Christmas in Bradenton & Sarasota, Florida 2019 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 2019

4th Annual Ugly Sweater Crawl: Sarasota
on Saturday, 14 Dec, 7:00 PM
at Sarasota Bars Find Tickets
Evie's: 1560 Main St, Sarasota, FL 34236

The 4th annual Ugly Sweater Bar Crawl is here on 12/14 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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Santa Stumble 2019
on Thursday, 26 Dec, 9:00 PM
at Daiquiri Deck | Siesta Key Village
5250 Ocean Blvd, Siesta Key, FL 34242

The Block That Roxx Santa Stumble! The Block that Roxx is hosting it’s 11th annual Santa Stumble! This annual holiday pub crawl takes place the day after Christmas in the Siesta Key Village and is hosted by Siesta Key Oyster Bar.

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White Christmas presented by Sarasota High School
on Wednesday, 11 Dec, 7:00 PM
at Sarasota high school Find Tickets
2155 Bahia Vista Street, sarasota, fl 34239

Based on the Paramount Pictures Film

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A Classic Crosley Christmas
on Thursday, 12 Dec, 7:30 PM
at Manatee Performing Arts Center Find Tickets
502 Third Avenue West, Bradenton, FL 34205

December 12-22

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SANTA`S 2019 at Fishermen’s Village
on Friday, 13 Dec, 3:00 PM
at Fishermen's Village
1200 W. Retta Esplanade #57A, Punta Gorda, FL 33950

(Bring your camera to capture the moment)

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Paint with Santa
on Friday, 13 Dec, 4:00 PM
at Arts A Blaze Studio Find Tickets
8111 Lakewood Main Street Unit 107, Bradenton, FL 34202

Please arrive 15 minutes in advance of your booked time to check in and choose the piece of bisque you would like to place your prints--next to SANTAS on!

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Holiday Stroll
on Friday, 13 Dec, 5:00 PM
at Gecko’s Grill & Pub Southside Village
1900 Hillview Street, Sarasota, FL 34239

Holiday Stroll on Friday, Dec. 13 in Southside Village to benefit Girls, Inc. with Santa, ice slide, climbing wall and of course big kid libations…a good time for a good cause!

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Jingle Bell Run - Manasota presented by Gettel Automotive Group
on Friday, 13 Dec, 5:00 PM
at Nathan Benderson Park
5851 Nathan Benderson Cir, Sarasota, FL 34235

Register Today at http://JBR.org/Manasota!

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Holidays Around The Ranch
on Friday, 13 Dec, 6:00 PM
at Lakewood Ranch Main Street
8100 Lakewood Main St, Bradenton, FL 34202

Lakewood Ranch Community Activities welcomes you to our annual holiday celebration of magical charm for all to enjoy. Bring in the holidays by watching Santa Claus’ grand entrance in his beautiful horse drawn carriage, decorated in lights and garland.

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NightmAre BefOre Christmas Party
on Friday, 13 Dec, 7:00 PM
at Shamrock Pub
2257 Ringling Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34237

It's our annual holiday get together! Join us for food, drinks, a gift exchange and fun! Please RSVP so we know how many to plan for!

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John Patti's 'A Calyp-Soul Christmas' Show
on Friday, 13 Dec, 7:30 PM
at The Players Centre for Performing Arts
838 N Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34236

In it's 7th year, "A Calyp-Soul Christmas" is back for ONE NIGHT ONLY, bringing the sound of the islands to the holiday season!

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Breakfast With Santa
on Saturday, 14 Dec, 8:30 AM
at GROVE
10670 Boardwalk Loop, Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202

Meet jolly old Saint Nicholas himself while indulging on a delicious breakfast buffet created by our onsite culinary team!

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A Night Before Christmas
on Saturday, 14 Dec, 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.

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DIY Christmas Ornaments
on Saturday, 14 Dec, 10:00 AM
at Children's World & Children's World Uniform Supply
4525 Bee Ridge Road, Sarasota, FL 34233

Trim your tree with handmade ornaments

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SantaFest & Holiday Gift Market
on Saturday, 14 Dec, 12:00 PM
at Westfield Siesta Key Find Tickets
3501 S Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34239

Westfield Siesta Key is welcoming Santa in a big way at this year's Holiday celebration! We invite you to experience the first annual SantaFest & Siesta Key Gift Market on December 14th.

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Candy Cane Hunt
on Saturday, 14 Dec, 1:00 PM
at Arlington Park & Aquatic Complex Find Tickets
2650 Waldemere St, Sarasota, FL 34239

Santa’s elves have hidden candy canes throughout the park and it’s up to you to find them! Some will be hidden high and some hidden low. Prizes will be awarded to those who find the prize candy canes.

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Christmas At Woody's
on Saturday, 14 Dec, 2:00 PM
at Woody's River Roo
5717 18th St E, Ellenton, FL 34222

Free Christmas Show for all my Florida friends and fans.

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Christmas With Clover's Revenge & Black Velvet Band
on Saturday, 14 Dec, 3:30 PM
at Big Top Brewing Company
6111 B Porter Way, Sarasota, FL 34232

Please join us as we celebrate the Holiday Season with The Black Velvet Band & Clover's Revenge at Big Top Brewery!

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1st Annual Christmas For 22Q
on Saturday, 14 Dec, 4:30 PM
at Gecko’s Grill & Pub Southside Village
1900 Hillview Street, Sarasota, FL 34239

Looking forward to getting together, seeing old friends, making new friends, networking for our children and just having a good time. Great Food, good vibes, raffles and Santa too!

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4th Annual Ugly Sweater Crawl: Sarasota
on Saturday, 14 Dec, 5:00 PM
at Sarasota Bars Evie's:
1560 Main St Check in from 5-7pm, Sarasota, FL 34236

4th Annual Ugly Sweater Crawl: Sarasota

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Annual Ugly Sweater Crawl: Sarasota 2019
on Saturday, 14 Dec, 5:00 PM
at Evie's Tavern & Grill on Main St. Find Tickets
1560 Main St, Sarasota, FL 34236

The 4th annual Ugly Sweater Bar Crawl is here on 12/14 and we want the city of Sarasota to join in on the fun.

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Reindeer River Run 5K
on Saturday, 14 Dec, 6:00 PM
at Downtown Bradenton
12th Street West & 3rd Avenue West, Bradenton, FL 34205

The Inaugural Reindeer River Run 5k is a festive event you won’t want to miss! Each registration supports the Foundation for Dreams' mission of celebrating the abilities and developing the strengths of children with special needs and chronic illness

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4th Annual Ugly Sweater Crawl: Sarasota

4th Annual Ugly Sweater Crawl: Sarasota

on Saturday, 14 Dec, 7:00 PM
at Sarasota Bars Find Tickets
Evie's: 1560 Main St, Sarasota, FL 34236

The 4th annual Ugly Sweater Bar Crawl is here on 12/14 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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Krampus Christmas Party! DirtyRottenSnake,ReturntoSaturn,Dr McG
on Saturday, 14 Dec, 8:00 PM
at Sarasota Sky
1927 Ringling Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34236

Naughty kids only! Come celebrate Santa's evil twin at our Krampus Christmas Party, sponsored by Playin' With Dead Things!

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Krampus Party! Dirty Rotten Snake, Return2Saturn, Pour Decisons
on Saturday, 14 Dec, 8:00 PM
at Sarasota Sky Bar & Club
1927 Ringling Boulevard, Sarasota, FL 34236

Naughty kids only! Come celebrate Santa's evil twin at our Krampus Christmas Party, sponsored by Playin' With Dead Things! Music by: Dirty Rotten Snake in the Grass (New Orleans) Return to Saturn Pour Decision

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Breakfast with Santa
on Sunday, 15 Dec, 8:00 AM
at Old Salty Dog City Island
1601 Ken Thompson Pkwy, Sarasota, FL 34236

Our annual breakfast with Santa celebration! Again this year our friends at the Sarasota Police Department will be joining us along with our friend Peggy and her beautiful horses doing carriage rides.

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An Old Florida Christmas
on Sunday, 15 Dec, 11:00 AM
at Manatee Village Historical Park
1404 Manatee Avenue East, Bradenton, FL 34208

Celebrate old-fashioned holiday traditions with our beautifully decorated buildings, live music, make-and-take crafts, vintage silent films, food vendors, and more.

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The Pops! Presents A Christmas Carol The Concert
on Sunday, 15 Dec, 3:00 PM
at Riverview Performing Arts Center
1 Ram Way, Sarasota, FL 34231

Ring in the holidays with Charles Dickens’ beloved Christmas Carol as you’ve never seen or heard it before.

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First Church's Annual Christmas Gala and Carol Sing
on Sunday, 15 Dec, 7:00 PM
at First United Methodist Church
104 S Pineapple Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236

The 2019 edition of our much-anticipated Christmas concert features The Michael Treni Big Band, the First Church Singers, and organist Michael Stuart playing First Church’s impressive Moller-Buzzard pipe organ.

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Tumbler cup DIY
on Monday, 16 Dec, 6:00 PM
at Create U DIY Workshop Find Tickets
5045 Fruitville Rd Unit 135, Sarasota, FL 34232

Make your own Christmas Tree Truck Tumbler 2 sizes available

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2019 The Jingle 5K
on Friday, 20 Dec, 4:00 PM
at Lakewood Ranch Main Street
8100 Lakewood Main St, Bradenton, FL 34202

One of the largest and most cheerful 5K races in the area, The Jingle 5K is a race that runners and walkers participate in year after year. Last year we had over 1,900 registrations!

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Christmas Is Coming @ Chester’s Reef
on Friday, 20 Dec, 7:00 PM
at Chester's Reef
6523 Gateway Ave, Sarasota, FL 34231

Christmas in Gulf Gate Village Jingle Bell F’ing Rock....Jack’D Up style

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A Parlor Doll’s Christmas
on Friday, 20 Dec, 8:00 PM
at Cock & Bull Farmhouse
975 Cattlemen Rd, Sarasota, FL 34232

Acoustic Duo. Joelle Davis vocals. Bri Hays acoustic guitar. Parlor Doll Rock, Jazz, Originals, Twang and a treasure box of Christmas songs that may put us on Santa’s nice list but we doubt it.

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Breakfast with Santa
on Saturday, 21 Dec, 10:00 AM
at Newtown Estates Park
2800 Newtown Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34234

Sarasota County Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources is hosting the 15TH ANNUAL Breakfast with Santa!

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Santa & Snow Holiday Party
on Saturday, 21 Dec, 2:00 PM
at Caddy's Bradenton
801 Riverside Drive East, Bradenton, FL 34208

THERE WILL BE SNOW Come on out to Caddy's Bradenton on December 21st for a joyous holiday celebration! Get your picture taken with Santa from 2-4pm!

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A Very Jack’D Up Christmas
on Saturday, 21 Dec, 8:00 PM
at The Freckled Fin Irish Pub & Music Hall
5337 Gulf Dr N, Holmes Beach, FL 34217

Merry Christmas you filthy animal!

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3rd Annual Christmas Jeep Parade
on Sunday, 22 Dec, 3:00 PM
at St Jude Catholic Church
3930 17th St, Sarasota, FL 34235

Join us for our 3rd Annual Christmas Jeep Parade sponsored by Gear America!

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AM Open Public DIY
on Monday, 23 Dec, 11:00 AM
at Create U DIY Workshop Find Tickets
5045 Fruitville Rd Unit 135, Sarasota, FL 34232

last chance to get those Christmas gifts made before the big day !!!

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Ugly Sweater Party
on Monday, 23 Dec, 7:00 PM
at Big Top Brewing Company
6111 B Porter Way, Sarasota, FL 34232

It's time to get ugly! Bring out our ugliest sweater and enjoy $4 core beers all night long.

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Annual Eggnog Party
on Tuesday, 24 Dec, 12:00 PM
at American Legion Kirby Stewart Post 24
2000 75th Street W, Bradenton, FL 34209

Our Annual Eggnog Party is always a fun time Christmas Eve! Be sure to bring a covered dish to share for the potluck.

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Christmas Eve at Tiramisu Bradenton
on Tuesday, 24 Dec, 4:00 PM
at Tiramisu Restaurant Bradenton
5215 14th St W, Bradenton, FL 34207

Join us on Christmas Eve for our pre fixe menu of delicious holiday food!

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Christmas Eve Service
on Tuesday, 24 Dec, 7:00 PM
at First United Methodist Church
104 S Pineapple Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236

A candlelight Christmas Eve service at First Church has been a tradition for at least 100 years. Join us as we welcome the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ, with full choir, pipe organ, favorite soloists, and a string ensemble.

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Christmas Buffett at Boca Royale!
on Wednesday, 25 Dec, 11:00 AM
at Boca Royale Golf and Country Club
1601 Englewood Rd, Englewood, FL 34223

Enjoy a Christmas Buffett dinner at Boca Royale on Dec 25h from 4pm-7pm.

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Christmas Day at Pier 22
on Wednesday, 25 Dec, 11:00 AM
at Pier 22 Restaurant - Patio - Ballroom
1200 1st Ave W, Bradenton, FL 34205

Pier 22 is OPEN on Christmas Day from 11 am - 8 pm. View Our Limited Holiday Menu: https://www.pier22dining.com/christmas-day

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Santa Stumble 2019

Santa Stumble 2019

on Thursday, 26 Dec, 9:00 PM
at Daiquiri Deck | Siesta Key Village
5250 Ocean Blvd, Siesta Key, FL 34242

The Block That Roxx Santa Stumble! The Block that Roxx is hosting it’s 11th annual Santa Stumble! This annual holiday pub crawl takes place the day after Christmas in the Siesta Key Village and is hosted by Siesta Key Oyster Bar.

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Santa Paws

Santa Paws

on Sunday, 1 Dec, 6:00 PM
at The Mall at University Town Center
140 University Town Center Dr, Sarasota, FL 34243

Bring your furry family and friends for a special meet & greet with Santa in Grand Court!

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Holiday Thrift-A-Thon in Bradenton and Sarasota

Holiday Thrift-A-Thon in Bradenton and Sarasota

on Tuesday, 3 Dec, 9:30 AM
at Walmart Super Center Parking Lot
4481 Cattlemen Road, Sarasota, FL 34233

An entire day of Thrift shopping, Christmas song singing, and Eggnog drinking fun!

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Photos with Santa

Photos with Santa

on Wednesday, 4 Dec, 6:00 PM
at Lakewood Ranch Cinemas
10715 Rodeo Dr, Bradenton, FL 34202

Join us during the holiday season and get your photo taken with Santa Wednesday, December 4th from 6:00 - 8:00 PM at no cost only at Lakewood Ranch Cinemas!

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Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some)

Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some)

on Thursday, 5 Dec, 7:30 PM
at Manatee Performing Arts Center Find Tickets
502 Third Avenue West, Bradenton, FL 34205

December 5-22

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Sledding with Santa

Sledding with Santa

on Friday, 6 Dec, 5:30 PM
at Lakewood Ranch Branch YMCA - Manatee YMCA
5100 Lakewood Ranch Blvd, Bradenton, FL 34211

FREE COMMUNITY EVENT! Bring the whole family to the Lakewood Ranch Family YMCA and enjoy treats, hot chocolate, arts and crafts with Santa and Sledding on REAL SNOW! Don’t forget your cameras!

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22nd Annual Jingle & Jog 5K

22nd Annual Jingle & Jog 5K

on Saturday, 7 Dec, 8:00 AM
at The Haven
4405 Desoto Road, Sarasota, FL 34235

Join us on Saturday, December 7th for the 22nd Annual Jingle and Jog 5K Run/Walk benefitting The Haven!

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Pictures & donuts with Santa

Pictures & donuts with Santa

on Saturday, 7 Dec, 10:00 AM
at Children's World
4525 Bee Ridge Rd, Sarasota, FL 34233

Santa Claus is coming to town!

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Sarasota Christmas Glow Run 5k

Sarasota Christmas Glow Run 5k

on Saturday, 7 Dec, 6:00 PM
at Nathan Benderson Park
5851 Nathan Benderson Cir, Sarasota, FL 34235

This fun family friendly festive event features dozens of Christmas decorations at the start and finish line and music that creates an atmosphere that will get your Christmas season started off right!

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Breakfast with Santa

Breakfast with Santa

on Sunday, 8 Dec, 9:00 AM
at Ed's Tavern Lakewood Ranch
10719 Rodeo Dr, Bradenton, FL 34202

Come enjoy breakfast with Santa and take free pictures with the kiddos!

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Hillbilly-Gospel Brunch Christmas Edition

Hillbilly-Gospel Brunch Christmas Edition

on Sunday, 8 Dec, 11:00 AM
at Birdrock Taco Shack
1004 10th Ave W, Bradenton, FL 34205

Hillbilly-Gospel Brunch is back with a vengeance The best band you havent heard of will blow your socks off BrownBagBrassBand brings it huge!!

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Christmas Bradenton & Sarasota Florida 2019 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 like meeting Santa, checking out Christmas lights, or even attending an ugly sweater party. 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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