Activities are planned throughout downtown Tarpon Springs Dec. 6 for the return of the Snow Place. Tarpon Avenue will be closed for the event from Spring Bayou to Ring Street.
TARPON SPRINGS - The city of Tarpon Springs will welcome the return of There’s Snow Place Like Tarpon Springs Friday, Dec. 6, 4 to 9 p.m.
Organizers say that last year drew an "amazing crowd and this year’s event is even bigger and better."
All activities are free. Food and craft vendors will also be available. The event will feature a snow play area, Santa, real reindeer, horse drawn carriage rides, hay ride, falling snow, Christmas movies and lots of great activities for the whole family.
The annual Illuminated Night Boat Parade will end at Spring Bayou with Santa and prizes for the best decorated boats.
Event area and Road Closures
Tarpon Avenue will be closed for the event from Spring Bayou to Ring Street. Traffic will be open on Alt. 19 (Pinellas Avenue) and law enforcement will be assisting pedestrian traffic at this location. Safford Avenue will be closed from Lemon to Pine with limited local access. The Horse Drawn Carriage ride and Hayride will board at Orange/Safford intersection and proceed north on Safford Avenue to Pine Street, then return to Orange Street. Road closures will begin at 1 p.m. and will reopen as soon as the event area is cleared (approximately 11 p.m.).
Parking is available at public lots at Lemon Street and Safford Avenue, Orange Street and Safford Avenue, Live Oak and Safford Avenue, City Hall parking lot at Pine Street and Ring Avenue, and Tarpon Springs Community Center on Walton Avenue.
Private lots will be available at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral parking lot on Orange Street, Jefferson Bank (116 S. Pinellas). There will also be parking with shuttle service provided by the Jolley Trolley from 5 to 10 p.m. at St. Timothy’s Lutheran Church (812 E. Tarpon Avenue) and St. Ignatius Catholic Church (715 E. Orange Street).