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It's the most Wonderful Time of the Year! ☃️

Cynthia Fazzini

Meet Cynthia Fazzini - Ranked #2 Team with Re/Max Realtec, #10 for Team Commissions earned in Florida and #28 in the Country with Re/Max for 2021!&nbs...

Meet Cynthia Fazzini - Ranked #2 Team with Re/Max Realtec, #10 for Team Commissions earned in Florida and #28 in the Country with Re/Max for 2021!&nbs...

Dec 5 10 minutes read

It's the most wonderful time of the year!

The Holidays are just around the Corner and there are so many things to squeeze in the Calendar!

Some of our favorite things to do this time of year is to go see all of the beautiful lights and enjoy Holiday events! The Cooler Weather❄️, Hot Coca, Ice Skating and the variety of unique local experiences that go with it, makes it the PERFECT time to be outside enjoying this Beautiful Florida weather with your family.

Whether you are looking for a Parade to watch or a local Holiday event to enjoy, we have put together this list of Fun, Festive local happenings for you to enjoy with your Family & Friends.

Winter's Wonderland at Clearwater Marine Aquarium

249 Windward Passage Clearwater, FL 33767 (727) 441-1790

Watch as the aquarium transforms into Winter's Wonderland

Now through Jan. 6th

Holiday Light in the Garden

12520 Ulmerton Rd. Largo, FL 33774 (727)582-2117

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 Botanical Gardens highlighting plants and in nature-themed or holiday-themed light displays. 

Now through Dec 30th begins at 5:30 pm and a $5 suggested donation

Miracle on Cleveland Street Sunday December 7th

800 Cleveland St. Clearwater, FL 33767

This Free holiday festival returns for the 13th year when the 400-600 blocks of downtown Clearwater’s Cleveland Street District will be transformed into a holiday wonderland complete with falling snow, an ice skating rink, horse drawn carriage rides, pictures with Santa & Mrs. Claus ($5 per photo).

Snowfest at North Straub Park December 7th & 8th

5010 81st Ave. N. Pinellas Park, FL 33781

Our ever popular Snowfest celebration will be on Saturday, December 7 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m in North Straub Park. Activities include a big and kiddie toboggan slide, art tent, karaoke, moonwalk, giant slide and a Kiddy land area designed especially for preschoolers with inflatable train and more. Wristbands are $5 and include all activities. 

Meet Santa in Straub Park

December 7 & December 8 and December 12 through December 23 from 6 - 9 p.m.
North Straub Park

Enjoy a meet-and-greet with Santa in North Straub Park! Cameras welcomed.

Safety Harbor Tree Lighting December 6th 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

401 Main St. Safety Harbor, FL 34695

Bring out family and friend to enjoy the lighting of Safety Harbor's giant Christmas tree. Choirs will warm up the crowd for a visit from Santa Claus! 

Harbor Holiday Saturday December 7th from 5-9PM Downtown Safety Harbor 110 Vet Memorial Ln


Safety Harbor Holiday Parade December 21st

Main St. Safety Harbor, FL 34695

Head over to Main Street in Safety Harbor for amazing floats, old fashioned cars & a visit from Santa himself! The free fun starts at 1 p.m.

Theres Snow place like Tarpon Springs- December 6th 5-10PM

Tarpon Ave Tarpon Spring, FL 34689

The biggest Christmas event in north Pinellas returns to beautiful, historic downtown Tarpon Springs on Friday.  
This FREE event gets bigger and better every year! Carriage Ride & Hayride, Photo Opportunities with Inflatable Characters, Snow play area with 20 tons of Blown Snow, DJ and Christmas Music, Christmas Movie (elf) and so much more... Tarpon Boat Parade Dec 6th Vessels will proceed down the Anclote River and into the Bayou where Santa will be handing out treats. 

Tarpon Springs Christmas Parade and Candy Cane Hunt- Dec 14th

For more info on all of Tarpon Springs events click here!

Island Estates Holiday Boat Parade December 14th 7-10pm

For an evening of festive twinkling decorated vessels as they navigate the inter-coastal waterways of Mandalay and Island Estate Channels. Enjoy illuminated boats as they make their way across the Coachman Park waterfront. There will be a live music performance by the Florida Brass Alumni Drum & Bugle Corps as well! This family-friendly event is free

Treasure Island Lighted Boat Parade December 13th

400 Treasure Island Causeway Treasure Island, FL 33706

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.

Oldsmar Golf Cart Parade Fri, Dec. 6, 4:30-6:30pm

Holiday decorated golf carts escorting Santa to R.E. Olds Park 813-749-1155

Christmas Wonderland December 6th

R.E Olds Park 107 Shore Dr W, Oldsmar 813-749-1155

Annual Christmas Wonderland with Santa, Snow Slope and Inflatables. Admission is FREE. You can purchase Santa photos for $5 each. Fun begins at 5pm

River of Lights- Pirate  Water Taxi

At our Convention Center dock on the Tampa RiverWalk

Hop on the Pirate Water Taxi for Tampa’s most unique holiday celebration. View festive decorations, lighted bridges and other surprises along the Hillsborough River. River of Lights features whimsical narration, Christmas Carolers, hot chocolate and a holiday cookie for all! There is no better way to experience the Holidays in Tampa!

December 1, 6, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 15, 19, 20, 22, 23, 24, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30 Departing at 6:00PM 7:00PM 8:00PM 9:00PM & 10:00PM  Adult $28.00 Child $18.00

Holiday Lighted Boat Parade Cruise with Pirate Water Taxi December 21st

At our Convention Center dock on the Tampa RiverWalk

Reserve a front row seat to Tampa’s Holiday Lighted Boat Parade. Your ticket includes a 75-minute cruise with spectacular views of the boat parade and downtown Tampa. New for 2018. Early Cruise: 6:15PM – 7:30PM & Late Cruise 7:45- 9pm Adult $49 Child $39

Christmas Town at Busch Gardens

Busch Gardens 10165 N McKinley Drive, Tampa

Great thrill rides and to see the park transform into a holiday wonderland of Christmastime entertainment, holiday shoppings and more than a million twinkling lights! Santa will be available to take photos and the park will be open until 10 p.m

Evenings Now through Jan 6th included with Park admission

Saturday with Santa Dec. 7, 14, and 21, 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. 

Florida Aquarium Tampa

Santa visits the Aquarium every Saturday until the end of the year for photo ops and fun. We’ll have diving elves in our exhibits and a flurry of other experiences, including holiday 4-D movies in our theater. Saturdays 10:30-1:30PM

also... Penguins, Pancakes & Santa Dec 7th 8am

Santa and his elves are coming to The Florida Aquarium and he knows who has been Nauti or Nice! The Florida Aquarium and Santa Claus cordially invite you to enjoy a delicious buffet-style breakfast. It's one of the most unique breakfasts in Tampa—Pancakes, Penguins and Santa lets families have breakfast together while spending the morning with live penguins!

Symphony of Lights at Wiregrass Now through December 31st

The Shops at Wiregrass invites you to the Symphony in Lights Holiday extravaganza! Symphony in Lights is an amazing holiday light show, choreographed to music featuring the Trans-Siberian Orchestra! Free entertainment for the entire family! Nightly from 6-9PM

Winter Village at Curtis Hixon Park Now through January 5th

Curtis Hixon Park is located at 600 N. Ashley Drive, Tampa, FL 33602

Celebrate the holiday season in Downtown Tampa at the Winter Village at Curtis Hixon Park. Located along the Tampa Riverwalk, Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park is transformed with the sights, sounds and activities of the holidays for children and adults of all ages. Downtown Tampa’s only outdoor ice rink welcomes families and friends to share in this holiday tradition with a view of the beautiful Tampa Riverwalk and Hillsborough River. See site for Hours and Rates $.

Christmas in the Wild December 6-7, 13-15, 20-23

Lowry Park Zoo Tampa

It’s the most wonderful time of the year… as ZooTampa at Lowry Park transforms into a world of holiday cheer for Christmas in the Wild! From the stunning sights of thousands of twinkling lights, delectable seasonal holiday treats and refreshments, to the wonder and enchantment of wildlife at night – Christmas in the Wild will offer guests of all ages a whimsical holiday experience. See site for Rates$ and Hours.

Lighted Boat Parade Downtown Tampa December 21st

This Free holiday event along the Riverwalk has a new route this year and route will include the downtown waterfront from Armature Works to Sparkman Wharf.

Starting at 6:30PM until 9:30 arriving at Sparkman Wharf

Sanata & Mrs. Claus at Armatue Works

December 8th & 15th from 2-5PM & December 22nd 4-7PM

Santa and Mrs Claus will be visiting Armature Works every Saturday leading up to the Christmas Holiday for various photo opportunities around the Heights Public Market. Come enjoy food and drinks and meet the Big Guy himself!

Crews Lake Celebration of Lights Friday & Saturday through Dec 21st

Fri & Sat 6-10PM  $10 per car load

In addition to the drive through light displays at Celebration of Lights at The Concourse, make sure to stop by our area at the Rotary Pavilion where we will have Games, Inflatables, Photo Opportunities with Santa, Food Vendors (additional fee) and more for all to enjoy! Each night of the event we will offer a special feature:

December 6 & 7, 2019 - Petting Zoo
December 13 & 14, 2019 - Rock Climbing Wall & Bungee Jump
December 20, 2019 - Rock Climbing Wall
December 21, 2019 - Ice Skating

The Concourse is located at 11919 Alric Pottberg Rd. - off of SR 52

Central Pasco & Gulf Railroad Christmas Train

16739 Crews Lake Dr Spring Hill FL 34610

Unlimited mini train rides through the Scenic Park and visit with Santa & Mrs. Claus. Food & Drinks will be available for purchase

Saturday & Sunday December 7 & 8, 14 & 15 10am - 4pm. $6 per person (12months and under Free).

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