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Things to do in Tampa Bay for Dec. 14

Florida Orchestra Holiday Pops: The orchestra accompanies the 150-voice Master Chorale of Tampa Bay for a family-friendly show of holiday favorites — everything from Deck the Halls to songs from Home Alone and Rudolph the Red-Nose Reindeer. See it at 2 or 8 p.m. at the Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg. $15-$45. 1-800-662-7286.

3 Daughters Brewing Grand Opening: St. Petersburg's new brewery opens its doors for a party with unlimited tastings of seven house brews, an 18-hole putt-putt golf course and food by Maggie on the Move and the Latin Lunch Box. Party starts at 3 p.m. at 3 Daughters Brewing, 222 22nd St. S, St. Petersburg. Free, $20 beer tasting wristband. (727) 495-6002.

50 Shades! The Musical – The Original Parody: This parody about a ladies book club deciding to read Fifty Shades of Grey is full of dance numbers and 11 original songs. Show starts at 5:30 p.m. in Ferguson Hall at the Straz Center, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. Tickets start at $39. (813) 229-7827.

Snow on 7th Holiday Parade: Mayor Bob Buckhorn and his family lead a parade of 14 marching bands and horse drawn carriages to turn historic Ybor City into a winter wonderland including snow. Parade starts at 6 p.m. at Seventh Avenue between 15th and 17th Streets, Tampa. Free. (813) 274-7936.

TO WATCH

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, 8 p.m., CBS The tale of the most famous reindeer of all airs in its stop-motion glory.

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Golden Globe-nominated movies and when to see them in Tampa Bay

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