Enchant St. Petersburg

by Anthony Losanno
Enchant St Pete

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Living in Florida at Christmastime can be a little odd. There is no snow, you see palm trees, and Christmas carols on the beach don’t have the same yuletide feeling. That said, I hate snow and am happy to find ways to be merry without freezing.

Enchant St Pete Sign

Enchant is an indoor light display, ice skating rink, and holiday market sponsored by the Hallmark Channel. We went to the one in St. Petersburg, but there are also locations in Dallas, Las Vegas, Nashville, Sacramento, San Jose, Scottsdale, and Washington DC.

Enchant Rainbow Tunnel

The highlight of the display is the maze called “Santa’s Magic Timepiece.” You can get a paper passport and get it stamped at each station in the maze or just wander through taking pictures as we did during our visit.

Enchant St Pete Trees

The lights were impressive and filled the stadium.

Enchant Windmill

The windmill was pretty cool and crowded with people taking selfies.

Enchant Whale

There were some whales swimming.

Enchant Floor

An area with a Saturday Night Fever-esque light-up floor kept kids entertained.

Hallmark Channel Movies

A small area was set up to screen Hallmark Channel movies and host other performances.

Enchant Jellyfish

Another interactive area that looked like massive jellyfish.

Santa's Magic Timepiece

Santa’s Magic Timepiece

Enchant Bar

There were several bars throughout, but the one upstairs was the most festive.

Enchant Drink

The bars sold cocktails in blinking Christmas light cups.

Enchant Lights 3

Throughout the venue there are several booths selling gifts, chocolate, and more. There are also several food vendors offering everything from tacos to pizza to wraps and more.

Anthony’s Take: Enchant is a great way to get into the holiday spirit. It’s not cheap as tickets start at $32 plus fees for adults and $20 plus fees for children. The light display is impressive and it was a fun way to feel a little festive.

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AlohaDaveKennedy December 19, 2022 - 7:18 pm

“Living in Florida at Christmastime can be a little odd. There is no snow, you see palm trees, and Christmas carols on the beach don’t have the same yuletide feeling.” Ah, but there is nothing that says Christmas like a good cold snap and waking up to the sight of stunned green iguanas fallen from all your trees.

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Anthony Losanno December 19, 2022 - 9:38 pm

LOL. Yeah I’ve seen some of the iguanas drop when I was in the Miami area.


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