Monday, June 25, 2018
Events

Top things to do in Tampa Bay the week of Dec. 14-20

Music: Whether you're feeling the holiday joy or not, there's sure to be a jam for you this week. Mix 100.7's Mistletoe Show kicks things off today at Ruth Eckerd Hall with Third Eye Blind, Matchbox Twenty frontman Rob Thomas and Fight Song's Rachel Platten ($42.75-$72.75). The Weeknd brings his hits Thursday to Amalie Arena ($36.25-$86.25), the same day Rockapella Christmas performs at the Capitol Theatre ($30-$59). The "Florida Guitar Army" the Outlaws hammer out rock and country harmonies Friday at the Capitol ($37.50-$58.50). We can practically hear the teen screams for the Jingle Ball on Saturday at Amalie Arena: 5 Seconds of Summer, Demi Lovato and Nick Jonas headline ($40-$150). And Michael McDonald brings holiday hits Sunday to the Capitol ($79-$95).

A Christmas Carol: Nebraska Theatre Caravan presents the Dickens classic Sunday at Ruth Eckerd Hall. ($38.75-$78.75).

Date night

Ballroom with a Twist-mas: The holiday show today at the Capitol Theatre features stars from So You Think You Can Dance, American Idol and Dancing With the Stars. $62.50-$70.

A John Waters Christmas: The legendary filmmaker "puts the X in Xmas" Wednesday at the Capitol Theatre with adult humor. $35-$45.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Largo's Holiday Stroll: Saturday features snow play, a snow slide ($5), visits with Santa and more. Free. (727) 587-6740 ext. 5014.

The Family Blessing: The annual production, formerly the Chocolate Nutcracker, follows a boy as he experiences the blessings that come with family Saturday-Sunday at the Mahaffey Theater. $17-$37.

Alice in Wonderland Jr.: Tampa Bay Triple Threat Theatre brings to life Disney's Alice in Wonderland for kids Saturday at Hillsborough Community College's Ybor City Campus. $15. (813) 969-0240.

more to explore

Find even more holiday events at tampabay.com/holiday.

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