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Joe Jonas of DNCE performs on stage during KISS 108's Jingle Ball 2016 at TD Garden on December 11, 2016 in Boston, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images for iHeart)

Joe Jonas of DNCE performs on stage during KISS 108's Jingle Ball 2016 at TD Garden on December 11, 2016 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images for iHeart)

Jingle Ball: A star studded lineup including rapper Pitbull, EDM DJ duo The Chainsmokers, Work From Home's Fifth Harmony, DNCE featuring Joe Jonas, Lukas Graham known for the hit 7 Years and Martin Garrix will headline 93.3 FLZ's annual holiday concert. Jon Bellion, Daya, Hey Violet and Sabrina Carpenter will perform a free pre-show outside the arena. 7 p.m., Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. $20-$150. (813) 301-2500.

Frida Kahlo at the Dali: Opening Day: The exhibition features more than 60 works by the celebrated artist, including paintings, drawings and personal photographs. Remains on display through April 17. 10 a.m., Dali Museum, 1 Dali Blvd. (Bayshore Drive SE and Fifth Avenue SE), St. Petersburg. $24, $22 seniors, $17 students and children ages 13-17, $10 children ages 6-12. $10 after 5 p.m. Thursdays. (727) 823-3767.

Santa Visits the Aquarium: Take photos with Santa from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Plus, Santa's (SCUBA Certified) elves will make a special appearance. Included with admission. Additional fee to take home a photo. 9:30 a.m., Florida Aquarium, 701 Channelside Drive, Tampa. $24.95, $22.95 seniors, $19.95 ages 3-12, 2 and younger free. (813) 273-4000.

Crafty Fest: This monthly market with an artsy slant includes local arts, etsy crafters, vintage and retro goods, jewelry and plants. 11 a.m., ARTpool Gallery, 2030 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 324-3878.

Peter and the Starcatcher: In the origin story of Peter Pan, a secret society must protect the Starstuff, lest it fall into the hands of the evil King Zarboff. Presented in repertory with the original Peter Pan. Through Jan. 29. 2 and 8 p.m., Freefall Theatre, 6099 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $37-$52. (727) 498-5205.

Holiday Lights in the Gardens: Stroll through the gardens with more than 1 million twinkly lights, lasers, Florida-style displays, animated figures, visits with Santa and entertainers lining the pathways. 5:30 p.m., Florida Botanical Gardens, 12520 Ulmerton Road, Largo. Donation of $4 suggested; 12 and younger free. (727) 582-5800.

Largo's Holiday Stroll: Let it Snow: New this year is a carousel and a seven-story Ferris wheel, which will run nightly from through Jan. 2 for $5 per ride. 6:30 p.m., Largo Central Park, 101 Central Park Drive, Largo. Free. (727) 587-6740, ext. 5014.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Christmas Town at Busch Gardens: More than 2 million twinkling lights transform the park into a holiday wonderland with Christmas-themed entertainment. 6 p.m., Busch Gardens, 10165 N McKinley Drive, Tampa. $99, $79 for ages 3-9. (888) 800-5447.

TO WATCH

Frozen, 9 p.m., Freeform: If you missed the TV premiere of the Disney movie last week, here's another chance. The animated film is based on The Snow Queen fairytale by Hans Christian Andersen.

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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Dec. 17 12/16/16 [Last modified: Friday, December 16, 2016 11:48am]
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