- St. Petersburg’s Snowfest and Santa Parade with 65 tons of snow coating North Straub Park ($5 wristband).
- The Rough Riders Holiday Parade and Santa Fest in Tampa’s Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park, which has an ice skating rink (free, $5 to skate).
- Dunedin’s Holiday Boat Parade down the Intracoastal Waterway, followed by a tree lighting in Edgewater Park (free).
- Thankfully Hall and Oates are past their singlet-wearing days and can still pack Ruth Eckerd Hall on Wednesday with hits including Rich Girl and Private Eyes ($49.50-$115).
- We’re pretty sure Fall Out Boy is beyond being a “next big thing,” but the pop-punk outfit headlines 97X’s Next Big Thing on Saturday in Vinoy Park with a plethora of alt-rock bands ($45).
- Country fiddler Charlie Daniels brings his band to Tampa’s Dallas Bull on Saturday to benefit the Angelus House ($10).
- Cincinnati Pops Orchestra’s Holiday Pops: One of America’s most beloved orchestras showcases holiday favorites Sunday at the Mahaffey Theater. $29.50-$72.50.(727) 892-5798.
- Dirty Dancing: Don’t let anybody put you — or Baby — in a corner at the Straz Center’s Morsani Hall for live performances of the hit movie Tuesday to Sunday. $56-$82. (813) 229-7827.
Kids and Family
- Yo Gabba Gabba Live: The Emmy-winning kiddie TV show is loaded with pop culture references and is popular with adults, too. Catch it Friday at Ruth Eckerd Hall. $26-$46. (727) 791-7400.
- Tampa Am 2014: Some of the biggest talents in amateur skateboarding hit Skatepark of Tampa from Thursday through Sunday in the spot where many a professional first got noticed. $5-$10. (813) 621-6793.
- Winter’s Miracle on Cleveland Street: No, it’s not winter the season; we only have Winter the dolphin in these parts. But her holiday event Saturday in Clearwater has a snow slide, train rides, inflatable attractions, an outdoor skating rink and free holiday Winter toys for the first 300 kiddos. Free.
*Information provided by tampabay.com/holiday.