Judas Priest: Catch the British metal legends while you can, because their stop in Tampa is part of the group's farewell tour. Thin Lizzy and Black Label Society will open the show at 6 p.m. at 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre, 4802 U.S. 301 N, Tampa. $91. (813) 740-2446.
Dave Koz and Friends: The Grammy-nominated saxophone player hosts his 2011 Christmas Tour, a show that brings together trumpet player Rick Braun, South African singer/guitarist Jonathan Butler and saxophone player Candy Dulfer at 8 p.m. at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater. $48–$85.
Tampa's Bravest Firefighter Auction: Bid to win dates with firemen from 6 to 9 p.m. at Blue Martini at International Plaza, Tampa. Proceeds benefit Camp Hopetake Children's Burn Camp. No cover.
Kids and family
Ybor Tree Lighting: Santa and some Tampa children will light the 34-foot tree in Centro Ybor accompanied by live carolers. Festivities start at 6 p.m. at 1600 E Eighth Ave., Ybor City. Free.
Elmo's Super Heroes: Super Grover needs help and it's Elmo and friends to the rescue as this musical production zooms into Tampa. Shows are at 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. at the St. Pete Times Forum. $12, $16 and $22.
Christmas in Rockefeller Center, 8 p.m., NBC: Watch the 79th annual tree-lighting ceremony.
Series premiere, I Hate My Teenage Daughter, 9:30 p.m., Fox: Two single-mom best friends can't handle their spoiled teenage daughters.
The Grammy Nominations Concert Live!!: Countdown to Music's Biggest Night, 10 p.m., CBS: The nomination show so important it features songs by Lady Gaga, Ludacris, Sugarland and TWO exclamation points.
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