TIES AND TENNIS SHOES GALA AND 5K RUN BENEFIT SCHOLARSHIPS
St Pete's Finest and Bravest VS VETSports Wounded Warrior Team
Come support the VETSports National Wounded Warrior Softball Team as they challenge St Pete Fire-Rescue and Police departments on Sun. Dec. 8. Al Lang Stadium, 230 1st St. S. hosts three games, one featuring some Miracle League disabled athletes! Gates open at 12 noon. Fans can enjoy mascots Raymond and Lightning Bug, Police K-9 demo, silent auction, bounce house and fun for kids. Full concessions available for sale. Purchase your tickets at the game - adults $10; under 14 free; and military $5. VETSports is a nationwide non-profit helping veterans overcome injuries through adaptive sports, physical activity and teamwork. Learn more online at http://vetsports.org/
SANTA PARADES INTO TOWN SATURDAY
St. Petersburg’s 86th Annual Santa Parade starts at 10 a.m. this Saturday, December 7. From Central Ave. and 5th Street, the route proceeds east to Bayshore Drive, turns north and ends at 5th Ave. NE. Also Saturday, tons of snow will fall on North Straub Park. Snowfest activities from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. include toboggan slides, climbing wall, art tent, moonwalk, reindeer races, giant slide and “Glice” skating. There's also a Kiddyland area just for preschoolers. Wristbands cost $5 and include all activities.
FIRST NIGHT BUTTONS ON SALE NOW
First Night St. Petersburg 2014 rings in the New Year with music, lights, dance, fire, bubbles, stories, creative fun, fireworks and more! The 21st Annual New Year's Eve celebration of the arts on Tuesday, December 31 is from 4 p.m. to midnight at multiple venues downtown. Purchase your souvenir admission buttons now ($10 adults; $5 for ages 6-12; free age 5 and under) at select locations downtown or online at firstnightstpete.com
HOLIDAYS ALONG THE WATERFRONT
Enjoy thousands of holiday lights and decorations in North and South Straub Parks. Don’t miss the Giant Greeting Card display along Bayshore Drive in Vinoy Park made by local teens at St. Petersburg’s recreation centers. After Saturday's Santa Parade, share your wish list with the man in red or go “glice” skating on a simulated ice rink in North Straub Park. Both activities are 6 to 9 p.m. on weekends starting December 7 and 8. Skating is $5 for 30 minute sessions. Santa visits are free. Cameras are allowed. Sponsored by the city of St. Petersburg.
TICKETS ON SALE NOW FOR 2014 FIRESTONE GRAND PRIX OF ST. PETERSBURG
COLLEGE FOOTBALL DECEMBER 23
Tickets for the 2013 Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl St. Petersburg are on sale now and start as low as $35. Order through Ticketmaster or by phone at 1-800-745-3000. Featuring an American Athletic Conference team against a representative from Conference USA, the post-season college football game at Tropicana Field kicks off at 2 p.m. on Monday, December 23, airing live on ESPN. For details on the variety of ways to attend and enjoy the game, call 727-290-9865 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://stpetersburgbowl.com/2013TixSale
Holiday Light Displays and Giant Greeting Cards along the Waterfront
Nov. 29 to Jan. 1. Christmas tree and the waterfront park lights. While you stroll along the pedestrian walkway of St. Petersburg’s waterfront, see thousands of holiday lights and decorations in North and South Straub Parks including the unique snowflake lights. Don’t miss the Giant Greeting Card display along Bayshore Dr. at Vinoy Park made by local teens at St. Petersburg’s recreation centers. Lights and decorations by City of St. Petersburg Parks and Recreation.
St. Petersburg Power & Sailboat Show
Dec. 5 to 8 - Albert Whitted Park and in the Mahaffey Theater yacht basin. -The show will feature an impressive selection of power boats and sailboats in water and on land, including a 40,000-square-foot clearspan tent housing all types of marine gear. Show-goers will find hundreds of power boats and sailboats including family cruisers, runabouts, fishing boats, magnificent sailing yachts, personal watercraft and much more.
World AIDS Day
Fri, December 6th 12:00 PM. World AIDS Day. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Annual health fair event offering prevention education and information services, HIV and Hepatitis testing, flu shots and general health screenings. 727-403-3366
Ties and Tennis Shoes Gala
Fri, December 6th 6:30 PM. Ties and Tennis Shoes Gala. Tropicana Field. Get dressed in your holiday best, including blinged-out tennis shoes, and play like a kid during the 2nd annual Ties and Tennis Shoes Gala, December 6, at Tropicana Field. Enjoy adult-themed food and beverages, shop the Holiday Village and more! Proceeds benefit the Take Stock in Children Scholarship Program, a partner of St. Pete’s Promise.www.tiesandtennisshoes.com
Ties and Tennis Shoes 5K
Sat, December 7th 7:30 AM. Ties and Tennis Shoes 5K When: Saturday, December 7, 2013 from 6:30 to 9:30 am. Where: Tropicana Field The 5K course features a memorable finish line on the turf at Tropicana Field. www.pinellaseducation.org/community/ties-and-tennis-shoes-5k
St. Petersburg's 86th Annual Santa Parade
Sat, December 7th 10:00 AM. St. Petersburg’s 86th Annual Santa Parade starts Saturday, December 7, at 10 a.m. The route from Central Ave. and 5th St. travels east to Bayshore Dr. then turns north ending at 5th Ave. NE. Free family fun, bands, floats and much more will delight the spectators. Call 727-893-7441 or see www.stpeteparksrec.org.
Snowfest Winter Time Activities in the Park
Sat, December 7th 10:30 AM. Snowfest Winter Time Activities in the Park. North Straub Park. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Activities begin after the Santa Parade ends. Come play in the snow - 65 tons of SNOW! www.stpeterec.org 893-7441 for more information. Sponsored by St. Petersburg Parks and Recreation.
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- Dec. 4 - WATERFRONT HOLIDAY FESTIVITIES
- Dec. 4 - ST PETE'S FINEST AND BRAVEST VS. VETSPORTS NATIONAL WOUNDED WARRIOR TEAM DECEMBER 8 AT AL LANG FIELD
- Dec. 4 - SANTA PARADES INTO TOWN SATURDAY DECEMBER 7
- Dec. 4 - BOOK SIGNING WITH BLACK INVENTIONS AUTHOR DEC. 7 AT JOHNSON LIBRARY
- Nov. 27 - ST. PETERSBURG RINGS IN THE HOLIDAYS