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Things to do in Tampa Bay for Dec. 19

Holiday Lights in the Gardens: Stroll through the gardens with laser lights, flora and fauna displays, a gingerbread house and visits from Santa Claus each night. Check flbg.org for schedule. It starts at 5:30 p.m. at the Florida Botanical Gardens, 12520 Ulmerton Road, Largo. $2, 12 and younger free. (727) 582-2100. Find more holiday displays in our interactive map at tampabay.com/things-to-do.

A Marvelous Party! The Noel Coward Celebration: This revue featuring 33 songs as well as sketches and writings by Noel Coward is sparkling holiday entertainment. See it at 8 p.m. at American Stage Theatre, 163 Third St. N, St. Petersburg. $29-$49. (727) 823-7529.

Victorian Christmas Stroll: Experience an old-fashioned Christmas as you stroll the former 1891 Tampa Bay Hotel decorated in Victorian splendor. Enjoy spiced cider and cookies and listen to carolers perform. Benefits museum restoration and preservation projects. Doors open at 10 a.m. at the Henry B. Plant Museum, 401 W Kennedy Blvd., Tampa. $13, $11 seniors, $7 youths 4-18. (813) 254-1891.

Steve Byrne: The star of TBS's Sullivan and Son also released a special that premiered last year on Comedy Central. See him at 8:30 p.m. at Side Splitters Comedy Club, 12938 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. $18-$24. (813) 960-1197.

TO WATCH

A Charlie Brown Christmas, 8 p.m., ABC There are so many life lessons packed into these thirty minutes, from discovering the real meaning of Christmas to cutting to the chase and asking Santa for cash.

SEASON FINALE The X Factor, 8 p.m., FOX It may not be as big as Idol, but that doesn't stop producers from dragging out the finale over two nights.

MORE TO EXPLORE

Find restaurant news and reviews at tampabay.com/things-to-do.

Things to do in Tampa Bay for Dec. 19 12/18/13 [Last modified: Wednesday, December 18, 2013 1:11pm]
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