Christmas is right around the corner, can you believe it? And while it’s still sunny and warm as ever in Florida, we’re planning some festive holiday cheer at Treasure Bay Resort & Marina. The Tampa Bay Beaches area offers so many wonderful places to shop and share your Christmas spirit, so we created a list of our favorite shopping destinations to ring in the holidays in style. If you’re looking to make it easy on yourself, we recommend the Bite Trolley, which can take you up and down the coast to many of these retail treasures. Happy Shopping!
Located on the waterfront at John’s Pass, this quaint turn-of-the-century fishing village is Pinellas County’s number one tourist attraction. With more than 100 specialty merchants, Johns Pass Village and Boardwalk features outdoor retail shopping, a variety of restaurants, as well as tours and rentals.
This is a wonderful place to spend the day in a family-friendly and lively environment. Awesome surf shops, fashion boutiques, home decor and bath stores as well as gifts and collectibles, you can find a fabulous array of cute Christmas gifts with some traditional Florida Beach flair.
Tyrone Square Mall
The Tyrone Square Mall features shops like American Eagle, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Game Stop, H&M and Hollister in addition to gifting favorites like Bath & Body Works. This mainstream mall is a great stop for a little bit of everything if you’ve got a variety of recipients on your shopping list.
Awesome food and drink make shopping here a breeze so take a load off and enjoy your Treasure Island Christmas shopping trip with a savory bite and a refreshing cocktail.
Corey Avenue Shopping District
Located in the heart of St. Pete Beach right on the Gulf of Mexico is the Corey Area Shopping District. A shoppers paradise, this district offers a more eclectic variety of gifts from unique boutiques and specialty shops, art, craft and jewelry galleries, clothing stores and imaginative gift shops.
Here you can find home furnishings, create beaded jewelry or find that perfect something for someone special on your list. It’s a little off the beaten path, which is welcome if you’ve spent a lot of time in crowded shopping centers.
Florida Shell Shop
Since 1955, the family-owned and -operated Florida Shell Shop on Gulf Boulevard has been serving locals and visitors alike with an incredible selection of seashells, seashell supplies, seashell gifts, t-shirts and more.
Experience the essence of Old Florida. The Florida Shell Shop is the oldest shop on Treasure Island, and you definitely want to experience its nostalgic charm.
Robert’s Christmas Wonderland
Robert’s Christmas Wonderland in Clearwater has been a Tampa Bay family tradition for more than 40 years. Explore their magical holiday forest — home to 200 Christmas trees — and peruse a huge variety of Christmas decorations and gifts. With 10,000 different lights, ornaments and collectible decorations, Robert’s is truly a Christmas Wonderland for all ages.
Treasure Island Surf Shops
Cruise along Indian Rocks Beach and Indian Shores, and you’ll find several wonderful surf shops that offer resort-style swimsuits, gear and sunglasses as well as fantastic casual wear from the best beach brands like Billabong, Oakley, Hurley, Vans and more.
There are numerous Florida care packages that will bring a slice of summer into anyone’s dreary December. Why not create one as an invite to spend a week with us at Treasure Bay Resort & Marina? Best Christmas gift ever!
Merry Beach Market
If you happen to be staying with us in mid-December, you’ll want to check out the 3rd annual Merry Beach Market on Saturday, Dec. 11. This family-friendly event takes place at R.O.C. Park, 200 Rex Place on Madeira Beach. With more than 50 local vendors, live entertainment and food and beverage stands, this family- and pet-friendly market is a real holiday treat.
Bring the whole family for the Madeira Beach Lighted Boat Parade and the official lighting of the Madeira Beach Christmas Tree!
With so many unique and fun Treasure Island shopping destinations just around the corner from Treasure Bay Resort & Marina, don’t you think it’s time to book your trip with us today?
After your Christmas shopping trip, you can relax in your spacious room and enjoy a sunset overlooking the marina on the pristine Boca Ciega Bay. Now that’s how you celebrate the holidays Florida style! See you soon!