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NEW ORLEANS, LA - APRIL 28:  Dave Koz performs during the 2012 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival Day 2 at the Fair Grounds Race Course on April 28, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)

NEW ORLEANS, LA - APRIL 28: Dave Koz performs during the 2012 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival Day 2 at the Fair Grounds Race Course on April 28, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)

Dave Koz: The nine-time Grammy nominee and saxophonist extraordinaire along with special guests, Jonathan Butler, Kenny Lattimore and Ashford & Simpson's Valerie Simpson, will capture the magic of Christmas. 7:30 p.m., Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. $35-$100. (727) 791-7400.

Ice Skating at Tampa's Winter Village: Even in Florida, you can get in the holiday spirit by ice skating on an outdoor rink in the park. Each 90-minute session includes skate rental. Open every day through Dec. 25. New this year is a cafe from Mise en Place with holiday snacks like roasted chestnuts, festive sweets and a full bar with themed drinks. 4 p.m., Curtis Hixon Park, 600 N Ashley Drive, Tampa. $12. (813) 966-5505.

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.

Santa's Workshop: MOSI's Idea Zone is transformed into a Minecraft-inspired winter wonderland complete with a cubic Christmas tree and Minecraft model train. Included with admission. 10 a.m., Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI), 4801 E Fowler Ave., Tampa. $26.95, $25.95 seniors, $20.95 ages 3-12; 2 and younger free. Member discounts available. Separate pricing for IMAX-only admission. It's $15 for the zip line only, or $10 with admission. Ropes course is $10 by itself, or $7 with admission. Parking is $5. (813) 987-600.

Sunsets on the Roof: Meet at the grand staircase and proceed to the roof to watch the sun set over Clearwater Harbor and the Gulf of Mexico. 5:30 p.m., Clearwater Main Library, 100 N Osceola Ave., Clearwater. Free. (727) 562-4970.

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.

Wonderland of Lights: This 38 day event incorporates animated and still light displays, as well as a Christmas village featuring horse-drawn wagon rides, North Pole train ride, amusement rides, food and crafts. Runs through Dec. 31. 6 p.m., Hillsborough County Fairgrounds, Corner of Sydney Washer Road and Hwy 60, Brandon. $20-$35. (813) 737-3247.

For King and Country: The two-time Grammy Award winning Christian pop duo hit the road for their arena Christmas tour, A for King & Country Christmas with Lauren Daigle. 7 p.m., University of South Florida Sun Dome, 4202 E Fowler Ave., Tampa. $25-$38, $75 VIP. (813) 974-3004.

Into the Woods: The Broadway musical intertwines the plots of several fairy tales by the Brothers Grimm and Charles Perrault. 7:30 p.m., Carol Morsani Hall at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $29-$83. (813) 229-7827.

TO WATCH

Drunk History, 10:30 p.m., Comedy Central: Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda drunkenly narrates the story of Alexander Hamilton and his duel with Aaron Burr. Alia Shawkat plays Alexander Hamilton alongside Aubrey Plaza as Aaron Burr.

MORE TO EXPLORE

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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Nov. 29 11/28/16 [Last modified: Monday, November 28, 2016 1:35pm]
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