December can be deceiving when you’re in Treasure Island. The calendar has you singing “White Christmas,” and our weather reminds you why the song was written in the first place. You may not be thinking about sunbathing, but you’ll likely be delighted by the sun’s warmth.

St. Petersburg and Treasure Island come alive with a multitude of vibrant events to usher in the holiday spirit. Here’s a roundup of the exciting happenings you won’t want to miss this December:

3rd Annual Run For the Beaches 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk

Date: Saturday, December 2, 2023
Venue: Thunderbird Beach Resort, 10700 Gulf Blvd, Treasure Island, FL 33706

Benefiting the restoration of Treasure Island’s beaches, join the Run For the Beaches event. Whether you’re a seasoned runner or a casual walker, this 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk is a fantastic way to contribute to the community while enjoying the scenic beauty of Treasure Island.

Merry Beach Market & Holiday Festival

Date: Saturday, December 9th from 2 p.m. till 8 p.m
Venue: ROC Park / Madeira Beach Recreational Complex: 200 Rex Place Madeira Beach FL 33708

Nothing says “Season’s Greetings” like a beachfront Christmas festival, right? Okay, put aside those visions of snowflakes and cozy firesides for an afternoon. You won’t regret it. With more than 100 vendors and live entertainment on display – not to mention the Madeira Beach boat parade, visits with Santa, and the lighting of the Madeira Beach Christmas Tree – there’s something for everyone in your group.

LUDACRIS at Rise Up Concert Series

Date: Friday, December 15, 2023, 5:00PM
Venue: St. Pete Pier, 600 2nd Ave NE, St. Petersburg, FL

Get ready to groove as Ludacris takes the stage at the Rise Up Concert Series. This electrifying event, set against the picturesque backdrop of St. Pete Pier, promises a night of high-energy performances suitable for all ages.

A Very Broadway Christmas

Date: Friday, December 15, 2023
Venue: Mahaffey Theater, 400 1st Street South, St. Petersburg, FL

Celebrate the season with “A Very Broadway Christmas” at the Mahaffey Theater. Immerse yourself in the enchanting world of Broadway as stars from over 25 shows come together for a night of singing, dancing, and holiday cheer. Don’t miss the chance to meet Santa and capture the festive memories.

Treasure Island Holiday Boat Parade Viewing Party

Date: Saturday, December 16, 2023

Immerse yourself in the dazzling lights and festive spirit as boats cruise through the waterways, creating a magical spectacle.

St. Pete Opera: Holiday Sparkle

Date: Sunday, December 17, 2023, 2:00PM
Venue: Hough Hall

The St. Pete Opera presents “Holiday Sparkle,” a grand holiday extravaganza featuring talented singers and a brilliant orchestra. From sacred hymns to popular tunes, revel in the joyous sounds of the season with family and friends in the beautiful setting of Hough Hall.

Stay at Treasure Bay Resort and Marina this December

We know that the song talks about being home for the holidays, but ask yourself: isn’t it time you had a break from all that seasonal stress?

Come to Florida this December and stay at Treasure Bay Resort and Marina. You’ll find us very merry indeed, and you might come to love warm Decembers as much as we do. We’ve over 80 rooms to choose from, along with private balconies and scenic terraces for your relaxation.

Book your stay online now or give us a call. We’d love to help you make some memorable Christmas memories this holiday season.