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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Dec. 19

Jingle Ball : A host of tween and 20-something superstars make-up this year's holiday concert. Australian boy-rock sensations, 5 Seconds of Summer, powerhouse pop singer, Demi Lovato and Nick Jonas headline along with Tove Lo, Charlie Puth, Shawn Mendes, DJ Zedd, Hailee Steinfeld and more. 7:30 p.m., Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. $40-$150. (813) 301-2500.

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.

Holiday Sizzle at Sundial: Florida Orchestra: A series of entertainment for shoppers to enjoy through out the holiday season. 11 a.m., Sundial St. Pete, 151 Second Ave. N, St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 800-3201.

Lunch with Santa: Children ages 7 and younger can eat lunch before doing arts and crafts, playing games and having their photo taken. 11 a.m., Southwest Recreation Complex and Pool, 13120 Vonn Road, Largo. $9. (727) 518-3125.

Dali and Beyond Film Series: The Nightmare Before Christmas: A bored Pumpkin King Jack Skellington decides to hijack Christmas. 1 p.m., Dali Museum, 1 Dali Blvd. (Bayshore Drive SE and Fifth Avenue SE), St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 823-3767.

Twinkle in Tampa Bay Boat Parade: Tampa's holiday lighted boat parade takes place along the water by Davis Islands, Harbour Island and the Channelside district. 6:30 p.m., Channelside Bay Plaza, 615 Channelside Drive, Tampa. Free. (813) 223-4250.

Next Generation Ballet's The Nutcracker: Internationally renowned guest artists join the cast of dancers and gymnasts to present the holiday classic. 2 and 7 p.m., Carol Morsani Hall at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $30-$125. (813) 229-7827.

Pink Talking Fish: As their name implies, the band pays tribute to Pink Floyd, the Talking Heads and Phish. 7:30 p.m., State Theatre, 687 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $19. (727) 895-3045.

The Family Blessing (formerly The Chocolate Nutcracker): Artz 4 Life Academy's annual Nutcracker production takes a new direction to promote family unity. 7:30 p.m., Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg. $17-$37. (727) 893-7832.

Zedd: The chart-topping DJ pops into the Ybor City venue for a Jingle Ball afterparty. 10 p.m., Amphitheatre, 1609 E Seventh Ave., Ybor City. $40. (813) 873-8368.

Saliva: The late '90s rock band will be joined by Attica for a rare reunion show. 8 p.m., Ferg's Sports Bar & Grill, 1320 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $14.95 - $49.95. (727) 822-4562.

Hallucination Before Christmas: Christmas and Halloween collide in holiday havok with live music in three themed rooms by 20 artists. 9 p.m., Ritz Ybor, 1503 E Seventh Ave., Tampa. $25-$30. (813) 247-2555.

Myq Kaplan: He was a top five finalist on Last Comic Standing in 2010, has his own Comedy Central and Netflix specials, and his comedy albums have been iTunes top ten bestsellers. 7:30 and 10 p.m., Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $17-$20. (813) 864-4000.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Kidz Bop: The family friendly tour from the best-selling music brand for kids is bringing its Make Some Noise Holiday Tour, performing holiday classics in addition to favorites from the series. 2 p.m., Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. $25-$50. (727) 791-7400.

TO WATCH

Saturday Night Live, 11:30 p.m., NBC For the final new installment in 2015, Sisters stars Tina Fey and Amy Poehler return to their old stomping grounds as co-hosts. Bruce Springsteen is the musical guest.

MORE TO EXPLORE

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