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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Dec. 29

Shevonne: America’s Got Talent and American Idol star known as "Shevizzle" will present her latest music video ‘For my City’ shot in Tampa with performances by Novacane, Betty Dawl, and the Garden Club. 8 p.m., Skippers Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Rd, Tampa. $10..

Carl LaBove: One of the original Outlaws of Comedy, the veteran comic has also appeared on the Tonight Show, Seinfeld and Roseanne. 8 and 10:15 p.m., Side Splitters Comedy Club, 12938 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. $14-$16.50. (813) 960-1197.

Jordan Rock: He has a recurring role on the Judd Apatow series Love, on Netflix, and has appeared on Gotham Live and Last Comic Standing. 8 and 10:30 p.m., Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $15. (813) 864-4000.

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets in Concert: The Florida Orchestra presents John Williams’ score to Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets while the entire film plays on a 40-foot screen 7:30 p.m., Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $49-$99. (813) 229-7827.

Christmas Town at Busch Gardens: More than 2 million twinkling lights transform the park into a holiday wonderland with Rudolph, Sam the Snowman, Christmas-themed entertainment and visits with Santa. Included with admission on select nights through Dec. 31. 9 a.m., Busch Gardens, 10165 N McKinley Drive, Tampa. $99, $79 ages 3-9, 2 and younger free. (888) 800-5447.

Santa’s Workshop: MOSI’s Idea Zone is transformed into a video game and animation inspired winter wonderland where "elves" create mini movies, glowing cards and wood works. Daily through Dec. 31. Included with admission. 10 a.m., Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI), 4801 E Fowler Ave., Tampa. $12.95, $10.95 seniors, $7.95 ages 3-12, 2 and younger free. Member discounts available. Ropes course is $7. Free parking. (813) 987-6000.

Ice Skating at Tampa’s Winter Village: Even in Florida, you can get in the holiday spirit by ice skating on an outdoor rink in the park. Each 90-minute session includes skate rental. Stop by the cafe for themed drinks and holiday snacks. 10 a.m., Curtis Hixon Park, 600 N Ashley Drive, Tampa. $13. (813) 221-3686.

Christmas in the Wild: The animals come out at night for the zoo’s holiday party with carolers, a 50-foot animated Christmas tree, holiday themed animal show, holiday treats and visits with Santa in the new elf village. Included with admission, or $24.95 after 4 p.m. on event days. Runs through Dec. 30 on select nights. 4 p.m., Lowry Park Zoo, 1101 W Sligh Ave., Tampa. $32.95, $24.95 ages 3-11, 2 and younger free. (813) 935-8552.

Largo Holiday Lights: Carriage Rides: See a life sized blue whale among more than six scenes constructed of 2-million LED lights. Take a ride on the Ferris wheel or carousel for a different view. A new feature this year at Largo Central Park running today through Saturday is Clydesdale-drawn carriage rides from 6-9 p.m. It’s a $5 ticket. 5 p.m., Largo Central Park, 101 Central Park Drive, Largo. Free, $5 ferris wheel and carousel rides. (727) 587-6740, ext. 5014.

Sunset Cinema at Pier 60: The Emoji Movie: 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.

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 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.

Tampa Bay Lightning: vs. Philadelphia Flyers: 7:30 p.m., Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. Ticket prices vary by game. (813) 301-6600.


Snow Days at the Aquarium: Enjoy real snow with a kids’ play area. Included with admission. Noon, Florida Aquarium, 701 Channelside Drive, Tampa. $28.95, $26.95 seniors, $23.95 ages 3-12, 2 and younger free. Prices are generally about $2 cheaper if you buy them online at the aquarium’s site. (813) 273-4000.


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