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  1. Top things to do this weekend: Lindsey Stirling, Faizon Love, Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood Live

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    PULLING STRINGS: Lindsey Stirling

    Dubstep violinist Lindsey Stirling will perform from her new Christmas album Friday, Nov. 24, at the Straz Center.
  2. Mark your calendars: Here are the top holiday concerts, 'Nutcracker' shows and parades

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    Get out your calendar, set aside the time and get tickets to see the top holiday shows and parties coming this season. Here are our editor's picks for the holidays:

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  3. 5 things to do under $5 Nov. 23-30: Craft festival, License-Free Saltwater Fishing Day, Snow Bash

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    1 Gem, Jewelry and Bead Show and Sale: Check out these rocks when more than 50 dealers from around the United States sell crystals, minerals, beads, gems and jewelry. $5. Coliseum, 535 Fourth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday through Sunday. (941) 954-0202.

    Daniel Lopez, 13, catches fish on the west span of the Sunshine Skyway North Pier with Katelyn Rivera, left. Saturday, Nov. 25, will be License-Free Saltwater Fishing Day.
  4. Black Friday deals at Legoland, SeaWorld, Disney and more

    Florida

    Black Friday isn't just for stores. Many theme parks and attractions in Florida are also offering up deals that could make a nice gift or family splurge.

    Legoland Florida in Winter Haven, Fla.  (AP Photo/John Raoux)
  5. Can toy stores create Toys 'R' Us kids in an Amazon world?

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    Stefanie Dunlop is pinning high hopes on her Fingerlings.

     Stefanie Dunlop, owner of two Learning Express Toys chain stores in Tampa and Clearwater, helps customers at the Learning Express Toys store inside the Westfield Citrus Park mall in Tampa , FL, on Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017. As more people turn to online for their toy-shopping, businesses from big corporate stores to smaller chains to independents are doing what they can to stay in the black. Gabriella Angotti-Jones  | Times
  6. Plan your weekend: Indie shopping, Lindsey Stirling, ice skating, Amy Grant and Michael W. Smith

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    Plan your weekend

    Shopping

    Black Friday: Avoid the madness of the malls at a variety of indie shopping experiences this weekend. Skatepark of Tampa has one of the best sneaker selections in Tampa Bay and free skating all day Friday to celebrate. They'll open at 7 a.m. at 4215 E …

    Thousands of Christmas lights light up Lowry Park Zoo during their Christmas in the Wild holiday display.  [Friday, December 2, 2016] [Photo Luis Santana | Times]
  7. Here's where to see Christmas lights in Tampa Bay

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    Once the Thanksgiving leftovers are put away, you can stop grumbling about it being too early for Christmas lights and decorations. Let the grand illuminations begin!

    A Christmas tree is the centerpiece in a display of lights in the Wedding Garden in the Florida Botanical Gardens holiday lights display starting the day after Thanksgiving.
  8. Disney-Pixar's 'Coco' has a Dia de los Muertos theme and is, well, lifeless

    Movies

    Disney-Pixar's Coco was more enjoyable three years ago when it was titled The Book of Life and came from Twentieth Century Fox.

    Hero Miguel Rivera (voiced by Anthony Gonzalez) follows his love of music to the Land of the Dead, where he teams up with Hector.
  9. With Harry Potter's Christmas, Universal Orlando proves holidays are big business

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    ORLANDO — Christmas has finally come to Hogwarts at Universal Orlando in a new holiday attraction opening Saturday. In addition, Universal Studios has completely upsized its holiday parade with more Macy's balloons, stunning floats and snowy effects before Santa and his new sleigh enter for a finale.

    The new eight-minute Christmas at Hogwarts Castle show at Universal's Islands of Adventure will run nightly, starting Nov. 18. It uses projection imaging to create images such as students on brooms appearing  to enchant snowmen, or fill the sky with bright lights. [JIM DAMASKE | Times]
  10. First look: Harry Potter's Christmas finally arrives at Universal Orlando

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    Christmas has finally come to Hogwarts at Universal Orlando, with the promise of warm butterbeer, a Frog Choir singing carols and a magical light show projected onto Hogwarts Castle nightly followed by fireworks.

    The new eight-minute Christmas at Hogwarts Castle show at Universal's Islands of Adventure will run nightly, starting Nov. 18. It uses projection imaging to create images such as students on brooms appearing  to enchant snowmen, or fill the sky with bright lights. [JIM DAMASKE | Times]