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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Dec. 7

Winter Village: The new holiday setting for the riverfront park runs through Dec. 25 with seven pop-up shops in decorated PODS containers, an ice rink and a cafe. 4 p.m., Curtis Hixon Park, 600 N Ashley Drive, Tampa. Free (skating/skate rental additional). (813) 221-3686.

Snow at Sundial: Snow falls nightly at Sundial's celebration of twinkling lights. 5 p.m., Sundial St. Pete, 151 Second Ave. N, St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 800-3201.

River of Lights Christmas Cruise: Board the Yacht StarShip for a cruise up the Hillsborough River to see festive lighted bridges, shimmering downtown skylines and decorated Tampa harbor homes. Includes a holiday buffet, hot cocoa, cookies, carols, a ride on the pirate taxi and Santa. 5:30 and 6:45 p.m., Yacht StarShip, 603 Channelside Drive, Tampa. $59.95, $39.95 children. (813) 223-7999.

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.

Ybor City Wine Society: Expand your wine palate in weekly wine tasting class with food pairings. Registration preferred. 7 p.m., Ybor City Wine Bar, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $20. (813) 999-4966.

St. Petersburg College Percussion Ensemble: The ensemble performs their Fall Concert featuring compositions by Ludwig van Beethoven, George Hamilton Green and Nigel Westlake. 7:30 p.m., St. Petersburg College, 6605 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. Free, donations accepted. (727) 341-4360.

California Guitar Trio : The acoustic guitar trio delivers a holiday show while also celebrating their 25th anniversary of playing together. 7:30 p.m., Central Park Performing Arts Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. $19.50, $24.50 at the door. (727) 587-6793.

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Lebron James entered the NBA straight out of high school. A story Monday gave incorrect information.

TO WATCH

Hairspray Live!, 8 p.m., NBC: A young girl with killer moves and top-notch hair shakes up a TV dance show in 1962. This live small screen adaptation of the John Waters classic film stars Maddie Baillio as Tracy Turnblad, Ariana Grande as Penny Pingleton, Kristin Chenoweth as Velma Von Tussle and St. Petersburg native Ephraim Sykes as Seaweed J. Stubbs.

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