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Victorian Christmas Stroll The former Tampa Bay Hotel is decorated with trees designed in unique 19th-century themes. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. through Dec. 23. Henry B. Plant Museum, 401 W Kennedy Blvd., Tampa. $10 for adults and $4 for children 12 and younger. Discount days are available. (813) 254-1891.

Winter Wonderland Pony rides, a bouncy house and giant slide, petting zoo, pictures with Santa, cookie decorating with Mrs. Claus and more. 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. weekdays, 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. weekends through Dec. 21. Drew Street and Fort Harrison Avenue, Clearwater. Free. (727) 442-2099.

Symphony in Lights The Shops at Wiregrass will be trimmed top to bottom with thousands of dynamic holiday lights in the central square area, all dancing in concert to the music of the Trans Siberian Orchestra. 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., through Dec. 31. The Shops at Wiregrass, 28211 Paseo Drive, Wesley Chapel. Free. (813) 994-2242.

Walk Through Bethlehem A guided walk through Bethlehem, with all the sights, sounds and history of the old city. Inside seating with musical entertainment will be available for those waiting for the tour. 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. today; 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Fri; 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sat; 4 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Sun. Kings Avenue Baptist Church , 2602 S Kings Ave., Brandon. Free. (813) 685-3095.

Wild Wonderland More than 1-million twinkling lights, live reindeer, holiday displays, Frosty's Foam Factory, visits with Santa and holiday horse-drawn carriage rides. Zoo rides open all night. Zoo closes at 5 p.m. daily and re-opens for this event. 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Dec. 11-14, 17-23 and 26-30. Lowry Park Zoo, 1101 W Sligh Ave., Tampa. $13 adults, $11 ages 3-11 (discounts for Zoo annual passholders). (813) 935-8552.

Santa Pub Crawl With a secret route that winds through Ybor City with hundreds of participants dressed in holiday costumes. Starts at 6:30 p.m. Fri. Italian Club, 1731 E Seventh Ave., Ybor City. $10 with a holiday toy and in costume or $30 with a toy and no costume. (813) 248-3316.

Science with Santa Event for kids teaches about winter weather and features a snow machine and snow play, planetarium shows about the winter sky, programs on winter animals, ornament crafts with Mrs. Santa and more. Advance reservations required, deadline is Friday. 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday Science Center of Pinellas County, 7701 22nd Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $15 parent and child, $8 each additional child, $10 members, parent and child, $5 each additional child. (727) 384-0027.

Holiday happenings 12/11/08 [Last modified: Thursday, November 4, 2010 11:46am]
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