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Things to do in Tampa Bay for Dec. 2

Victorian Christmas Stroll: Experience an old-fashioned Christmas as you stroll through the former Tampa Bay Hotel, with its Grand Hallway, 14 exhibit rooms and areas decorated in Victorian style with costumed characters, an antique toy exhibit, Christmas carols and Old Saint Nick. Enjoy spiced cider and cookies and listen to carolers perform starting at 10 a.m. at Henry B. Plant Museum, 401 W Kennedy Blvd., Tampa. $13, $11 seniors, $7 youths 4-18. (813) 254-1891.

Acoustic Christmas: Singer-songwriter Gavin DeGraw (I Don't Want to Be, In Love With a Girl) headlines this show hosted by Mix 100.7, and Tristan Prettyman opens. It's at noon at Hard Rock Cafe, 5223 Orient Road, Tampa. $17. 1-866-502-7529.

Christmas With the Opera Tampa Chorus: A holiday concert of old favorites and time-honored standards sung by the Opera Tampa chorus under the direction of Chorus Master Greg Ruffer. Seating is limited; first come, first served. The show starts at 3 p.m. at Jaeb Theater at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts in Tampa. $10. (813) 229-7827.

Wiz Khalifa: Khalifa is one of rap's rising stars, with hits such as Black and Yellow and No Sleep. See him at 7:30 p.m. at the University of South Florida Sun Dome, 4202 E Fowler Ave., Tampa. $29.50-$39.50. (813) 974-3004.

Kids and family

Tampa Theatre Holiday Classic Series: The Muppet Christmas Carol: This Muppet version of the classic Christmas tale kicks off the theater's monthlong series of classic holiday films. There's also a special appearance by Mrs. Claus during an interactive story time for kids. It's at 3 p.m. at Tampa Theatre, 711 Franklin St., Tampa. $9, $7 members. (813) 274-8982.

To watch

SEASON FINALE Boardwalk Empire, 9 p.m., HBO Nucky may or may not get the better of Gyp as the season comes to a close, but we can all agree on one thing: Paz de la Huerta is not missed.

MIDSEASON FINALE The Walking Dead, 9 p.m., AMC The first half of Season 3 has been light-years better than the first half of Season 2, so knowing that the Woodbury vs. prison story arc is only getting warmed up makes the holiday hiatus bearable.

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Things to do in Tampa Bay for Dec. 2 12/01/12 [Last modified: Saturday, December 1, 2012 10:20pm]
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