Decorated palm trees, holiday boat parades and homes strung with lights can only mean one thing: Christmas is near!
As our AC professionals at Air Care prepare for this holiday season, we’re proud to serve our HVAC customers in homes across Pinellas, western Hillsborough and southern Pasco counties.
To help you celebrate the season, we’re sharing our top picks for holiday events across Clearwater, St. Petersburg and the Tampa Bay area. Merry Christmas!
Celebrate the holiday SEA-son with Clearwater Marine Aquarium. Take a sunset cruise with Santa, shop the Holly Jolly Market, stroll through the Festival of Trees, watch Santa scuba, join in on holiday-themed Dolphin yoga, and more!
- Dates: Now – December 21, 2020
- Location: Clearwater Marine Aquarium
- Address: 249 Windward Passage, Clearwater, FL 33767
- Cost: Prices vary per event or activity
- More information: https://www.cmaquarium.org/holidays-at-cma/
Back another year, Largo Central Park has one of the best displays of holiday lights in Pinellas County. Take a stroll through the park to view over two million LED lights, enjoy arts and crafts, and take a ride on the Ferris Wheel and carousel for just $5—it’s fun or all ages!
- Dates: Now – January 5, 2021
- Location: Largo Central Park
- Address: 101 Central Park Dr, Largo, FL 33771
- Cost: Free admission; $5 for Ferris Wheel and carousel
- More information: https://familyfriendlytampabay.com/holiday-light-stroll-through-largo-central-park/
Drive through the annual light show in the neighborhoods of Lake Park Estates, Wieker, Lakeside Estates and Lake Seminole Village. Residents generously decorate their homes with over three miles of Christmas lights and decorations for the public to enjoy. Donations are accepted to benefit the Suncoast Hospice of Clearwater, and you can donate along the route at non-contact cart this year.
- Dates: December 31
- Times: 6-10 p.m.
- Location: Lake Park Estates, Wieker, Lakeside Estates and Lake Seminole Village
- Address: Since this is an area and neighborhood, there is no specific physical address. Some locations which you can put into your GPS which might work is as follows:
- Lake Park Dr, Seminole, FL 33777
- Lake Park Dr & 109 Ave N, Seminole, FL 33777
- 106th Ave N & Lake Park Dr, Seminole, FL 33777
- Bryan Dairy Rd & 109 Ave N, Seminole, FL 33777
- 109 Ave N & 102 Ave N, Seminole, FL 33777
- Cost: Donations to Suncoast Hospice encouraged
- More information: http://lightsoflakepark.com
Sonder Social Club in Dunedin has transformed into Santa’s Social Club—a Christmas themed pop-up bar that’s decked out in holiday décor and serving up festive cocktails and bites.
- Dates: Every weekend in December
- Location: Sonder Social Club
- Address: 966 Douglas Ave, Dunedin, FL 34698
- Cost: Menu prices vary
- More information: https://www.visitstpeteclearwater.com/event/santas-social-club/10795
Watch holiday classics on the big screen! Purchase $5 tickets (required), which provide enough space for up to six people to share. The movie starts around 6:30 p.m., but you can stop by early to enjoy holiday shopping with local vendors and festive activities for all. If you want to help spread holiday cheer and give back, consider bringing an item to “Stuff the Boat” to benefit Military Matters.
- Dates: December 4, 11 and 18
- Time: Movies start at 6:30 p.m.
- Location: Horan Park
- Address: 7701 Boca Ciega Dr., St. Pete Beach, FL 33706
- Cost: $5/ticket for entrance of up to 6 people
- More information: https://www.spbrec.com/553/Movies-in-the-Park
“Tampa’s Biggest and Brightest Holiday Event.” Voted one of USA Today’s 10 Best Holiday Theme Events, Christmas is back in town at Busch Garden this year. From millions of twinkling lights, thrill rides, all-new holiday fireworks, and an outdoor production of Christmas on Ice, there’s plenty to see and do in Christmas Town’s new, open-air festivities.
- Dates: Now – January 3
- Time: Click here for park hours
- Location: Busch Gardens
- Address: 10165 N Malcolm McKinley Dr., Tampa,FL 33612
- Cost: Included with daily park admission, Fun Cards and Annual Passes
- More information: https://buschgardens.com/tampa/events/christmas-town/
For a limited time, enjoy Charles Dickens’ beloved production, “A Christmas Carol” as part of freeFall’s outdoor, drive-in concert series, performed by a cast of live performers.
- Dates: Most evenings from December 11-24
- Time: 6:30 or 8:30 p.m.
- Location: freeFall Theatre (parking lot)
- Address: 6099 Central Avenue, Saint Petersburg,FL 33710
- Cost: Starting at $75 per vehicle
- More information: https://freefalltheatre.com
Watch as the waterways in Madeira Beach light up as boats display their best Christmas lights. The parade kicks off after a tree-lighting ceremony at ROC Park and boats will wind through waterways before ending at John’s Pass Village. ROC park has the best view of the boat parade, where you can also enjoy holiday music, food, drinks and fun.
- Date: December 12
- Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
- Location: ROC Park
- Address: 6099 200 Rex Pl, Madeira Beach,FL 33708
- Cost: Free
- More information: https://business.islandneighborschamber.org/events/details/madeira-beach-festival-of-lights-boat-parade-6296
Hope you have the opportunity to spread and enjoy holiday cheer in a safe, family-friendly fashion this year!
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