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Holiday Events

November 27 - January 1

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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.

Santa Parade & Tree Lighting

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

Planning for the 2021 illuminated Santa Parade & Tree Lighting is underway!

This holiday tradition promises to be a delightful evening for everyone. Following the parade, the evening will culminate with our Christmas Tree Lighting in North Straub Park where Santa will join Mayor Rick Kriseman to light up the park.

Please be aware that event details are subject to change.

PARTICIPANTS ARE NEEDED FOR THE SANTA PARADE! If you and your organization is interested in being a part of the parade, complete the application:



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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