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Don CeSar

St. Petersburg Beach Historic Pink Palace Wedding Venue The Don CeSar | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Amanda Zabrocki Photography

St. Pete Beach – Kick off the holiday season with your family Vat the Don CeSar for Christmas Brunch in the King Charles Ballroom.

Enjoy a delicious brunch buffet with a variety of options including omelets made to order, hand carving station, and a Seafood Bar with oysters and poached shrimp, all while sipping on unlimited champagne and enjoying glorious views of our breathtaking gulf waters.

Reserve Online

Yacht StarShip

Yacht Starship NYE Dinner and Celebration in Tampa Bay

Tampa and Clearwater -The Yacht StarShip is offering a variety of holiday cruises aboard their ships in both the Tampa and Clearwater locations.

TradeWinds Island Resorts

St. Pete Beach Wedding Venue | TradeWinds Island Resorts

St. Pete Beach – The TradeWinds Island Resorts will be offering Christmas Day options in three locations – Grand Palm Colonnade, Palm Court Italian Grill at the TradeWinds Island Grand and RumFish Grill at RumFish Beach Resort.

Grand Palm Colonnade- Holiday Buffet, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. : Sampling of the menu includes Gulf Shrimp; Crab Claws; Black Mussels; Made-to-Order Omelet Bar; French Toast; Lobster Bisque with Brandy Crème Fraiche; Artisan Greens Salad Bar; Carving Station with Herb Crust Prime Rib and Roast Leg of Lamb; Seared Cobia with Crab and Shrimp Veloute; Smoked Pit Ham with Champagne Sauce; Pasta Bar with Cheese Tortellini and Butternut Squash Risotto; Sage Sausage Cranberry Stuffing and Chef’s Seasonal Vegetables. Dessertsinclude Assorted Pies and Cheesecakes, Chocolate Fountain, Mini French Pastries and Petit Fours.

Palm Court Italian Grill – Christmas Day – 4-9 p.m.:

Offering two special entrée additions to the regular menu: Roasted Prime Rib of Beef – Classic Roasted Prime Rib served with Truffle Mashed Potatoes, Haricot Verts Almondine, & Jus Lié Horseradish Cream, Crab Stuffed Swordfish – Filet stuffed with Crab over Linguine with Lobster Sauce, served with Roasted Asparagus

Call (727) 363-2290 for Reservations

RumFish Grill – Christmas Day – 4-10 p.m.

Offering three special additions to the regular menu:

Coconut Curry Braised Short Rib with Mashed Yukon Potatoes and Wilted Mustard Greens ($48)

Chilean Sea Bass with Butter and Citrus poached Caribbean Lobster Tail, Roasted Fingerling Potatoes, Lobster Nage, Passion Fruit and Black Truffle Caviar ($75)

Peppermint Cheesecake Mousse garnished with Strawberries, Shaved Dark Chocolate and Candy Cane ($14)

Call (727) 329-1428 for Reservations

JW Marriott Clearwater Beach

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Clearwater Beach – Latitude 28* is offering a three-course dinner including appetizer, entree, and dessert on Christmas eve from 3- 10 p.m.

Brunch with Santa will be held on December 25th from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Latitude 28*. Brunch is $75 per adult, $50 per child (12 and under).

Christmas Dinner reservations are also available for a three-course dinner including appetizer, entree, and dessert for just $110 per adult (13+)

 Élevage SoHo Kitchen & Bar

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South Tampa Élevage SoHo Kitchen & Bar at the Epicurean Hotel is adding some holiday special features to their brunch and dinner menus Dec. 22-25.    

The Menu includes: Lobster Benedict with Avocado and Bacon Bearnaise Sauce; Smoked Salmon Omelet with Dill Cream Cheese, Smoked Trout Roe, Crispy Capers and Pickled Shallots; Panettone Bread Pudding with White Chocolate Mousse and Eggnog Anglaise

Call (813) 999-8726 for Reservations

HEW Parlor & Chophouse

HEW Chophouse in The Fenway Hotel Dunedin

DunedinHEW Parlor & Chophouse at Fenway Hotel in Dunedin is offering a family-style Christmas Feast. For $85 per adult, $25 for children 6-12 and complimentary for children 5 and under.

Call(727) 683-5990 for Reservations


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Marry Me Tampa Bay editor Anna Coats created Marry Me Tampa Bay in 2012 to showcase the area’s best local weddings and vendors. She has been featured as a wedding expert on the national talk show Daytime, Fox13, ABC Action News, Great Day Tampa Bay, and Bay News 9 (now Spectrum).

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