Christmas Bradenton & Sarasota Florida 2017 is celebrated through family activities and Christmas weekend events. Christmas is not just about shopping for the holidays, but its also about doing things with friends & family. There are many things to do for Christmas in Bradenton & Sarasota Florida. Check out the events directory to find out whats going on in Bradenton & Sarasota for the holiday season.

Things to Do for Christmas in Bradenton & Sarasota 2017

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Tow To Go this New Year's Eve

on Friday, 22 Dec, 2017 9:00 AM
at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
600 N. Ashley Drive, Tampa, FL 33602
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Free confidential ride available to AAA Members and non-members

Tow To Go this New Year's Eve

Tow To Go this New Year's Eve

on Wednesday, 27 Dec, 2017 9:00 AM
at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
600 N. Ashley Drive, Tampa, FL 33602
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Free confidential ride available to AAA Members and non-members

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Pictures with Santa

Pictures with Santa

on Sunday, 26 Nov, 2017 11:00 AM
at The Farmhouse at Serenbe
10950 Hutcheson Ferry Rd, Chattahoochee Hills, GA 30268
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Skip the mall and enjoy the full holiday experience when you take your annual Santa photo at Serenbe.

Holiday Champagne Tasting

Holiday Champagne Tasting

on Wednesday, 13 Dec, 2017 6:00 PM
at Michael's Wine Cellar
1283 S Tamiami Trail | Midtown Plaza, Sarasota, FL 34239
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It’s (almost!) the most wonderful – and sparkling – time of the year already! Michael is pleased to announce our annual Holiday Champagne Tasting!

Night of Wonder

Night of Wonder

on Wednesday, 13 Dec, 2017 6:30 PM
at Bayside Community Church
15800 SR 64 E, Bradenton, fl 34212
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Step back in time and walk through a live nativity. Hear the Christmas story told like never before with immersive sets, actors, and live animals. Enjoy christmas cookies, hot chocolate

Holiday Sip & Stroll

Holiday Sip & Stroll

on Thursday, 14 Dec, 2017 5:00 PM
at Southgate Village Shops
2061-2191 Siesta Drive, Sarasota, FL 34239
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Join us along Siesta Drive on Thursday, December 14th as the entire South Gate Village shopping plaza hosts our annual Holiday Sip & Stroll event! Enjoy a drink, sweet treats and shopping while being entertained by professional dancers from the Fred Astaire Dance Studio

Cinematic Celebrations at The Ringling: Elf

Cinematic Celebrations at The Ringling: Elf

on Friday, 15 Dec, 2017 5:30 PM
at The Ringling
5401 Bay Shore Rd, Sarasota, FL 34243
Attending interested

Join us in the Museum of Art Courtyard for an interactive holiday movie night!

Gulf Gate Santa Shuffle Scavenger Hunt

Gulf Gate Santa Shuffle Scavenger Hunt

on Friday, 15 Dec, 2017 7:00 PM
at The Thirsty Turtle
2615 Mall Dr, Sarasota, FL 34231
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Bar Hopping with a Christmas twist! First Annual Gulf Gate Santa Shuffle Scavenger Hunt! It's time to grab 3 of your friends and your best Christmas costumes and come join in a scavenger hunt thru 8 different bars in Gulf Gate!

John Ringling's Circus Nutcracker

John Ringling's Circus Nutcracker

on Friday, 15 Dec, 2017 7:30 PM
at Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
777 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34236
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Run away with the circus to Sarasota this December with John Ringling’s Circus Nutcracker. Continuing Sarasota’s circus tradition and bringing the spirit of the holidays to all, this family friendly ballet will enchant audiences of all ages.

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Tiny Hands Foundation's 2017 Holiday Basket Brigade

Tiny Hands Foundation's 2017 Holiday Basket Brigade

on Saturday, 16 Dec, 2017 9:00 AM
at Boys & Girls Club
3100 Fruitville Rd, Sarasota, FL 34237
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Attention: The Tiny Hands Foundation is seeking donations, sponsors, and volunteers to assist our foundation in achieving this year’s goal. All Ages welcome!

Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland

on Saturday, 16 Dec, 2017 5:00 PM
at Charlotte County Parks and Recreation
2300 El Jobean Rd, Port Charlotte, FL 33948
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Parents, come with a camera for great seasonal photo opportunities. Kids, be ready for fun crafts, games, and activities!

An Afternoon with Santa

An Afternoon with Santa

on Sunday, 17 Dec, 2017 11:00 AM
at The Powel Crosley Estate
8374 N Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34243
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Santa is coming to the Powel Crosley Palace on December 17th and 23rd for an afternoon of storytelling, Reindeer games, and a delicous lunch.

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Storytelling with Santa and the Christmas Fairy

Storytelling with Santa and the Christmas Fairy

on Sunday, 17 Dec, 2017 11:00 AM
at The Powel Crosley Estate
8374 N Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34243
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Join us for an afternoon with Santa and his Christmas Fairy at the Powel Crosley Palace in Sarasota, FL. Start with the hot cocoa bar while the children decorate Christmas cookies and play Reindeer games with the elves.

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6th Annual Spectacular Spectacular FREE Christmas Concert

on Sunday, 17 Dec, 2017 6:00 PM
at Congregational United Church of Christ
3700 26th Street West, Bradenton, FL 34205
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Three professional vocalists, tenors Dale Kitchell and Robert Lischetti and Sharon Scott, and more than a dozen professional musicians, perform seasonal music. This year’s Spectacular will culminate with a group performance of the Hallelujah Chorus.

Ringling By The Bay feat. Big Night Out

Ringling By The Bay feat. Big Night Out

on Monday, 18 Dec, 2017 6:00 PM
at The Ringling
5401 Bay Shore Rd, Sarasota, FL 34243
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Enjoy live music and dancing on the Sarasota Bay! Big Night Out is a variety dance band which performs Latin, R&B and Island dance music. A powerful horn section and grooving conga add to the commanding vocals of Frank Alverez.

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Goodwill Ambassador Holiday Party

Goodwill Ambassador Holiday Party

on Tuesday, 19 Dec, 2017 6:00 PM
at Music Compound
1751 Cattlemen Rd, Sarasota, FL 34232
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We love our Ambassadors and can't wait to get in the spirit of the holidays with YOU!

BCSK Presents: Naughty Santa 2017, wsg 102.5 The Bone's Carmin!

BCSK Presents: Naughty Santa 2017, wsg 102.5 The Bone's Carmin!

on Wednesday, 20 Dec, 2017 9:00 PM
at Beach Club Siesta Key - 1947
5151 Ocean Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34242
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ALL LADIES DRINK FREE FOR LADIES NIGHT TONIGHT! Join us on Wednesday, December 20th, at 9pm, as we have our special guest Carmin from 102.5 FM The Bone help us all to celebrate our annual #NaughtySanta party!

December Chamber Mixer

December Chamber Mixer

on Thursday, 21 Dec, 2017 5:30 PM
at Boca Grande Area Chamber of Commerce
471 Park Ave. PO Box 704, Boca Grande, FL 33921
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Jingle! Jingle! Jingle! It's time to Chamber Mingle! Join us for our December Mixer in the Boca Grande Chamber courtyard for the chance to get to know your fellow members. There will be refreshments, music, and... an UGLY CHRISTMAS SWEATER CONTEST!!

Lights in Bloom

Lights in Bloom

on Thursday, 21 Dec, 2017 6:00 PM
at Selby Gardens - Marie Selby Botanical Gardens
811 S Palm Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236
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In its 14th year, Lights in Bloom has become a tradition for residents and visitors to celebrate the holiday season in Sarasota among more than one million lights.

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Holly Days and Mangrove Lights

Holly Days and Mangrove Lights

on Thursday, 21 Dec, 2017 6:00 PM
at Historic Spanish Point
337 N Tamiami Trl, Osprey, FL 34229
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Hess Events & Entertainment will DJ your favorite holiday tunes tonight under the Pergola on White Cottage lawn.

The Classic Christmas Show

The Classic Christmas Show

on Thursday, 21 Dec, 2017 7:00 PM
at Fellowship Church - South Biscayne
13000 Tamiami Trl, North Port, FL 34287
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Join us for The Classic Christmas Show at Fellowship Church South Biscayne, hosted by Pastor Ed Young!

Cirque Dreams Holidaze

Cirque Dreams Holidaze

on Thursday, 21 Dec, 2017 8:00 PM
at Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
777 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34236
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Cirque Dreams Holidaze lights up the 2017 season with its 10th Anniversary National Tour, a critically-acclaimed holiday stage extravaganza that is a cirque spectacle, Broadway musical and family show all in one!

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Tow To Go this New Year's Eve

on Friday, 22 Dec, 2017 9:00 AM
at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
600 N. Ashley Drive, Tampa, FL 33602
Attending interested

Free confidential ride available to AAA Members and non-members

A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol

on Friday, 22 Dec, 2017 7:00 PM
at Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
777 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34236
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This celebrated adaptation of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol is rich with thrilling ensemble music, alive with color and movement and is created to tell this great and enduring tale in a manner that people of all ages will enjoy.

UGLY sweater PARTY and FOOD DRIVE

UGLY sweater PARTY and FOOD DRIVE

on Friday, 22 Dec, 2017 8:00 PM
at Evie's Tavern & Grill on Main St.
1560 Main St, Sarasota, FL 34236
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Evie's On Main Street 1st Ugly Sweater Party and FOOD DRIVE. Dec 22nd Friday, we will be giving away a $200 GC to the ugliest sweater/romper or onesie!

Decades Rewind Sleigh Ride

Decades Rewind Sleigh Ride

on Friday, 22 Dec, 2017 8:00 PM
at Manatee Performing Arts Center
502 Third Avenue West, bradenton, FL 34205
Attending interested

Decades Rewind is a National touring concert, dance party and theatrical performance all wrapped up in one blockbuster show! It celebrates the hits of the 60s, 70s and 80s, the most prominent decades in music history.

Motown Get Down

Motown Get Down

on Friday, 22 Dec, 2017 9:00 PM
at Growlers Pub
2831 North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34234
Attending interested

Growlers Pub presents: ****The Motown Get Down****

Ugly Sweater Christmas Party!

Ugly Sweater Christmas Party!

on Friday, 22 Dec, 2017 9:00 PM
at Linksters Tap Room - South
8764 S Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34238
Attending interested

Get your best ugly sweater together, all your friends and come on out for our 1st Annual Ugly Sweater Christmas Party!!

An afternoon with Santa

An afternoon with Santa

on Saturday, 23 Dec, 2017 11:00 AM
at The Powel Crosley Estate
8374 N Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34243
Attending interested

Santa Storytelling at the Crosley Palace An afternoon of jolly, merry time

Christmas Meals With Toys 4 Tots

Christmas Meals With Toys 4 Tots

on Saturday, 23 Dec, 2017 11:00 AM
at Palms & Pines Mobile Home RV Park & Apartments
5400 Riverside Dr, Punta Gorda, FL 33982
Attending interested

This is our Holiday Assistance for Families with children 12 and under.

A CoastLife Christmas

A CoastLife Christmas

on Saturday, 23 Dec, 2017 5:00 PM
at CoastLife Church
2235 Seaboard Ave, Venice, FL 34293
Attending interested

Christmas is one of our favorite times of year and this year we have 5 opportunities to celebrate Christmas with your family and friends.

2017 Christmas Boat Parade

2017 Christmas Boat Parade

on Saturday, 23 Dec, 2017 5:30 PM
at White Elephant Pub
1855 Gulf Blvd, Englewood, FL 34223
Attending interested

Call now to enter your decorated boat!

Christmas on Main

Christmas on Main

on Saturday, 23 Dec, 2017 6:00 PM
at Lakewood Ranch Main Street
8100 Lakewood Main St, Bradenton, FL 34202
Attending interested

Free rides, photos with Santa, elves, music, food and FUN!

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Christmas Eve at The Bridge Church

Christmas Eve at The Bridge Church

on Sunday, 24 Dec, 2017 8:30 AM
at The Bridge Church
4000 75th St W, Bradenton, FL 34209
Attending interested

We are gearing up for Christmas at The Bridge this year! We are so excited about what God is going to do and all the faces we are going to see come celebrate with us!

Christmas Eve at Westside

Christmas Eve at Westside

on Sunday, 24 Dec, 2017 10:00 AM
at Westside Christian Church
3604 15th Ave W, Bradenton, FL 34205
Attending interested

Christmas time is here! You are invited to Christmas Eve Services at Westside. Our Candlelight services this Christmas Eve are 10:00am, 2:00pm, and 4:00pm.

Miracle on Palm Ave

Miracle on Palm Ave

on Sunday, 24 Dec, 2017 10:30 AM
at Louies Modern
1289 N Palm Ave., Sarasota, FL 34236
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We cordially invite you, your friends, and family to Miracle on Palm Ave at Louies Modern on Christmas Eve, December 24th. This all-day event is meant to please the entire family and includes a guest appearance by Santa himself.

Christmas Eve Brunch at Oak & Stone

Christmas Eve Brunch at Oak & Stone

on Sunday, 24 Dec, 2017 11:00 AM
at Oak & Stone
5405 University Pkwy #101, University Park, FL 34201
Attending interested

Everyone needs to be fueled up for Christmas… even Santa! Join us for our Crafty Christmas Eve Brunch at Oak & Stone Sunday, December 24!. We'll have our full brunch menu available, including our $10 bottomless Mimosas and Bloody Marys!

Harvest Christmas Eve Candlelight Service

Harvest Christmas Eve Candlelight Service

on Sunday, 24 Dec, 2017 6:00 PM
at The Harvest Sarasota
3650 17th Street, Sarasota, FL 34235
Attending interested

Join us for an amazing candlelight service on Christmas Eve along with a hot chocolate and holiday treat reception outside under the decorated tent! If you have never been a part of a candlelight service, it is an amazing and memorable event.

Christmas Morning RunClub + Mimosas

Christmas Morning RunClub + Mimosas

on Monday, 25 Dec, 2017 8:00 AM
at Marina Jack: Sarasota Bayfront
2 Marina Plz, Sarasota, FL 34236
Attending interested

Since Christmas falls on a Monday this year we are hosting a bRUNch club and getting together for a few miles while celebrating the holiday season together!

Christmas Day Buffet

Christmas Day Buffet

on Monday, 25 Dec, 2017 12:00 PM
at Boca Royale Golf and Country Club
1601 Englewood Rd, Englewood, FL 34223
Attending interested

Celebrate Christmas with a buffet in Englewood. Dinner you don't have to cook.

Currents Christmas Buffet

Currents Christmas Buffet

on Monday, 25 Dec, 2017 4:00 PM
at Hyatt Regency Sarasota
1000 Boulevard of the Arts, Sarasota, FL 34236
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Currents Christmas Buffet December 25, 2017 4pm-9pm

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8th Annual Siesta Key Santa Stumble Pub Crawl

on Tuesday, 26 Dec, 2017 9:00 PM
at Siesta Key Oyster Bar
5238 Ocean Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34242
Attending interested

The 8th annual Siesta Key Santa Stumble pub crawl takes place in Siesta Key Village among several of the bars. There's a "Santa Sack Race."

Tow To Go this New Year's Eve

Tow To Go this New Year's Eve

on Wednesday, 27 Dec, 2017 9:00 AM
at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
600 N. Ashley Drive, Tampa, FL 33602
Attending interested

Free confidential ride available to AAA Members and non-members

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Sailor Circus presents The High Flying Holidays 2017

Sailor Circus presents The High Flying Holidays 2017

on Wednesday, 27 Dec, 2017 2:00 PM
at Sailor Circus
2075 Bahia Vista St, Sarasota, FL 34239
Attending interested

Celebrate with the whole family at this holiday circus production featuring students ages 8-18. This showcase of the year's holidays will be sure to delight audiences of all ages!

Grand Opening Celebration at New Titusville Store

Grand Opening Celebration at New Titusville Store

on Thursday, 28 Dec, 2017 9:00 AM
at Bealls Florida
1806 38th Ave E, Bradenton, FL 34208
Attending interested

Our Titusville Grand Opening is here!! Come celebrate with us! Check out your new Bealls Store at 2424 S. Washington Ave., Titusville, FL 32780

Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker

Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker

on Friday, 29 Dec, 2017 3:00 PM
at Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
777 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34236
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Creating Sacred Space for the New Year

Creating Sacred Space for the New Year

on Saturday, 30 Dec, 2017 1:00 PM
at The Village Mystic
1017 12th Ave W, Bradenton, FL 34205
Attending interested

Come and learn how to create and maintain positive energy for yourself and home. CREATING SACRED SPACE FOR THE NEW YEAR ~ FREE CLASS

New Year's Back-to-Back Brunch

New Year's Back-to-Back Brunch

on Sunday, 31 Dec, 2017 11:00 AM
at Oak & Stone
5405 University Pkwy #101, University Park, FL 34201
Attending interested

Join us for our New Year's Back-to-Back Brunch at Oak & Stone on December 31 and January 1.

New Year's Eve Block Party Downtown SRQ

New Year's Eve Block Party Downtown SRQ

on Sunday, 31 Dec, 2017 4:00 PM
at Mattison's City Grille
1 N Lemon Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236
Attending interested

Don't miss the hottest party in town!!! Come dine with us and enjoy your City Grille menu favorites while you watch the annual Pineapple Drop!

Harpoon Harry's NYE Disco Dance Party 2018

Harpoon Harry's NYE Disco Dance Party 2018

on Sunday, 31 Dec, 2017 8:00 PM
at Harpoon Harry's Restaurant and Sports Bar
1200 W Retta Esplanade, # 55, Punta Gorda, FL 33950
Attending interested

Celebrate the beginning of 2018 at Harpoon Harry's: live music performed by the Boogiemen, champagne fountains, free party favors, selfie photo wall, specialty drinks & shots and a disco dance floor open until 2 am! Dance in the new year with us!

New Year's Eve 2017

New Year's Eve 2017

on Sunday, 31 Dec, 2017 9:00 PM
at Lock 'N Key Restaurant
2045 N Beach Rd, Manasota Key, FL 34223
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Call today to book your table! $25 per person Non-Refundable deposit required upon booking! Given back as a gift card the evening of.

New Year's Eve on the Bay

New Year's Eve on the Bay

on Sunday, 31 Dec, 2017 11:00 PM
at Marina Jack: Sarasota Bayfront
2 Marina Plz, Sarasota, FL 34236
Attending interested

Join us for the 7th Annual New Year's Eve Fireworks on the Bay! Viewing is free from anywhere downtown including Bayfront Park and Island Park. The display is an awesome sight from a boat anchored on Sarasota Bay.

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Bradenton & Sarasota Guide

Christmas Bradenton & Sarasota Florida 2017 is celebrated through family activities and Christmas weekend events. Christmas is not just about shopping for the holidays, but its also about doing things with friends & family. There are many things to do for Christmas in Bradenton & Sarasota Florida. Check out the events directory to find out whats going on in Bradenton & Sarasota for the holiday season. Events in Bradenton & Sarasota

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