2021 Holiday Event Guide

Check out the best holiday events in the St. Pete/Clearwater area

A woman takes a selfie with Christmas lights all around at Enchant Christmas

Enchant Christmas features "the world's most magical Christmas light maze."

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.

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Enchant Christmas

Enjoy Enchant, a Christmas light maze and village Nov. 26, 2021 thru Jan 2, 2022. Embark on a quest within a mystical forest of millions of twinkling lights and a world of wondrous  art installations as they journey to save Christmas. 

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Holidays at CMA

2021 Dates TBD.

Celebrate the SEA-son at Clearwater Marine Aquarium with special events, markets and more! Enjoy breakfast with Santa, the Holly Jolly Market, a Festival of Trees and more events starting in the end of November, through December.

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Christmas Town at Busch Gardens

2021 Dates TBD.

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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Holiday Lights in Largo Central Park

2021 Dates TBD.

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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Miracle at Mezzo

2021 Dates TBD.

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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Christmas Movies in the Park

2021 Dates TBD

Join in the holiday cheer at Horan Park! Movies start 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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Annual Tarpon Springs Boat Parade

2021 Dates TBD

The Tarpon Springs Recreation Division holds the Annual Holiday Boat Parade every year early in December. 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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Treasure Island's Lighted Boat Parade

2021 Date TBD

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, sail past the Treasure Island Causeway Bridge  and end at John's Pass. 

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Annual Festival of Lights Illuminated Boat Parade in Madeira Beach

2021 Date TBD

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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Gulfport & BCYC's Holiday Boat Parade

2021 Date TBD

Holiday decorated boats will light up the intracoastal waterway in downtown Gulfport! The 35th annual parade is presented by the Boca Ciega Yacht Club. 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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Redington Beach & Indian Shores Holiday Boat Parade

2021 Date TBD

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

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Indian Rocks Beach Holiday Lighted Boat Parade

2021 Date TBD

Watch as Indian Rocks Beach lights up as decorated boats parade through the waterways! The boat parade will launch from the Holiday Inn Harbourside.

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Clearwater Beach 12 Days of Christmas

2021 Date TBD

Celebrate the magic of Christmas on Clearwater Beach 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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