It is hot. Stupid hot. Heat Miser hot. Walking on hot coals while handling a plate of sizzling Sisig hot. OK that may be hyperbole, but you get the point. The days over 80 just keep on coming in the Sunshine City, so we’re looking forward to a hopefully normal (Florida) winter. Imagine our delight when we saw the notification that Snowfest is returning this December.
Yes, that’s over a month away. Waiting is hard, but it’s worth it. On December 7, grab your toboggan and head to North Straub Park downtown, which is located at 400 Bayshore Drive Northeast. Like any good St. Pete event, there will be food trucks in attendance to help keep your sledding energy in tact.
Let it snow in St. Pete
The Bluebird Book Bus (better than Santa’s Sleigh IMO), live karaoke, and inflatables will also be a part of Snowfest, according to the Facebook event page. Teens can stop by TASCO’s Teen Area to play video games, charge their phones, listen to music, and hang out with their friends.
Snowfest isn’t free. Wristbands are required for all activities and cost just $5. Wristbands will be available for purchase in advance from any of the ‘Burg’s rec. centers between November 25 and December 6.
Need more holiday cheer? St. Pete’s Santa Parade and Tree Lighting Ceremony is set for November 30 from 6-10pm.
Snowfall earlier than expected in the Sunshine City
I must correct myself here. Snowfall is actually expected at the end of November during the Sundial’s Tree Lighting Ceremony. Yes, every year the Burg’s downtown shopping and dining plaza decks the proverbial halls with holiday decorations. The celebration also includes snow.
The snowfall will continue throughout the holiday season at the Sundial Plaza for visitor enjoyment. Just don’t try to eat this snow. The kickoff event is scheduled for Saturday, November 23 from 5:30-8:30pm.
Sundial St. Pete is located at 153 2nd Avenue North.