Mary Poppins: The award-winning musical returns for a limited holiday engagement today through Sunday. See it tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts in Tampa. $46.50-$81.50. (813) 229-7827; strazcenter.org.
Sean Patton: The witty alt-comedian has appeared on Conan and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, and recently released his debut album Standard Operating Procedure. See him at 8 p.m. at Improv Comedy Theater in Tampa. $18. (813) 864-4000; improvtampa.com.
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Wild Wonderland: The zoo closes at 5 p.m. and reopens at 6:30 for the annual evening winter festival with twinkling holiday lights, live reindeer and penguins, games and more. It's at Lowry Park Zoo, 1101 W Sligh Ave., Tampa. $13, $11 ages 3-11, 2 and younger free. (813) 935-8552.
Holiday FantaSea: Even after Christmas, Florida Aquarium still brings the winter season to its waters. Besides extended hours, the aquarium offers a snow play area, holiday model train, light show and more. Opens at 9:30 a.m. at 701 Channelside Drive in Tampa. Regular admission: $21.95, $16.95 kids 3-12. (813) 273-4000.
The 35th Annual Kennedy Center Honors, 9 p.m., CBS Musician Buddy Guy, actor Dustin Hoffman, comic David Letterman, ballerina Natalia Makarova and rock band Led Zeppelin all get awards, plus a seat next to President Obama. How would you like to be one of the performers who has to entertain this group?
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