Holiday Events in the Clearwater Beach Area
Great holiday events for everyone – lights, rides, concerts, fireworks and more.
Friday, November 27, 2015 — Thursday, December 31, 2015
Take in more than 750,000 lights as the Florida Botanical Gardens in Largo are magically transformed into a holiday paradise for visitors to stroll through from 5:30 – 9:30 p.m. each night. A donation of $4 is suggested for those 13 and over, while children 12 and under and parking are free. More Information
Christmas Town at Busch Gardens
Friday, December 4, 2015 — Saturday, December 5, 2015
Head to Busch Gardens for some great thrill rides and to see the park transform into a holiday wonderland of Christmastime entertainment, holiday shopping and more than a million twinkling lights! Santa will be available to take photos and the park will be open until 10 p.m. More Information
Saturday, December 12, 2015
Share the orchestra’s tradition with family and friends, and get into the spirit of the season with everyone’s favorite Christmas carols, yuletide tunes, musical chestnuts and more. Two shows take place at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. at the Mahaffey Theater in St. Pete. More Information
Saturday, December 12, 2015
Lighted and holiday decorated boats will light up the waterways. The parade will kick off behind the Madeira Beach Recreation Center at 6:30 p.m. and ends at John’s Pass Village. More Information
Christmas Parade on St. Pete Beach
Sunday, December 13, 2015
Head down to historic Corey Avenue for a Christmas parade, visit by Santa, train rides, activities and more! The parade begins at 4 p.m. form Gulf Blvd and Blind Pass heading south to Corey Ave, then east on Corey to Boca Ciega. Enjoy the free fun from 4-7 p.m. at Horan Park next to the St. Pete Beach Community Center. More Information
Sunday, December 13, 2015 — Monday, December 14, 2015
Join Clara on her journey to save her beloved Nutcracker from the giant mice who battle toy soldiers. Then on to the palace of the Sugarplum Fairy with dancing candies and waltzing flowers. A Florida Dance Company & Bay City Ballet Production for all ages. Buy tickets at LargoArts.com. More Information
Safety Harbor Holiday Parade
Saturday, December 19, 2015
Head over to Main Street in Safety Harbor for amazing floats, old fashioned cars & a visit from Santa himself! The free fun starts at 1 p.m. More Information
A Christmas Carol at Ruth Eckerd Hall
Sunday, December 20, 2015
The longest-running touring production of A Christmas Carol in the U.S. make a stop in Clearwater for two shows! Enjoy this holiday classic at 2 and 7 p.m. More Information
Saturday, December 26, 2015
Bring the whole family for a great Christmas celebration! The Moscow Ballet will be performing the Great Russian Nutcracker with two shows at 4 and 8 p.m. More Information
Outback Bowl Beach Day
December 30, 2015
Hilton Clearwater Beach, 400 Mandalay Ave.
11:00 a.m. – 04:00 p.m.
Join the teams, their marching bands and cheerleaders as they enjoy the sun and beaches at the Hilton Clearwater Beach next to Pier 60. This fun day includes live music, skydivers, a tug-of-war and other contests from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. After Beach Day, stick around for Sunsets at Pier 60 featuring artisans, music and more while you watch the sunset on the Gulf of Mexico. The event is free.
December 31, 2015
The Light it Up Clearwater Beach New Year’s Eve 2016 celebration will feature Fireworks at Midnight and an evening fun for the family with restaurants, shops and activities throughout the beach. More Information