First Night comes New Year’s Eve to the downtown waterfront. A family friendly event with music, activities and fireworks hourly until midnight.
Historic Old Northeast Neighborhood Candlelight Tour of Homes Nothing exudes the spirit of the holiday season more than the annual Old Northeast Neighborhood Candlelight Tour of Homes. This annual yuletide tradition offers self-guided tours of some this historic neighborhood’s most charming homes in all decked out in their holiday finery. Celebrate the season by strolling the oak-lined, brick-paved streets of the Historic Old Northeast. 2:30pm-7:30pm. $20 in advance, $25 on the day of the tour. Tour begins at Westminster Palm View, 939 Beach Dr. NE.
25th Annual Illuminated Boat Parade and Food Truck Rally
The annual Bruce Watters Jewelers Holiday Festival and Illuminated Boat Parade returns to Spa Beach Park on the Pier approach in downtown St. Pete. With plenty of food and drinks, great live entertainment, a variety of children’s activities, the St. Pete Chili Challenge and the spectacular 25th Annual Illuminated Boat Parade, this is an event you’ll want to bring the whole family to! The parade travels from Bayboro, passing in front of the Pier, near the shoreline in and around the Vinoy Basin and back out into Tampa Bay. Boats are anticipated to arrive in Vinoy Basin at approximately 6:45pm, with the best views available at the event location in Spa Beach Park and also along Bayshore Drive NE and 5th Ave. N. Food truck rally 12pm-10pm. Boat parade starts at 6pm. Adults $5, Children 12 & under $3, Boat parade is free. Spa Beach Park, 615 Second Ave. NE.