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

New Years Eve 2018 at Club Prana

New Years Eve 2018 at Club Prana

on Sunday, 31 Dec, 2017 8:00 PM
at Club Prana
1619 E 7th Ave., Tampa, FL 33605

The hottest New Year's Eve party in Tampa is at Club Prana! Celebrate NYE 2018 with a bang featuring 5 parties in 1 at Tampa Bay's only 5 level night club.

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2018 Sarasota New Years Eve Charity Party

2018 Sarasota New Years Eve Charity Party

on Sunday, 31 Dec, 2017 9:00 PM
at The Municipal Auditorium
801 N Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34236

Every year people prepare for the premier event in Sarasota. The all-inclusive New Year's Eve celebration is without a doubt the most spectacular way to bring in the new year.

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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

Free confidential ride available to AAA Members and non-members

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NYE 2018: G-Eazy + Halsey Live

NYE 2018: G-Eazy + Halsey Live

on Sunday, 31 Dec, 2017 8:00 PM
at E11EVEN MIAMI
29 NE 11 St, Miami, FL 33132

Celebrate New Year's Eve with G-Eazy + Halsey and special guest DJ Irie at E11EVEN Miami on Sunday, December 31. Sponsored open bar 9PM - 11PM, passed hors d'oeuvres and champagne toast at midnight.

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Thanksgiving Week Camping

Thanksgiving Week Camping

on Wednesday, 22 Nov, 2017 2:00 PM
at Crowley Museum & Nature Center
16405 Myakka Rd, Sarasota, FL 34240

Camp the week of Thanksgiving with us. Thursday we will provide the Turkey for a community meal . If you wish to join us please bring your favorite Camping Side Dish!

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Old Schools Pre-Turkey Bash

Old Schools Pre-Turkey Bash

on Wednesday, 22 Nov, 2017 7:00 PM
at Old School Bar & Grill Sarasota,FL
1991 Main St, Sarasota, FL 34236

Come join us for our Big Pre-Turkey Bash!!

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All Day Thanksgiving Buffet 2017

All Day Thanksgiving Buffet 2017

on Thursday, 23 Nov, 2017 10:00 AM
at Louies Modern
1289 N Palm Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236

Give thanks with family and friends during a bountiful Thanksgiving brunch buffet overflowing with seasonal delicacies and traditional favorites.

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Thanksgiving Day Celebration

Thanksgiving Day Celebration

on Thursday, 23 Nov, 2017 11:00 AM
at Libby's Cafe + Bar
1917 S Osprey Ave, Sarasota, FL 34239

Join us for a Thanksgiving celebration like no other. Thanksgiving is one of our favorite holidays – it's all about spending time with loved ones, sharing a special meal, and reflecting on all that we have to be thankful for!

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Thanksgiving Dining Sarasota-Bradenton

Thanksgiving Dining Sarasota-Bradenton

on Thursday, 23 Nov, 2017 11:00 AM
at Pier 22 Restaurant - Patio - Ballroom
1200 1st Ave W, Bradenton, FL 34205

Enjoy a lavish housemade Thanksgiving meal and panoramic river views at PIER 22 in downtown Bradenton, Florida! Adults: $29.95 Children (12 & Under): $16.95

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Thanksgiving on the Water

Thanksgiving on the Water

on Thursday, 23 Nov, 2017 11:00 AM
at Marina Jack
2 Marina Plz, Sarasota, FL 34236

Come to Marina Jack on Thanksgiving and celebrate the special day on the water!

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Annual Thanksgiving Dinner

Annual Thanksgiving Dinner

on Thursday, 23 Nov, 2017 12:00 PM
at The End Zone Sports Grille
2440 S McCall Rd, Englewood, FL 34224

We will be hosting our annual free Thanksgiving Dinner on Thursday November 23rd 12pm-3pm.

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Currents Thanksgiving Buffet

Currents Thanksgiving Buffet

on Thursday, 23 Nov, 2017 12:00 PM
at Hyatt Regency Sarasota
1000 Boulevard of the Arts, Sarasota, FL 34236

Currents Thanksgiving Buffet November 23, 2017 12pm-4pm

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Thanksgiving Day at Patrick's 1481

Thanksgiving Day at Patrick's 1481

on Thursday, 23 Nov, 2017 12:00 PM
at Patrick's 1481
1481 Main St, Sarasota, FL 34236

Thanksgiving Day at Patrick's 1481 Thanksgiving is a time to surround yourself with delicious food, dear friends and family. Avoid the mess and stress, let Patrick's serve you this delightful Classic Thanksgiving Dinner your family is sure to enjoy!

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Thanksgiving Dinner

Thanksgiving Dinner

on Thursday, 23 Nov, 2017 12:00 PM
at Boca Royale Golf and Country Club
1601 Englewood Rd, Englewood, FL 34223

Celebrate Thanksgiving in Englewood!

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Thanksgiving Dinner

Thanksgiving Dinner

on Thursday, 23 Nov, 2017 1:00 PM
at Bokeelia Church of God of Prophecy
15146 Stringfellow Road, Bokeelia, FL 33922

Please Come and Join us for Thanksgiving and enjoy dinner made by us!

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Thanksgiving Dinner at Artichoke and Company

Thanksgiving Dinner at Artichoke and Company

on Thursday, 23 Nov, 2017 1:30 PM
at Artichoke and Company
11920 Saradrienne Ln, Bonita Springs, FL 34135

Join us for Thanksgiving Dinner at our venue in Bonita Springs.

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Thanksgiving Happy Hour - ALL DAY

Thanksgiving Happy Hour - ALL DAY

on Thursday, 23 Nov, 2017 4:00 PM
at JDub's Brewing Company & Tap Room
1215 Mango Ave, Sarasota, FL 34237

Come in on Thanksgiving Day before or after your family dinner and enjoy $1 off drafts.

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Los Palominos 11/23

Los Palominos 11/23

on Thursday, 23 Nov, 2017 9:00 PM
at El Sombrero NightClub
1330 10th St E, Palmetto, FL 34221

Palominos thanksgiving bash!! Joined by Incadenable!!

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Black Friday Brunch in Southside Village

Black Friday Brunch in Southside Village

on Friday, 24 Nov, 2017 10:30 AM
at Libby's Cafe + Bar
1917 S Osprey Ave, Sarasota, FL 34239

With the hustle and bustle of Black Friday brings hunger! Whether you are up shopping at 2 am or simply enjoying your extra day off come on by Llibby's Cafe + Bar on Friday November 24th and enjoy our Brunch Menu. See our Brunch Buffet menu here: http://bit.ly/2zbadAR

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Downtown Sarasota Black Friday Brunch

Downtown Sarasota Black Friday Brunch

on Friday, 24 Nov, 2017 10:30 AM
at Louies Modern
1289 N Palm Ave., Sarasota, FL 34236

With the hustle and bustle of Black Friday brings hunger! Whether you are up shopping at 2 am or simply enjoying your extra day off come on by Louies Modern on Friday November 24th and enjoy our plentiful brunch buffet.

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MBG Black Friday Bourbon County Brew Fest!

MBG Black Friday Bourbon County Brew Fest!

on Friday, 24 Nov, 2017 11:00 AM
at Mandeville Beer Garden
428 N Lemon Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236

MBG BLACK FRIDAY BOURBON COUNTY BREW FEST!! Friday, November 24th from 11am-1am Goose Island Bourbon County ON DRAFT LIKE NEVER BEFORE!

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Black Friday Celtic Style

Black Friday Celtic Style

on Friday, 24 Nov, 2017 6:00 PM
at Naughty Monk Brewery
2507 Lakewood Ranch Blvd., Bradenton, FL 34211

Save some of your hard earned $$ on Black Friday and join the New World Celts at the Naughty Monk for some great Celtic fun.

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Shanti Gratitude Flow

Shanti Gratitude Flow

on Friday, 24 Nov, 2017 6:30 PM
at The Yoga Shack Sarasota
423 N Lemon Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236

You have more than enough, you are more than enough. Join us for a Gratitude Flow in our outdoor courtyard at the downtown yoga studio taught by Megan Metcalf and Alli Koski.

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STARDUST TURKEY ROLL

STARDUST TURKEY ROLL

on Friday, 24 Nov, 2017 7:30 PM
at Stardust Skate Center
2571 12th Street, Sarasota, FL 34237

Skate your TURKEY Off...at our annual TURKEY Skate Party at Stardust!

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Kellys Live at Sky Bar presents: Have Gun Will Travel, w Geri X

Kellys Live at Sky Bar presents: Have Gun Will Travel, w Geri X

on Friday, 24 Nov, 2017 9:30 PM
at Kellys Live at Sarasota Sky Bar
1927 Ringling Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34236

Just confirmed!! THANKSGIVING WEEKEND KELLYS LIVE AT SKY BAR PRESENTS: HAVE GUN WILL TRAVEL W SPECIAL GUEST GERI X.

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Punta Gorda's Great Tailgate

Punta Gorda's Great Tailgate

on Saturday, 25 Nov, 2017 11:00 AM
at City Marketplace Punta Gorda Fl
115 Tamiami Trail, Punta Gorda, FL 33953

Punta Gorda's LARGEST tailgate is coming on Nov. 25th for college football's Rivalry Weekend.

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Sarasota's Solutionary Health Festival

Sarasota's Solutionary Health Festival

on Saturday, 25 Nov, 2017 11:00 AM
at Oscar Scherer State Park
1843 South Tamiami Trail, Osprey, FL 34229

Be empowered at Sarasota's Solutionary Health Festival and learn to take control of your health! Be the solution for people, animals, and the environment!

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Santa Jaws

Santa Jaws

on Saturday, 25 Nov, 2017 12:00 PM
at Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium
1600 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota, FL 34236

Bring your camera and meet Santa's helper shark: Santa Jaws!

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73 Degree Flea Indie Market Launch

73 Degree Flea Indie Market Launch

on Saturday, 25 Nov, 2017 2:00 PM
at JDub's Brewing Company & Tap Room
1215 Mango Ave, Sarasota, FL 34237

Ditch the malls and show some love for local by shopping small this holiday season because Small Business Saturday just got a HUGE upgrade! Join us for our 73 Degree Flea Indie Market launch!

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Chakra Cleansing Sound Bath with Jillian

Chakra Cleansing Sound Bath with Jillian

on Saturday, 25 Nov, 2017 4:00 PM
at Wild Ginger Apothecary
6557 Superior Ave, Sarasota, FL 34231

Join Jillian for a Chakra Cleansing Sound Bath, each month at Wild Ginger Apothecary: Studio + Lounge. The perfect recovery from the busy Thanksgiving holiday! Sound, vibration, unquestionably affects us.

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A Very Grateful Thanksgiving ft. Ship of Fools

A Very Grateful Thanksgiving ft. Ship of Fools

on Saturday, 25 Nov, 2017 7:00 PM
at Darwin Brewing Company
803 17th Ave W, Bradenton, FL 34205

A few things to be grateful for this season!

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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

Skip the mall and enjoy the full holiday experience when you take your annual Santa photo at Serenbe.

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Downtown Sarasota Tree Lighting Celebration

Downtown Sarasota Tree Lighting Celebration

on Thursday, 30 Nov, 2017 6:00 PM
at The Coolinary
1331 1st St, Sarasota, FL 34236

Downtown Sarasota's Tree Lighting will take place at Five Points Park from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Enjoy refreshments and music and photos with Santa! Presented by the Sarasota Downtown Merchants Association

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SOLVE's 6th Annual Quarter Auction

SOLVE's 6th Annual Quarter Auction

on Thursday, 30 Nov, 2017 6:00 PM
at Enrichment Center at Renaissance On 9th
1816 9th St W, Bradenton, FL 34205

It's that most wonderful time of the year again and we are returning to the Renissance on 9th in Bradenton! SOLVE invites you to join us for our 6th Annual Quarter Auction Where Vegas Slots Meets BINGO!

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Wild Ginger Apothecary's 3 Year Anniversary Celebration

Wild Ginger Apothecary's 3 Year Anniversary Celebration

on Friday, 1 Dec, 2017 10:00 AM
at Wild Ginger Apothecary
6557 Superior Ave, Sarasota, FL 34231

Join us at Wild Ginger Apothecary for our 3 Year Anniversary Celebration on Friday December 1st! Appreciating our amazing customers and the fantastic community of friends that has formed around us here in Gulf Gate!

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2017 Bradenton Blues Festival Weekend

2017 Bradenton Blues Festival Weekend

on Friday, 1 Dec, 2017 6:00 PM
at Bradenton Riverwalk
101 Waterfront Drive, Bradenton, FL 34205

The Bradenton Blues Festival Weekend kicks off on Friday, Dec. 1, 2017, with a free "Blues Appetizer” Concert.

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Holiday Night on St. Armands

Holiday Night on St. Armands

on Friday, 1 Dec, 2017 6:00 PM
at St. Armand's Key
Sarasota, FL 34236

The event begins with a special performance at 5:30 pm to 6:00 pm. Join in with our annual Christmas Carol Sing-a-long beginning at 6:00 pm, followed by "Santa's Arrival” in his spectacular sleigh and our tree lighting ceremony.

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LWR Music on Main benefiting Wobbly Feet Foundation

LWR Music on Main benefiting Wobbly Feet Foundation

on Friday, 1 Dec, 2017 6:00 PM
at Lakewood Ranch Main Street
8100 Lakewood Main St, Bradenton, FL 34202

Lakewood Ranch Music on Main, a free, family friendly concert series and block party open to the public, taking place the 1st Friday of each month from 6 – 9 pm on LWR's Main Street!

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Jingle Bell Run Manasota

Jingle Bell Run Manasota

on Saturday, 2 Dec, 2017 7:30 AM
at Nathan Benderson Park
5851 Nathan Benderson Cir, Sarasota, FL 34235

Registration Opens at 7:30 a.m. Run Starts at 8:30 a.m. Be part of the largest holiday-themed 5K race series anywhere - and join the movement to conquer arthritis!

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Breakfast with Santa

Breakfast with Santa

on Saturday, 2 Dec, 2017 8:00 AM
at Venice YMCA
701 Center Road, Venice, FL 34285

Join the Venice YMCA for a pancake breakfast with Santa, hosted by the Sertoma Club of Venice. Enjoy the holiday fun and get your photo taken with the jolly old elf himself!

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CANDY CANE Scavenger HUNT

CANDY CANE Scavenger HUNT

on Saturday, 2 Dec, 2017 10:00 AM
at The Children's Garden and Art Center
1670 10th Way, Sarasota, FL 34236

The gnomes, fairies & elves are hiding lots of Candy Canes high and low in the garden for you to find. We will have a holiday inspired coloring station for the kids and a yummy bake sale with fresh coffee & hot chocolate available for sale.

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Selfies with Santa

Selfies with Santa

on Saturday, 2 Dec, 2017 10:00 AM
at Children's World & Children's World Uniform Supply
4525 Bee Ridge Road, Sarasota, FL 34233

Take pictures with Santa!

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Siesta Beach Seafood & Music Festival

Siesta Beach Seafood & Music Festival

on Saturday, 2 Dec, 2017 10:00 AM
at Sarasota Seafood & Music Festival
948 Beach Road, Sarasota FL 34239, Siesta Key, FL 34242

At Siesta Key Seafood & Music Festival, hungry festival-goers will flock to enjoy a delicious array of seafood ranging from Cajun-style crawfish to raw bars. Over the course of two days, thousands will flock to what TripAdvisor named the best beach in the U.S., Siesta

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Siesta Key Seafood and Music Festival

Siesta Key Seafood and Music Festival

on Saturday, 2 Dec, 2017 10:00 AM
at Siesta Key Beach
946 Beach Rd, Siesta Key, FL 34242

Siesta Key main beach. Lots of fantastic fresh seafood and loads of music for all fans! Come on out and kick off this years Paragon Events Seafood and Music venues

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Entre Nous Holiday Tour of Homes

Entre Nous Holiday Tour of Homes

on Saturday, 2 Dec, 2017 11:00 AM
at Cortez
10224 46th Ave West, Bradenton, FL 34210

This year we plan to show four beautifully decorated homes for the holidays in Bradenton and Palmetto for the community to enjoy, plus local crafts for purchase at Elf Alley, and delicious treats and lunch at the Sweet Shoppe.

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Lovelight Yoga Experience

Lovelight Yoga Experience

on Saturday, 2 Dec, 2017 2:00 PM
at Garden of the Heart Yoga Center
2888 Ringling Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34237

The Lovelight Yoga Experience is a celebration of spirit, practice and community. Featuring an 8 hour ride of yoga classes, activities, non-stop music, kirtan groups, flow artists, meditation, dance, DJ's, workshops, and family fun, the Lovelight Yoga Experience is hig

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Twinkle & Rock Soul Radio

Twinkle & Rock Soul Radio

on Saturday, 2 Dec, 2017 4:30 PM
at Sarasota Seafood & Music Festival
948 Beach Road, Sarasota FL 34239, Siesta Key, FL 34242

Join us for great food, music and drinks at the 2nd Annual Siesta Beach Seafood & Music Festival in Siesta Key on December 2-3, 2017. The event will again combine mouth-watering foods and drinks with outstanding musical performances by local and regional musicians in

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Christmas Light Canal Cruises

Christmas Light Canal Cruises

on Saturday, 2 Dec, 2017 6:00 PM
at King Fisher Fleet
1200 W Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda, FL 33950

These popular, family-oriented one-hour cruises tour the residential canals to view Christmas lights, displays and decorations on homes, boats, seawalls and docks.

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Holiday Event at Babcock Ranch

Holiday Event at Babcock Ranch

on Saturday, 2 Dec, 2017 6:30 PM
at Babcock Ranch
42850 Crescent Loop, Punta Gorda, FL 33982

Kick off the holiday season at our first Holiday Event at Babcock Ranch. There will be a tree-lighting ceremony with local chorus groups, Clydesdale horses, and photo opportunities with Santa Claus himself!

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22nd Annual Sarasota Holiday Parade

22nd Annual Sarasota Holiday Parade

on Saturday, 2 Dec, 2017 7:00 PM
at Downtown Sarasota
801 Gulf Stream, Sarasota, FL 34236

Celebrating Sarasota's Circus Heritage! Join thousands of spectators along Main Street in downtown Sarasota. The parade route is from 301/Washington Blvd to Gulfstream Ave.

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Bradenton Blues Festival

Bradenton Blues Festival

on Saturday, 2 Dec, 2017 7:00 PM
at Bradenton Riverwalk
101 Waterfront Drive, Bradenton, FL 34205

Multiple Grammy & WC Handy Award winner Joe Louis Walker is one of the most heralded blues artists of our time. Walker has recorded with BB King, James Cotton, Bonnie Raitt, Taj Mahal, Branford Marsalis and Ike Turner.

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Sand Drags at FTT

Sand Drags at FTT

on Saturday, 2 Dec, 2017 7:00 PM
at Florida Tracks and Trails
39450 Bermont Rd, Punta Gorda, FL 33982

Sand Drags at Florida Tracks and Trails Professional lights, timers and printer. DECEMBER 2nd at 7pm Spectators $15 (kids under 10 are free)

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Bert's Harley Hearts Toy Run

Bert's Harley Hearts Toy Run

on Sunday, 3 Dec, 2017 7:00 AM
at Bert's Black Widow Harley-Davidson
2224 El Jobean Rd, Port Charlotte, FL 33948

Join Bert in this years Bert's Barracuda Harley's for Hearts Toy Run to Benefit Athletes for Hearts. We have teamed up with our sister store for a charity run you won't want to miss!

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Yoga at Nathan Benderson Park

Yoga at Nathan Benderson Park

on Sunday, 3 Dec, 2017 10:00 AM
at Nathan Benderson Park
5851 Nathan Benderson Cir, Sarasota, FL 34235

Join us on December 3rd, at 10am for Yoga in the Park Nathan Benderson Park lead by The Yoga Shack Florida!

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Sensitive Santa

Sensitive Santa

on Sunday, 3 Dec, 2017 6:00 PM
at The Mall at University Town Center
140 University Town Center Dr, Sarasota, FL 34243

Join us for a sensory-friendly Santa Meet & Greet, personalized for children on the autism spectrum.

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Grand Opening of The Market at Lakewood Ranch

Grand Opening of The Market at Lakewood Ranch

on Wednesday, 6 Dec, 2017 3:00 PM
at Sarasota Polo Club
8201 Polo Club Ln, Sarasota, FL 34240

Join us for the grand opening of The Market at Lakewood Ranch! Shop local vendors, partake in fitness demos by the YMCA, culinary demos, fun for the kids, live music and so much more!

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Christmas Walk

Christmas Walk

on Thursday, 7 Dec, 2017 5:00 PM
at Venice MainStreet, Inc.
101 W Venice Ave, Ste 23, Venice, FL 34285

Stroll the avenues of Historic Downtown Venice in holiday merriment. Make an evening of it by shopping the stores and dining at one of the many restaurants. Stores will be open un 8pm with sales and goodies galore.

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North Pole Express

North Pole Express

on Thursday, 7 Dec, 2017 5:30 PM
at Florida Railroad Museum
12210 83rd St East, Parrish, FL 34219

See North Pole Express at the Florida Railroad Museum

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The Legendary D.R.I returns to Kellys Live w Kaustik, Kill the Addict, A.S.

The Legendary D.R.I returns to Kellys Live w Kaustik, Kill the Addict, A.S.

on Thursday, 7 Dec, 2017 6:00 PM
at Kellys Live at Sarasota Sky Bar
1927 Ringling Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34236

The Legendary D.R.I. returns to Sarasota! THURSDAY DEC 7TH ADVANCE TICKETS $12 $15 DAY OF SHOW.

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The Living Nativity

The Living Nativity

on Thursday, 7 Dec, 2017 7:30 PM
at The Tabernacle Church
4141 Desoto Rd, Sarasota, FL 34235

Step back in time and experience the story of the first Christmas. Walk through Bethlehem and enjoy Manasota's favorite holiday tradition. Features flying angels, live animals, music and treats the entire family will enjoy! Admission is free.

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2017 Cause4Fashion: Season of Hope

2017 Cause4Fashion: Season of Hope

on Friday, 8 Dec, 2017 11:15 AM
at Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
777 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34236

Join us for a fabulous luncheon and fashion show to benefit Neuro Challenge Foundation for Parkinson's. All models are local Parkinson's fighters. This event always sells out, so please purchase your tickets early!

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Southside Village Holiday Stroll

Southside Village Holiday Stroll

on Friday, 8 Dec, 2017 5:00 PM
at Southside Village Life
-, Sarasota, FL 34239

Enjoy the exciting snow slide, snow machines, a climbing wall and trampoline and more... The Music Compound will host a Holiday Concert, and Santa will greet the little ones.

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41st Annual Sandy Claws Beach Run

41st Annual Sandy Claws Beach Run

on Saturday, 9 Dec, 2017 7:00 AM
at Siesta Key Beach
946 Beach Rd, Siesta Key, FL 34242

The 41st Annual Sandy Claws Beach Run 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run takes place on Saturday, Dec. 9 on beautiful Siesta Beach, #1 beach in the USA!

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Jingle Bell 5K & 10K

Jingle Bell 5K & 10K

on Saturday, 9 Dec, 2017 7:00 AM
at Babcock Ranch
42850 Crescent Loop, Punta Gorda, FL 33982

Run through the finish line and finish in Founders Square, next to Lake Babcock and our beautiful Band Shell. Live music, food, and drinks at the finish line.

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A Night Before Christmas

A Night Before Christmas

on Saturday, 9 Dec, 2017 10:00 AM
at GT Bray Park
5502 33rd Avenue Drive West, Bradenton, FL 34209

Get ready for family fun at the annual Night Before Christmas event at GT Bray! Santa will be visiting the park to meet with all the children. The event will include face painting, bounce house, snow, hayrides, and much more.

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Anna Maria Island Privateers Christmas Parade

Anna Maria Island Privateers Christmas Parade

on Saturday, 9 Dec, 2017 10:00 AM
at Bayfront Park
316 N Bay Blvd, Anna Maria, FL 34216

This free parade will go the entire length of the island. Santa will board the Privateers' Flagship "Skullywag” at Conquina Beach for all the kids to sit on Santa's Lap.

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Atomic Holiday Bazaar - Saturday Event Page Ya'all

Atomic Holiday Bazaar - Saturday Event Page Ya'all

on Saturday, 9 Dec, 2017 12:00 PM
at Atomic Holiday Bazaar
SRQ Municipal Auditorium - 801 North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34236

Atomic Holiday Bazaar, Sarasota, Florida's first and only indie-craft fair! Season 12 at the Sarasota Municipal Auditorium, Bay Front Room and Plaza De Santo Domingo Street

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Holiday Wine Tasting & Toy Drive

Holiday Wine Tasting & Toy Drive

on Saturday, 9 Dec, 2017 2:00 PM
at Michael's Wine Cellar
1283 S Tamiami Trail | Midtown Plaza, Sarasota, FL 34239

Please join us on Saturday, December 9, 2017, 2-4 p.m., to taste dozens of international, boutique wines at this casual, walk-about wine tasting at Michael's Wine Cellar.

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1 Year AnniBEERsary Beer Fest

1 Year AnniBEERsary Beer Fest

on Saturday, 9 Dec, 2017 3:00 PM
at 3 Keys Brewing & Eatery
2505 Manatee Ave E, Bradenton, FL 34208

We are celebrating our first year in business by throwing an awesome beer fest with some of our favorite local craft breweries! We'll have great beer, music, food and of course indoor plumbing and air conditioning! Each attendee will receive a commemorative beer samplin

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NBP Community Movie Night - Beauty and the Beast

NBP Community Movie Night - Beauty and the Beast

on Saturday, 9 Dec, 2017 4:00 PM
at Nathan Benderson Park
5851 Nathan Benderson Cir, Sarasota, FL 34235

Join us and Sarasota Film Festival for a free screening of Disney's new Beauty and the Beast at NBP's rescheduled Movie in the Park! The event will be held on Regatta Island, make sure to bring your lawn chairs and blankets!

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Venice Holiday Tree Lighting

Venice Holiday Tree Lighting

on Saturday, 9 Dec, 2017 5:00 PM
at West Blalock Park
401-499 Pensacola Road, Venice, FL 34285

Join for the Annual Holiday Tree Lighting ceremony, Saturday, December 9th, 5-7pm. Venice Area Beautification invites you enjoy a free celebration of music, lights, and community spirit!

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Santa's Candy Land

Santa's Candy Land

on Saturday, 9 Dec, 2017 5:30 PM
at Port Charlotte Beach Park
4500 Harbor Boulevard, Port Charlotte, FL 33952

Come enjoy beautiful holiday decorations, music, game activities for the kids, and movies outside on the deck! Lots of treats & prizes! Have your camera ready for lots of photo ops incluing one with a Classic Santa!

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2017 Manatee River Holiday Boat Parade

2017 Manatee River Holiday Boat Parade

on Saturday, 9 Dec, 2017 6:00 PM
at Pier 22 Restaurant - Patio - Ballroom
1200 1st Ave W, Bradenton, FL 34205

Mark you calendars for the 2017 Manatee River Holiday Boat Parade!

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32nd Annual Holiday Boat Parade of Lights

32nd Annual Holiday Boat Parade of Lights

on Saturday, 9 Dec, 2017 6:00 PM
at Marina Jack
2 Marina Plz, Sarasota, FL 34236

The 32nd Annual Sarasota Holiday Boat Parade of Lights will be held on Saturday December 9, 2017 beginning at 6:00 p.m. The best areas for viewing are Marina Jack Restaurant, Bayfront Park, City Island and Centennial Park.

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Holidays Around The Ranch

Holidays Around The Ranch

on Saturday, 9 Dec, 2017 6:00 PM
at Lakewood Ranch
8100 Lakewood Main Street, Lakewood Ranch, Fl 34202

Annual holiday sensation of magical charm for all to enjoy and is FREE to attend! Children and adults alike will stand in awe at the sight of Santa Claus as he makes his grand entry in his beautiful horse drawn carriage.

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Sarasota Boat Parade 2017! - Featuring MarineMax Sarasota

Sarasota Boat Parade 2017! - Featuring MarineMax Sarasota

on Saturday, 9 Dec, 2017 6:00 PM
at MarineMax Sarasota
1601 Ken Thompson Pkwy, Sarasota, FL 34236

Join MarineMax Sarasota in the Annual Sarasota Christmas Boat Parade of Lights is another popular "must do" on my Escape to Sarasota December Sarasota Events page.

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Sarasota Christmas Glow Run 5k

Sarasota Christmas Glow Run 5k

on Saturday, 9 Dec, 2017 6:00 PM
at Nathan Benderson Park
5851 Nathan Benderson Cir, Sarasota, FL 34235

Elite Events is excited to announce the BRAND NEW Sarasota Christmas Glow Run 5k at the beautiful Nathan Benderson Park!

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Tree Lighting & Poinsettia Festival

Tree Lighting & Poinsettia Festival

on Saturday, 9 Dec, 2017 6:00 PM
at North Port City Hall
4970 City Hall Blvd, North Port, FL 34286

Celebrate the holidays in North Port on Saturday, December 9, 2017. The City of North Port will be hosting two signature holiday events – the annual Poinsettia Parade and the annual Tree Lighting & Poinsettia Festival – on one single day this year.

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Ugly Sweater Crawl - Sarasota

Ugly Sweater Crawl - Sarasota

on Saturday, 9 Dec, 2017 6:00 PM
at Old School Bar & Grill Sarasota,FL
1991 Main St, Sarasota, FL 34236

The 2nd annual Ugly Sweater Bar Crawl is here and we want the city of Sarasota to join in on the fun. Get that Goodwill sweater, find those tacky holiday pants, and get ready to jingle bell ROCK!

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Manatee River Boat Parade Viewing Party & Buffet

Manatee River Boat Parade Viewing Party & Buffet

on Saturday, 9 Dec, 2017 6:30 PM
at Pier 22 Restaurant - Patio - Ballroom
1200 1st Ave W, Bradenton, FL 34205

Don't miss the kickoff event of the holiday season; the Manatee River Holiday Boat Parade is back! The parade takes place Saturday evening, Dec. 9, 2017, starting at dusk, and makes several stops along the river including in front of the PIER 22 terrace

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Oddity Tattoo and Arts Presents Under the Florida Sun

Oddity Tattoo and Arts Presents Under the Florida Sun

on Saturday, 9 Dec, 2017 7:00 PM
at Oddity Tattoo Studio and Gallery
1778 Main St, Sarasota, FL 34236

An Oddity Tattoo and Arts event benefiting the Child Protection Center, Inc. (CPC) On Saturday Dec 9th 2017 at 7pm Oddity Tattoo and Arts on Main Street in downtown Sarasota will be hosting the opening reception for "Everything under the Florida Sun”.

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The Nutcracker

The Nutcracker

on Saturday, 9 Dec, 2017 7:00 PM
at Venice Performing Arts Center
1 Indian Ave, Venice, FL 34285

Each year, students from the Sarasota Cuban Ballet School perform the World-Famous Nutcracker, and we are excited to be bringing them to the VPAC and to Venice for the first time! This holiday classic is conceived and choreographed by the school's artistic directors Ari

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Florida West Coast Half Marathon & 5k

Florida West Coast Half Marathon & 5k

on Sunday, 10 Dec, 2017 7:00 AM
at Nathan Benderson Park
5851 Nathan Benderson Cir, Sarasota, FL 34235

Elite Events presents the Florida West Coast Half Marathon and 5k at Nathan Benderson Park. ​ The scenic course takes runners through and around the University Town Center area with nearly constant water views.

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Atomic Holiday Bazaar - Sunday Event Page Ya'all

Atomic Holiday Bazaar - Sunday Event Page Ya'all

on Sunday, 10 Dec, 2017 12:00 PM
at Atomic Holiday Bazaar
SRQ Municipal Auditorium - 801 North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34236

Atomic Holiday Bazaar, Sarasota, Florida's first and only indie-craft fair! Season 12 at the Sarasota Municipal Auditorium, Bay Front Room and Plaza De Santo Domingo Street

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Santa's Cookie & Cocoa Party

Santa's Cookie & Cocoa Party

on Sunday, 10 Dec, 2017 6:00 PM
at The Mall at University Town Center
140 University Town Center Dr, Sarasota, FL 34243

RSVPing for this event is now CLOSED. Any guests who continue to select "Going" will not receive an admission pass for the event. Only the first 150 RSVP families will receive the passes for the event. Passes will be sent out this week.

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98* At Christmas

98* At Christmas

on Monday, 11 Dec, 2017 8:00 PM
at Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
777 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34236

98° is bringing the Van Wezel a little extra warmth this holiday season!

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Patrick's Celebrates 32 Years

Patrick's Celebrates 32 Years

on Tuesday, 12 Dec, 2017 5:00 PM
at Patrick's 1481
1481 Main St, Sarasota, FL 34236

It's the people, residents and tourist that make this possible, 32 years of serving the Sarasota community!

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Girls Night Out, The Show at Kelly's Live (Sarasota, FL)

Girls Night Out, The Show at Kelly's Live (Sarasota, FL)

on Tuesday, 12 Dec, 2017 8:00 PM
at Kellys Live at Sarasota Sky Bar
1927 Ringling Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34236

See Girls Night Out: The Show at Kelly's Live

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Art & Nature Community Night: Dream or Reality

Art & Nature Community Night: Dream or Reality

on Wednesday, 13 Dec, 2017 6:00 PM
at Shangri-La Springs
27750 Old 41 Rd, Bonita Springs, FL 34135

Shangri-La Springs is pleased to reintroduce Art & Nature Night Community on Wednesday, Dec. 13 from 6-9 p.m.

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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

It's (almost!) the most wonderful – and sparkling – time of the year already! Michael is pleased to announce our annual Holiday Champagne Tasting!

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Fishing Workshop

Fishing Workshop

on Wednesday, 13 Dec, 2017 6:30 PM
at BigToy
100 Center Rd, Venice, FL 34285

RESERVATIONS CLOSED! We hit our maximum amount of people.

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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

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

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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

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

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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

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

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5th Annual Men Whiskey Watches & Wheels

5th Annual Men Whiskey Watches & Wheels

on Friday, 15 Dec, 2017 6:00 PM
at The Child Protection Center
Main Office: 720 S Orange Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236

Men, Whiskey, Watches & Wheels features whiskey tasting from select distillers, an assortment of fine luxury watches, premium cigars, a live and silent auction, and casino-style games, along with networking with the area's business community.

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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

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!

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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

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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Bryant Myers Dec 15th

Bryant Myers Dec 15th

on Friday, 15 Dec, 2017 9:00 PM
at El Sombrero NightClub
1330 10th St E, Palmetto, FL 34221

See Bryant Myers Live in Palmetto!

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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

Attention: The Tiny Hands Foundation is seeking donations, sponsors, and volunteers to assist our foundation in achieving this year's goal. All Ages welcome!

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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

Parents, come with a camera for great seasonal photo opportunities. Kids, be ready for fun crafts, games, and activities!

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Main Street Live Street Party in Downtown Bradenton

Main Street Live Street Party in Downtown Bradenton

on Saturday, 16 Dec, 2017 6:00 PM
at Old Main Street Downtown Bradenton
420 12th St W, Bradenton, FL 34205

Old Main Street (12th Street West) between Manatee and 3rd avenues is closed to vehicular traffic as vendors and awesome local food trucks line the streets and live music plays throughout the night. The music kicks off at 6 p.m. until 10 pm

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Rittz, Sam Lachow at Old School Bar and Grill

Rittz, Sam Lachow at Old School Bar and Grill

on Saturday, 16 Dec, 2017 8:00 PM
at Old School Bar & Grill Sarasota,FL
1991 Main St, Sarasota, FL 34236

Rittz, Sam Lachow at Old School Bar and Grill

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A Good Day To Die, Sister KillCycle, Chlover, WARLAB

A Good Day To Die, Sister KillCycle, Chlover, WARLAB

on Saturday, 16 Dec, 2017 9:00 PM
at Kellys Live at Sarasota Sky Bar
1927 Ringling Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34236

Its on Booking and Kellys Live at Skybar Presents A Good Day to Play Slipknot Covers.. With Performances by a Good Day to Die, Sister Killcycle, Chlover, and Warlab.

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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

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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