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Snow in St. Petersburg, kind of, at Snowfest event

See photos from the event, which featured at least 65 tons of artificial snow.
 
Holiday helpers assist children as they go tobogganing down a hill of snow.
Holiday helpers assist children as they go tobogganing down a hill of snow. [ JEFFEREE WOO | Times ]
Published Dec. 2, 2023|Updated Dec. 3, 2023

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.

Bennett Andrews, 34, of St. Petersburg, and his 1-year-old son, Brody, go tobogganing down a hill of snow.
Bennett Andrews, 34, of St. Petersburg, and his 1-year-old son, Brody, go tobogganing down a hill of snow. [ JEFFEREE WOO | Times ]
Alyssa Bounthisavath, 24, and her 3-year-old daughter, Koraya Calhoun, make a Christmas decoration together.
Alyssa Bounthisavath, 24, and her 3-year-old daughter, Koraya Calhoun, make a Christmas decoration together. [ JEFFEREE WOO | Times ]
Hawkins Hood, 8, of Brandon, goes tobogganing down a hill of snow.
Hawkins Hood, 8, of Brandon, goes tobogganing down a hill of snow. [ JEFFEREE WOO | Times ]
Families take photos near the Christmas tree.
Families take photos near the Christmas tree. [ JEFFEREE WOO | Times ]