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City of Clearwater Holiday Events

The City of Clearwater shines bright for the holidays and offers plenty of events for all ages to enjoy!

Clearwater Tree Lighting

Friday, Dec. 1, 4 p.m.

Coachman Park, 300 Cleveland St., Clearwater

Kicking off the festive season, Clearwater’s annual Christmas Tree Lighting event takes place in Coachman Park. Beginning at 4 p.m., enjoy live holiday music and entertainment. Elected officials will illuminate the city’s Christmas tree.
MyClearwaterParks.com

Facebook event page: www.facebook.com/events/6786092861511991

Holiday Nature Crafts & Music Treats at Moccasin Lake

Saturday, Dec. 2, noon to 3 p.m.

Moccasin Lake Nature Park, 2750 Park Trail Ln, Clearwater

Make holiday crafts using natural and recycled materials. Participants will be able to assist in decorating the park’s holiday tree with their crafts and take ornaments home. The Leila Davis Chorus will perform at 1 p.m., and Opera for Earth takes the stage at 2 p.m. This event is sponsored by the GFWC Clearwater Community Woman’s Club and Keep Pinellas Beautiful.

MyClearwaterParks.com

Holiday Experience in Station Square Park

Saturday, Dec. 2, 5:30 p.m.

Station Square Park, 612 Cleveland St., Clearwater

Listen to music at the open-air Station Square Park in Downtown Clearwater with headliner Selwyn Birchwood.

MyClearwaterParks.com

Countryside’s Reindeer Lane

Saturday, Dec. 2, 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Countryside Recreation Center, 2640 Sabal Springs Dr., Clearwater

Follow the reindeer tracks around the Countryside Recreation Center Lane. Play reindeer games, collect prizes and toys, enjoy photo opportunities and eat delectable snacks along the way. At the end of the trail, you may even find and take photos with Santa Claus. The first 200 participants will receive a special treat. This is a free event and space is limited.
MyClearwaterParks.com

Paint Poured Holiday Ornaments

Sunday, Dec. 3, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Countryside Library, 2642 Sabal Springs Dr., Clearwater

Decorate holiday ornaments with paint pouring. Ornaments are fun and festive, and they make great holiday gifts. Event is for ages 16 and older. This is a free event and registration is required.
MyClearwaterLibrary.com

Facebook event page: https://myclearwaterlibrary.librarymarket.com/event/paint-poured-holiday-ornaments

Olive Shell Holiday Trees

Thursday, Dec. 7, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Clearwater Beach Library, 69 Bay Esplanade, Clearwater Beach

Create a unique holiday tree decoration using locally found seashells. This is a free event and registration is required.
MyClearwaterLibrary.com

Chanukah Celebration

Thursday, Dec. 7

Coachman Park, 300 Cleveland Street, Clearwater

Join the Chabad of Clearwater in the lighting of a surprise-themed menorah, hot latkes, gelt drop and children’s activities.

ClearwaterJewish.com

Holiday Movie on the Lawn: “ELF”

Thursday, Dec. 7, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Morningside Recreation Complex, 2400 Harn Blvd., Clearwater

Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy a free classic family holiday movie on the lawn. The event includes light refreshments, hot cocoa, craft ornament making and face painting.

MyClearwaterParks.com

Clearwater’s Bright & Beautiful Holidays Trolley Tours

Dec. 8 & Dec. 15

Friday, Dec. 8: North Greenwood Recreation & Aquatic Complex, 900 N. MLK Jr. Ave., 4:30 to 5:45 p.m., Clearwater Beach Library & Recreation Center, 69 Bay Esplanade, 6:15 to 7:30 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 15: The Long Center, 1501 N. Belcher Rd., 4:30 to 5:45 p.m., Countryside Recreation Center, 2640 Sabal Springs Dr., 6:15 to 7:30 p.m.

Visit your neighborhood recreation center at the times listed below to meet Santa Claus and his cheerful elves when they cruise through Clearwater. Attendees can also enjoy holiday activities, watch movies, sip on hot chocolate and participate in children’s activities.
MyClearwaterParks.com

Holly-Day Jolly-Day Block Party

Friday, Dec. 8, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Ross Norton Recreation & Aquatic Complex, 1426 S. MLK Jr Ave., Clearwater

Santa’s sleigh is making its stop at Ross Norton. The Lake Belleview Neighborhood Association and Ross Norton Recreation Center are teaming up for a fantastic family-friendly holiday celebration with live music, food, children’s activities and a tree lighting.
MyClearwaterParks.com

Ho-Ho Holiday Party & Hayride

Friday, Dec. 8, 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Morningside Recreation Complex, 2400 Harn Blvd., Clearwater

Get in the holiday spirit with some goodies, games, arts, and crafts and more. Take your picture with Santa, create a take-home craft, play on inflatables, win prizes playing games and end the night with a hayride!

MyClearwaterParks.com

The Market Marie

Saturday, Dec. 9, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Coachman Park, 300 Cleveland St., Clearwater

Make the gift-giving season extra special by shopping local. There will be handcrafted goods, a
“Dog Paw-Parade”, food trucks and a special Storytime with Ms. Claus. Registration for the parade is on-site.
TheMarketMarie.com

Clearwater Yacht Club Annual Holiday Boat Parade

Saturday, Dec. 9, 6:30 p.m.

Coachman Park, 300 Cleveland St., Clearwater

Watch holiday decorated boats illuminate the waterways. The route can be viewed from various vantage points including Coachman Park, waterfront restaurants and hotels and private residences. Coachman Park will have food, beverages, children’s activities and more as part of a watch party. Decorated vessels gather in Mandalay Channel and then proceed along navigable channels in Island Estates, Coachman Park, Harbor Marina, Clearwater Beach Marina and ends at Clearwater Point. Participation is free for boaters.
ClearwaterYachtClub.org

Music of the Holidays with the Florida Suncoast Chorus

Sunday, Dec. 10, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Countryside Library, 2642 Sabal Springs Dr., Clearwater

Enjoy your favorite holiday songs with the barbershop-style quartets of the Florida Suncoast Chorus. Registration is not required, but space is limited and offered on a first-come, first-served basis.
MyClearwaterLibrary.com

Tyke Tales: Winter Wonderland

Monday, Dec. 11, 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.

North Greenwood Library, 905 N. MLK Jr. Ave., Clearwater

The magic of the season will come alive through holiday story time, music and creative crafts. This program is designed for children aged two and older accompanied by an adult. No registration is necessary, but arrive early, as space is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.
MyClearwaterLibrary.com

Making Spirits Bright Parade

Tuesday, Dec. 12, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Island Estates and Island Way Grill, 20 Island Way, Clearwater Beach

Spread holiday cheer at the Making Spirits Bright Parade. Local businesses and residents are welcome to participate. The parade begins at Island Way Grill at 3:30 p.m. The parade will travel from North Clearwater Beach to South Clearwater Beach, and then back to Island Way Grill.
12DaysofChristmasClearwater.com

Hanukkah: The Festival of Lights-Hanukkah Read Aloud & Activity

Wednesday, Dec. 13, 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Clearwater Beach Library, 69 Bay Esplanade, Clearwater Beach
Join Wendy Hutkin, the PJ Library Program Coordinator, for an interactive read aloud with a PJ Library book such as “Hoppy Hanukkah,” “Simon and the Bear” and “The Hanukkah Trike.” Kids can get hands-on with coloring Hanukkah activity sheets, crafting their very own menorah or creating a make-and-take dreidel while learning the game’s rules. Plus, there’s an exciting opportunity to enjoy some chocolate gelt candy or even make your own. This is a free event and registration is required.
MyClearwaterLibrary.com 

Holiday Altered Book

Thursday, Dec. 14, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

East Community Library, 2465 Drew St., Clearwater

Transform old books into charming holiday decorations. This is a free event, and all crafting supplies will be provided. Registration required.
MyClearwaterLibrary.com

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Gingerbread Beach Hut Workshop

Friday, Dec. 15, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Clearwater Beach Library & Recreation, 69 Bay Esplanade, Clearwater Beach

Whether you’re a seasoned gingerbread house architect or a first-time decorator, this event offers a festive space to unleash your creativity. Enjoy holiday snacks, make craft ornaments and win prizes. All gingerbread kits and supplies provided. This is a free event and registration is required.
MyClearwaterLibrary.com

Winter Holiday Social

Friday, Dec. 15, 4 to 6 p.m.

North Greenwood Recreation & Aquatic Complex, 900 N MLK Ave, Clearwater

Attend this family-friendly holiday event.There will be a face painter, balloons, children’s activities and bounce houses. Santa Claus may even stop by.
MyClearwaterParks.com

Holiday Scenes on the Green

Friday, Dec. 15, 7 p.m.

Coachman Park, 300 Cleveland St., Clearwater

Cozy up and watch “The Polar Express” under the stars at Coachman Park. Bring blankets and low-lying lawn chairs. This is a free event.
MyClearwaterParks.com

The Girl Gang Christmas Market

Saturday, Dec. 16, noon to 4 p.m.

Downtown Clearwater

Experience the holiday spirit like never before with more than 100 women-owned businesses. As you stroll through this festive marketplace, you’ll find unique gifts for everyone on your list. And who needs Santa when we have Ms. Claus? She’ll travel from the North Pole to take photos with all who attend. This market is a celebration of female entrepreneurship and will donate 10 percent of vendor fees to EmpowHerment, a Clearwater-based nonprofit that offers invaluable resources to women in Pinellas County.

Posada Party

Saturday, Dec. 16, 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

East Community Library, 2465 Drew St., Clearwater

Help us celebrate the coming of Christmas and the Mexican celebration of Las Posadas. Enjoy music, crafts, and piñatas.

MyClearwaterLibrary.com

Ukulele Storytime with Miss Jenipher – Christmas Edition

Tuesday, Dec. 19, 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.

East Community Library, 2465 Drew St., Clearwater

Enjoy some special Christmas stories and holiday ukulele music. This is a free event and registration is required.
MyClearwaterLibrary.com

Outdoor Library Storytime in Coachman Park

Wednesday, Dec. 20, 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Coachman Park, 300 Cleveland St., Clearwater

Listen to holiday-themed stories and music in the great outdoors. This event is free and intended for children aged 5 and under, but all ages are welcome. Bring a blanket and meet on the lawn within The Sound.
MyClearwaterLibrary.com

Holiday Spice Blending

Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

North Greenwood Library, 905 N. MLK, Jr. Ave., Clearwater

Create a tasty one-of-a-kind custom spice blend for the holidays. This is a free event for adults aged 18 and older. Registration is required.
MyClearwaterLibrary.com

Gingerbread House Holiday Program

Wednesday, Dec. 20, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Countryside Library, 2642 Sabal Springs Dr., Clearwater

Children and teens will create and decorate their own gingerbread house. Registration is required. For ages 10 to 17. This is a free event and registration is required.
MyClearwaterLibrary.com

Up-Cycled Holiday Candle Craft

Wednesday, Dec. 20, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

East Community Library, 2465 Drew St., Clearwater

Celebrate the holidays with a simple craft using yogurt jars. This is a free event and registration is required.

MyClearwaterLibrary.com

Polar Express Pajama Party

Thursday, Dec. 21, 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Countryside Library, 2642 Sabal Springs Dr., Clearwater

All Aboard! Wear your pajamas, bring a blanket and listen to a story time reading of “The Polar Express.” This is a free event.
MyClearwaterLibrary.com

Creation Station: Ugly Sweater Ornament

Thursday, Dec. 21, 4 to 5:30 p.m.

North Greenwood Library, 905 N. MLK Jr. Ave., Clearwater

Create an ugly sweater ornament out of felt. This is a free event.
MyClearwaterLibrary.com

Community Drum Circle

Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Countryside Recreation Center, 2640 Sabal Springs Dr., Clearwater

Say goodbye to 2023 and welcome 2024 with Steve Turner of Giving Tree Music. This event will be held at the Countryside Recreation Center. All ages are welcome. This is a free event.
MyClearwaterLibrary.com

Homeschooler’s Club: A Celebration of Global New Year’s Traditions

Thursday, Dec. 28, 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Countryside Library, 2642 Sabal Springs Dr., Clearwater

Discover the diverse traditions of ringing in the New Year from around the world in a fun-filled event suitable for all ages. Celebrate ancient customs through engaging activities, hands-on crafts and snacks.
MyClearwaterLibrary.com

STEAM Scene: Gingerbread Houses

Thursday, Dec. 28, 4 to 5:30 p.m.

North Greenwood Library, 905 N. MLK Jr. Ave., Clearwater

Take part in this month’s STEAM scene and decorate a real Gingerbread House. This is a free event.
MyClearwaterLibrary.com

Light It Up

Light It Up Clearwater

Sunday, Dec. 31, 11:59 p.m.

Clearwater Beach

To celebrate the new year, fireworks will grace the sky at midnight on Clearwater Beach courtesy of AMPLIFY Clearwater, Clearwater’s chamber of commerce.
AmplifyClearwater.com

Facebook event page: www.facebook.com/events/886495642920726

City of Clearwater Holiday Events

Information and some photos courtesy of the City of Clearwater

Feature image by 6563351 from Pixabay

 

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  • Laura Reply

    Wow! Would be fun on the trolley tour!

    November 27, 2023 at 9:21 am

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