Michael McDonald: The five-time Grammy winner performs a holiday show in support of new album Season of Peace: The Christmas Collection. 8 p.m., Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. $84-$100. (727) 791-7400.
KC and the Sunshine Band: Grammy award-winning band plays hits like Get Down Tonight, That's the Way (I Like It), Shake Your Booty, and Boogie Shoes. 8 p.m., Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. $50-$150. (727) 791-7400; rutheckerdhall.com.
Ian Bagg: The Canadian comedian has appeared on Comedy Central Presents as well as his own Showtime special. 8 and 10:30 p.m., Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $12-$15. (813) 864-4000; improvtampa.com.
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. 4 p.m., ZooTampa at Lowry Park, 1101 W Sligh Ave., Tampa. $34.95, $25.95 ages 3-11, 2 and younger free; $24.95 after 4 p.m. on event days. (813) 935-8552.
Thanksgiving Bluegrass Festival: 11:30 a.m., Sertoma Youth Ranch, 85 Myers Road, Brooksville. $20-35; camping sites available. (828) 265-9929; sertomayouthranch.com.
Sunset Cinema at Pier 60: Sherlock Gnomes (PG): Bring blankets or low lawn chairs to watch free movies on a jumbo sized screen. No alcohol. Shows start around dusk. 5:45 p.m., Pier 60, 10 Pier 60 Drive, Clearwater Beach. Free. (727) 449-1036; sunsetsatpier60.com.
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 Dec. 31. 10 a.m., Busch Gardens, 10165 N McKinley Drive, Tampa. $104, 2 and younger free. Save $15 if you order online. (813) 884-4386; buschgardens.com.
Winter Village: Featuring light display set to holiday music, ice skating, the Winter Village Express, 10 pop-up boutiques, food and drink. 4 p.m., Curtis Hixon Park, 600 N Ashley Drive, Tampa. Free (skating/skate rental/trolley additional). (813) 221-3686; wintervillagetampa.com.
Largo Holiday Lights: 5 p.m., Largo Central Park, 101 Central Park Drive, Largo. Free, $5 rides. (727) 587-6740, ext. 5014.
Holiday Lights in the Gardens: 5:30 p.m., Florida Botanical Gardens, 12520 Ulmerton Road, Largo. Donation of $5 suggested; 12 and younger free. (727) 582-5800; flbg.org.
Wonderland of Lights: 6 p.m., Hillsborough County Fairgrounds, Corner of Sydney Washer Road and Hwy 60, Brandon. $20-$25. Toll-free 1-800-377-4625; thewonderlandoflights.com.
Holiday in the Park: 6 p.m., Largo Central Park, 101 Central Park Drive, Largo. Free. (727) 586-7415.
Queen Najia: R&B singer. 7 p.m., The Orpheum, 1915 E Seventh Ave., Ybor City. $20-$65. (813) 248-9500; theorpheum.com.
Tampa Bay Lightning: vs. Chicago: 7:30 p.m., Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. Ticket prices vary by game. (813) 301-6600; lightning.nhl.com.
Seven Lions: Record producer. 10 p.m., Ritz Ybor, 1503 E Seventh Ave., Tampa. $20. (813) 247-2555; ritzybor.com.
Frosty the Snowman and Frosty Returns, 8 and 8:30 p.m., CBS: Ready or not, the blizzard of yuletide specials is about to begin. Tonight, you can chill out with Frosty and its inferior sequel.
How the Grinch Stole Christmas, 8 p.m, NBC: And then there's the 1966 classic about the green ol' grouch who is as cuddly as a cactus and as charming as an eel.
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