Gather for the lighting of the Menorah at Sundial, enjoy a beverage while you get your Christmas shopping done at Shop, Sip & Stroll, dress up with your pup for an ugly christmas sweater party and more this week in the Burg!

Thanks to @kitingkelly for the fantastic #instaBURG photo share! Here’s your full local events guide:

Monday, December 11

Yoga on Tap at Intermezzo Coffee & Cocktails
Join The Body Electric at Intermezzo Coffee & Cocktails for an evening of yoga led by Amanda Riker. Tucked into downtown St.Pete’s Edge District, this specialty coffee + craft cocktail bar boasts a minimalist-meets-retro space. Its simple nature pairs well with creating space in your yoga practice.Admission is $10 in advance, $5 for Body Electric members, and $15 at the door. Yoga starts at 6:30pm. Click HERE to register. 1111 Central Avenue.

Holiday Music Spectacular at The Palladium
The Holiday Music Spectacular returns to St. Pete for a fifth year! Leave the theater inspired after the combined band and choirs performance of Han.First come first seated (open seating) at St. Petersburg’s spectacular Palladium Theater with a $10.00 per person suggested donation to help cover expenses. Doors open for pre-show at 7:00pm. 253 5th Ave North

Yoga at Grassroots Kava House
Join Moving Meditations as they continue their weekly offsite class, now by donation, at Grassroots Kava House. Yoga runs from 7-8pm in their lovely open upstairs space. 957 Central Ave.

Monday Night Team Trivia Night at 3 Daughters Brewing
Join 3 Daughters Brewing for live team trivia in the tasting room. Any size teams are welcome and it’s always free to play. Top 3 winning teams get 3 Daughters Gift Cards for future visits. Trivia starts at 7pm. 222 22nd St South.

Ugly Christmas Sweater Run at St. Pete Running Company
You can’t catch me, I’m the gingerbread man! Join your favorite holiday cookie on this fun group run. A Gingerbread Man will be out running amuck around the course…catch him if you can!  Holiday socks, hats and Ugly Sweaters and Shirts are encouraged. At the finish, enjoy some yummy holiday cookies provided by friends from Saucony. 6986 22nd Ave North.

Tuesday, December 12

Menorah Lighting at Sundial St. Pete
The Chabad Jewish Center of Greater S. Petersburg and Sundial St. Pete are proudly hosting a free, open-to-all holiday event in Downtown St. Petersburg! The program, celebrating the festival of Chanukah, will be held on the first evening of the holiday, Tuesday night, December 12, from 5pm to 8pm. Join us for the lighting of the menorah, a symbol of unity, and celebrate with our great Tampa Bay community. This year, our celebration is featuring a special performance by blues great Lazer.Lloyd. 153 2nd Ave North.

Tuesday Night Cornhole at Ferg’s Sports Bar and Grill
Tuesday Night Cornhole is sponsored by Fran Haasch, hosted by St Pete Cornhole.
Practice starts at 6pm, games start promptly at 7:30pm. $5 entry.1320 Central Ave.

Yoga at Metro Wellness & Community Center
Enjoy a $5 Class, Led by Dr. Ronald Porter. Calm the mind. energize the body, and awaken the spirit. Bring your own mat. All experience levels welcome. Yoga starts at 6pm. 3251 3rd Ave North.

Try It!: Himmieli Ornaments at makeme
Here’s your chance to try a new art technique, pinterest-inspired project, or seasonal craft in a playful and process-oriented setting. This week they’ll be showing you how to construct himmeli ornaments – playful geometric shapes that can fit in in both modern and traditional holiday decorating – or as fun accent all year round! Cost is $25 a person. Class starts at 7pm. Click HERE to register. 3028 9th Street North.

Harry Potter Trivia Night at Courigan’s Irish Pub
Come on out to Courigan’s Irish Pub for their first Harry Potter Trivia Night! Trivia will be $1 per person, collected the night of trivia. 100% of the entry fees will be awarded to the first place team along with a Courigan’s gift certificate. Second and third place teams will also receive a gift certificate to Courigan’s. Questions will come from all of the books and films. There will be also be a few vendors set-up outside selling all sorts of Wizarding Wares to add to your collection! Trivia starts at 7pm. 1 Beach Drive SE.

Comedy Open Mic at Iberian Rooster
Calling all comedians! Funniest folk of the night will win cash prizes and bar tabs. Unfunny people get tarred and feathered. Sign up starts at 9pm, open mic starts at 10pm. 475 Central Avenue.

Wednesday, December 13

Wined Down Wednesday at Beach Bar and Restaurant
Enjoy happy hour and half-off wine bottles at Beach Bar and Restaurant. Then get down to you favorite tunes with sunset karaoke. Event runs from 7-11pm. 7700 W Courtney Campbell Causeway.

Grand Opening at Fabrica Pizza
Join the Fabrica Pizza Downtown St. Pete grand opening celebrazione on December 13! The party starts at 3pm with our dough cutting ceremony featuring bottomless prosecco and complimentary pizza tasting! All day specials include $5 margherita pizza, $4 craft beer, and $5 wine on tap. Live music starts at 5pm.101 7th Street South.

Star Wars Trivia Night at Brass Tap Tyrone
In anticipation for the next Star Wars movie, join The Brass Tap on December 13th for another Trivia Night! This time we will be having trivia based on everyones favorite series from a galaxy far, far, away…. Star Wars. Darwin Brewing Company and Taproom will be in the building with prizes for winners including a $30 gift certificate to 1st place, $20 Gift Certificate to 2nd place, $10 beer flight to 3rd place. Trivia begins at 7:30pm. 2438 Tyrone Blvd North.

St. Pete Moonlight Market 
St. Pete Moonlight Market is back Wednesday Dec 13th. Find food vendors, artisans, jewelers, handmade makers, photographers, printmakers, woodworkers, painters, metal workers,clothiers, & collectors of all sorts. Drink specials all night at The Blue Goose. Market runs from 7-11pm. 48 Dr. MLK Jr St North.

Boley Center’s 35th Annual Jingle Bell Run at Albert Whitted Park
This run is going to glow with 1,500 luminarias, 15 bands, three glow zones, snow, glow in the dark face paint, glow necklaces, wristbands and thousands of merry runners, joggers, walkers and four-legged trotters! The Jingle Bell Run supports permanent supported housing for individuals and families who have been homeless. Boley Centers’ 35th Annual Jingle Bell Run will take place on Wednesday, December 13 at 7:30pm. Click HERE to register. Albert Whitted Park, 480 Bayshore Drive SE

Whiskey Wednesday at The Melting Pot
Enjoy The Melting Pot’s new Whiskey Wednesday! 1/2 off all whiskey cocktails. The Melting Pot, 2221 4th Street North.

Wine Glass Painting at Right Around the Corner 
Painting’s not just for the canvas! Create your own custom wine glass, hand-painted by YOU! They’ll provide the glass and all the art materials. very special off-site paint party includes your first glass of wine for FREE, thanks to RATC! The party kicks off at 6:00, and we’ll start painting at 6:30pm. Class costs $15. Click HERE to register.  2244 Central Ave.

Witchgrass Wednesday at The Ale and the Witch
Witchgrass Wednesday is a live weekly open bluegrass jam from 7-10pm at The Ale and the Witch. Come and enjoy some of the area’s best bluegrass musicians as they come together and share their passion and love for the music in this open jam. Bring an instrument, your voice, or just yourself and come enjoy a fun evening of good ol’ fashioned pickin’ and tunes. Taps flow at 4pm, music starts at 7pm.

Ugly Sweater Puppy Party at Green Bench Brewing Co.
Grab your pups, and join Green Bench for their ugly sweater puppy party! When they say ugly sweater, that goes to you AND your pooch! They will be hosting a casual competition with three chances to win prizes from Green Bench, That Dog Ice Cream and Humane Society of Pinellas. Judges are looking for best dressed human, dog, AND human/dog duo! Hang out with in the beer garden, enjoy the weather, $1 off draft beers, and puppy company. This is a FREE event and it stars at 6pm. 1133 Baum Ave North.

Thursday, December 14

Shop, Sip & Stroll at Sundial St. Pete
Experience the charm of the holiday season at Sundial during this unique Downtown St. Petersburg wine walk featuring complimentary wine & hors d’oeuvres, giveaways, DJ, the latest looks, holiday gifts & more. Event runs from 5:30-8:30pm. Click HERE to RSVP. 153 2nd Ave North.

Succulent Wreath Workshop at Green Bench Brewing
Join Jamie O’Berry with O’Berry’s Succulents for a holiday wreath workshop. The class focuses on developing a design using foliage mixed with succulents while considering color, texture and balance. All materials are included with the price of the ticket, and the wreath will last many months with proper care. Event starts at 7pm. Click HERE to register. 1133 Baum Ave North.

DTSP Night Market at Plaza Tower & Courtyard Shops
DTSP Night Market offers locals and tourists a unique shopping experience, showcasing a curated selection of local artists, crafters and other local businesses. The market, on the second floor of the Plaza Tower in downtown St. Petersburg, overlooks the large courtyard, which features live entertainment and local craft beers, thanks to The Ale & the Witch. Event runs from 6-10pm. 111 Second Ave NE.

Adult BYOB Class at makeme
Celebrate that special place you call home – whether it be where you live today or where you’ve lived in the past! Join us to create your very own watercolor house portrait. They’ll be pre-sketching your houses (phew!) and teaching you how to apply ink and watercolor washes to create a meaningful tribute to the place you call home. Makes a fantastic gift. Class starts at 6:30pm. Click HERE to register. 3028 9th Street North.

Living Room Live Open Mic at The Hideaway Cafe
The Hideaway Cafe invites all singer/songwriters to join them for this Thursday’s open mic night, a.k.a. Living Room Live. Named Creative Loafing’s Best of the Bay 2014 and 2017 for “Best Open Mic Night”. The Hideaway Cafe has opened up its doors and its stage for the past 8 years to countless rising talents as well as seasoned veterans who have made a career of music. Arrive early to sign up. Event starts at 6pm. 1756 Central Ave.

Tito’s Thursday at The Melting Pot
Each Thursday enjoy any Tito’s Handmade cocktail for only $5! The Melting Pot, 2221 4th Street North.

Yoga at The Gallery
Join Moving Meditations Thursday for this all levels, by donation yoga class amidst the art exhibit of this one-of-a-kind space in Downtown St. Pete. Yoga is from 6pm-7pm. 1 Progress Plz Suite 111.

Yappy Hour at Pinellas Ale Works
Join Pet Pal Animal Shelter and Pinellas Ale Works for Yappy Hour! Enjoy some delicious brews and Pinellas Ale! Works will donate $1 of each pint of PAW beer sold from 6-8pm! Pet Pal will have adoptable dogs, raffles, and more! 1962 1st Ave South.

Ugly Sweater Painting Party at Flying Boat Brewing Company
Join Practically Pikasso and Flying Boat Brewing Company for a night of creativity and craft beers! We’re painting Ugly Sweater Platters. For only $30, you’ll get a pint of local beer from Flying Boat Brewing Company, pottery plate to paint with step by step instruction, paint supplies and guidance from an instructor. Wear your Ugly Sweater and you could win a free painting class. Class starts at 7pm. Click HERE to register.1776 11th Ave North.

Running Moms Group Run at St. Pete Running Company
Every mom is a busy woman with very little extra time on her hands. That’s why it’s so important to make the time for exercise. Join in for a fun casual run. Kids can come too! After a short dynamic warmup as a group, we will head out on the Pinellas Trail for a casual 30-minute jog or walk. Strollers welcome. This run is for all ladies. You don’t have to be a mom. If you are a grandmother, aunt or friend you are welcome to join. Run starts at 9:30am. 6986 22nd Ave North.


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Written by Brian Bailey

Brian Bailey is the founder and editor of I Love the Burg and That's So Tampa. In addition to regular contributions to each blog, he's been featured as a commentator to Bay New 9, The Tampa Tribune, The Tampa Bay Times, The Tampa Bay Business Journal and The Business Observer as well as national outlets including The Huffington Post and The Wall Street Journal. Bailey also serves as the CEO of RKC.me, a Tampa Bay-based digital agency.