Anna Maria
Feb 20
Honeymoon Beach & Caladesi Island
Mar 20

Anastasia State Park

I/we would like to go to I/we would like to go to Mazzaro's & Enchant with the BBC on December 19th.  Enclosed is my $61.92 check (pp). 

Print your name(s):   _______________________________________________________________________________________________

I/we wish to be on the bus with these friends (name up to four) ________________________________________________________________________________________________


I/we still have a credit with the BBC and I would like to use that credit. ________

I/we live in the Village of ________________________________

I/we will be fully vaccinated by December1st _______________

During the trip, I can be reached at this phone number: ______________

I/we prefer to eat dinner at:  Mazzaro's (or a city park) _______________   Enchant__________________

I/we plan to ice skate at Enchant and have added $18 per person to my check____________________


Mazzaro’s market began as a wholesale business in 1993.  They sold fresh roasted coffee, brewed from a 1918 roster that was purchased in Orlando.  In 1996 they acquired Fridella sausage and the building along 22nd avenue. From there, with lots of hard work and a passion to succeed, Mazzaro's built a special place where you can now find delicious, fresh, imported and local ingredients. 

You could also pre-order Christmas gifts to pick up on 12/19 via their website.  We'll be sure to have plenty of ice to keep all of our purchases safe for the whole trip.