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4th Annual Holiday Party - Vinoy Hotel - Downtown St. Pete

  • Renaissance Vinoy Resort and Golf Club

    501 5th Avenue NE, St. Petersburg, FL (map)

    27.778597 -82.629112

  • Walk in the front of the Vinoy hotel & then turn right and walk about 200 feet to the entrance of Marchands. Look for Meetup signs on the high top tables in the back of the bar.
  • SPECIAL NOTE:  If you are a Premium Member who paid their $10 yearly dues, you will automatically get added to this event in a day or two! 

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    Join your fellow Bay Area Singles Mingle members for our best holiday party ever! The sights and sounds of Christmas time in downtown St. Pete are beyond compare. Enjoy evening cocktails and lite fare in Marchand's Bar & Grill at the Vinoy Hotel.

    The outside fire pits on the patio level or sitting on the veranda enables one to view the Christmas light display in Straub Park. There is no better place to embrace yuletide spirits than the Vinoy. This is one event you don't want to miss.

    Dress Code: Dress to impress!

    Special Set Up: When you come to Marchand's there will be a special satellite bar in which you will have to buy your drink tickets (cash or credit). You then bring the drink ticket to the bartender and order your drink. They then ask that you tip the bartender cash.

    We are doing this to speed up service as it takes a lot of time for the bartender to ring in the drinks and then run credit cards for over 200 hundred different people.

    You will also order food from the bartenders off the limited menu (below) and then pay the bartender.

    Website: Marchand's Bar & Grill

    Parking: There is limited street parking but watch the signs for time limits. They do offer Valet for $12, unless you buy food in the restaurant and get it validated, then it's free.  If you don't get there soon enough, valet will fill up. 

    See parking map below for area parking garages that are just a few blocks away.  Uber is also a good alternative


    Marchand's Bar


    Charity Sponsor: St. Petersburg Free Clinic Food Bank

    Last year people brought toys for the Toy's for Tot's charity. This years sponsor will be the St. Petersburg Free Clinic Food Bank.

    St. Petersburg Free Clinic is a multi-service, independent, not-for-profit human services agency providing our community neighbors assistance with food, shelter and health care. They have been caring for the underserved facing temporary emergency needs throughout Pinellas County since 1970.


    Website: http://stpetersburgfreeclinic.org/projects/food-bank/

    I'm asking members who attend this Meetup event bring in at least $10 worth of non-perishable food items for this cause or make a $10 cash donation to me the night of the event. If this is a little more than you'd like to donate, please then donate what you feel comfortable with.

    Over 60,000 of our neighbors in need receive food assistance through this collaborative effort every month. We’re not just helping feed people, we’re restoring hope to seniors, nourishing kids so they can excel in school, and making families whole again.


    In 2015, they distributed over 2.9 million pounds of food in our community, as 1 in 4 children in Pinellas County are hungry. Small things add up. That’s how change happens, so your efforts matter. Thank you for your help!

    Special Food Menu:

    Parking Garages:

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  • grant

    I'll give up my spot if the price is right. This party will be the best one this year.

    3h ago

  • Patty

    Hello I'm giving up my spot, I will be going out of town. Have a wonderful time!!!

    1 · 4 days ago

  • John

    Just a friendly reminder that I'm asking members who attend this Meetup event, bring in at least $10 worth of non-perishable food items for the Food Bank or make a $10+ cash donation to me the night of the event. If this is a little more than you'd like to donate, please then donate what you feel comfortable with. I'll post needed food items in a few days. Thanks!

    2 · 5 days ago

  • Melissa J.

    I'll give up my spot. I just booked a photoshoot there in DTSP very close to the start time of the party, but my shoots always tend to run overtime. Might as well make space for someone who can be there the whole time and not rush. Next time :) Look forward to seeing the photos after the event!

    5 days ago

  • John

    Hi Folks, please update your RSVP if you can't make it as the waitlist is starting to grow. Please do not pull a No Show to this event. Too many people want to attend. Thanks!

    5 days ago

  • Sonia S.

    Is it a meet and greet will they have music and dance , just asking.

    November 21

    • John

      Hi Sonia, more of a meet & greet. They usually have music but don't think it will be dance music. More of just a social gathering. Hope that helps.

      November 25

  • Charlene K.

    Sorry I have a conflict. Hope you all have a great time. Happy holidays to all!

    1 · November 21

  • John

    Folks, please update you RSVP if you can't make it. Also, I added a map with parking garage locations as valet will fill up fast.
    Please have a plan of where to park before coming as to not ruin your night because you cannot find a place to park. Thanks!

    November 21

  • Diana

    Hi John and Mark I sign up for this event and just tried to add a guest and when I went to change it my name got switch to wait listed. I still want to go can u kindly fix my name to back on? This just happened a few min ago. Thank you

    November 7

    • John

      Hi Diana, yes there is a flaw in the system that when an event is full and you try to add a person, it will kick you out. I will add you back in but cannot add your plus 1 since the event is already full. That would not be fair to people on the waitlist. Thanks!

      November 8

  • GINA

    I love the fact that it will be fun and for a good cause.

    5 · September 27

  • Nita

    Sounds REALLY good!

    3 · September 27

  • Andrea N

    This sounds like a beautiful event especially the charity portion of it

    3 · September 27

  • John

    I will list the appropriate food items to buy in a few days. Thanks!

    2 · September 26

  • Eyre

    Great location 🎁

    3 · September 26

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