Holiday Events

Twinkling palm trees and decorated boat parades can only mean one thing... it's the holiday season in St. Pete/Clearwater! From outdoor carolers at the holiday market to a jingle bell fishing tournament with Santa, we'll show you that fake snow might just be better than the real thing.

1 Winter's Wonderland

Winter's Wonderland
Saturday, November 16, 2019 – Monday, January 6, 2020

Don't miss a splashingly great celebration at Clearwater Marine Aquarium! Experience Winter's Wonderland with lights and decorations all around the aquarium. See the holiday-themed habitats and wish happy holidays to resident animals. Enjoy the Kids' Fun Zone on the 3rd-floor classrooms and learn about penguins and polar bears. Watch and interact with Santa and his elves as they dive in Mavis's Rescue Hideaway. See the lights around Clearwater Bay on the Sea of Lights boat cruise on select nights. 

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2 Christmas Town at Busch Gardens

Christmas Town at Busch Gardens
Saturday, November 16, 2019 – Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Head to Busch Gardens for some great thrill rides and to see the park transform into a holiday wonderland of Christmastime entertainment, holiday shopping and more than a million twinkling lights! Christmas Town is included with admission or any Annual Pass. 

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3 Enchant Christmas

Enchant Christmas
Friday, November 22, 2019 – Sunday, December 29, 2019

The World's Largest Christmas Light Maze and Market featuring larger-than-life light sculptures is taking over Tropicana Field from Nov. 22 - Dec. 29, 2019. On your adventure, glide along the light-adorned ice skating trail, mosey through a Christmas Market of over 40 local artisan vendors, listen as carolers sing your favorite holiday tunes, and more. All tickets are on sale now at EnchantChristmas.com and guests are encouraged to reserve their desired visit date and time early as tickets are limited throughout the run. Holiday party suite rentals and custom catering are also available now and can be reserved at EnchantChristmas.com.

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4 Holiday Lights in the Gardens

Holiday Lights in the Gardens
Friday, November 29, 2019 – Saturday, January 4, 2020

The annual "Holiday Lights in the Gardens" is a seasonal escape into a wonderland of twinkling lights and fun entertainment. Over 1 million LED lights shining throughout the Florida Botanical Gardens highlighting our plants and in nature-themed or holiday-themed light displays. The event begins nightly at 5:30 p.m. and a $5 suggested donation is encouraged for entry. 

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