Your Guide to a St. Petersburg-Clearwater Holiday

Christmas Events in St. Petersburg

Celebrate the holidays in St. Petersburg or Clearwater this year! Our St. Petersburg vacation rentals provide a cozy environment for families and friends to gather during this time of year. Enjoy mild temperatures, miles of sandy beach, and plenty of fun, festive outdoor activities and events for the group to enjoy. 

Christmas in St. Petersburg & Clearwater

The holiday season in St. Petersburg and Clearwater is an exciting time. The shops are all decorated, there are plenty of festive events for locals and visitors to enjoy, and best of all, the weather is warm, meaning you won't have to bundle up to partake in all of the fun holiday events! 

If you're looking for Christmas activities and events to participate in while visiting St. Petersburg and Clearwater, here are our recommendations:

Winter Beach at St. Pete Pier

Skate in style at Winter Beach at St. Pete Pier. You'll get to take in stunning views at this beachfront skating rink while cruising. The rink is made of real ice and offers 360 degree views of the water. All skating levels are welcome. Tickets are $17.00 for all ages and includes skate rentals. Group tickets available.

Dates: November 20th, 2021 - January 17, 2022

Hours: Regular hours -  4 pm - 11 pm Monday to Friday; 11 am - 11 pm Saturday and Sunday; Holiday Hours - Vary

Enchant Christmas

Enchant St. Petersburg Christmas

If there's one St. Petersburg Christmas event you can't miss, it's Enchant. You'll be taken through a spectacular Christmas light maze that is sure to bring you back to childlike excitement. Holiday revelers will get to enjoy the following at Enchant:

  • Christmas Light Maze
  • Christmas Market
  • Star Experiences 
  • Visit witht Mr. and Mrs. Claus
  • Food and Beverages
  • Ice Skating Trail
  • Magical Night Sky

Tickets range from $0 - $35 and can be purchased online.

Dates: November 26, 2021 - January 2, 2022

Hours: For hours, visit here.

Holiday Lights in the Gardens

Join the Florida Botantical Gardens Foundation for the 21st annual Holiday Lights in the Gardens. The Gardens will be decorated in 1 million LED lights of all colors and will leave you awestruck. This year, a new addition will join the Lights in the Gardens. The Children's Candy Cane Area will be a family-friendly area with kid-friendly activities. Admission is a suggested donation of $10.00 per person, over the age of 13.

Dates: November 26, 2021 - January 2, 2022

Hours: 5:30- 9:30 PM

Other Notable Christmas Events in the St. Petersburg Area


New Year's Eve Events in St. Petersburg

New Year's Eve St. Petersburg

Ring in 2022 at the beach! If you're looking for a family-friendly New Year's Eve celebration that everyone in the family can enjoy, consider First Night St. Pete. It is the largest family-friendly New Year's Eve celebration in St. Petersburg. Enjoy music, dance, aerial arts, silent disco, fire, bubble stompin’, sea creature puppets, aerial art, creative fun, fireworks a scavenger hunt and more! 

If you're a homebody and prefer to stay in, you can always ring in the New Year at your St. Petersburg vacation rental or Clearwater vacation rental. Pop a bottle of champagne when the clock hits 12 in your home-away-from-home!

Book Your St. Petersburg Vacation Rental for the Holidays!

Don't miss the fun during the holiday season! Start your search now and get on Island Time with Suncoast Islands Real Estate. We offer vacation rentals in St. Petersburg, Isla Del Sol, and Tierra Verde. Browse our entire selection of vacation rentals online or contact our team and let us help you plan your vacation!