It may not be a white Christmas, but you'll still find all the festive flair near our Tampa Bay hotel. Have a happier holiday with things to do around St. Petersburg and the many surrounding areas. Whether you're searching for a romantic Christmas getaway or a great vacation with the kids, you can plan some time to experience the best of the holidays.
St. Pete presents Jolly Old Saint Nick! Schedule time for some seasonal fun at St. Petersburg's Santa Parade and Snowfest. You can take part in the parade and snow activities, with a Kiddyland ideal for children ages 3 to 5. Santa visits are free at this North Straub Park event.
Holiday lights, cameras on for photo shoots, and action all around! Secure your admission to Busch Gardens Christmas Town to experience the holiday highlights in a spectacular theme park. Special entertainment, live music, and many layers of lights will decorate this top destination.
Victorian Christmas Stroll
Check out the old-time charm and holiday cheer with antique accessories, dazzling light displays and décor, caroling serenades, and Christmas-themed classics. The merriment will commence at the 30th Annual Christmas Stroll, hearkening back to 19th century holiday traditions.
Guests at our hotel don't have to go too far for a first-class dining experience. Enjoy the local flavors and lovely Tampa views from Magnuson Cove Waterfront Restaurant, the perfect spot to sit back and unwind over dinner and drinks following a full day of holiday shopping.
Setting a fully festive scene, Hyde Park Village invites visitors to Christmas Cottage, including the company of Santa Claus himself. Take advantage of extended hours from Black Friday to Christmas Eve to check names off your list at this trendy Tampa Bay shopping center.
All the big name brands and major labels live at International Plaza, a one-stop-shop for all your holiday needs. Immerse yourself in Ice Palace 2013 from November 7th through December 24th for a winter wonderland full of free exhibits, ice-themed adventures, and regular Santa sightings.
It's easy to shop until you drop at WestShore Plaza, especially during the prime holiday season. Find special deals and discounts as you nab the perfect gifts at Brookstone, Go! Calendars and Games, Things Remembered, Yankee Candle, and all your favorite names in fashion.