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The University of Iowa mascot, Herky the Hawk, pretends to play the trumpet with the Plainfield East High School marching band before the Outback Bowl New Year's Eve Parade presented by Tampa General Hospital in Ybor City on Tuesday, December 31, 2013. The parade went down 7th Avenue and featured several marching bands and floats.

EVE EDELHEIT | Times

The University of Iowa mascot, Herky the Hawk, pretends to play the trumpet with the Plainfield East High School marching band before the Outback Bowl New Year's Eve Parade presented by Tampa General Hospital in Ybor City on Tuesday, December 31, 2013. The parade went down 7th Avenue and featured several marching bands and floats.

Outback Bowl: The Tennessee Volunteers and Northwestern Wildcats will square-off in the 30th anniversary of the bowl game plays between teams from the Big Ten Conference and Southeastern Conference. Starting at 9 a.m., fans can warm up at a pep rally with live music. Gates open at 10:30 a.m., but kickoff isn't until noon. The pregame show begins at 11:20 a.m. noon, Raymond James Stadium, 4201 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. $80-$170. (813) 874-2695.

Tampa's Downtown on Ice: Even in Florida, you can get in the holiday spirit by skating on an outdoor rink in the park. Each 90-minute session includes skate rental. The rink is open through Jan. 3. 10 a.m., Curtis Hixon Park, 600 N Ashley Drive, Tampa. $12. (813) 966-5505.

Antique Car Pre-Parade Display: Nearly 70 antique cars up to 100 years old depart from McDonald's for a tour of the Shine Mural Art district. All cars will be on free public display before the tour in the parking lots surrounding and adjacent to the restaurant. The tour begins at 1 p.m. 1 p.m., McDonald's Restaurant, 300 38th Ave. N, St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 656-0345.

Gulfport Art Walk: Meet independent artisans, craftsmen, authors and entertainers and purchase their work along Beach Boulevard, and enjoy live musicians at venues throughout the waterfront district. 6 p.m., Gulfport, Beach Boulevard, Gulfport. Free. (727) 322-5217.

Dan Cummins: The comic has had numerous television appearances, as well as writing and producing credits, including World's Dumbest and Duck Dynasty. 21 and older. 9 p.m., Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $20-$45. (813) 864-4000.

TO WATCH

SPECIAL Sherlock: The Abominable Bride, 9 p.m., PBS. Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman return as Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson, respectively. Only now our heroes find themselves in 1890s London for this 90-minute stand-alone special that comes immersed in gothic horror.

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