1. Snow Days: The Florida Aquarium is bringing back its popular Snow Days, but they have added a socially distant twist this year. From Saturday through Dec. 31, guests can engage in a snowball-throwing contest on the rooftop. The targets will be “sea monsters” made up of items that cause ocean pollution, such as plastic bags and bottles. There will also be real snow falling on the outdoor plaza for guests to create their own snowman or snow creation. There will be socially distant dance parties where guests can enjoy the snow while listening to holiday classics. Admission is $26.95 and up depending on the day. 701 Channelside Drive, Tampa. 813-273-4000. flaquarium.org.
2. Kwanzaa: Celebrate the first day of Kwanzaa, a period reminding everyone to strive for and maintain unity in the family, community and nation. Free. 6-8 p.m. Saturday. Campbell Park and Community Center, 601 14th St. S, St. Petersburg. 727-893-7894.
3. Where is Santa? Inspired by the Santa stories of Frank L. Baum (author of The Wizard of Oz), Bits N Pieces Puppet Theatre presents his timeless tale with happy hand puppets of children, colorful staging and bright music. There is ice skating, skateboarding and snowball throwing. Watch the show and make a set of paper stick puppets to perform. Rent the digital recording for $6 for 72 hours. Call 813-659-0659 to buy a DVD. It runs now through Tuesday. puppetworld.com.
4. Santa’s Dreamland Carnival: This family-fun community event features midway rides and games, a 10-acre holiday light and tree display, real snow, Santa Claus visits, sleigh rides, community entertainment, food and artisan vendors and more. Masks and social distancing encouraged. Hand sanitizers and hand-washing stations available on the midway. Free, $25-$30 activities. 5-10 p.m. today through Jan. 3. See dreamlandamusements.com for advanced tickets.
5. Christmas at Gaylord Palms: Just as you are bingeing on all your favorite Christmas movies, how about actually walking through the scenes? The pandemic forced Gaylord Palms to skip its annual over-the-top ice sculpture display. Instead, this year features “I Love Christmas Movies.” The walk-through exhibit features iconic movies, from National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation to Elf to a train car from The Polar Express. There is also snow tubing and a snowball toss inside the Snow Factory and a Snow Bar, which serves holiday-themed cocktails. The resort also has a Cirque Dreams Unwrapped stage show, a holiday light show in the resort’s atrium and a Gingerbread Decorating Corner. Runs through Jan. 3. See christmastatgaylorpalms.com. $14.99-$28.99, plus $24 for parking. 10 a.m. Gaylord Palms Resort, 6000 W Osceola Parkway, Kissimmee. 407-586-2000.