In 2018 Costal Living magazine named St. Petersburg as one of the 20 best Christmas towns in Florida to celebrate Christmas.
In focusing on Florida, the magazine said, “When it comes to celebrating the holidays, the North Pole has nothing on Florida, where Santa gets to wear swim trunks and his reindeer frolic in the sand. Here are some of jolliest holiday happenings in the Sunshine State.”
And as for St. Pete, the magazine said, “Whether you’ve been naughty or nice, the city of St. Petersburg features a fun lineup of holiday events. Light up the waterfront at the annual St. Pete Santa Parade and Tree Lighting in North Straub Park, the same destination for the annual Snowfest celebration with a toboggan slide.
Enchant Christmas – Tropicana Field: 11.22.-12.29.2019
Enchant Christmas is an “immersive holiday experience” that features a light maze, ice skating, Christmas market, dining, ice skating trail and much, much more for grown-ups and kids alike. For more information: https://enchantchristmas.com
Mark Your Calendar
Saturday, December 7 – Holiday Tour of Homes in the Old Northeast, Allendale and Snell Isle Neighborhoods. Visit homes beautifully decorated for the holidays. Tour Reception on Friday, December 6th – $90. All proceeds benefit the Florida Orchestra. Call 727.254.2276 for details.
Saturday, December 7 through Sunday, 12.21.2019 – Meet Santa. 6pm-9pm. Free. North Straub Park. Enjoy a “meet & greet” with Santa. Cameras welcome. For more information: stpeteparksrec.org/holidayevents
Friday, December 13 – Boley Center’s 37th Annual Jingle Bell Run. 7:30pm-10pm. $25/$35 Race Fee. The 3-mile event will feature 1,500 luminaries, 15 bands, 3 glow zones. Runners, joggers, walkers and four-legged trotters welcome! (runsignup.com/RaceFL/SaintPetersburg/BoleyCenters)
Benefits to Selling Your Home over the Holidays
Some sellers insist on leaving their homes on the market through the holidays. This can work out great for sellers in some cases, but it all depends on factors like local customs, what neighbors are doing, and how real estate activity is viewed by others during the holiday season in your area.
Reduced inventory over the holidays generally means less competition, especially here in Florida and other warm climate areas.
If you decide to keep your home on the market, back off on the decorations. Too many decorations can be overwhelming and distracting. Don’t make the mistake of thinking buyers will “see past it,” because they can’t. As agents sometimes say, “the eye buys.”
Minimizing decorations will make your home feel more spacious and keep pathways clear. When buyers enter your home, you want them to imagine putting their furniture in each room, making it theirs, and they can’t do that if your holiday decorations dominate the stage. Not to mention that, by avoiding excessive family pictures and personalized decorations, you are protecting your privacy during home showings.
St. Petersburg Communities
If you’re interested in any of these of communities or live in one of them and are thinking of selling, call Estelia today!
Greater Pinellas Point
Historic Old Northeast
Historic Roser Park
Isla del Sol