It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Everywhere you look while strolling along the bay and the beach there are the signs of season's greetings. With water temperature in the 70's visitors find this weather plenty suitable for swimming. Locals would rather find something to do that makes them feel a little less like a polar bear! Never fear, there is much to do in and about the area that involves gazing at the waves while not actually frolicking in them in case the temperature is a bit too cold for your liking! The recent Christmas Boat Parade springs to mind but if you missed that do not fret, there are more great times ahead.
Christmas Market & Parade on St. Pete Beach - Sunday, December 11th
Head out for shopping at the Corey Ave Market, vendors will be open from 10 AM to 2 PM to let you get some shopping in for that perfect gift. Get a good spot, the parade starts at 4 PM. Route runs from Gulf Blvd at Blind Pass heading south to Corey Ave, then east on Corey to Boca Ciega.
Holiday Double Feature: 'A Christmas Story' and 'Christmas Vacation' - Friday, December 16th
Catch this great double feature of crazy Christmas movies at R.O.C. Park on Madeira Beach. They are classics in their own right, showcasing the zany zest that accompanies many family gatherings at this time of year. Address 300 Municipal Drive.Madeira Beach, FL 33708
St. Pete Bowl: Beach Bash - Saturday, December 24th
It is bowl mania as Mississippi State and Miami fans will be at the beach engaging in friendly competition at this great time featuring live music, interactive games and more! Located at Madeira Beach between 3 and 6 PM.