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    A Holiday in the Sun

    Florida’s west coast is famous for cooler weather and world class sunsets this time of year, making it the perfect setting for a holiday in the sun. Award-winning St. Pete Beach is an especially enticing location to ditch the colder weather, as it’s been named one of TripAdvisor’s Top 10 Beaches in the U.S. for the last 6 years and counting. Located right on St. Pete Beach, TradeWinds Island Resorts plays host to plenty of action-packed celebrations. Discover all of the excitement taking place this season!

    Thanksgiving Weekend

    Brand new this year, beachgoers can gobble up a cornucopia of fall-themed activities with a tropical twist right on the Gulf of Mexico. With plenty of things to do that both kids and adults will enjoy, this family-friendly Thanksgiving celebration is sure to delight the whole crowd.

    Adults will certainly enjoy kicking off the weekend with some cider tasting featuring a smorgasbord of samples, while kids can get in on their own holiday-inspired snow cone. Nightly sunset s’mores are sure to tempt everyone’s sweet tooth, too.

    Thanksgiving events at TradeWinds campfire smores

    Guests can skip the adrenaline-fueled trip to the mall and find thrills in a variety of bouncy rides and games at the inflatable carnival on Black Friday. Discover a world of wonder as Magician extraordinaire, Geoff Williams, takes the stage. It certainly wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without football, family and a little friendly competition, either! The best way to take in the big game is poolside on a giant inflatable screen, and guests can also play for bragging rights in a family Corn Hole Competition.

    Turkey and Tan Lines four night stay packages are available at TradeWinds Island Resorts and include discounted rates, all of the fun mentioned above and more.


    You don’t have to just dream about a white Christmas at TradeWinds, substitute sand for snow and get ready to Just Let Go! Guests can enjoy a wide array of activities to get in the Christmas spirit like ornament decorating or mason jar snow globes. Take in a Christmas flick from the comfort of a heated pool. Who knows, the big guy in red may even appear in the flesh to spread a little holiday cheer!

    The highlight of any Christmas stay is the incredible Christmas Buffet held annually in the Grand Palm Colonnade and Ballroom.

    Christmas buffet at TradeWinds

    Enjoy a brunch of delicious seafood items like gulf shrimp, crab claws, black mussels, poached salmon and more. Customize your omelet or French toast with plenty of tasty toppings or dig into luxurious protein a full carvery station. It wouldn’t be Christmas without plenty of sweets, either and we’ve got the dessert bar to prove it. Load your plate with pumpkin cheesecake, caramel apple pie, red current torte, cheesecakes, assorted pastries and a chocolate fountain! Don’t worry about over-indulging, you have the whole afternoon to sleep away in a hammock or beachfront cabana!

    New Year’s Eve

    Resolve to recharge, relax and ring in 2020 on one of the top beaches in the U.S. with the perfect New Year’s Eve plans. Ditch the ordinary New Year’s Eve event and get away for a toast by the coast on December 31st. Spend the day in sun-soaked splendor on the beach and then dance, dine and drink the night away at the annual New Year’s Eve celebration.

    The New Year’s Eve party kicks off with live music from crowd-pleasers Motel Funk and Bus Fulla Monkeys. Motel Funk is a local band whose set list covers a wide array of favorites in the pop and funk genres whereas Bus Fulla Monkeys are all blues, soul and rock n’ roll. There’s no shortage of delicacies featured in the extensive buffet to help keep everyone fueled through the night, either. Merrymakers will be able to make trips to the full open bar all night long for their favorite cocktail, beer and wine. The perfect end to the evening is the champagne toast and balloon drop at midnight!

    New Year's Eve celebration and buffet at TradeWinds

    "Toast by the Coast" two night stay packages are available at TradeWinds Island Resorts and include discounted rates and two tickets to the big bash.

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