Christmas is only a couple of weeks away, and Tampa Bay is surely in the holiday spirit. Lights on houses, music in every store, the time of year for for parades, classic holiday plays, and lights is now. This weekend will be yours to do all this and more. Here are some things to do in Tampa Bay this weekend.
St. Pete Boat Parade
If you like parades but also like boats, then you’ve got to catch the Downtown St. Pete Boat Parade this Saturday, December 10th starting at 6:30pm. All different shapes and sizes of boats come through the Vinoy Basin sea wall near Demens Landing and make their way around the water showing off lights, music, and Christmas cheer. You may be able to catch a Santa (or two). This year is the first year VIP tickets ($8-$50) will be sold which includes reserved seating and serving of beer, wine, and food. Just want to catch the parade and skip the VIP? No problem. You can find a spot in North Straub or the pier approach and get a great view. Visit their website for tickets and more info.
Snow on 7th Holiday Parade
Want a more traditional parade experience? Pop on over to Ybor for the Snow on 7th Holiday Parade. Entertainment starts at 6pm, and Mayor Buckhorn and family will kick off the parade events while the snow falls. This parade is free, but get there early to get a good seat. For more info, check out their Facebook event page and the adorable countdown here.
It’s a Wonderful Life
One of the most beloved holiday movies, It’s a Wonderful Life, is being brought to the American Stage for your ears to enjoy until December 24th – but with a twist. See it come to life as It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play adapted by Joe Landry featuring a few local favorites, Colleen Cherry and Becca McCoy. 163 3rd St N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701. Find info on the play, the actors, and book your tickets before they’re gone here.