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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Dec. 11

HT_377396_FREE_herchristmaslights 1of4(12/7/2013) Brooksville, FL) Jasmine Sandoval, 6, points to the Christmas lights during the Candy Cane Acres Christmas celebration at the Hernando County Fairgrounds in Brooksville on Saturday evening. The annual event invited guests explore the grounds which include a "sleigh" tractor ride, cookie decorating, Santa's grotto and Christmas decorations and lights. The event will be on until December 21st, Friday and Saturday evenings, 6-10pm, with the cost at $10 per car load. Brooksville, Saturday December 7th.

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HT_377396_FREE_herchristmaslights 1of4(12/7/2013) Brooksville, FL) Jasmine Sandoval, 6, points to the Christmas lights during the Candy Cane Acres Christmas celebration at the Hernando County Fairgrounds in Brooksville on Saturday evening. The annual event invited guests explore the grounds which include a "sleigh" tractor ride, cookie decorating, Santa's grotto and Christmas decorations and lights. The event will be on until December 21st, Friday and Saturday evenings, 6-10pm, with the cost at $10 per car load. Brooksville, Saturday December 7th.

Candy Cane Acres: The annual Christmas event includes photos with Santa, decorating cookies, Parade of Trees, sleigh rides, crafts and light displays. Hot chocolate, apple cider, water and soda will be available. Continues through Dec. 19. Additional tickets are .50 cents each. 6:30 p.m., Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 Broad St., Brooksville. $10 per carload, includes 10 free tickets. (352) 796-4552.

Holiday Sizzle at Sundial: Fashion Show: A series of entertainment for shoppers to enjoy through out the holiday season. Hosted by Heather Thomson, fashion designer and former cast member of the Real Housewives of New York City, the outdoor fashion show will be held at 7 p.m. in the center plaza. Hunger Games actor and St. Petersburg resident Eugenie Bondurant, who plays Tigris, will participate, as will Tampa Bay Rowdies players. 7 p.m., Sundial St. Pete, 151 Second Ave. N, St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 800-3201.

Bone Thugs-n-Harmony: Tha Crossroads early '90s hip-hop stars perform with Mike Jones and Mims. 7 p.m., England Brothers Bandshell, 5121 81st Ave. N, Pinellas Park. $19.99-$74.95. (727) 541-0700.

Florida Orchestra Pops: Holiday Pops: Conductor Bob Bernhardt will be the merry host of the orchestra's family tradition, with sing-along carols and a jolly rendition of Twas the Night Before Christmas narrated by Bay News 9's Trevor Pettiford. The Florida Orchestra musicians are collecting for Toys for Tots, so there will be bins in the lobbies at all three venues. At the Mahaffey concerts only, they will be collecting food for Tampa Bay Harvest. 8 p.m., Carol Morsani Hall at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $15-$45. (727) 892-3337.

Soho Ho...Santa Pub Crawl: Wear a sexy Christmas outfit, ugly sweater or full Santa suit and get your holiday cheer to go from bars. 8 p.m., Lodge Restaurant & Bar, 516 S Howard Ave., Tampa. $20. (813) 251-5634.

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. 8 and 10:30 p.m., Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $20. (813) 864-4000.

The Fairy Home Companions: A Comedic Satire: Men's chorus Una Voce recreate a zany "live" radio show with skits, jingles, holiday music, and special guests WoodWorks Marimba Quartet. 8 p.m., Palladium Theater, 253 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $25 and $40. (727) 822-3590.

Peter and the Starcatcher: This prequel to J.M. Barrie's Peter Pan will transport audiences to Neverland. Through January 3. 8 p.m., Freefall Theatre, 6099 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $20-$48. (727) 498-5205.

Damon Fowler Group: With his hybrid of roots rock, blues, and sacred steel, the Florida native started wowing audiences with his musical exploits as a teenager. 8 p.m., Skipper's Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road, Tampa. $10-$13. (813) 971-0666.

Shaun Hopper: The acoustic, fingerstyle guitar player creates the sound of a full band with just one guitar and his two hands. 8 p.m., Ruth Eckerd Hall Murray Studio Theater, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. $30, $25 advance. (727) 791-7400.

Mija: The blue-haired DJ brings her world tour to Tampa. 10 p.m., Amphitheatre, 1609 E Seventh Ave., Ybor City. $10-$15. (813) 873-8368.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Stuffed Animal Night at the Museum: Kids can bring their stuffed animals for an overnight party where they eagerly await the arrival of Santa. 10 a.m., Museum of Fine Arts, 255 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg. $17, $12 children, 3 and younger free. (727) 896-2667, ext. 210.

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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Dec. 11 12/10/15 [Last modified: Thursday, December 10, 2015 1:04pm]
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