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Old 12-05-2013, 12:24 PM
 
Location: Sarasota/ Bradenton - University Pkwy area
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Lots of events going on this weekend, starting today, so I will dive right in and list as many as I can:

Thursday

Annual Christmas Walk, Venice -- 5 to 8 pm, historic downtown, Miami Ave. Music, food & drinks available for purchase.

Holiday Splendor at the Ringling -- Ringling Museum, 5 - 9 pm, tickets $10 for adults, $5 for children 6-17. Free admission with one unwrapped toy per guest. Event to benefit Toys for Tots. Enjoy the holiday decorations, live holiday music provided by local school bands, food & beverages available for purchase.

Celebrate Christmas Seasons -- Lakewood Ranch, Main street, 6:30 to 8:30 pm. Kicks off the holiday events at LWR with carriage rides, carolers, visit with Santa.


Friday

Live from Downtown It's Friday Night -- downtown Sarasota on Main at Five Points Park, 6 - 9 pm. Live music, entertainment.

Music On Main, Lakewood Ranch's Main street -- live music, face painting and other activities for the little ones, 6 - 9 pm.

Holiday Night of Lights at St. Armands Circle -- one of my favorite events of the holiday season. Starts at 6 pm. Christmas carol sing along, Santa parade and lighting of the Christmas tree.



Friday & Saturday

Bradenton Village of the Arts Olde Fashioned Village Christmas -- carolers, barbershop quartets, Christmas Tea Room, etc.

Holiday Lights Spectacular at the Sarasota Jungle Gardens -- 6 - 9 pm. Adults $11, kids $6. The Jungle Gardens is decked out in thousands of holiday lights. Also runs Dec 13-15, Dec 20-24 and Dec 26-29.


Saturday

Anna Maria Island Christmas Parade -- starts at 10 am at Bayfront Park and goes south to Coquina Beach where the little ones can meet Santa.

Bradenton Blues Fest -- downtown Bradenton at Riverwalk, 11 am - 8 pm. Tickets required - adults $30, students $20 & children $10 if bought in advance, higher at the gate. For more info go to www.BradentonBluesFestival.org

Night of Christmas -- GT Bray Park, 5502 33rd Ave Dr W in Bradenton, 4 - 7:30 pm. Event includes lots of family activities such as hay rides, crafts and lots and lots of SNOW.

Venice Boat Parade -- 6 pm, Venice Intercoastal Waterway, starts at Albee Rd Bridge in Nokomis.

Sarasota Holiday Parade -- 7 pm, Main street in downtown Sarasota. Floats, bands and of course, Santa makes an appearance.

Hot Dogs & Cool Cats Gala -- Sarasota Yacht Club, supports Sarasota Humane Society. Ticket info: 955-4131 x121.

Annual Handel's Messiah concert -- 4 pm, Church of the Palms, Sarasota. Tickets $20 for adults, children/students $10.

Cookies and Cans -- Marietta Musuem of Art & Whimsy, 2221 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, 2 - 4 pm. Free event. Bring a batch of your favorite Christmas cookies to swap with other guests. Donation requested of 1 can of food for All Faiths Food Bank.

Achieva Reindeer Trot -- Payne Park, Sarasota, 8 - 10:30 am. 5k and 10k runs plus dog walk. Participants must register, fees required, benefits local classrooms.

Bradenton & Sarasota both have farmers markets in the morning, downtown.

Jingle & Jog 5k Run/1k Walk -- meet up at 7:30 am at the Community Haven for Adults center on Desoto Rd, proceeds help the Community Haven.

Sarasota Craft Show -- over 115 vendors, Robarts Arena at the Sarasota fair grounds off Fruitville by Tuttle. Fri, Sat 10 am - 6 pm. Also Sunday 10 am - 5 pm. Tickets $9/adults, $8/seniors, $5/students, under 10 free.


Sunday

12 Days of Christmas Concert by the Sarasota Pops Orchestra, starts at 3 pm, tickets $20 for adults, students/$5. For more ticket info, call 926-7677. Riverview Performing Arts Center, 1 Ram Way.

Anna Maria Island -- Coquina Beach Market, starts 10 am.




Several other events to mark on your calendar for the following Saturday, Dec. 14th:

Sarasota Boat Parade -- starts 6 pm at City Island.

Cortez Boat Parade -- starts 6 pm at north end of Longboat Key and goes north.

Bradenton Boat Parade -- starts 6:30 pm on the Manatee River and goes east, towards Riverwalk Park.

St. Armands Circle's Porsches in the Park car show, 10 am - 4 pm.



I love living in Sarasota, but especially during the Christmas holiday season!
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Old 12-05-2013, 02:11 PM
 
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