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Fair Christmas: Candy Cane Acres continues from 6 to 9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through Dec. 29 at the Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 Broad St., Brooksville. The Christmas event includes a walk-through light display, Mrs. Claus' kitchen, a parade of trees, a play area and children's games, Santa's workshop and a Florida-style sleigh ride. Hot chocolate, hot cider, eggnog and soda is be available, as well as cookies, fudge and cupcakes. Admission is $10 per carload, which includes 10 free tickets to be used toward food, drinks and games; additional tickets are 50 cents each. For information, call (352) 796-4552.

Fantastic equines: Tommie Turvey's Night of Amazing Horses will be presented at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 Broad St., Brooksville. Festivities begin at 4 p.m. with Santa and his elves, pony rides, a petting zoo, face painting and a bounce house. The show will feature Matt McLaughlin and his Andalusians, the Loyal Family Equestrians and special performers. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children ages 3 to 12 and seniors 60 and older; children 2 and younger are admitted free. Tickets are available at Ranch Hand's Feed Depot in Brooksville and at Call the fairgrounds at (352) 796-4552.

Painting and sculpture: The Hernando County Arts Council will continue the exhibit "Images in Clay and Paint" through Dec. 31 at the Hernando Fine Arts Gallery, 7468 Horse Lake Road, Brooksville. The exhibit features the work of sculptor Rosalie LoCurcio and painter Rosa Lea Addington. The gallery is open from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. weekdays and noon to 3 p.m. Saturdays. Contact Roger Sherman at (352) 799-2627 or, or visit

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Santa, baby: A Show Palace Christmas will be performed matinees and evenings through Tuesday at the Show Palace Dinner Theatre, 16128 U.S. 19, Hudson. Adults: dinner and show, $49.50; show only, $38.45, plus tax and tip. Ages 12 and younger: $24.95 and $19.95. Call toll-free 1-888-655-7469.

Wine and cheese fest: A wine festival will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Florida Estates Winery, 25241 State Road 52, Land O'Lakes. There will be a sampling of cheeses from Cabot Creamery Cooperative, vendors with holiday gifts, entertainment by Dennis Devine and an opportunity to sample the winery's offerings. Pets are welcome. For information, call (813) 996-2113.

Light up the holidays: The annual Celebration of Lights continues at Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park, 4150 S Suncoast Blvd., Homosassa. Hours are from 5:30 to 9 p.m. daily through Monday, then Wednesday, which is the final night. The event features Sebastian's Winter Wonderland, a synchronized light and sound display in the garden of the springs put together by Sebastian Hawes, Santa and Mrs. Claus, and music. A candlelight Christmas Eve service will be held Monday, and an after-Christmas party on Wednesday. Refreshments will be available. Admission is $3; $1 for ages 6 to 12; free for children 5 and younger. Call (352) 628-5343, ext. 1002.

Day of polka

A Tribute to Frank Yankovic, "America's Polka King," will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the Suncoast Dance and Party Center, 13383 County Line Road, Spring Hill. Doors open at 1 p.m. The show features Bob Kravos and the Boys in the Band from Cleveland, as well as Bob Turcola and Ron Heringes. A cash bar and snacks will be available. Tickets are $10. To reserve seats, call Daria at (727) 753-9631.

Entertainment calendar 12/20/12 [Last modified: Thursday, December 20, 2012 12:53pm]
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