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Mostly sunny and pleasant. High: 77 Low: 62.

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1. More than 100 homeless families residing on the main campuses of Metropolitan Ministries in Tampa and West Pasco were given a special celebration on Christmas Day including gifts and meals. Cooks in the kitchen at Metropolitan Ministries also made food for hundreds of homeless people throughout the area. (Fox 13 Tampa)

2. The Omicron variant surged 320% in Florida in one week. University of Florida epidemiologist Cindy Prins says Florida should brace for another wave of infections, illness and some deaths. (Tampa Bay Times)

3. Three people were injured while tubing at Snowcat Ridge on Christmas Eve, according to Pasco County firefighters. One adult was flown from the snow park with serious inquires, according to Pasco Fire Rescue. (WFLA)

4. Apollo the dolphin celebrated his first Christmas at Clearwater Marine Aquarium this year. The 2-year-old dolphin was found stranded, starving, and covered in parasites on May 15th near Playlinda Beach, Florida. (Patch Tampa)

5. “Snow Days” events are back at The Florida Aquarium in downtown Tampa and allows visitors to build snow creations, navigate a new Snow Maze, and experience falling snow. The event is included with general admission. (WTSP)

Today in Tampa:

Closing Day For Festival Of Lights & Santa’s Village At Greater Hillsborough County Fair. (9:00 AM)Sunshine Sunday At Glazer Children’s Museum (10:00 AM)Exhibit Of Outsider Art At Tampa Museum Of Art. (10:00 AM) ‘Elf’ At Tampa Theatre. (3:00 PM)Stars & Promises Christmas Tour Featuring Peter Mayer (Jimmy Buffett’s Guitarist) At Egypt Shriners. (7:00 PM) From my notebook:

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Wide Receiver Mike Evans & Safety Antoine Winfield Jr. have been ruled out for Sunday’s game. (Facebook)Floridian Social Club’s no cover jazz Sunday runs through January 23rd in St. Petersburg. (Creative Loafing Tampa)Nearly 112,000 Floridians got their first COVID-19 vaccine dose this past week. But the already vaccinated got 331,000 booster shots. (Tampa Bay Times) More from our sponsors — thanks for supporting local news!

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