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Things to do in Tampa Bay for Dec. 13

Wild Wonderland: The zoo reopens at 6:30 p.m. for a winter festival with live reindeer, an ice slide, twinkling lights, rides, games and holiday treats. New this year is the Treats & Treasures Hometown Village and the new Frozen Forest, a white crystal light experience. Wild Wonderland runs on weekends through Dec. 30 starting at 6:30 p.m. at Lowry Park Zoo, 1101 W Sligh Ave., Tampa. $14, $11 ages 3-11, 2 and younger free. (813) 935-8552.

Mix 100.7 Acoustic Christmas: The Goo Goo Dolls, the Fray, Colbie Caillat and ZZ Ward will perform acoustic sets, and poet and composer Michael Franti will be a special guest. Concert starts at 6:30 p.m. at the Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg. $41.50-$141.50. (727) 893-7832.

Thanksmas Fundraiser: Tampa Bay Rays players and coaches serve up spaghetti, meatballs, sausage and pierogis prepared by manager Joe Maddon with tips benefiting his annual Thanksmas feast for hundreds of needy citizens in Tampa Bay. Reservations suggested. Doors open at 5 p.m. at 717 South, 717 S Howard Ave., Tampa. No cover, $75 dinner, drinks and tips additional. (727) 825-3242.

Santa in St. Petersburg: Santa and his sleigh will be appearing in St. Petersburg for visits with children. Come early and stick around for "glice" skating on a simulated ice rink. It starts at 6 p.m. at North Straub Park, Fifth Avenue NE and Bayshore Drive, St. Petersburg. Free; $5 skating. (727) 893-7441.

TO WATCH

SEASON PREMIERE Whale Wars, 9 p.m., Animal Planet The Sea Shepherds are in transition after longtime leader Paul Watson has been forced to step down.

Grimm, 9 p.m., NBC When several delinquent teenagers mysteriously go missing, Nick and Hank suspect an evil Santa from Wesen folklore might be the culprit. Of course.

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