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Top Tampa Bay area events for the week of Nov. 20-26

Shop locally at Shopapalooza in St. Pete, or get a taste of “winter” at Winter Village in Tampa.
 
The two-day Shopapalooza Festival runs Saturday and Sunday at Vinoy Park in St. Petersburg from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The two-day Shopapalooza Festival runs Saturday and Sunday at Vinoy Park in St. Petersburg from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. [ SARA DINATALE | Tampa Bay Times ]
Published Nov. 20, 2023|Updated Nov. 27, 2023

Shopapalooza Festival: More than 350 local makers and businesses gather to sell their items. Also, live entertainment, music, food halls/trucks, beer and wine stations and activities. Free. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday (Nov. 25-26). Vinoy Park, 501 Fifth Ave. NE, St. Petersburg. 727-893-7465.

“Wolf Stew and a Brew”, a sand sculpture inspired by the the “Three Little Pigs.” This is the final weekend to see the Sanding Ovations sand art exhibit in Treasure Island.
“Wolf Stew and a Brew”, a sand sculpture inspired by the the “Three Little Pigs.” This is the final weekend to see the Sanding Ovations sand art exhibit in Treasure Island. [ ANGELICA EDWARDS | Times ]

Sanding Ovations: The annual sand sculpture event has returned to Treasure Island with nearly a dozen artists making outstanding creations in the sand. For a second weekend, you can view the works of art. Free. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday (Nov. 25-26). Treasure Island Gulf Front Park, 10424 Gulf Blvd. 727-547-4575.

93.3 FLZ’s Jingle Ball: iHeartMedia celebrates the holiday season with its annual tour. This year’s Tampa show features Niall Horan, Teddy Swims, Zara Larsson, Doechii, Paul Russell, Kaliii and Lawrence. $25.50-$275.50. 7 p.m. Sunday (Nov. 26). Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. 813-301-6500.

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Live in Concert: The concert pairs a showing of the Academy Award-winning animated film with a live performance of songs from the film. $35-$65. 7 p.m. Wednesday (Nov. 22). Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. 727-791-7400.

Doja Cat — The Scarlet Tour: The Grammy Award-winning rapper and singer performs with special guest Doechii. $65-$195.75. 7:30 p.m. Friday (Nov. 24). Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. 813-301-6500.

In Disney's “Coco,” Miguel’s love of music ultimately leads him to the Land of the Dead, where he teams up with charming trickster Hector.
In Disney's “Coco,” Miguel’s love of music ultimately leads him to the Land of the Dead, where he teams up with charming trickster Hector. [ IN “COCO,” MIGUEL’S LOVE OF MUSIC ULTIMATELY LEADS HIM TO THE LAND OF THE DEAD, WHERE HE TEAMS UP WITH CHARMING TRICKSTER HECTOR. (WALT DISNEY PICTURES-PIXAR ANIMATION STUDIOS | Courtesy of Walt Disney Pictures-Pixar Animation Studios ]

Coco in Concert: Disney Pixar’s “Coco” explores Day of the Dead traditions, the importance of family and the wonder of music. The film score was composed by Emmy-, Oscar- and Grammy-winning composer Michael Giacchino. Watch the animated film on a large screen while the 20-piece Orquesta Folclórica Nacional de México, conducted by Esin Aydingoz, performs the score. $45.50 and up. 1 and 6 p.m. Saturday (Nov. 25). David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N Macinnes Place, Tampa. 813-229-7827.

Winter Village: In its return to Curtis Hixon, this year’s Winter Village features a cafe, shops, ice skating, movies, boat parade viewing, a silent disco (Fridays only), Winter Village Express on the TECO Trolley, hourly light shows (7-10 p.m.), curling, visits with Santa, theme nights and more. Hours given are for the shops and cafe. For a schedule of special events, ice skating times and tickets, go to wintervillagetampa.com. Village free, skating and some special events additional. Noon-10 p.m. Monday-Wednesday (Nov. 20-22) and Friday-Sunday (Nov. 24-26). Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park, 600 N. Ashley Drive, Tampa.

Slander: The Grammy-nominated electronic music duo supplies dance music for a poolside party. $30 and up. Noon Sunday (Nov. 26). Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, 5223 Orient Road, Tampa. 813-627-7625.

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Frogman Feast: Celebrity chefs cook up signature dishes at this celebration with food, dessert, cocktails, wine, beer, music, silent auction and a raffle. Benefits Navy SEALs and their families for support after sickness, injury or death. $95-$145. 2-5 p.m. Sunday (Nov. 26). 3 Daughters Brewing, 222 22nd St. S., St. Petersburg. 727-495-6002.

Rise Up St. Pete: The downtown waterfront and the St. Pete Pier set the scene for this new concert series on the sands of Spa Beach. The series continues with a performance by Hip Abduction. $30. 6-10 p.m. Sunday (Nov. 26). Spa Beach at the Pier approach, 615 Second Ave. N., St. Petersburg.

Once again, thousands of runners will line up at 7 a.m. for the Thanksgiving morning Turkey Trot.
Once again, thousands of runners will line up at 7 a.m. for the Thanksgiving morning Turkey Trot. [ ANGELICA EDWARDS | Times ]

Tampa Bay Turkey Trot: Before chowing down, lace up your sneakers and start your Thanksgiving with your choice of a 5K Wingding or 1-mile Gobbler run. Benefits the West Florida Y Runners Club scholarship programs. Nonperishable food items will be collected for local food banks. $30-$35. 7 a.m. Thursday (Nov. 23). Clearwater High School, 540 S. Hercules Ave.

Turkey Gobble: Start your Thanksgiving with a 1-mile fun run-walk or timed 5K run. This is an out-and-back run departing from Amalie Arena. Limited stroller and dog spots available. $25-$45. 7 a.m. Thursday (Nov. 23). Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. 813-301-6500.

Celebration of Lights: Enjoy over a mile of lights by car before boarding a miniature train for a ride to Safety Town, where you’ll visit with Santa. $25 per car, $3 train ride. 6-9 p.m. Friday-Sunday (Nov. 24-26). The Concourse, 11919 Alric Pottberg Road, Shady Hills.

Christmas in the Wild: Thousands of lights fill holiday-themed areas throughout the zoo for this event featuring illuminated animal sculptures and the return of Forest of Fantasy Christmas tree light shows that synchronize twinkling lights and holiday music. Also, enjoy festive activities, entertainment, wildlife encounters and Santa Claus. $29.95, free to members and pay-for-a-day ticket holders. 4-10 p.m. Saturday (Nov. 25). ZooTampa at Lowry Park, 1101 W. Sligh Ave., Tampa. 813-935-8552.

Santa Parade and Tree Lighting: The city of St. Petersburg’s 95th annual Santa Parade begins at Albert Whitted Park and runs along Bayshore Drive to Fifth Avenue NE. The tree lighting immediately follows the parade in North Straub Park. Tree lighting time depends on the length of the parade. Takes place as part of the monthlong Holidays in the Sunshine City celebration. Free. 6:30 p.m. Saturday (Nov. 25). Albert Whitted Park, 107 Eighth Ave. SE, St. Petersburg. 727-893-7441.

An ice sculpture melts at the foot of the Snowy Slopes at the Snowcat Ridge alpine snow park in 2021 in Dade City.
An ice sculpture melts at the foot of the Snowy Slopes at the Snowcat Ridge alpine snow park in 2021 in Dade City. [ DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD | Times (2021) ]

Snowcat Ridge: A “blizzard” has struck Central Florida, bringing an ice slide, ice skating, snow fights in an igloo, Christmas Lane, an Eskimo outpost and an Alpine village. General admission includes two hours of sledding. Upgrades available for unlimited sledding and additional activities. $26.95 and up (varies by date and time slot). 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Wednesday (Nov. 20-22), 9 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday (Nov. 24-25), 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday (Nov. 26). Snowcat Ridge, 27839 Saint Joe Road, Dade City. 813-576-1450.

Scenes on the Green: Bring blankets and low chairs to enjoy a free movie under the stars. Live music starts at 6 p.m. Friday. The movie “Nightmare Before Christmas” begins at 7. Free. Coachman Park, 301 Drew St., Clearwater. 727-562-4800.

An Evening With Shaun Cassidy: The former teen heartthrob, whose writing, producing and acting resume includes “American Gothic” and “New Amsterdam,” makes a stop in Clearwater. $45-$100. 8 p.m. Friday. Nancy and David Bilheimer Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. 727-791-7400.

Dave Koz and Friends Christmas Tour: The Grammy-nominated saxophonist returns to Ruth Eckerd Hall this holiday season for the 26th Christmas tour with special guests to perform fresh renditions of Christmas classics, as well as a Hanukkah medley and hits from their respective catalogs. $42-$105. 8 p.m. Saturday. Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. 727-791-7400. rutheckerdhall.com