Tampa's Downtown on Ice: Get into the holiday spirit by skating on an outdoor rink in the park. Each 90-minute session includes skate rental. Sessions start at noon at Curtis Hixon Park in Tampa. $10. (813) 966-5505.
A Christmas Carol: A New Musical: Keith Ferguson's and Bruce Greer's musical adaptation of the Dickens classic. See it at 2 p.m. at Freefall Theatre, 6099 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $37-$44. (727) 498-5205; freefalltheatre.com.
Carols for a Cause: An afternoon of sing-alongs to favorite Christmas carols, with complimentary refreshments. Benefits Metropolitan Ministries. The show begins at 3 p.m. at West Coast Players Theatre, 21905 U.S. 19 N, Clearwater. $10; children 12 and under are free with a donation of canned food or an unwrapped toy. (727) 437-2363; wcplayers.org.
Tampa Theatre Holiday Classic Series: It's A Wonderful Life: See George Bailey discover the meaning of Christmas at the historic Tampa Theatre after a mini-tour. Starts at 3 p.m. at 711 Franklin St. in Tampa. $9, $7 members. (813) 274-8982; tampatheatre.org.
Florida Orchestra Pops: Holiday Pops: Stuart Malina leads the orchestra and the Master Chorale of Tampa Bay in this annual holiday celebration, featuring everything from Sleigh Ride to Santa Baby to Handel's Messiah. 7:30 p.m. at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. $15-$45. (727) 791-7400; rutheckerdhall.com.
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