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Things to do in Tampa Bay for Dec. 25

The Pier: Since this is the last Christmas before the Pier is torn down for a new Lens design in downtown St. Petersburg, it's a good time to say goodbye. Bring quarters for the telescopes and dollar bills to buy fish to feed the pelicans. Allon Sams performs jazz and R&B tunes from 2-5 p.m. The Pier is open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at 800 Second Ave. NE.

Tampa's Downtown on Ice: Once the presents are open and you've had your fill of fruitcake, work off those holiday calories at the outdoor ice rink at Curtis Hixon Park. It's open 4-10 p.m. Each session includes skate rental for $10 at 600 N Ashley Drive.

New Granada Christmas Night Extravaganza: Seek refuge from the in-laws with indie bands Alexander and the Grapes, King of Spain and Alaskus at 8 p.m. at New World Brewery, 1313 E Eighth Ave., Ybor City. $8.

To Watch

Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade, ABC, 10 a.m. to noon Disney characters celebrate with performances by Lady Antebellum, Backstreet Boys, Colbie Caillat, Brad Paisley and Phillip Phillips. Nick Cannon, Mario Lopez and Maria Menounos host.

more to explore

Today is a big day for movie releases (Les Miserables, Django Unchained, Parental Guidance). We have reviews of all the gems and duds at tampabay.com/things-to-do.

Things to do in Tampa Bay for Dec. 25 12/24/12 [Last modified: Monday, December 24, 2012 7:15pm]

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