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Holiday Events

November 2022 - January 2023

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Holiday Activities, Music and More

The City of St. Petersburg is excited to celebrate the holiday season! The annual Holidays in the Sunshine City offers holiday happenings and festive fun for all ages.




Holiday Lights & Displays

Tree with lighting and decorations in downtown St. Petersburg.

November 26 - January 1
Downtown Waterfront Parks


Take a stroll along the waterfront to see thousands of holiday lights and decorations in North Straub Park, South Straub Park, Pioneer Park, and the St. Pete Pier.


Don’t miss the giant greeting card display along Bayshore Dr. at Vinoy Park made by local teens and participants from St. Petersburg’s recreation centers.

Play three holiday interactive games while enjoying holiday lights! Scan the QR code on the flag at each location to download the PlayMagic app and play games with your family, friends and our fun holiday characters.

  • Games include:
  • - Taking a photo with Santa
  • - A snowball fight with elves
  • - Ice fishing



About Holidays in the Sunshine City

Holidays in the Sunshine City is a month-long celebration of holidays festivities in the city of St. Petersburg, also known as the Sunshine City.

The Holidays in the Sunshine City is sponsored by the City of St. Petersburg and the St. Petersburg Parks & Recreation Department.

For more information, contact the St. Petersburg Parks & Recreation Department at 727-893-7441.



Sunshine City Events

There's always something happening in the Sunshine City!

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