Full lineup: Holiday movies under the stars at Vinoy Park

Happy Holidays, St. Pete! It’s officially December and merriment is taking over this city. In celebration of the most wonderful time of the year the city is screening several holiday classics in Vinoy Park.

These screenings are totally family-friendly. So grab your blanket, a couple of snacks and maybe a (light) jacket, and settle in for some holiday cheer.

Screenings take place on December 7, 14 and the 21. The movies will start at around 7pm each night. The holiday movies in the park events are free and open to the public.

So, what holiday movies are being screened?

Friday, December 7

A Christmas Story

Synopsis via IMDB: In the 1940s, a young boy named Ralphie attempts to convince his parents, his teacher and Santa that a Red Ryder BB gun really is the perfect Christmas gift.

Who can forget the infamous flag pole scene, or the uproarious “You’ll shoot your eye out” chant. This movie is brimming with heart, nostalgia and an honest look at one kid’s Christmas wish. Yes, we’ve seen this film about one thousand times courtesy of the annual Christmas Eve marathons, but watching it under the stars is another experience altogether.

We give it 10 candy canes way up.

Friday, December 14

The Santa Clause

Synopsis via IMDB: When a man inadvertently kills Santa on Christmas Eve, he finds himself magically recruited to take his place.

For those who still believe, a movie that proves that Santa is real, and is surrounded by an elite group of elves to make sure he gets the holiday job done. Tim Allen stars as a reluctant, occasionally snarky Santa Clause who steps into the suit and brings holiday magic to the entire world.

It’s a bit of Christmas fun that whole family can enjoy.

Friday, December 21

Santa Buddies: The Santa Paws

Synopsis via IMDB: At the North Pole, Santa Claus (Father Christmas) and his chief dog Santa Paws worry as the whole toy processing system is threatened by the weakening of its magical power source, the icicle drawing on Christmas spirit.

It’s puppies + Christmas. What could be better? This film is definitely geared more toward kids, but it’s still an adorable delight for adults.

Vinoy Park is located at 701 Bayshore Drive Northeast.

What’s your favorite holiday movie? Let us know in the comments.

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