Santa Parade & Tree Lighting
- Saturday, November 25
- 6:30 PM
- Downtown St. Petersburg
Join us for an evening of fun as we kick off the holiday season with St. Pete's 95th Annual Santa Parade and Tree Lighting!
The Santa Parade begins at 6:30 PM at Albert Whitted Park and runs along Bayshore Dr. to 5th Ave. NE. The Tree Lighting immediately follows the parade in North Straub Park. Tree Lighting time is based on when the parade ends.
Join us for some festive fun! There will be 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 an City recreation center until Dec. 1 at noon. Wristbands can also be purchased day of the event.
Wristbands do not include items at the food trucks.
Online wristband purchases: Bring your receipt to will call on the day of the event to pick up your wristbands.
Santa in the Park
Enjoy a meet-and-greet with Santa in North Straub Park! Cameras welcomed.
Movie in the Park
Saturday, December 9
Crescent Lake Park
Enjoy a movie in the park with family and friends!
TASCO will be showing "Home Alone 2: Lost in New York" starting at 6:30 p.m. at Huggins-Stengel Sports Complex.
Enjoy holiday activities with family and friends starting at 6 p.m., including:
- Photos with Santa and friends
- Holiday arts & crafts
Admission is free
Please be aware that parking is limited. Parking Lot at the TASCO Center for Teen Technology will open at 5:30 PM.
Chat with Santa about the holidays! Santa Claus, in cooperation with our department, calls children to chat about their holiday wishes.
- Children must be 8 years old or younger.
- One form per child must be completed.
- Forms must be submitted by Friday, Dec. 8
- This is a free holiday activity.
REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!
Complete the form online:
Please be aware that this is not an in-person event/activity nor a gift giving program.
Volunteer for Santa's Calling
Volunteer to be Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus or an elf. Invite your family and friends to join the holiday fun. Must be 18 years old to participate.
- December 12-14
- from 5:30 - 9 PM
- at the Parks & Recreation Department
If interested, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Cookies with Santa
Decorate holiday cookies, meet Santa and his elves, and browse small gifts for sale for friends and family!
Free gift wrapping provided.
Must register online. Please contact 727-893-7326 with any questions.
Reserve your spot! Space is limited for this event.