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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for the week of Dec. 5-11.

Lit for the holidays, boats cruise on Boca Ciega Bay, South Pasadena, during the annual St. Pete Beach Holiday Boat Parade on Friday, Dec. 4, 2015. This view is from the St. Pete Beach Community Center on Boca Ciega Drive.

WILL VRAGOVIC | Times

Lit for the holidays, boats cruise on Boca Ciega Bay, South Pasadena, during the annual St. Pete Beach Holiday Boat Parade on Friday, Dec. 4, 2015. This view is from the St. Pete Beach Community Center on Boca Ciega Drive.

Boat Parades: Saturday, you can watch the St. Petersburg Illuminated Boat Parade at Vinoy Park or the Madeira Beach Holiday Boat Parade, which departs from John's Pass and ends at ROC Park for a festival. Sunday, Treasure Island's Lighted Boat Parade kicks off with a pre-parade poolside party at the Club at Treasure Island. Free entry with toy donation. Also Sunday, the Redington Beach/Indian Shores Lighted Boat Parade starts on the north side of the Tom Stuart Causeway and ends at the Pub restaurant.

Pinellas Park Holiday Parade: It steps off at 6 p.m. Saturday at the 58th Street railroad tracks and proceeds down Park Boulevard to the Shoppes at Park Place.

Snow on 7th Holiday Parade: Cheer on floats, nearly 20 marching bands and Santa while snowflakes fall on Seventh Avenue in Ybor. Free, $5 event parking.

Date night

Music: Tuesday, hip-hop icon Lauryn Hill plays St. Petersburg's Mahaffey Theater ($61.50-$96.50), while Donny and Marie celebrate the holidays at Clearwater's Ruth Eckerd Hall ($72.75-$113.75). Thursday, hard-rockers Five Finger Death Punch and Shinedown co-headline at Amalie Arena ($37.50-$57.50). Friday, The Fray headlines Mix 100.7's Mistletoe Show at the Mahaffey ($35-$159), while country star Martina McBride plays Ruth Eckerd Hall ($45-$85). Sunday, John Tesh presents Grand Piano Christmas at Capitol Theatre ($35-$45).

Florida Orchestra Pops Series: Catch Holiday Pops at the Mahaffey Theater on Saturday ($15-$45).

Comedy: Bridget Everett, who appeared in Trainwreck, is at the Straz on Friday ($30-$35). Sunday, also at the Straz, is the Here Comes the Funny Tour featuring Adam Sandler, but remaining tickets start at $175. Too rich for your blood? Catch The Daily Show's Hasan Minhaj that night at the Jaeb Theater ($45).

Kids and family

Victorian Steampunk Christmas: Pinellas Pioneer Settlement is bringing in costumed actors for a gothic "steampunk" Christmas celebration. Costumes encouraged. Free entry with an unwrapped toy donation. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. 2900 31st St. S, St. Petersburg.

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for the week of Dec. 5-11. 12/04/16 [Last modified: Sunday, December 4, 2016 9:07pm]
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