Christmas Bradenton & Sarasota Florida 2018 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 2018

Holiday Bradenton Shabby Chic Vintage Market & Artisan Day

Holiday Bradenton Shabby Chic Vintage Market & Artisan Day

on Saturday, 1 Dec, 10:00 AM
at Bradenton Area Convention Center
1 Haben Blvd, Palmetto, FL 34221
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Shabby Chic Vintage Market and Artisan Day events are growing fast and have become one of the most unique shopping events in Tampa Bay.

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Mote's Islamorada Ocean Fest

Mote's Islamorada Ocean Fest

on Saturday, 1 Dec, 11:00 AM
at Founders Park
87000 Overseas Hwy, Islamorada, FL 33036
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Underwater and outdoor enthusiasts, eco­-travelers and families are encouraged to celebrate Florida's marine environment at Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium's Inaugural Islamorada Ocean Fest: A Community Celebration!

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The Sandy Claws Beach Run 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run

The Sandy Claws Beach Run 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run

on Saturday, 8 Dec, 7:00 AM
at Siesta Beach Park
948 Beach Rd, Siesta Key, FL 34242
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The 42nd Annual Sandy Claws Beach Run 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run takes place Saturday, Dec. 8 on beautiful Siesta Beach, #1 beach in the USA!

33rd Annual Sarasota Holiday Boat Parade of Lights

33rd Annual Sarasota Holiday Boat Parade of Lights

on Saturday, 8 Dec, 6:00 PM
at Marina Jack
2 Marina Plz, Sarasota, FL 34236
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The 33rd Annual Sarasota Holiday Boat Parade of Lights will be held on Saturday December 08, 2018 beginning at 6:00 p.m. The best areas for viewing are Marina Jack Restaurant, Bay front Park, City Island and Centennial Park.

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Victorian Winters at Sarasota Ballet
on Friday, 14 Dec, 7:30 PM
at Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall Find Tickets
777 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34236
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The winter production, Program 3 of The Sarasota Ballet’s upcoming Season, sees three incredible masterpieces by Sir Frederick Ashton and George Balanchine performed at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall

Tampa's Masquerade Bar Crawl
on Saturday, 29 Dec, 3:00 PM
at Franklin Manor Find Tickets
912 N Franklin St., Tampa, FL 33602
Attending interested

So, it's December 29th and you don't have a date for New Year's Eve. Or maybe you want to start the 2019 celebrations early. Or maybe you just want to meet fun people on a guided Crawl that delivers maximum enjoyment.

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Walk through the Christmas Story
on Thursday, 13 Dec, 6:00 PM
at Liberty Baptist Church
4249 Bahia Vista St, Sarasota, FL 34232
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It's their 2nd Annual outside guided tour "Walk through the Christmas Story" featuring 12 sets with 65 fully costumed actors.

Comedian Sam Morril live at Off the Hook Comedy Club
on Thursday, 13 Dec, 7:00 PM
at Off the Hook Comedy Club Find Tickets
10045 Gulf Center Dr., Fort Myers, FL 33913
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December 13 - December 16

The Living Nativity
on Thursday, 13 Dec, 7:30 PM
at The Tabernacle Church
4141 Desoto Rd, Sarasota, FL 34235
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Step back in time and experience the story of the first Christmas as The Tabernacle Church presents The Living Nativity. Walk through "Bethlehem" and enjoy this favorite holiday tradition.

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Game Show Trivolution
on Friday, 14 Dec, 12:00 PM
at Michael's On East
1212 East Ave. South, Sarasota, FL 34239
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Game Show Trivolution produces LIVE TRIVIA SHOWS in Sarasota, Bradenton, Lakewood Ranch, Ellenton and other Florida locations. If you want to see their show then be there on time!

Country Christmas
on Friday, 14 Dec, 2:00 PM
at Hunsader Farms
5500 COUNTY ROAD 675, Bradenton, FL 34211
Attending interested

2018 Dates December 14, 15, 16 & 21, 22, 23 6pm-10pm Parking - Free | Admission - $10 | Kids 5 and under - Free *CASH ONLY*

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Annual Holiday Lights Spectacular Celebration
on Friday, 14 Dec, 6:00 PM
at Sarasota Jungle Gardens
3701 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota, FL 34234
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See the twinkle of thousands of lights decorating the pathways and surroundings of Sarasota Jungle Gardens for their annual "Holiday Lights Spectacular" Celebration.

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Holidays Around The Ranch
on Friday, 14 Dec, 6:00 PM
at Lakewood Ranch_oldbiz
8100 Lakewood Main Street, Lakewood Ranch, Fl 34202
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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.

Breakfast With Santa At The GROVE Ballroom!
on Saturday, 15 Dec, 8:30 AM
at GROVE
10670 Boardwalk Loop, Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202
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Meet jolly old Saint Nicholas himself while indulging on a delicious breakfast buffet created by our onsite culinary team! Snap photos with Santa, get creative at our arts and crafts table and be merry with friends and family all while enjoying an elegant

A Night Before Christmas
on Saturday, 15 Dec, 10:00 AM
at GT Bray Park
5502 33rd Avenue Drive West, Bradenton, FL 34209
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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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It's breakfast with Santa!
on Saturday, 15 Dec, 10:00 AM
at Newtown Estates Park
2800 Newtown Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34234
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It's for kids up to age 12 to enjoy breakfast with Mr. Claus and receive a free gift, too.

Reindeer Round-Up
on Saturday, 15 Dec, 10:00 AM
at Broach School
2615 26th St W, Bradenton, FL 34205
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Kids can purchase a $5.00 wristband and play on our inflatables, test their skill at our carnival games. Parents can purchase a ticket for our hourly drawings and also pick up information from area resources.

Cookies with Santa!
on Saturday, 15 Dec, 3:00 PM
at Music Compound
1751 Cattlemen Rd, Sarasota, FL 34232
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Save the Date! Santa is coming to Fanciful Photography. You don’t want to miss this. Santa will be coming to Space is VERY limited.

18th Annual Santa Pub Crawl
on Saturday, 15 Dec, 6:00 PM
at The Honey Pot Find Tickets
1507 E 7th Ave., Tampa, FL 33605
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We take over each bar as a HUGE group so you will be safe, secure and happy with numerous friends of like minded cheer! Your entry fee goes to Meals on Wheels of Tampa, new unwrapped toy donation will go to Toys for Tots.

A Christmas Carol
on Sunday, 16 Dec, 6:00 PM
at Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
777 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34236
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Woven throughout Charles Dickens’ classic tale are beautiful new arrangements and moving renditions of holiday songs.

Music of the Season and The 27th Annual First Church Christmas Gala and Carol Sing
on Sunday, 16 Dec, 7:00 PM
at First United Methodist Church
104 S Pineapple Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236
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The First Church Singers join in a stirring collaboration with the Anna Maria Island Concert Chorus and Orchestra (AMICCO) to perform the popular Christmas portion of Handel’s Messiah and The Many Moods of Christmas by Robert Russell Bennett.

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Sounds of the Season
on 2:00 PM
at Charlotte Performing Arts Center Find Tickets
701 Carmalita Street, Punta Gorda, FL 33950
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Join the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra as they celebrate the holiday season. (941) 205-5996

Celtic Thunder
on Tuesday, 18 Dec, 7:30 PM
at Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall Find Tickets
777 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34236
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To provide a quality home for other local cultural organizations that present their programs here.

Christmas Candles
on Wednesday, 19 Dec, 10:00 AM
at Selby Gardens - Marie Selby Botanical Gardens
811 S Palm Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236
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Learn how to make a massage candle with skin friendly soy wax; a hot apple cider scented candle; and a holiday scented candle tart to use with your candle warmer to create a festive mood. These soy candles are perfect to keep or give as gifts.

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Beach Club Siesta Key Ugly Christmas Sweater Party
on Wednesday, 19 Dec, 5:00 PM
at Beach Club Siesta Key - 1947
5151 Ocean Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34242
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UGLY SWEATER PARTY!!!! 5-11 p.m., Wednesday, December 19

The Sound of Music
on Wednesday, 19 Dec, 7:30 PM
at Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall Find Tickets
777 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34236
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THE SOUND OF MUSIC features music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse, suggested by “The Trapp Family Singers” by Maria Augusta Trapp.

Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker
on Friday, 21 Dec, 7:00 PM
at Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
777 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34236
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Christmas is coming and so is the one and only Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker.

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
on Saturday, 22 Dec, 6:30 PM
at Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall Find Tickets
777 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34236
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To present a broad spectrum of the world's finest performing artists in order to meet the diverse cultural needs of all of Southwest Florida's residents and visitors. There's music which feels your ear good to hear. Nice events! Be there!

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Annual Ugly Christmas Party
on Saturday, 22 Dec, 7:00 PM
at The Showfolks Of Sarasota
5204 N. Lockwood Ridge Rd, Sarasota, FL 34234
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Join this Ugly Christmas Sweater Party for a fun night of celebration!

Christmas on Main
on Sunday, 23 Dec, 6:00 PM
at Lakewood Ranch Main Street
8100 Lakewood Main St, Bradenton, FL 34202
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Family friendly, Christmas event in Lakewood Ranch. Free activities for the whole family! An annual tradition not to be missed.

Lights in Bloom
on Sunday, 23 Dec, 6:00 PM
at Selby Gardens - Marie Selby Botanical Gardens Find Tickets
811 S Palm Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236
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Grilled foods will be available for purchase from the Michael’s on East grill including cash bar. The venue will also be open with its full menu. Lights In Bloom has become a tradition for residents and visitors to celebrate the holiday season.

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CHRISTMAS DINING AT PIER 22
on Tuesday, 25 Dec, 11:00 AM
at Pier 22 Restaurant - Patio - Ballroom Find Tickets
1200 1st Ave W, Bradenton, FL 34205
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PIER 22, Bradenton’s landmark restaurant, is open for Christmas Day. Reservations are strongly encouraged and books are now open!

Christmas Day Dinner
on Tuesday, 25 Dec, 5:00 PM
at Hotel Indigo Sarasota
1223 Boulevard of The Arts, Sarasota, FL 34236
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Join us on Dec. 25, 2018, from 5 to 9 p.m. for the most wonderful meal of the year at H2O Bistro!

On Your Feet!
on Wednesday, 26 Dec, 7:30 PM
at Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall Find Tickets
777 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34236
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ON YOUR FEET! takes you behind the music and inside the real story of this record-making and groundbreaking couple who, in the face of adversity, found a way to end up on their feet.

Big Top Holiday
on Thursday, 27 Dec, 8:00 PM
at Nathan Benderson Park
5851 Nathan Benderson Cir, Sarasota, FL 34235
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Students ages 8-18 dazzle audiences as they flip, fly and soar in this annual holiday production. This year's show is under the Big Top at Nathan Benderson Park, I-75 exit 213, University Parkway.

Tampa's Masquerade Bar Crawl

Tampa's Masquerade Bar Crawl

on Saturday, 29 Dec, 3:00 PM
at Franklin Manor Find Tickets
912 N Franklin St., Tampa, FL 33602
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So, it's December 29th and you don't have a date for New Year's Eve. Or maybe you want to start the 2019 celebrations early. Or maybe you just want to meet fun people on a guided Crawl that delivers maximum enjoyment.

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Buy A Christmas Tree Locally

Buy A Christmas Tree Locally

on Friday, 23 Nov, 9:00 AM
at Southwest Florida Christmas Trees
4631 Bee Ridge Road, Sarasota, FL 34233
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Where to Buy our Amazing Trees. We have locations in Southwest Florida to serve you.

Black Violin

Black Violin

on Tuesday, 27 Nov, 7:30 PM
at Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
777 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34236
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Black Violin is an American hip hop duo from Florida comprising two classically trained string instrumentalists. They will be performing soon to Sarasota. Buy Tickets. 100% Buyer Guarantee. Don't miss their performances. Be there on time!

November One Charlotte System Training

November One Charlotte System Training

on Wednesday, 28 Nov, 9:00 AM
at Charlotte Community Foundation
227 Sullivan Street, Punta Gorda, FL 33950
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This training will encompass the tools available to prevent and end homelessness in Charlotte County. 

DINNER SERIES Masterworks Dinner

DINNER SERIES Masterworks Dinner

on Wednesday, 28 Nov, 6:00 PM
at Beatrice Friedman Symphony Center, Sarasota
709 N Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34236
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November 28, 2018 Wednesday | 6:00pm | Holley Hall Catered by Michael’s On East $175 per person Cocktail Attire RSVP by November 14, 2018

Jim Brickman

Jim Brickman

on Wednesday, 28 Nov, 7:30 PM
at Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
777 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34236
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Jim Brickman is an American songwriter and pianist of pop music, as well as a radio show host. He is coming to Sarasota and will be performing to

Sustainable Communities Workshop Registration: Nov. 29, 2018

Sustainable Communities Workshop Registration: Nov. 29, 2018

on Thursday, 29 Nov, 8:00 AM
at Girl Scouts Event and Conference Center
4740 Cattlemen Rd, Sarasota, FL 34233
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Sustainable Communities Workshop Registration: Nov. 29, 2018 by UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County

Deck the Halls at Ca' d'Zan

Deck the Halls at Ca' d'Zan

on Thursday, 29 Nov, 5:00 PM
at Ca' d'Zan
5401 Bay Shore Rd, Sarasota, FL 34234
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It's your chance to enjoy "Deck the Halls at Ca' d'Zan" on the grounds of the Ringling Museum. The mansion is all decked out for the holiday season including a 10' tall tree during extended hours.

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Downtown Sarasota Tree Lighting Celebration

Downtown Sarasota Tree Lighting Celebration

on Thursday, 29 Nov, 6:00 PM
at Five Points Park
1 Central Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236
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Downtown Sarasota's Tree Lighting will take place at Five Points Park from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 pm.

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Tree Lighting Downtown Sarasota 2018

Tree Lighting Downtown Sarasota 2018

on Thursday, 29 Nov, 6:00 PM
at Five Points Park
1 Central Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236
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Sarasota Downtown Merchants will once again host their annual tree lighting! Santa and refreshments, Christmas music and tree lighting all begin at 6p at Five Points park!

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Sarasota Art & Handmade Home Show

Sarasota Art & Handmade Home Show

on Friday, 30 Nov, 10:00 AM
at Sarasota County Fairgrounds & Robarts Arena
3000 Ringling Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34237
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We’re thrilled to announce our new name. Introducing the Sarasota Art & Handmade Home Show!

10th Annual Gingerbread House Festival

10th Annual Gingerbread House Festival

on Friday, 30 Nov, 4:00 PM
at The Mall at UTC
140 University Town Center Dr, Sarasota, FL 34243
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Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida is excited to announce our 2018 Gingerbread Festival. We hope you’ll join us, either as a participant or visitor, as this unique, family-friendly event.

Viva Italia

Viva Italia

on Friday, 30 Nov, 6:00 PM
at Michael's On East
1212 East Ave. South, Sarasota, FL 34239
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Organizers are expecting a full house and, based on last year’s attendance numbers, are urging guests to get their tickets before the event sells out.

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JINGLE & JOG 2018

JINGLE & JOG 2018

on Saturday, 1 Dec, 7:00 AM
at Haven Campus
4405 Desoto Rd, Sarasota, FL 34235
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The Haven’s Jingle and Jog 5k Run/Walk is turning 21! From our humble beginnings in 1997 with a little over 200 runners, the Jingle & Jog 5k has been a festive marquee event in the Sarasota community for two decades.

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Breakfast with Santa at Applebee’s

on 8:00 AM
at Applebee's On Main
1991 Main St, Sarasota, FL 34236
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Get the whole family involved in this holiday charity breakfast at Applebee's Grill + Bar on Clark Road in Sarasota. On December 8 from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., enjoy a delicious meal, activities for the kids, and pictures with Santa.

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Inaugural Orange Crush Classic

on Saturday, 1 Dec, 8:30 AM
at Sarasota Trap, Skeet and Clay
3445 Rustic Rd, Nokomis, FL 34275
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Bring your friends and join us for a fantastic morning at a Sporting Clay Shoot Fundraiser for the Manatee-Sarasota Chapter of the Florida Surveying and Mapping Society.

Holiday Bradenton Shabby Chic Vintage Market & Artisan Day

Holiday Bradenton Shabby Chic Vintage Market & Artisan Day

on Saturday, 1 Dec, 10:00 AM
at Bradenton Area Convention Center
1 Haben Blvd, Palmetto, FL 34221
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Shabby Chic Vintage Market and Artisan Day events are growing fast and have become one of the most unique shopping events in Tampa Bay.

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41st Annual Entre Nous Holiday Tour of Homes

41st Annual Entre Nous Holiday Tour of Homes

on Saturday, 1 Dec, 11:00 AM
at Various Homes throughout Bradenton
200 26th Street West,, Bradenton, Fl 34205
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Entre Nous Club of Manatee will hold the 2018 Holiday Tour of Homes the first weekend of December on Saturday, December 1st- 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday December 2nd- 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tour tickets: $20 advance $25 day of event.

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Christmas in Candy Land

Christmas in Candy Land

on Saturday, 1 Dec, 11:00 AM
at Michael's On East
1212 East Ave. South, Sarasota, FL 34239
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Relish timeless holiday traditions and support Make-A-Wish Southern Florida, Suncoast Region, at Candy Land, an unforgettable celebration of holly and hope held at the Michael’s On East ballroom from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, December 1, 2018.

Family Day at The Music Man

Family Day at The Music Man

on Saturday, 1 Dec, 1:00 PM
at Asolo Repertory Theatre
5555 North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34243
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Special family packages available. Tickets start at just $17 per person (full price information below. Purchase online or by phone (941.351.8000) using promo code: MMFAMILY.

23rd Annual Sarasota Holiday Parade

23rd Annual Sarasota Holiday Parade

on Saturday, 1 Dec, 7:00 PM
at Main Street in downtown Sarasota
Main Street, Sarasota, FL 34241
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The parade kicks off at 7 p.m. with decorated floats, live marching bands and the guest of honor "rounding" out the parade, Santa Claus. The Parade route runs along Main Street. It's a definite "must see" on your December Sarasota Events Calendar!

Catering Christmas!

Catering Christmas!

on Saturday, 1 Dec, 7:00 PM
at Sarasota Baptist Church
7091 Proctor Rd, Sarasota, FL 34241
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This Broadway Style Musical Production is about when the caterer for an office Christmas party cancels at the last minute, a well-known celebrity chef steps in to do a favor for his old friend by providing the food!

The Nutcracker Ballet

The Nutcracker Ballet

on Saturday, 1 Dec, 7:00 PM
at Davis Theatre at Manatee High School
902 33rd Street Court West, Bradenton, FL 34205
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The magic of the season returns with Bradenton's favorite holiday tradition, The Nutcracker. Led by artistic director Allison Erwin Norton, we transport you to Clara's dream world filled with marching soldiers, dancing dolls and a Sugar Plum Fairy.

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Brenna Larson

Brenna Larson

on Saturday, 1 Dec, 7:30 PM
at Common Grounds Meeting Hall
12735 Tamiami Trail, North Port, FL 33980
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ABOUT THE ARTIST & SHOW: A charismatic performer, Brenna Larson’s strong vocal, storytelling and guitar skills combine with her humor and wit to bring audiences her own unique perspective on life as a woman in today's world.

Blues Brunch

Blues Brunch

on Sunday, 2 Dec, 11:00 AM
at Bradenton Blues Festival
452 3rd Ave W, Bradenton, FL 34205
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A day on the Riverwalk listening to eight blues musicians, southern-inspired cuisine, craft drinks, and art. Produced by Realize Bradenton. The Blues Sound Better in Bradenton

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45th Annual Singing Christmas Tree

45th Annual Singing Christmas Tree

on Sunday, 2 Dec, 3:00 PM
at First Baptist Church of Sarasota
1661 Main St, Sarasota, FL 34236
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FirstSarasota, the Downtown Baptist Church presents the 45th Annual Singing Christmas Tree. Nearly 300 volunteer members invite you to join this celebration.

Christmas Walk

Christmas Walk

on Thursday, 6 Dec, 5:00 PM
at Venice MainStreet, Inc.
101 W Venice Ave, Ste 23, Venice, FL 34285
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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.

Holiday Splendor at The Ringling

Holiday Splendor at The Ringling

on Thursday, 6 Dec, 5:00 PM
at Sarasota Museum of Art / SMOA
5401 Bay Shore Rd, Sarasota, FL 34234
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Celebrate the holiday season and help support the U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots program for Sarasota and Manatee counties. Extended evening hours will feature holiday music and performances by local elementary, middle and high schools.

Tis The Season Concert

Tis The Season Concert

on Thursday, 6 Dec, 7:00 PM
at Sarasota Orchestra
709 N Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34236
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One of the most popular Great Escapes of the season is our holiday themed concert.

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'TIS THE SEASON

'TIS THE SEASON

on Thursday, 6 Dec, 7:30 PM
at Beatrice Friedman Symphony Center, Sarasota
709 N Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34236
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December 6, 2018 Thursday | 7:30pm | Holley Hall December 7, 2018 Friday | 5:30pm | Holley Hall December 8, 2018 Saturday | 8:00pm | Holley Hall December 9, 2018 Sunday | 2:30pm | Holley Hall

Ugly Christmas Sweater Adult Practice Party

Ugly Christmas Sweater Adult Practice Party

on Thursday, 6 Dec, 8:00 PM
at Dynasty Dance Clubs
2272 Main St,, Sarasota, Fl 34237
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What better way to kick of four 2018 Festival than by fishing out those ugly Christmas sweaters, doing some holiday activities and dancing the night away to some classic Holiday music?

Cause 4 Fashion - Toasting to 10!

Cause 4 Fashion - Toasting to 10!

on Friday, 7 Dec, 11:30 AM
at Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall Grand Foyer
777 North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL
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Join us for a fabulous luncheon and fashion show to benefit Neuro Challenge Foundation for Parkinson's. The C4F is a fashion show that is truly unique as it features the empowered members of our PD community – people with PD, caregivers and partners – as the models. Thi

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40th Annual Holiday Night of Lights on St. Armand's Circle

40th Annual Holiday Night of Lights on St. Armand's Circle

on Friday, 7 Dec, 5:30 PM
at St. Armands Circle
300 Madison Dr, Suite 201, Sarasota, FL 34236
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The evening will start off with a special holiday performance from 5:30 pm to 6:00 p.m. followed by the annual Christmas Carol Sing-a-long beginning at 6:00 p.m.

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HOLIDAYS AT THE POINT

HOLIDAYS AT THE POINT

on Friday, 7 Dec, 6:00 PM
at Historic Spanish Point Find Tickets
337 N Tamiami Trl, Osprey, FL 34229
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Join us this Holiday Season for four fun-filled events fit for every member of the family! From date night to dog day holiday…you will find something for everyone to enjoy as we celebrate all of our wonderful Holidays in December.

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Come Join the Dance! Israeli Folk Dance (Davidic Praise Dance) workshop

Come Join the Dance! Israeli Folk Dance (Davidic Praise Dance) workshop

on Friday, 7 Dec, 6:30 PM
at The Church Without Limits
2209 75th St W, Bradenton, FL 34209
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Come for an evening to learn and implement simple circle dances to great Messianic (Israeli/Hebraic) praise music. Live Music by Mishkanim, as well as recorded traditional songs. Refreshments after.

The Ditchfield Family Singers’ 19th Annual Christmas Show

The Ditchfield Family Singers’ 19th Annual Christmas Show

on Friday, 7 Dec, 7:30 PM
at Sarasota Opera House
61 N Pineapple Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236
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Looking for something to get you in the Christmas spirit this year? Then look no further! Join The Ditchfields for an uplifting time full of happy holiday memories, nostalgic favorites and lots of special surprises!

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The Sandy Claws Beach Run 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run

The Sandy Claws Beach Run 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run

on Saturday, 8 Dec, 7:00 AM
at Siesta Beach Park
948 Beach Rd, Siesta Key, FL 34242
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The 42nd Annual Sandy Claws Beach Run 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run takes place Saturday, Dec. 8 on beautiful Siesta Beach, #1 beach in the USA!

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Bert's Big Boy Boat Show

on Saturday, 8 Dec, 9:00 AM
at Bert's Black Widow Harley-Davidson
2224 El Jobean Rd, Port Charlotte, FL 33948
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Calling all vendors! Bert's Big Boy Boat Show is going to be HUGE & Bert wants your unique merchandise, fishing gear & more!

Orchid

Orchid

on Saturday, 8 Dec, 9:30 AM
at UF/IFAS Manatee County Extension
1303 17th St W, Palmetto, FL 34221
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 A "make and take" workshop where you will mount a Phalaenopsis orchid on a piece of wood. 

Anna Maria Island Privateers Christmas Parade

Anna Maria Island Privateers Christmas Parade

on Saturday, 8 Dec, 10:00 AM
at Bayfront Park
316 N Bay Blvd, Anna Maria, FL 34216
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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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3rd Annual Ugly Sweater Crawl: Sarasota

3rd Annual Ugly Sweater Crawl: Sarasota

on Saturday, 8 Dec, 12:00 PM
at Downtown Sarasota
801 Gulf Stream, Sarasota, FL 34236
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The 3rd 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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Atomic Holiday Bazaar Season 13

Atomic Holiday Bazaar Season 13

on Saturday, 8 Dec, 12:00 PM
at Municipal Auditorium-Recreation Club
801 N Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34236
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SRQ's original indie craft show. Atomic enters its 10th season this year. A decade of solid, original arts & crafts by homo sapiens from Planet Earth. Contains of good stuff for Bazaar.

A Little Bit of Christmas

A Little Bit of Christmas

on Saturday, 8 Dec, 2:00 PM
at The Mall at University Town Center
140 University Town Center Dr, Sarasota, FL 34243
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Celebrate the Holiday Season as The Manatee Community Concert Band performs: "A Little Bit of Christmas." The concert will be filled with your favorite holiday music.

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Sarasota Christmas Glow Run 5k | Elite Events

Sarasota Christmas Glow Run 5k | Elite Events

on Saturday, 8 Dec, 4:00 PM
at Nathan Benderson Park
5851 Nathan Benderson Cir, Sarasota, FL 34235
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Sarasota Christmas Glow Run 5k | Elite Events is a nice event. Enjoy the day. Tickets are available!

3rd Annual Ugly Sweater Crawl: Sarasota

3rd Annual Ugly Sweater Crawl: Sarasota

on Saturday, 8 Dec, 5:00 PM
at Evie's Tavern & Grill on Main St.
1560 Main St, Sarasota, FL 34236
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The 3rd annual Ugly Sweater Bar Crawl is here on Dec 8th 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!

Venice Holiday Tree Lighting

Venice Holiday Tree Lighting

on Saturday, 8 Dec, 5:00 PM
at West Blalock Park
401-499 Pensacola Road, Venice, FL 34285
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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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2018 Manatee River Holiday Boat Parade

2018 Manatee River Holiday Boat Parade

on Saturday, 8 Dec, 6:00 PM
at Pier 22 Restaurant - Patio - Ballroom
1200 1st Ave W, Bradenton, FL 34205
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Mark you calendars for the 2018 Manatee River Holiday Boat Parade!

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33rd Annual Sarasota Holiday Boat Parade of Lights

33rd Annual Sarasota Holiday Boat Parade of Lights

on Saturday, 8 Dec, 6:00 PM
at Marina Jack
2 Marina Plz, Sarasota, FL 34236
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The 33rd Annual Sarasota Holiday Boat Parade of Lights will be held on Saturday December 08, 2018 beginning at 6:00 p.m. The best areas for viewing are Marina Jack Restaurant, Bay front Park, City Island and Centennial Park.

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Annual Sarasota Christmas Boat Parade of Lights

Annual Sarasota Christmas Boat Parade of Lights

on Saturday, 8 Dec, 6:00 PM
at Bayfront Park
316 N Bay Blvd, Anna Maria, FL 34216
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The Annual Sarasota Christmas Boat Parade of Lights is another popular event. The crowd-pleasing parade was started in 1986 and usually takes place the second Saturday evening of December.

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VIP BOAT PARADE VIEWING PARTY AT THE PIER 22 TERRACE

VIP BOAT PARADE VIEWING PARTY AT THE PIER 22 TERRACE

on Saturday, 8 Dec, 6:30 PM
at Pier 22 Restaurant - Patio - Ballroom
1200 1st Ave W, Bradenton, FL 34205
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Enjoy a chef-created buffet display while delighting in the spectacle of lighted holiday boats from the comfort of the PIER 22 waterside terrace dining area.

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The Nutcracker

The Nutcracker

on Saturday, 8 Dec, 7:00 PM
at Venice Performing Arts Center
1 Indian Ave, Venice, FL 34285
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Following last year’s sold out performance of The Nutcracker, the Sarasota Cuban Ballet School is thrilled to be returning to the VPAC for two performances in 2018.

John Howard

John Howard

on Saturday, 8 Dec, 7:30 PM
at Common Grounds Meeting Hall
12735 Tamiami Trail, North Port, FL 32349
Attending interested

John Howard (guitar/vocals), along with keyboardist Ray Foss and Paul Fazzina on mandolin, return to the Common Ground for another round of great music and fun.

TWINKLE and ROCKSOULRADIO

TWINKLE and ROCKSOULRADIO

on Saturday, 8 Dec, 8:00 PM
at Sarasota Sky
1927 Ringling Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34236
Attending interested

Dance, drink and socialize at your home away from home! Live music, local bands and local brews! Stop for a drink, stay for the music!

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Florida West Coast Half Marathon & 5k

Florida West Coast Half Marathon & 5k

on Sunday, 9 Dec, 7:00 AM
at Nathan Benderson Park
5851 Nathan Benderson Cir, Sarasota, FL 34235
Attending interested

Come run the Florida West Coast Half Marathon & 5K race in Sarasota this December. Cheering fans will be seated comfortably in the waterfront grandstands. The race was a smooth operation from start to finish.

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