Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Dec. 5

ORG XMIT: NYET220 FILE - In this file theater publicity image released by Boneau/Bryan-Brown, from left, Rema Webb, Andrew Rannells and Josh Gad perform in "The Book of Mormon" at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre in New York. "The Book of Mormon" has been a critical and box-office darling even without big-name stars and Tuesday's Tony Award nominations could give it an extra boost.  The 65th annual Tony Awards nominations will be announced Tuesday, May 3, 2011.   (AP Photo/Boneau/Bryan-Brown, Joan Marcus)
ORG XMIT: NYET220 FILE - In this file theater publicity image released by Boneau/Bryan-Brown, from left, Rema Webb, Andrew Rannells and Josh Gad perform in "The Book of Mormon" at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre in New York. "The Book of Mormon" has been a critical and box-office darling even without big-name stars and Tuesday's Tony Award nominations could give it an extra boost. The 65th annual Tony Awards nominations will be announced Tuesday, May 3, 2011. (AP Photo/Boneau/Bryan-Brown, Joan Marcus)
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The Book of Mormon: The critically-acclaimed, religious satire musical written by the creators of South Park has won nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical. Through Dec. 10. 7:30 p.m., Carol Morsani Hall at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $33.75 and up. (813) 229-7827.

Polar Express 4-D Experience: The new 4-D Theater gets into the holiday spirit with a screening of Polar Express. Included with admission. 10 a.m., Florida Aquarium, 701 Channelside Drive, Tampa. $28.95, $26.95 seniors, $23.95 ages 3-12, 2 and younger free. Prices are generally about $2 cheaper if you buy them online at the aquarium’s site. (813) 273-4000.

Let It Snow: The planetarium’s 32-minute holiday show features festive classics from Frank Sinatra and Chuck Berry to Burl Ives and Brenda Lee. 1:45 p.m., Bishop Planetarium at the South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W, Bradenton. $19, $17 seniors, $14 ages 4-12, 3 and younger free. (941) 746-4131.

Ice Skating at Tampa’s Winter Village: Even in Florida, you can get in the holiday spirit by ice skating on an outdoor rink in the park. Each 90-minute session includes skate rental. Stop by the cafe for themed drinks and holiday snacks. 4 p.m., Curtis Hixon Park, 600 N Ashley Drive, Tampa. $13. (813) 221-3686.

Forbes Family Holiday Light Display: More than 250,000 LED lights choreographed to synchronized music with a 24-foot decorated tree, leaping arches, 21 singing mini trees and a giant light wall. 5:30 p.m., Masonic Park and Youth Camp, 18050 U.S. 301 S, Wimauma. Free. (813) 634-1220.

Holiday Lights in the Gardens: Stroll through the gardens with more than 1-million twinkly lights. 5:30 p.m., Florida Botanical Gardens, 12520 Ulmerton Road, Largo. Donation of $4 suggested; 12 and younger free. (727) 582-5800.

Caroll Brown and Friends: Musician presents 2000 Years Ago full of holiday traditions with secular, spiritual and traditional songs performed by his acoustic trio with Bob Sachs, Marci Shore and joined by Michael Murray on the keyboard. 7:30 p.m., Palladium Theater, 253 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $20. $25. (727) 822-3590.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Free Tuesday at Glazer Museum: PBS Kids: There will be character appearances from the show Peg + Cat from 2 to 6:30 p.m. Noon, Glazer Children’s Museum, 110 W Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa. Free. (813) 443-3861.

TO WATCH

Superstore, 9:30 p.m., NBC: The Christmas episode of this comedy sees Amy trying to prove how "wild" she can be by turning a boring Christmas Eve at Cloud 9 into an adventure.

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