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Holiday Events

November 27, 2020 - January 3, 2021

Event Locations Vary



Holiday Activities, Music and More

The City of St. Petersburg is excited to celebrate the holiday season, the St. Pete Way! Please note our schedule of holiday happenings that have been designed with our community's safety in mind. All local ordinances and CDC guidelines will be followed, as applicable, at every event.

Enjoy holiday fun under the sun with live music in North Straub Park, events and more!

Click here for details on COVID-19 guidelines in St. Pete.

Wishing you a happy and healthy holiday season! Thanks in advance for all you will do to keep yourself and our community safe.



About the Holidays in the Sunshine City

The City of St. Petersburg and the St. Petersburg Parks & Recreation Department are excited to present the Holidays in the Sunshine City!

Join us for this year's holiday festivities, including Drive-In Movies, holiday lights and displays, and more!

Drive-In Holiday Movies

A holiday decorated red car driving down the road waving to people on the sidwalks.

TASCO hosts Holiday Movie Drive-In for all ages to enjoy at Crescent Lake Park.


  • Saturday, December 19
    "How the Grinch Stole Christmas"

FREE ADMISSION
Limited spots available. First come, first served.


Lot opens at 7 p.m. for cars to receive a spot.
Movie begins showing at 8 p.m.

Concessions available for purchase.

Santa in the Park

Santa posing for a photo with a child.

December 11-13 & December 18-23
6 - 9 p.m.
North Straub Park


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

This year's event will feature Santa in a rocking chair with a designated area for participants to chat and take photos with Santa.

Santa's Calling

Santa waving to the camera.

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 or younger.

Registration is now closed for Santa's Calling.

Holiday Lights & Dispalys

Tree with lighting and decorations in downtown St. Petersburg.

November 27 - January 3
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, Vinoy 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.


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!

Click here to see what's happening around the city. #FunShinesHere