Celebrate the Holidays in Largo

The holidays in the City of Largo are a magical time, and we want to ensure you and your family have a safe and fun season. From things to do in Largo, tips on hosting celebrations safely, and a holiday playlist, Largo.com/HollyJolly features several ways to celebrate with loved ones. Here you can also find holiday safety tips to avoid theft, fire safety, and ways to stay sustainable during the holidays. 

Each year, residents and visitors alike enjoy the decorations and twinkling lights around town, including the impressive displays at both Largo Central Park and Pinellas County’s Florida Botanical Gardens. Both events are free to the public, with entertainment, holiday treats and drinks depending on location.

Are your holiday lights the envy of the neighborhood? The City of Largo is encouraging residents, neighborhoods, and businesses with storefronts to decorate and share their holiday lights this year. Simply email a photo or video of your display to [email protected] or send a direct message on the City of Largo Facebook or Instagram page (@CityofLargo). Photo entries will be shared on the City’s social media pages. 

Looking for holiday gifts? Visit the Holiday Strolling Market on December 3 from 6-10pm at Largo Central Park. Have a child who loves holiday crafts? Visit the Largo Public Library on Saturday, December 17 beginning at 1pm for a free holiday craft making workshop. Children aged 5-12 can stop by the Library’s Childrens Wing to create a special handmade gift for a loved one.

Send a letter to Santa Claus! Santa’s Calling gives your child a chance to receive either a phone call or a letter from Santa. Drop boxes can be found at Largo Community Center, Highland and Southwest Recreation Complexes. Registration form located at bit.ly/santascalling2023.

Hop aboard the North Pole Express. On December 10 and 11 at Largo Central Park, participants will have the chance to ride the train to the North Pole to play games, make crafts and yummy treats, and, of course, meet Santa Claus. Tickets are $25 per person. Visit PlayLargo.com/NorthPole for more information and to purchase tickets online.

Catch Santa in Your Neighborhood! The City’s annual Here Comes Santa Claus Neighborhood Parade is coming to a cul-de-sac near you on December 14 and 15. Santa, Mrs. Claus and their jolly elves will be driving through to wave hello and give you some early holiday treats to enjoy. Visit PlayLargo.com/SantaParade for more information.

Bring holiday spirit to Downtown Largo. Hosted by the Rotary Club of Largo, the annual Old Fashioned Christmas Parade will be held on Saturday, December 17 beginning at noon in Downtown Largo. The neighborhood parade will feature dancers, decorated cars and floats, participation from elected officials and City team members, various Largo businesses, non-profits, community organizations, and a special visit by Santa. Visit Fb.com/LargoParade to view the parade route.

Enjoy a holiday-themed show and live entertainment. From the family-friendly Santa’s Holiday Revue, Jazzy-enthusiast John Test to A Celtic Christmas and more, the Central Park Performing Arts Center (CPPAC) has a variety of live performances to bring in holiday cheer. Visit LargoArts.com to view shows and buy tickets. 

For even more holiday events, visit LargoEvents.com, LargoArts.com, or LargoPublicLibrary.orgFrom all of us at the City of Largo, we wish you a joyous, healthy, and safe holiday season!