Boley's Jingle Bell Run: Downtown St. Petersburg will be lit up and jingling in this popular non-competitive 5K and 1-mile fun run with live music, glow zones and snow along a candlelit course. Includes T-shirt, jingle bells and glow in the dark swag. 7:30 p.m., North Shore Pool, 901 North Shore Drive NE, St. Petersburg. $25, $20 ages 12 and younger. (727) 821-4819.
"Nice List" Party: Tampa Theatre's elves invite you to this party with cookies, cocoa and a screening of Elf, starring Will Ferrell. Doors open at 6 p.m. 7 p.m., Tampa Theatre, 711 Franklin St., Tampa. Free (tickets required). (813) 274-8982,
It's A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play: An ensemble brings a few dozen characters to life with live, on stage sound effects, to present the story of George Bailey, who considers taking his life on Christmas Eve. Through Dec. 24. 7 p.m., American Stage Theatre Company at Raymond James Theater, 163 Third St. N, St. Petersburg. $30. (727) 823-7529.
Florida Orchestra Coffee Concerts: Best of Ballet: Enjoy complimentary coffee and doughnuts before a performance. Stuart Malina conducts. 11 a.m., Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. $24-$42. (727) 791-7400.
Santa and Ice Skating in St. Petersburg: After visiting Santa, stick around for "glice" skating on a simulated ice rink. 6 p.m., North Straub Park, Fifth Avenue NE and Bayshore Drive, St. Petersburg. Free; $5 skating. (727) 893-7441.
Think + Drink (Science) Cafe: In this portion, biology teacher Joseph Kerata discusses "Misconceptions About Evolution." 6 p.m., South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W, Bradenton. $5, $3 members. (941) 746-4131.
Heralds of Harmony: A cappella sensation Voctave joins the 18th annual Christmas program. 8 p.m., Palladium Theater, 253 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $25-$55. (727) 822-3590.
KIDS AND FAMILY
Leap into Art at Leepa-Rattner: Library staff read stories about art. Story related, hands-on art activities follow. Ideal for ages 4 to 8. 3 p.m., Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art, 600 Klosterman Road, Tarpon Springs. $7, $6 seniors, no charge for children, students and active military with ID. Admission is by donation Thursdays from 5-8 p.m. (727) 712-5762.
Black-ish, 9:30 p.m., ABC: Johan and Gigi join the family the celebrate the holidays and Dre is determined to have the best Christmas ever even though Zoey is bound for college.
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