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  • Holidays in the Sunshine City returns to St. Petersburg! From Saturday, Nov. 25, to Monday, Jan. 1, the community can enjoy a variety of festivities throughout the St. Pete.

    Click here to check out the full schedule of events.

  • The 95th Annual Santa Parade and Tree Lighting is kicking off the holiday season on Saturday Nov. 25. The illuminated night parade begins at 6:30 p.m. in Albert Whitted Park, 480 Bayshore Dr. SE., to Fifth Ave. NE. Then, immediately following the parade, Santa will light the tree in North Straub Park, 400 Bayshore Dr. NE. Enjoy a night in the park with entertainment, music and more. Concessions will be available. Bring a blanket or lawn chair; seating is not provided. Admission is free and open to the public. Click here to learn more.

  • The holiday fun continues with Snowfest on Saturday, Dec. 2, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in North Straub Park. Enjoy toboggan slides for adults and children, inflatables, arts and crafts tents, food trucks and more. The $5 wristband includes all activities and can be purchased online or at any City recreation center through Friday, Dec. 1, at noon. Admission is free.
    Click here to purchase wristbands online.

  • Chat with Santa! Santa’s Calling gives children an opportunity to talk with Santa over the phone about their holiday wishes. This free event runs Dec. 12 – 14. Registration is required. Children must be 8 years old or younger. Deadline to register is Friday, Dec. 8.
    Click here to register online.

  • Join us for the 7th Annual Fit City event on Saturday, February 3, 2024 where we'll shine a light on health in the Sunshine City! Get your glow on and wear your favorite glow products or costumes for this family-friendly event! Click here to learn more.

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Healthy St. Pete

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Healthy St. Pete is a citywide community engagement and empowerment initiative that will help our community EAT, PLAY, SHOP and LIVE healthier.

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St. Petersburg Parks & Recreation earns accreditation from the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA).

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