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By wire services
Published December 27, 2005


CIRQUE DU SOLEIL VAREKAI: 4 and 8 p.m. Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg. $35-$70, $31.50-$63 seniors, $24.50-$49 children. 1-800-678-5440; www.cirquedusoleil.com

CARNIVALE AT CENTRO YBOR: Family-friendly daytime event with holiday music and street performers from around the world. Starts at noon. Centro Ybor, 1600 E Eighth Avenue, Ybor City. Free. 813 242-4660, www.centroybor.com

HERITAGE VILLAGE HOLIDAY HOUSES: Homes and other structures at historical park are decorated for the holidays, also trees by SPIFFS. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 11909 125th St. N, Largo. Free. Donations accepted. (727) 582-2123.

VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS STROLL: Galleries and Grand Hall of the Henry B. Plant Museum are decorated in holiday fashion. With seasonal music by soloists and ensembles. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 401 W Kennedy Blvd., Tampa. $5, $2 children. (813) 254-1891.

GOLD COAST QUARTER HORSE SHOW: Horses from around Florida compete in flat and jumping classes. Begins 8 a.m . Bob Thomas Equestrian Center at Florida State Fairgrounds, U.S. 301 off Interstate 4, Tampa. Enter by Orient Road gate for free parking. (813) 740-3500.

GREAT EXPLORATIONS: THE CHILDREN'S MUSEUM: Final week for exhibit, Cirque at Great Explorations, with masks and costumes on loan from Cirque du Soleil. 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 1925 Fourth St. N, St. Petersburg. $9, $8 seniors; ages 11 months and younger free. (727) 821-8992.

TO VIEW

"28TH ANNUAL KENNEDY CENTER HONORS': Stars come out in Washington D.C. to celebrate the achievements of Hollywood luminaries Robert Redford and Julie Harris, singers Tony Bennett and Tina Turner, and ballet dancer Suzanne Farrell. Caroline Kennedy presides over gala, taped Dec. 4. 9 p.m. WTSP-Ch. 10.