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The cast of Peter Pan rehearses at freeFall Theatre in St. Petersburg on Friday, December 3, 2016. The show opens on December 10 and runs through January 29, 2017.

EVE EDELHEIT | Times

The cast of Peter Pan rehearses at freeFall Theatre in St. Petersburg on Friday, December 3, 2016. The show opens on December 10 and runs through January 29, 2017.

Peter Pan: A mysterious boy whisks Wendy and her brothers to Neverland, where they contend with Captain Hook. Shown in repertory with Peter and the Starcatcher. Through Jan. 29. 7 p.m., Freefall Theatre, 6099 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $37-$52. (727) 498-5205.

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. 7 p.m., American Stage Theatre Company at Raymond James Theater, 163 Third St. N, St. Petersburg. $30. (727) 823-7529.

Christmas in the Wild: The animals come out at night for the zoo's new holiday party with carolers, costumed characters, performers, a Christmas tree, holiday treats, music and photo opportunities with Santa and his elves. Included with admission, or $21.95 after 4 p.m. on event days. 9:30 a.m., Lowry Park Zoo, 1101 W Sligh Ave., Tampa. $29.95, $27.95 seniors, $22.95 ages 3-11, 2 and younger free. (813) 935-8552.

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.

Christmas Lane: Santa and Mrs. Claus greet you at this holiday spectacle with giant toy soldiers and a 14-foot reindeer, Christmas castle, face painting, children's performers and ornament making. 6 p.m., Florida Strawberry Festival Agricultural Show Center Building, 2508 W Oak Ave., Plant City. $5, $3 ages 4-12, 3 and younger free. (813) 478-0494.

Christmas Karaoke: Enjoy $2 shots of peppermint schnapps as you karaoke to classic and pop style Christmas carols. 6 p.m., Beach Bar, 7700 Courtney Campbell Causeway, Tampa. Free (food/drink additional). (813) 281-8900.

John Henton: Best known for his work on the sitcoms Living Single and The Hughleys, Henton is back on the comedy club circuit. . 8 p.m., Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $16-$18. (813) 864-4000.

TO WATCH

Elf: Buddy's Musical Christmas, 8 p.m., NBC: Blends elements of the film starring Will Ferrell and the Broadway musical to tell the tale of an elf coming to New York City to meet his dad.

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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Dec. 21 12/19/16 [Last modified: Monday, December 19, 2016 5:30pm]
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