Christmas in Tampa Bay: Snow, Holiday Boat Parades, Tree Lightings & More!
Dunedin Holiday Boat Parade & Old Fashioned Christmas Celebration
Location: Dunedin, Florida
Cost: All activities are free!
2014 Date: December 6th, 2014 from 6:00- 9:00pm (the event always takes place the first Saturday of December)
Dunedin is home to one of the Gulf Coast’s most charming historic downtowns. December is the perfect time of the year to visit as the community holds a festive annual Christmas boat parade. This unique event is a great opportunity to do something different for Christmas. The boats are all magnificently decorated. On the last boat, Santa arrives to light the town tree. Holiday music accompanies the lighting, as well as a make your own S Mores station.
Arrive early to find parking and check out the unique shops and restaurants along Main Street. In addition, be sure to add the Dunedin Old Fashioned Christmas & Holiday Parade to your holiday lineup. A few of the fun events and activities on this special night include: fake snow along Main Street, carriage rides, a snow slide, and a holiday themed parade.
Largo Central Park Holiday Lights
Location: Largo, Florida
2014 Dates: November 27th-January 4th (Lights stay on until 11:00pm)
Largo, a Tampa suburb located halfway between St. Pete and Clearwater, offers a wonderful free holiday event for the whole family to enjoy. The park is lit up with a million beautiful lights and light displays. A stroll around is the perfect affordable holiday activity. Nothing quite gets you into the holiday spirit like a beautiful light display. There are plenty of unique Florida inspired lights such as beautiful candy cane lit palm trees and flamingo displays.
Each year, the park offers a special night of fun seasonal activities, including: the tree lighting, live music, visits with Santa, a snow slide, and holiday crafts. If you are looking for a romantic stroll, visit on a regular night. If you are looking for a lineup of festive activities and do not mind hefty crowds, then attend the Holiday Stroll event.