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Things to do in Tampa Bay for Dec. 7

St. Pete Beach and South Pasadena Holiday Lighted Boat Parade Festival: This tree lighting ceremony will have live music, crafts, visits with Santa, and a view of the boats starting at 6 p.m. at St. Pete Beach Community Center and Horan Park, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive, St. Pete Beach. Free. (727) 363-9245.

Thanksmas Fundraiser: This fundraiser for Rays Manager Joe Maddon's annual holiday dinner for the needy offers the same meal Maddon will make for homeless shelters: a Polish and Italian meal that usually includes spaghetti, meatballs, pierogies and more served by Rays players and coaches. It's at 5 p.m. at 717 South, 717 S Howard Ave., Tampa. Free. (727) 825-3242.

Miracle on Cleveland Street: Clearwater's Cleveland Street district is dressed in white for this holiday event with "real" snow, visits with Santa Claus and holiday entertainment at 5:30 p.m. at the 400 Block of Cleveland Street in Clearwater. Free.

Jingle Bell Run: It's the 30th year for this wacky parade of walkers and runners who don bells and neon necklaces for 3-mile and 1-mile routes along St. Petersburg's waterfront. It's at 7:30 p.m. at the Pier, 800 Second Ave. NE, St. Petersburg. $25, $20 ages 12 and younger. (727) 821-4819.

Florida Orchestra Masterworks: Stefan Sanderling conducts Schubert's Symphony No. 9 on this program with Prokofiev at 8 p.m. at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts in Tampa. $15-$45. (813) 229-7827.

to watch

Celebrity Holiday Homes, 8 p.m., HGTV Three "celebrities" — Dee Snider, Cheryl Burke and Bebe Winans — get home makeovers. If they were actually celebrities, they wouldn't need a TV show to redecorate their houses.

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Things to do in Tampa Bay for Dec. 7 12/06/12 [Last modified: Thursday, December 6, 2012 6:38pm]
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