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 Holidays at Clearwater Marine Aquarium

Holidays at CMA
Saturday, November 21, 2020 – Monday, December 21, 2020

Clearwater Marine Aquarium is getting into the holiday spirit! Take a Sunset Boat Cruise with Santa, walk through lavishly decorated trees, wreathes and ornaments presented by the ARC of Tampa Bay, bring your learner in for Holidays with Hope's Homeschool, stop by the Holly Jolly Market for a unique gift, say hi to our scuba diving Santa, have breakfast with Santa, or find your zen with Dolphin Yoga-Holiday Edition.

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2 Christmas Town at Busch Gardens

Christmas Town at Busch Gardens
Saturday, November 14, 2020 – Sunday, January 3, 2021

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 Holiday Lights in Largo Central Park

Holiday Lights in Largo Central Park
Saturday, November 28, 2020 – Friday, January 1, 2021

Gather at Largo Central Park for a holiday stroll through the beautiful lights and entertainment. Enjoy a variety of crafts and activities throughout the month for all ages, including a ferris wheel and carousel, a campfire, food concessions and more!

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4 Miracle at Mezzo

Miracle at Mezzo
Friday, November 27, 2020 – Thursday, December 31, 2020

This NYC Christmas pop-up bar is taking over Intermezzo Coffee & Cocktails with festive decor & a menu full of seasonal libations. Stop by the most festive bar in town to eat, drink & be merry! Open through New Year's Eve. 

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5 Santa's Social Club

Santa's Social Club
Friday, November 27, 2020 – Saturday, December 26, 2020

Sonder Social Club has transformed into SANTA's Social Club with a Christmas makeover, themed nights and a DELICIOUS Holiday inspired menu takeover with "12 Drinks of Christmas". The immersive Santa and Christmas-themed bar owill be nearly unrecognizable, covered in holiday decor and serving up new and whimsical cocktails and bites. 

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6 Christmas Movies in the Park

Christmas Movies in the Park
Friday, December 4, 2020 – Friday, December 18, 2020

Join in the holiday cheer at Horan Park! On December 4th, 11th and 18th, the City of St. Pete Beach will be showing holiday classics on the big screen! Tickets are required for movie entry and are $5 per ticket. One (1) ticket provides enough space for up to eight (8) people to share. Purchase your tickets HERE. Movie starts at approximately 6:30pm but make sure to come early and join in on all the fun holiday activities as well as shopping from local vendors to find that perfect holiday gift!

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7 Holiday Movies in the Beer Garden at Green Bench

Movies in the Beer Garden at Green Bench
Wednesday, October 14, 2020 – Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Movies in the beer garden are the perfect way to celebrate the holiday season! For the months of November and December, Green Bench will be playing a festive movie every Wednesday starting at 6:30 p.m. There will be popcorn and tasty beverages available for purchase, but you're encouraged to bring your own blankets and chairs.

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8 Creative Clay's First Friday Holiday Market

Creative Clay Holiday Art Market
Friday, December 4, 2020

Creative Clay's Transition Program host's an outdoor holiday market run by the student artists and held in Creative Clay's courtyard. Purchase ceramic snowmen, holiday wine bags, hand-painted and printed holiday cards, one-of-a-kind ornaments, canvas paintings, wrapping paper, jewelry, and other ceramic pieces that make great gifts.

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9 Annual Tarpon Springs Boat Parade

Annual Tarpon Springs Boat Parade
Friday, December 4, 2020

The Tarpon Springs Recreation Division will be holding the 31st Annual Holiday Boat Parade, on Friday, December 4th. Vessels will proceed down the Anclote River and into the bayous where Santa will give out treats. Your best bet for viewing these holiday decorated vessels is from Craig Park/Spring Bayou. The event is free and boats are expected to enter Spring Bayou around 8 p.m. Come early for the tree lighting at 5:45 p.m.

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10 Treasure Island's Lighted Boat Parade

Treasure Island's Lighted Boat Parade
Saturday, December 5, 2020

Like Las Vegas on the water! This year's dazzling nautical spectacle features boats of all kinds making it the biggest lighted boat parade in Tampa Bay.  Boats will depart from The Club at Treasure Island at 6:20 p.m., sail past the Treasure Island Causeway Bridge at 7 p.m. and end at 8:15 p.m. at John's Pass. 

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11 Annual Festival of Lights Illuminated Boat Parade in Madeira Beach

Annual Festival of Lights Illuminated Boat Parade in Madeira Beach
Saturday, December 12, 2020

Watch as the waterways in Madeira Beach light up with boats displaying their best Christmas lights! This boat parade will kick off after a tree-lighting at ROC Park and winds south through neighborhoods before ending at John's Pass Village. Head to ROC park for the best view of the parade and to enjoy holiday music, food, and spirits.

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12 Gulfport & BCYC's Holiday Boat Parade

Gulfport & BCYC's Holiday Boat Parade
Saturday, December 12, 2020

Holiday decorated boats will light up the intracoastal waterway in downtown Gulfport! The 35th annual parade presented by the Boca Ciega Yacht Club will kick off at 6:30 pm. Parade-goers can get a good look from Gulfport's Williams Pier and the beach near the Gulfport Casino. Free and family-friendly!

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13 Redington Beach & Indian Shores Holiday Boat Parade

Redington Beach & Indian Shores Holiday Boat Parade
Sunday, December 13, 2020

Festively decorated boats will meander through the intracoastal waterways from the Tom Stuart Causeway to Caddy's Pub restaurant in Indian Shores. The parade kicks off at 6 p.m. Free and family-friendly! Top prizes will be awarded after the parade that evening at Caddy's Pub.

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14 Indian Rocks Beach Holiday Lighted Boat Parade

Indian Rocks Beach Holiday Lighted Boat Parade
Saturday, December 19, 2020

Watch as Indian Rocks Beach lights up as decorated boats parade through the waterways! The boat parade will launch Saturday evening, Dec 19 at 7 pm from the Holiday Inn Harbourside. 

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15 Clearwater Beach 12 Days of Christmas

Clearwater Beach 12 Days of Christmas
Saturday, December 12, 2020 – Sunday, December 20, 2020

Celebrate the magic of Christmas on Clearwater Beach beginning Saturday, December 12 in Pier 60 Park featuring a reading of Twas The Night Before Christmas read by Mrs. Claus followed by a tree lighting and A Christmas Story movie viewing. Also enjoy Christmas Carolers at participating businesses, a Christmas Parade and more throughout the festivities.

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16 Christmas at Sundial

Christmas at Sundial St. Pete
Saturday, December 12, 2020 – Thursday, December 31, 2020

Santa has started his journey from the North Pole to the Sundial! Sundial St. Pete brightens up the holiday season with their Annual Tree Lighting Celebration and arrival of Santa on Saturday, December 12th, from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM. Sundial will also be featuring socially-distanced Santa visits on Dec. 18, 19, 22 and 23 from 5 - 8 PM. Don't miss the SNOW in the Sundial Courtyard every night from Dec. 12 - 31 from 6 - 9:30 PM when the magical flurries fill the Florida sky! 

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17 Holiday "Secret" Market at Vintage March

Holiday
Saturday, December 12, 2020

Located in downtown St. Pete's Warehouse Arts District across from 3 Daughters Brewing, the 15,000 square foot monthly vintage market is hosting a rare "Holiday Secret Sale!" If you missed the monthly market held the first weekend of each month, this special extra day of shopping is perfect for those special vintage holiday decorations or gifts you might still be looking for. For more information, visit http://vintagemarche727.com/ 

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18 Oakdale Christmas House Light Display

The Oakdale Christmas House Light Display
Wednesday, November 25, 2020 – Sunday, January 3, 2021

Since 1977, this seasonal holiday lights extravaganza takes over a residential yard in a normally quiet neighborhood. With more than half a million lights, this award-winning lights spectacle is the only display to make HGTV's No. 1 "All Out Christmas" and NBC's Today Show Top 3 Christmas Light Displays in the US the same year in a row. Add this one to your bucket list of holiday light events! 

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Holidays at CMA

City: Clearwater

Address
249 Windward Passage
Clearwater, FL 33767

Phone: 727-441-1790

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Christmas Town at Busch Gardens

City: Tampa

Address
10165 N Malcolm McKinley Dr.
Tampa, FL 33612

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Holiday Lights in Largo Central Park

City: Largo

Address
101 Central Park Dr.
Largo, FL 33771

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Miracle at Mezzo

City: St. Petersburg

Address
1111 Central Ave
St. Petersburg, FL 33705

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Santa's Social Club

City: Dunedin

Address
966 Douglas Ave
Dunedin, FL 34698

Phone: 727-754-6674

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Christmas Movies in the Park

City: St. Pete Beach

Address
7701 Boca Ciega Dr.
St. Pete Beach, FL 33706

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Movies in the Beer Garden at Green Bench

City: St. Petersburg

Address
1133 Baum Avenue North
St. Petersburg, FL 33705

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Creative Clay Holiday Art Market

City: Saint Petersburg

Address
1846 First Ave. S
Saint Petersburg, FL 33705

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Annual Tarpon Springs Boat Parade

City: Tarpon Springs

Address
Craig Park and Spring Bayou
Tarpon Springs, FL 34689

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Treasure Island's Lighted Boat Parade

City: Treasure Island

Address
400 Treasure Island Causeway
Treasure Island, FL 33706

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Gulfport & BCYC's Holiday Boat Parade

City: Gulfport

Address
5500 Shore Blvd S
Gulfport, FL 33707

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Redington Beach & Indian Shores Holiday Boat Parade

City: Indian Rocks Beach

Address
20025 Gulf Blvd
Indian Rocks Beach, FL 33785

Phone: 727-391-3875

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Indian Rocks Beach Holiday Lighted Boat Parade

City: Indian Rocks Beach

Address
401 2nd St
Indian Rocks Beach, FL 33785

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Clearwater Beach 12 Days of Christmas

City: Clearwater Beach

Address
Clearwater Beach
Clearwater Beach, FL 33767

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Christmas at Sundial St. Pete

City: St. Petersburg

Address
153 2nd Ave N
St. Petersburg, FL 33701

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Holiday "Secret" Market

City: St. Petersburg

Address
2200 2nd Ave S
St. Petersburg, FL 33712

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The Oakdale Christmas House Light Display

City: St. Petersburg

Address
2719 Oakdale St. S
St. Petersburg, FL 33705

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