Christmas Town: Busch Gardens is transformed into a nighttime holiday wonderland with 80 miles of lights, real snow, train rides and musical performances. It opens at 6 p.m. at Busch Gardens, 3605 Bougainvillea Ave., Tampa. $40, $25 pass holders, $10 children (single admission); $89, $29 children (unlimited admission). (813) 987-5600.
Florida Orchestra Rock Series: Music of Pink Floyd: The Florida Orchestra joins forces with a full rock band to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon with hits like Money and Comfortably Numb. Concert starts at 8 p.m. at the Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg. $35-$75. (727) 892-3337.
Kresge Mega Light Display Opens: The annual St. Petersburg neighborhood Christmas display includes 10 trailer-truck loads of lights, an 18-train model railroad and a 70-foot tree. It starts at 6 p.m. at 2719 Oakdale St. S in St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 896-6500.
A Christmas Carol: Preview performance: The musical adaptation of Dickens' classic returns for the Christmas season. Performance begins at 8 p.m. at Freefall Theatre, 6099 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $20. (727) 498-5205.
Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas, 8 p.m., ABC Wow, the networks aren't wasting any time cramming Christmas specials down our throats. We're still sleeping off yesterday's gastronomic derring-do, and you're already giving us Seuss? Maybe this is the year that poor dog doesn't get tortured for the first 20 minutes.
Garth Brooks, Live From Las Vegas, 9 p.m., CBS If you ever wanted to see Garth Brooks at the Wynn Las Vegas, bad news: His three-year run is over. The good news is that you can watch his final performance here. Without the triple-digit ticket prices, too.
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