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One of the special traditions for coastal communities like Pinellas County is the magic of the boat parades that light the waterways bringing tradition to life year after year. The following is a list of some of the events planned in the local area.

St. Pete Beach and South Pasadena

The cities of St. Pete Beach and South Pasadena plan the annual Holiday Lighted Boat Parade on Friday, Dec. 2. The event is a time-honored tradition, making its way past St. Pete Beach and South Pasadena residences through the waters of Boca Ciega Bay. Residents can view the parade at Horan Park. There is no fee to enter and cash prizes to winners for best-decorated boats in several different categories.
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The Clearwater Arts Alliance will sponsor a public art dedication and tour of recent downtown art installations on Friday, Dec. 9, 3 p.m., beginning in the lobby of Fire Station 45, 1140 Court St., Clearwater.

A trolley tour of downtown art installations will follow, beginning at about 3:15 p.m. and concluding by 4 p.m.

As the local arts advocacy organization, the Clearwater Arts Alliance will host a dedication and celebration of the installation of the sculpture “Accumulate.” This was recently installed in the lobby of Fire Station 45 as part of the city’s public art program. Cultural Affairs Specialist Christopher Hubbard will lead a short dedication ceremony.
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ST. PETERSBURG - The Waterfront Arts District, Central Arts District, EDGE District, Grand Central District, and the Warehouse Arts District become one arts destination for the St. Petersburg Second Saturday ArtWalk on Saturday, Dec. 10, 5 to 9 p.m.

Participants will have an opportunity to view new and affordable works of art as ArtWalk is opening night for some 40 galleries and studios to premiere new works.

Free ArtWalk trolleys encompass the arts districts. Free parking can be found on First Avenue North and First Avenue South, from 15th Street to 30th Street; The Clay Center of St. Petersburg, MGA Studios and the Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum.
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PINELLAS PARK -The fast-growing Pinellas Arts Village will host its first annual Pinellas Arts Village Holiday Market Saturday, Dec. 17, noon to 6 p.m.

The event will transform the heart of Pinellas Park’s creative district (located within the 5600 and 5700 blocks of Park Boulevard North and Park Station) into a charming outdoor holiday bazaar where visitors will find unique locally made gifts. Shoppers will enjoy live music (performers to be announced) and delicious fare from Surf & Turf food truck.

“We are proud to bring a new holiday tradition to life,” said event organizer, and Studios at 5663 artist and gallery coordinator, John Gascot. “We want our residents to feel excited and proud of what is taking place in their own backyard.”
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GULFPORT - Gulfport’s Third Saturday Art & Gallery Walk will be Saturday, Dec. 17, 6 to 10 p.m., along Beach Boulevard.

The event is home to dozens of artisans and craftsmen each month. This month’s selections may include but are not limited to wood crafts, sculpture, handmade/designed clothing and accessories, imported metal art, painted glass, aromatherapy, jewelry, upcycled items, body products, pet products, authors, and other artsy crafts. Live musicians appearing at several venues throughout the waterfront will provide musical entertainment.

There is never an admission fee for visitors and complimentary parking is available nearby with courtesy trolley rides available to and from off-site parking areas. Gulfport events are always pet- and family-friendly.
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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas everywhere you look around Pinellas and there are plenty of seasonal events planned to enjoy including the following.

Indian Rocks Beach holiday events

INDIAN ROCKS BEACH - The city of Indian Rocks Beach has scheduled several holiday-themed events during December, capping off the month with the annual Holiday Lighted Boat Parade.

- Friday, Dec. 2 - Holiday Tree Lighting, 7 p.m., at 12th Avenue Park.

- Sunday, Dec. 4 - Holiday Street Parade, 1 p.m. Begins on East Coast Boulevard and travels through each “finger,” ending at Kolb Park, 1507 Bay Palm Blvd.
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LARGO - Everyone has heard of garden gnomes, but it would appear that elves have invaded the Florida Botanical Gardens in recent weeks. Upon closer inspection, it turns out that those busy elves are, in fact, dedicated volunteers preparing for an annual event that spreads joy during the holiday season while raising much needed funds.

The Florida Botanical Gardens presents its annual Holiday Lights in the Gardens, offering visitors the perfect way to experience the magic of the holiday season through Saturday, Dec. 31. The show will be presented daily, 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. A donation of $4 per person, ages 13 and over, is suggested.
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INDIAN ROCKS BEACH - The IRB Homeowners Association is beginning what they hope will become an annual tradition in the city. On Saturday, Dec. 10, they are holding a Holiday Home Tour.

The idea is simple: several homeowners have agreed to decorate their houses especially for the event. Residents or anyone who wants to participate, buy a ticket, tour the homes, and ultimately vote on which is the best decorated.

Homeowners Association Vice President Mary Beth Dunn said the event is a fundraiser for the Beach Art Center, which is taking part in the activity.
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Entertainment Calender
• Friday, Dec. 9, 2016
A Nice Family Gathering
“A Nice Family Gathering,” Nov. 5 through Dec. 18, at Early Bird Dinner Theater, 13355 49th St. N., Clearwater. Tickets are $36. Show times vary by week. For information and to make reservations, call 727-446-5898 or visit earlybirddinnertheater.com.
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Mix 100.7’s Mistletoe Show
Mix 100.7’s Mistletoe Show featuring The Fray, Blue October, Colbie Caillat and Joshua Radin; Friday, Dec. 9, 7 p.m., at The Mahaffey, 400 First St. S., St. Petersburg. Tickets start at $35. Call 727-893-7832 or visit themahaffey.com.
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My Three Angels
“My Three Angels,” by Sam and Bella Spewack, Dec. 1-11, at Francis Wilson Playhouse, 302 Seminole St., Clearwater. Performances are Thursday through Saturday, 8 p.m.; and Sunday, 2 p.m. Tickets are $21 for adults and $15 for students with current ID. Call 727-446-1360 or visit www.franciswilsonplayhouse.org.
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• Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016
A Nice Family Gathering
“A Nice Family Gathering,” Nov. 5 through Dec. 18, at Early Bird Dinner Theater, 13355 49th St. N., Clearwater. Tickets are $36. Show times vary by week. For information and to make reservations, call 727-446-5898 or visit earlybirddinnertheater.com.
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My Three Angels
“My Three Angels,” by Sam and Bella Spewack, Dec. 1-11, at Francis Wilson Playhouse, 302 Seminole St., Clearwater. Performances are Thursday through Saturday, 8 p.m.; and Sunday, 2 p.m. Tickets are $21 for adults and $15 for students with current ID. Call 727-446-1360 or visit www.franciswilsonplayhouse.org.
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The Nutcracker
The Nutcracker, a West Florida Dance Center production; Saturday, Dec. 10, 3 and 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, Dec. 11, 1 and 6 p.m., at Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Tickets start at $25.50. Call 727-587-6793 or visit largoarts.com.
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• Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016
A Nice Family Gathering
“A Nice Family Gathering,” Nov. 5 through Dec. 18, at Early Bird Dinner Theater, 13355 49th St. N., Clearwater. Tickets are $36. Show times vary by week. For information and to make reservations, call 727-446-5898 or visit earlybirddinnertheater.com.
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My Three Angels
“My Three Angels,” by Sam and Bella Spewack, Dec. 1-11, at Francis Wilson Playhouse, 302 Seminole St., Clearwater. Performances are Thursday through Saturday, 8 p.m.; and Sunday, 2 p.m. Tickets are $21 for adults and $15 for students with current ID. Call 727-446-1360 or visit www.franciswilsonplayhouse.org.
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• Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016
An Elvis Christmas Special
An Elvis Christmas Special featuring Dwight Icenhower, Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2 and 7:30 p.m., at Central Park Performing Arts Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Tickets start at $19.50. Call 727-587-6793 or visit largoarts.com.
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• Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016
A Nice Family Gathering
“A Nice Family Gathering,” Nov. 5 through Dec. 18, at Early Bird Dinner Theater, 13355 49th St. N., Clearwater. Tickets are $36. Show times vary by week. For information and to make reservations, call 727-446-5898 or visit earlybirddinnertheater.com.
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• Friday, Dec. 16, 2016
A Nice Family Gathering
“A Nice Family Gathering,” Nov. 5 through Dec. 18, at Early Bird Dinner Theater, 13355 49th St. N., Clearwater. Tickets are $36. Show times vary by week. For information and to make reservations, call 727-446-5898 or visit earlybirddinnertheater.com.
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• Saturday, Dec. 17, 2016
A Nice Family Gathering
“A Nice Family Gathering,” Nov. 5 through Dec. 18, at Early Bird Dinner Theater, 13355 49th St. N., Clearwater. Tickets are $36. Show times vary by week. For information and to make reservations, call 727-446-5898 or visit earlybirddinnertheater.com.
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Santa’s Holiday Revue
Santa’s Holiday Revue, Saturday, Dec. 17, 11 a.m., at Central Park Performing Arts Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Tickets are $8.50 for adults, $7.50 for children or $26 for a family four-pack. Call 727-587-6793 or visit largoarts.com.
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• Sunday, Dec. 18, 2016
A Big Band Christmas
A Big Band Christmas featuring The Ten O’Clock Band, Sunday, Dec. 18, 2 p.m., at Central Park Performing Arts Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Tickets start at $14.50. Call 727-587-6793 or visit largoarts.com.
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A Nice Family Gathering
“A Nice Family Gathering,” Nov. 5 through Dec. 18, at Early Bird Dinner Theater, 13355 49th St. N., Clearwater. Tickets are $36. Show times vary by week. For information and to make reservations, call 727-446-5898 or visit earlybirddinnertheater.com.
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For music and concert events, visit the live music calendar.
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