1. Things to Do

13 things to do in Tampa Bay on Dec. 22

Published Dec. 20, 2017

Gabriel Iglesias: The comedian celebrates 20 years of comedy on the Fluffymania tour. 8 p.m., University of South Florida Sun Dome, 4202 E Fowler Ave., Tampa. $37.75-$82.75. (813) 974-3004.

Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer: Rudolph, Hermey the Elf, the Abominable Snow Monster, Clarice and Yukon Cornelius hit the stage to bring the musical version of the TV favorite to life on stage. 3 and 7:30 p.m., Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. $35-$100. (727) 791-7400.

Cirque Musica Holiday: A high flying Cirque du Soleil style show set to holiday music performed by an orchestra. 7:30 p.m., Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. $25-$85. (813) 301-2500.

97X-Mas: The New York indie pop band AJR known for hits Weak and I'm Ready will perform a holiday themed concert. 7 p.m., Jannus Live, 200 First Ave. N, St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 565-0550.

Next Generation Ballet's The Nutcracker: Internationally renowned principal dancers from Miami City Ballet and New York City Ballet perform with NGB's award-winning young dancers. 7 p.m., Carol Morsani Hall at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $30 and up. (813) 229-7827.

The Florida Orchestra: Handel's Messiah: The orchestra and the Master Chorale of Tampa Bay perform Handel's Messiah with its famous Hallelujah chorus. 8 p.m., Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg. $15-$55. (727) 893-7832.

Fourth Fridays at FMoPA: Benefit Sale: The museum celebrates photography each month with exhibition openings, social hour and lectures. Support local artists and get holiday shopping done, as FMoPA members present more than 140 works for sale, with artists keeping 100% of the sale proceeds of their works. 5 p.m., Florida Museum of Photographic Arts, 400 N Ashley Drive, Tampa. Pay what you can, but $5-$10 suggested. (813) 221-2222.

The Little Prince: Based on Antoine de Saint-Exupery's novella, an aviator who crashed in the Sahara Desert meets a little prince who has left his home on Asteroid B-612, leaving behind its only inhabitant, a single rose. Through Dec. 24. 8 p.m., Freefall Theatre, 6099 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $25-$37. (727) 498-5205.

Sommore: The first woman to ever host BET's Comic View has also appeared on Def Comedy Jam, and the films Friday After Next and Soul Plane. 8 and 10:30 p.m., Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $25. (813) 864-4000;.

Holiday Trolley Light Tour: Sit back, sip on egg nog and let the trolley take you to some of Tampa's best light displays. 6:30 and 8:30 p.m., OMG Trolley Company, 601 S Harbour Island Blvd., Tampa. $21.40, $18.20 seniors, $16.05 ages 12 and younger. (855) 664-8765;

Winter Wonderland: A playground of holiday fun with cookie decorating with Mrs. Claus, a visit with Santa, baby animals, pony rides, the Holiday Express train, a 20-foot slide and bouncy house. Donations of non-perishable food and unwrapped toys benefits area charities. 6 p.m., Drew Street and Fort Harrison Avenue, Clearwater. Free admission, fee for some activities (donations appreciated). (727) 442-2099.

Sunset Cinema at Pier 60: How the Grinch Stole Christmas (PG): Bring blankets or low lawn chairs to watch free movies on a jumbo sized screen. No alcohol. Shows start around dusk. 6 p.m., Pier 60, 10 Pier 60 Drive, Clearwater Beach. Free. (727) 449-1036.

Largo Holiday Lights: Carriage Rides: A new feature this year at Largo Central Park's holiday light display is Clydesdale-drawn carriage rides from 6-9 p.m. select days. It's a $5 ticket. 5 p.m., Largo Central Park, 101 Central Park Drive, Largo. Free just to see the lights. (727) 587-6740, ext. 5014.


I Love Lucy Christmas Special, 8 p.m., CBS: The new one-hour special features two colorized episodes from the classic series, including "The Christmas Episode" and "The Fashion Show."


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