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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Nov. 24

Page Vogel, ice skates with her dad, Dan at Tampa's Downtown on Ice at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park on Friday, December 26, 2014. The rink will be open through January 4, 2015.

EVE EDELHEIT | Times

Page Vogel, ice skates with her dad, Dan at Tampa's Downtown on Ice at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park on Friday, December 26, 2014. The rink will be open through January 4, 2015.

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.

Hate Eternal: A death metal band from right here in St. Petersburg. 6 p.m., State Theatre, 687 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $13. (727) 895-3045.

USF Symphonic Band: To The Heavens: Featuring music centered in flight and hymn tunes, including Philip Sparke's "Suite from Hymn of the Highlands," and Sousa's "The Invincible Eagle." 7:30 p.m., University of South Florida School of Music Concert Hall, 4202 E Fowler Ave., Tampa. $15; $10 students, seniors and active military. (813) 974-2311.

Stand Up Comedy Open Mic: The Homemade Broadcast invites amateur comedians to compete for a $50 cash prize, picked by audience participation. Free pizza is provided by Angelo's. 9 p.m., Sly Bar, 2061 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 800-2971.

Ice!: The resort has 2 million pounds of hand-carved ice sculptures created by artists brought in from China and 40 tons of snow. It's only 9 degrees inside, but they supply you with heavy parkas. Runs through Jan. 3. 10 a.m., Gaylord Palms Resort, 6000 W Osceola Parkway, Kissimmee. From $28.99, $26.99 seniors, $14.99 ages 4-12, 3 and younger free. $20 parking. (407) 586-0000.

Boyd Hill Tram Tours: Daily tours of the Nature Preserve. 1 p.m., Boyd Hill Nature Preserve, 1101 Country Club Way S, St. Petersburg. $2. (727) 893-7326.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights: Disney has decided this is the final year for the Osborne Lights, features millions of glittering lights perfectly synchronized to holiday music. Included with daily general admission through Jan. 3. 9 a.m., Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World, 1515 N Buena Vista Drive, Lake Buena Vista. $97, $91 ages 3-9, 2 and younger free. (407) 939-6244.

Coming Up

Billy Gibbons: Best known as one third of ZZ Top, Gibbons is touring in support of his debut solo album and comes Sunday to the Mahaffey Theater. $42.50-$65.50. (727) 892-5767.

TO WATCH

SEASON FINALE Dancing With the Stars, 8 p.m., ABC. One lucky duo will be named Season 21 champions. The bad news? They'll have to find a place to store that hideous mirror-ball trophy.

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