It’s rare to find real snow in St. Petersburg, but families got the next best thing on Saturday when machines pumped out enough icy crystals to create toboggan slides.
With a $5 wristband, families were able to go sledding in North Straub Park as part of the city’s Snowfest. There were also inflatables, arts and crafts tents and food trucks.
The event featured at least 65 tons of artificial snow.
It’s one of several of the city’s holiday events this year, including meet and greets with Santa Claus on select days at North Straub Park and a showing of “Home Alone 2: Lost in New York” at 6 p.m. on Dec. 9 at Crescent Lake Park. See stpeteparksrec.org/holidayevents for the full holiday lineup.