Upcoming holiday events in Pinellas County | Environment
Pinellas County, Florida -- Nov. 29 through Jan. 1
HOLIDAY LIGHTS IN THE GARDENS: The Florida Botanical Gardens presents the popular Holiday Lights in the Gardens every evening. In addition to laser lights, flora and fauna displays, and decorated trees, a seven-foot gingerbread house with more than 600 lights, a 30-foot tall white swan and a five-foot tropical parrot have been added to the traditional array of lights lining paths with nightly free entertainment and visits from Santa Claus. 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Suggested donation $2 per person (13 years and older). Special events: Gift and Plant Sale in the Gardens on Dec. 8 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and a dog parade on Dec. 29 starting at 1 p.m. Florida Botanical Gardens, 12520 Ulmerton Road, Largo.www.flbg.org or call (727) 582-2100 for information.
Nov. 30 through Dec. 29
Holidays at the Village: Share the holiday season at Pinellas County’s Heritage Village, enchanting visitors to this 21-acre living history museum. Historical houses will be decorated true to their time period, locality and lifestyle, from an elaborately decorated Victorian home to a simply adorned 1852 log cabin. Heritage Village, 11909 125th Street North, Largo.www.pinellascounty.org/heritage or call (727) 582-2123 for information. Closed Mondays and Tuesdays, Closed Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.
TREES AND TRADITIONS: The Pinellas County Historical Society sponsors this Heritage Village open house with refreshments, children’s activities and crafts, holiday music, tours and a special visit from Santa Claus. Guests can also find one-of-a-kind holiday gifts at the Beach Cottage Gift Shop. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Suggested donation $2 per person (13 years and older). Heritage Village is located at 11909 125th St. N. in Largo. For information, visit www.pinellascounty.org/heritage or call (727) 582-2123.
Pinellas Paws Cause Holiday Celebration: Pinellas County Animal Services is celebrating the holidays for the third year with the Pinellas Paws Cause Holiday Celebration on Saturday, Dec. 7, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be photos with Santa Paws, a Pet Parade through Florida Botanical Gardens, adoption specials, discounts on rabies shots, rescue groups, vendors and children's’s activities. Pinellas County Animal Services is located at 12450 Ulmerton Road in Largo. For more information, visitwww.pinellascounty.org/animalservices, or call (727) 582-2600.
Gift and Plant Sale: The Florida Botanical Gardens Foundation will present its Gift and Plant sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This popular annual sale will feature vendors offering an assortment of tropical plants, orchids, bromeliads, Florida native plants, herbs and bamboo. The Botanical Bounty gift shop will also be open with an array of gifts and goods for sale.
Entry and parking are free for visitors during daylight hours. Florida Botanical Gardens, 12520 Ulmerton Road, Largo. www.flbg.org or call (727) 582-2100.