Enchant St. Pete won’t open for in-person events this holiday season

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The jubilant Christmas Lights Maze and Winter Village known as Enchant won’t be opening to the public this holiday season. Last year, Enchant drew thousands of folks across the state of Florida looking for a mad rush of the holiday spirit. The bright lights, skating rink, and extraordinary decorations were an absolute marvel, but due to the pandemic organizers have decided not to open the doors this year.

This isn’t to say they won’t provide the public with something fun.

“After careful thought, we’ve decided that we won’t be holding live, in-person events this year in St. Petersburg,” organizers said in a statement on Instagram. “But don’t worry — we still have more than a few plans to help you and your loved ones create magical memories.”

We hope to see a few of the excelsior lights displays and giant lit reindeer make appearances outside Tropicana Field. They could transition to a drive-thru style lights extravaganza. Make sure to follow Enchant on Instagram and its website for updates on potential socially-distanced, safe events.

One way to raise spirits is joining the St. Pete Pier Rays World Series Watch Parties.

Real snow will fall in the Tampa Bay region this year at the brand new Snowcat Ridge Alpine Park.

Want to spread some cheer this year? Consider volunteering with Neighborly Care, one of the first Meals on Wheels programs in the country that provides meals for thousands of seniors in Pinellas County.

Written by Andrew Harlan

Andrew Harlan

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