Paper Airplane Drop: As a tribute to the 100th anniversary of Tony Jannus' first commercial aviation flight, there will be a mass paper plane drop over shoppers at the Saturday Morning Market. Volunteers will launch 500 paper airplanes, some of which will be marked with gold stars that can be exchanged for a pair of tickets to the First Night New Year's Eve party in downtown St. Petersburg. The drop is at 11 a.m. at Progress Energy Park/Al Lang Field, 180 Second Ave. SE, St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 825-3284.
Royal Masquerade: This formal masquerade ball includes Cirque-style aerial performances, a midnight waltz, burlesque, dancers and music by DJs Danny Bled, Tom Gold, Sean and Dystopic. The party starts at 10 p.m. at the Castle, 2004 N 16th St., Tampa. $20. Toll-free 1-877-399-3866.
The Rockettes Radio City Christmas Spectacular: The iconic dancers high-kick their way through a Christmas show with new scenes, glamorous costumes and more than 300 kicks per show. See it at 3:30 and 7 p.m. at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $42.50-$105. (813) 229-7827.
DVBBS End of the Year Party: These Canadian brothers combine electro, house, reggae, rap, and pop music to create the perfect club atmosphere. Concert starts at 9:30 p.m. at the Amphitheatre, 1609 E Seventh Ave., Ybor City. $10. (813) 873-8368.
Pit Bulls and Parolees, 9 p.m., ANIMAL PLANET Tia, her kids, the parolees, Villalobos volunteers and friends come together to celebrate the season, which sounds like quite the motley crew to us.
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