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Things to do in Tampa Bay for Dec. 6

Winter's Miracle on Cleveland Street: Clearwater's Cleveland Street District is dressed in white for this holiday event with a snow slide, holiday crafts, train rides, inflatable attractions and an outdoor skating rink. Jon "Bowzer" Bauman serves as master of ceremonies over the event with the lighting of the new Capitol Theatre sign. It starts at 5:30 p.m. at 400 Block of Cleveland Street, Osceola Avenue and Cleveland Street, Clearwater. Free.

Boat parades: At the St. Pete Beach Boat Parade and Tree Lighting, there's live music, hot chocolate, crafts for children, visits with Santa and a view of the boats as they pass. It starts at 6 p.m. at the St. Pete Beach Community Center and Horan Park at the Blind Pass Bridge and heads south to the Bayway Bridge. Free. (727) 363-9245. The Tarpon Springs Lighted Boat Parade at the Tarpon Landing Marina features sparkling, decorated boats of all sizes heading down the Anclote River. It starts at 6:45 p.m. at 21 Oscar Hill Road in East Lake. Free. (727) 942-5628.

Alabama Shakes: You may recognize the Grammy-nominated blues-rock group from their appearance on Saturday Night Live, but now they perform in St. Pete with openers Clear Plastic Masks. Concert starts at 8 p.m. at Jannus Live, 200 First Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $34.50-$38. (727) 565-0550.

Tampa's Tree Lighting Ceremony: Music by the Late Night Brass starts the countdown to the tree lighting with the mayor. Afterward, there will be a free showing of National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation. Visitors are asked to bring a teddy bear that will be donated to children in local hospitals. It starts at 6 p.m. at Curtis Hixon Park, 600 N Ashley Drive, Tampa. Free.

Florida Orchestra Masterworks: Mahler's Symphony No. 1, 'Titan': The orchestra presents Mahler's Symphony No. 1 'Titan' as well as John Adams Chamber Symphony. Concert is at 11 a.m. at the Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg. $15-$45. (727) 893-7832.

TO WATCH

Frosty the Snowman, 8 p.m., CBS Floridian children must be awfully confused about the idea of a snowman coming to life thanks to a magical hat, considering they've likely never even seen snow.

Yes, Virginia, 8:30 p.m., CBS An 8-year-old girl writes to a newspaper after she hears Santa Claus doesn't exist. Don't worry, he's as real as Black Friday newspaper advertising allows him to be.

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Things to do in Tampa Bay for Dec. 6 12/05/13 [Last modified: Thursday, December 5, 2013 12:16pm]
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