Things to do in Tampa Bay for Sunday, Dec. 30

Cirque Dreams Holidaze combines acrobatics and theatrics and the WWE Live Holiday Tour brings top wrestlers to Tampa.
A cirque spectacle, Broadway musical and family show all in one, Cirque Dreams Holidaze comes to St. Petersburg’s Mahaffey Theater Dec. 27-27, 2018.  [Cirque Dreams Holidaze}
A cirque spectacle, Broadway musical and family show all in one, Cirque Dreams Holidaze comes to St. Petersburg’s Mahaffey Theater Dec. 27-27, 2018. [Cirque Dreams Holidaze}
Published December 28 2018

WWE Live Holiday Tour: World Wrestling Entertainment draws wrestling stars including AJ Styles, Samoa Joe, Daniel Bryan, The Miz, Smackdown Women’s Champion Carmella, Shinsuke Nakamura, The Bludgeon Brothers, Randy Orton, Jeff Hardy, The New Day and many more. 7:30 p.m. Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. $25-$115 (all ages) (813) 301-2500.

Brian Scolaro: The actor and stand-up comedian is most known for his half hour Comedy Central special and for playing Doug on TBS’s Sullivan and Son, and as Stuart on Fox’s Stacked. 7 p.m. Side Splitters Comedy Club, 12938 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. $14-$16.50 (813) 960-1197.

Classic Albums Live: The Beatles — Abbey Road: Note for note, cut for cut, this concert of Abbey Road is the eleventh studio album by The Beatles, ranked by critics as one of the greatest albums of all time. Abbey Road includes such hits as Here Comes the Sun and Come Together 7:30 p.m. Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland Street, Clearwater. $35-$50.

Joyryde: The British dubstepper performs at the Ritz Ybor, as part of its four night series of killer DJs leading up to 2019. Tickets are $15 and up. Doors open at 10 p.m. Ritz Ybor, 1503 E Eighth Ave., Ybor City. (813) 390-0397.

Suds on Sunday Charity Dog Wash: For a $10 donation, your dog will receive a sudsy bath and special doggie treat and you get a Tito’s cocktail. There are also raffles and pet-friendly vendors. Benefits Vets4Pets to provide veterinary care to pets in need. 11 a.m. Ferg’s Live, 490 Channelside Dr., Tampa. $10; add $5 for nail trim. (813) 545-4411.

Kids and family

Snow Days: Visit the otters at the aquarium and watch otters frolic and play in the snow at 10:30 a.m. Then from noon to 5 p.m. kids can play in their own snow zone. The Florida Aquarium, 701 Channelside Drive, Tampa. $23 and up for general admission, free for 2 and younger. (813) 273-4000.

Christmas Town at Busch Gardens: More than 2 million twinkling lights transform the park into a holiday wonderland with Rudolph, Christmas-themed entertainment and visits with Santa in his house. Included with admission through Jan. 6. 10 a.m. Busch Gardens, 10165 N McKinley Drive, Tampa. Included with admission. $89 online, 2 and younger free. (813) 884-4386.

Winter Village: The riverfront park turns into a winter wonderland with a 360 degree light display set to holiday music, ice skating, the Winter Village Express, 10 pop-up boutiques, food and drink. Hours given are for the ice rink, other hours vary. 12 p.m. Curtis Hixon Park, 600 N Ashley Drive, Tampa. Free (skating/skate rental/trolley additional). (813) 221-3686.

A New Moon Rises: This travelling Smithsonian exhibit features large scale, high resolution photos of the lunar surface. The exhibit answers questions about the moon’s formation, geological evolution and relationship to Earth. Runs through Jan. 13. 12 p.m. South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W, Bradenton. Included with admission (941) 746-4131.

Ice Skating in St. Petersburg: Balmy St. Petersburg will have a real ice rink in Albert Whitted Park through Jan. 7. Closed on Christmas Day. Sessions are $10 for an hour and include ice skates. Bring your own socks, or you can purchase socks at the ice-skating rink for $2 per pair. 1 p.m. Albert Whitted Park, 480 Bayshore Drive SE, St. Petersburg. $10 per hour includes skate rental. (727) 893-7441.

Christmas in the Wild: The animals come out at night for the zoo’s holiday party with carolers, a 50-foot animated Christmas tree, a holiday hoedown, storytime with Mrs. Claus and a Candy Cane Lane. Runs through Dec. 30 on select nights. Included with admission, or $24.95 after 4 p.m. on event days. Runs through Dec. 30 on select nights. 4 p.m. ZooTampa at Lowry Park, 1101 W Sligh Ave., Tampa. Included with admission. (813) 935-8552.

Holiday Lights at Largo Central Park: Millions of lights in the 70-acre park with a ferris wheel and a carousel. 5 p.m. Largo Central Park, 101 Central Park Drive, Largo. Free, rides additional. (866) 666-3247.

Sunset Cinema at Pier 60: Bring blankets or low lawn chairs to watch Finding Dory (PG) on a jumbo sized screen. No alcohol. Shows start around dusk. 5:45 p.m. Pier 60, 10 Pier 60 Drive, Clearwater. Free. (727) 449-1036.

River of Lights Christmas Cruise: Board the Pirate Taxi for a 45-minute cruise up the Hillsborough River to see festively lighted bridges and shimmering downtown skylines. Includes hot cocoa, cookies and Christmas carols. Departs hourly between 6 and 10 p.m. 6 p.m. Pirate Water Taxi, 333 S Franklin St, Tampa. $28, $18 children. (813) 223-7999.

to watch

SEASON PREMIERE The Orville, 8 p.m., Fox: For more kooky adventures in space, Ed and Kelly’s relationship takes a new turn during Season 2 while the ship’s crew meets never-before-seen aliens and makes first contact with a new civilization.


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