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St. Petersburg Power and Sailboat Show

Saturday, Dec. 3 and Sunday, Dec 4 at 10 a.m.

Mahaffey Theater  Yacht Basin  400 First St. S, St. Petersburg FL   The Mahaffey Theater Yacht Basin and Albert Whitted Park will be filled with hundreds of sail and power boats. This year’s event includes a 40,000-square-foot clearspan tent housing marine gear, children’s activities, seminars and clinics. Price: $10 at gate, 15 and younger/military with ID free.

Andrea Bocelli

Sunday, Dec. 4 at 7:30 p.m.

St. Pete Times Forum  401 Channelside Drive, Tampa FL   The Italian tenor is known for his tender operatic voice.Bocelli’s Tampa performance will feature music from his platinum-selling catalog, and is one of only six U.S. shows scheduled for 2011. $75, $125, $195, $275, $350.

Janet Jackson

Sunday, Dec. 4 at 8 p.m.

  • Carol Morsani Hall at David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts  1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa FL  Jackson will perform an intimate show as she brings her Number Ones, Up Close and Personal World Tour to Tampa. She’ll be performing all of her greatest hits. Tickets start at $59.50.

Holiday Cabaret Series: Ring-A-Ding-Ding

Saturday, Dec. 3 at 1 p.m.

American Stage Theatre Company at Raymond James Theater  163 Third St. N, St. Petersburg FL  jazz pianist Michael Raabe and singer Sara DelBeato perform some holiday tunes at this Christmas Musical Cocktail Party. Pay what you can at the door, $15 advance. Various dates & times thru Dec 24th



The Nutcracker

Saturday, Dec. 3 at 2 p.m., 7:30pm, Dec 4 3pm

Palladium Theater  253 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg FL The St. Petersburg Ballet Company will be performing the special holiday show. $10-$20

Florida Orchestra Masterworks: Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 21

Saturday, Dec. 3 at 8 p.m.

Mahaffey Theater  400 First St. S, St. Petersburg FL  Austrian pianist Cornelia Herrmann performs with songs by Haydn and Bruckner. $15-$45.

Hall and Oates

Saturday, Dec. 3 at 8 p.m.

Ruth Eckerd Hall 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater FL Legendary duo Daryl Hall and John Oates from the mid-’70s to the mid-’80s, the duo scored six No. 1 singles, including Rich Girl, Kiss on My List, Private Eyes, I Can’t Go For That, Maneater and Out of Touch. $49.50, $69.50, $100.

Free Concert: Parachute

Saturday, Dec. 3 at 8:30 p.m.

Push Ultra Lounge  128 Third St. S, St. Petersburg FL  The Virginia pop-rock act known for singles like She Is Love and Under Control .

Tierra Verde Tree Lighting

Saturday, Dec. 3 at 4 p.m.

Tierra Verde  1275 Pinellas Bayway, Tierra Verde FL  Tierra Verde Christmas tree lighting event will feature carols, ornament decorating, and baked goodies. Visit with Santa and have your picture taken. Please bring a new, unwrapped gift to the fire truck

A Thousand Cranes

Saturday, Dec. 3 at 5 p.m.

Ruth Eckerd Hall Murray Studio Theater  1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater FL  This show presents the true story of Sadako Sasaki, who developed radiation sickness at the age of 12 from the atom bomb in Hiroshima a decade earlier. She began folding 1,000 cranes in the hope that, as legend says, she would be granted a wish. Before her death, she folded 644. $8.

Candlelight Processional at Epcot: With Geena Davis

Saturday, Dec. 3 at 5 p.m.

Epcot at Walt Disney World  1515 N Buena Vista Drive, Lake Buena Vista FL  Epcot’s World Showcase comes alive during the holidays with the grand Candlelight Processional. A giant tree shaped choir of cast members is joined by select choirs and celebrity guest readers nightly through Dec. 30. Included with daily admission.

Dunedin Holiday Boat Parade and Tree Lighting

Saturday, Dec. 3 at 6 p.m.

Dunedin Marina  51 Main St., Dunedin FL Decorated boats will leave Marker 1 Marina and travel south down the Intercoastal Waterway to the Dunedin Marina.

Santa and Ice Skating in the Park

Saturday, Dec. 3 at 6 p.m.

Straub Park (Center) at Beach Drive and Fifth Avenue NE, St. Petersburg FL  Kids can visit with Santa before taking a spin around the artificial ice skating rink. Skating: $5 for 30-minutes.

Zen Glass Holiday Show

Saturday, Dec. 3 at 6 p.m.

Zen Glass Studio 600 27th St. S, St. Petersburg FL

Tampa Bay Lightning: vs. New York Rangers

Saturday, Dec. 3 at 7 p.m. St. Pete Times Forum 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa FL

Miracle on 34th Street

Saturday, Dec. 3 at 8 p.m.

St. Petersburg City Theatre  4025 31st St. S, St. Petersburg FL  Through Dec. 18 $22.

Uncle John’s Band

Saturday, Dec. 3 at 10 p.m.

  • Ringside Cafe  2742 Fourth St. N, St. Petersburg FL Uncle John’s Band was formed in 1990 in Clearwater from a combination of musicians who love to play the music of the Grateful Dead, with the purpose to recreate the atmosphere and musical adventure of a live Dead show.

Santa’s Holiday Revue

Sunday, Dec. 4 at 1 p.m.

American Stage Theatre Company at Raymond James Theater 163 Third St. N, St. Petersburg FL  dances, songs and stories from Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and many more.Pay what you can at the door, $15 advance.

Tampa Bay Bucs: vs. Carolina Panthers

Sunday, Dec. 4 at 1 p.m. Raymond James Stadium  4201 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa FL  $35.

Play in the Snow Show with the Fray

Sunday, Dec. 4 at 6 p.m.

Jannus Live!  16 Second St. N, St. Petersburg FL  This holiday-themed concert is headlined by Grammy-nominated indie rockers the Fray (How to Save a Life), and also features acoustic/indie six-piece Scars on 45 and New York City singer-songwriter and pianist Rachel Platten. Jannus Live will be transformed into a winter wonderland with holiday decor, snow and more. Tickets start at $30.

Holiday Lighted Boat Parade Tampa

Sunday, Dec. 4 at 6:30 p.m.

Tampa Convention Center  333 S Franklin St., Tampa FL

Museum Tree Lighting

Sunday, Dec. 4 at 6:30 p.m.

Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum  2240 Ninth Ave. S, St. Petersburg FL  Carolers lead the lighting of the museum’s tree in the Legacy Garden. The museum is also decorated with an array of Christmas trees, lights, black Santas and angels.