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Top things to do in Tampa Bay Dec. 12

Lit for the holidays, boats cruise on Boca Ciega Bay, South Pasadena, during the annual St. Pete Beach Holiday Boat Parade on Friday, Dec. 4, 2015. This view is from the St. Pete Beach Community Center on Boca Ciega Drive. WILL VRAGOVIC | Times



Lit for the holidays, boats cruise on Boca Ciega Bay, South Pasadena, during the annual St. Pete Beach Holiday Boat Parade on Friday, Dec. 4, 2015. This view is from the St. Pete Beach Community Center on Boca Ciega Drive. WILL VRAGOVIC | Times

St. Pete Illuminated Boat Parade: Twinkling boats parade along the downtown waterfront area. 6 p.m., Vinoy Park, 501 Fifth Ave. NE, St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 822-3277.

Sister Hazel: The All For You singers bring their blend of folk, pop, classic rock 'n' roll and southern rock to the courtyard venue with openers, The Outpatients. 6 p.m., Jannus Live, 200 First Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $30-$40. (727) 565-0550.

Frank Sinatra Centennial: WMNF brings over a dozen bands to the stage to do their interpretations of songs made famous by Ol' Blue Eyes. 7 p.m., Skipper's Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road, Tampa. $12-$15. (813) 971-0666.

Quiet Riot: Come On Feel the Noize as the metal band takes the stage. Dokken will no longer be opening. 7 p.m., England Brothers Bandshell, 5121 81st Ave. N, Pinellas Park. $25-$30. (727) 541-0700.

BrainDeer Run : Runners can feel like Santa as they prance through snow effects on this 5K through the park. 9 a.m., Gadsden Park, 6901 S MacDill Ave., Tampa. $45 (727) 781-4673.

Holiday Hoopla: Holiday Hoopla is a celebration of arts, crafts, foods, live music and holiday characters. 10 a.m., Gulfport, Beach Boulevard, Gulfport. Free.

Florida Wine Festival: 14th Birthday Celebration: Help the winery celebrate with cheese, olives, other snacks, plus birthday cake and door prizes. 11 a.m., Florida Estates Winery, 25241 State Road 52, Land O'Lakes. Free admission, $3.50 tastings. (813) 996-2113.

Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer: The Musical: The characters from the beloved television classic come to life. 1 and 4 p.m., Carol Morsani Hall at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $20-$45.50. (813) 229-7827.

Brian Regan: The comic was in Chris Rock's movie, Top Five, and he was nominated for a 2014 American Comedy Award for Best Concert Comic. 8 p.m., Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. $48.75. (727) 791-7400.

Loudon Wainwright III: Since writing his first song, Edgar in 1968, the folk singer's career went on to include a total of 26 albums, including 2009's Grammy-winning High Wide and Handsome. 8 p.m., Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. $39.50. (727) 791-7400.

Cristela Alonzo: The comedian was the co-creator and star of her eponymous sitcom on ABC and has appeared on Conan, Last Comic Standing and Sons of Anarchy. 7:30 and 10 p.m., Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $20. (813) 864-4000.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Young Israel of Tampa Hanukkah on Ice: For its 11th annual Hanukkah on Ice, Young Israel of Tampa will have a menorah sculpted in ice that will be lit for the seventh night of Hanukkah. There will be ice skating to Jewish music around the flaming menorah, a kosher food stand, latkes and a special raffle. 7:30 p.m., Tampa Bay Skating Academy, 255 Forest Lakes Blvd. N, Oldsmar. $5, includes skate rental. (813) 854-4010.

TO WATCH

Mary Poppins, 8 p.m., ABC. Expect a supercalifragilisticexpialidocious viewing experience when Mary Poppins airs on broadcast television for the first time in 13 years. Our hearts are already beating like a big brass band.

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