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2019 Holiday Parades around St. Petersburg

Updated: Dec 13, 2019

Don't let the parade pass you by. Read on for our list of holiday parades in the St. Petersburg, Florida area.

City of St. Petersburg Santa Parade + Tree Lighting

Saturday, November 30, 6:00-10:00pm

Join the City of St. Petersburg and St. Petersburg Parks & Recreation for the illuminated Santa Parade & Tree Lighting! The parade begins at Albert Whitted Park and runs along Bayshore Dr. to Fifth Ave. NE. Following the Santa Parade, Mayor Rick Kriseman lights up the downtown waterfront in North Straub Park for St. Petersburg's annual Tree Lighting. Stay after the Santa Parade & Tree Lighting to enjoy a night in the park with activities, concessions, and more!


Pass-A-Grille / Vina Del Mar Lighted Boat Parade

Saturday, December 7, 6:00pm

The 2019 Pass-A-Grille / Vina Del Mar Lighted Boat Parade will start at 6:00 pm at the Merry Pier, 801 Pass-a-Grille Way, and continue through and around Vina del Mar via the intracoastal waterway. Santa will be at the Seahorse parking lot. There will also be caroling on the Merry Pier, seawall luminaries, and St. Pete Beach FD cooking burgers and hot dogs.


Seminole "Bright Before Your Eyes" Holiday Night Parade

Sunday, December 8, 6:30pm

Presented by the Greater Seminole Chamber of Commerce and the City of Seminole, this annual night parade will take place on Sunday, Dec. 8 starting at 6:30pm.


Treasure Island's Lighted Boat Parade

Friday, December 13, 6:20-8:20pm **Rescheduled to Friday, Dec. 20

Treasure Island’s Lighted Boat Parade is like Las Vegas on the water – dazzlingly decorated boats of all kinds circle the city on one special night in a friendly competition for top prizes. The parade departs The Club at Treasure Island at 6:20pm, arrives at TI Causeway Bridge at 7pm, and ends at 8:15pm at John’s Pass.


St. Pete Beach Christmas Parade

Saturday, December 14, 11:00am

Get in the holiday spirit and join the City of St. Pete Beach for the annual Christmas land parade!  The parade route will begin at Beach Plaza, moving to 71st Ave. and going east to Sunset Way before heading north to Corey Ave. and then east to Bay St.


Pinellas Park Christmas Parade

Saturday, December 14, 6:00-8:30pm

Join the City of Pinellas Park for the 47th Annual Pinellas Park Christmas Parade! Enjoy 100+ units featuring local businesses, dance units, scouting troops, car clubs, high school marching bands, and a special appearance by Santa Claus himself. The parade begins at 6pm and proceeds eastbound down Park Blvd between 58th St. and 40th St.


BCYC Gulfport Christmas Boat Parade

Saturday, December 14, 6:00pm

Each year, Boca Ciega Yacht Club members and members of the general public come together to spread holiday joy by decking the hulls and heading out on Boca Ciega Bay to light up the intercoastal waterways in downtown Gulfport. The parade begins at the Gulfport Municipal Marina, passes the Gulfport Casino, and ends at the BCYC Clubhouse.


Madeira Beach Festival of Lights Boat Parade

Saturday, December 14, 6:30pm

Join the City of Madeira Beach for the 53rd Annual Festival of Lights Boat Parade! The parade begins at 6:30pm at ROC Park and ends at John's Pass. Prime viewing locations include ROC Park, Bicentennial Park, Boca Ciega Dr., and John's Pass Village.


Largo's Old Fashioned Christmas Parade

Saturday, December 21, 12:00pm

Come enjoy the City of Largo's annual Old Fashioned Christmas Parade in Downtown Largo. This neighborhood parade is the perfect way to ignite your Christmas spirit! Follow parade updates on Facebook.


Redington Beaches & Indian Shores Holiday Boat Parade

Sunday, December 22, 6:00pm

The Redington Beaches/Indian Shores Annual Lighted Boat Parade is an event you don’t want to miss! Start planning your party waterside. The parade will navigate through the intracoastal waterways, starting at the south end of Redington Beach, approximately 6pm and head north through the waterways of Redington Beach, North Redington Beach, and Redington Shores ending at Caddy’s Pub Indian Shores. 


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