There are plenty of activities to do in Sarasota and Bradenton this weekend. Embrace the holidays at one of these amazing events. Whether you want to do something with the whole family or want a night out with friends, you can have it this weekend. Looking to get away from the hype, there’s something for you too. For more events, check out the complete list of Things to Do in Sarasota.

Under the Streetlamp - Sarasota, FL

If you spend the year waiting for the day you can acceptably listen to Christmas music, you don’t want to miss the show at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall on December 12. From 8:00 to 11:00 p.m. Under the Streetlamp will perform Christmas classics and various tunes from the American Radio Songbook. You’ll enjoy holiday favorites such as Run Run Rudolph, White Christmas, and more! You don’t want to miss this celebration of both music and Christmas.

How To Hit Your Driver With Confidence

Heritage Harbour Golf Club wants you to be a successful golfer and will be hosting a class on December 12 to help you become just that. For one hour beginning at 1:00 p.m., you can learn exactly what to do with your driver. At just $25 a person, you will understand the best stance, proper contact, aim and more. You’ll definitely impress your friends next time you go golfing.

Holidays Around The Ranch

Have you seen the lights going up in Lakewood Ranch? It’s all been in preparation for Santa’s visit! Visit Lakewood Ranch Main Street on December 13 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. the see Santa make his entrance in his horse-drawn sleigh. Carolers will be singing around the fountain, and activities for all ages will be set up, including an outdoor snow slide. You can purchase your favorite holiday beverage from one of the street vendors before watching the lighting of the tree.

Full Moon Night Hike

See all that a moonlit Sarasota has in its backyard on December 13. Join other area locals from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Myakka River State Park for a five-mile trek through nature. You’ll see serval different ecosystems such as woods, prairies, and more. In order to completely experience the nature that surrounds you, listen to the creature around you as they settle in or wake for the night. Register in advance for this nighttime nature hike.

A Night Before Christmas

On December 14, Bradenton welcomes Santa to GT Bray Park. Bring the family out to meet him from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. When the kids aren’t visiting with Santa, they’ll be busy with one of the other fun activities. They can get their face painted, jump in the bounce house, go on hayrides, play in the snow and more.

4th Annual Ugly Sweater Crawl: Sarasota

This Christmas party is strictly for adults age 21 and over. Head over to Sarasota Bars Evie's: on December 14. The fun starts at 7:00 p.m. You’ll roam Sarasota from bar to bar to enjoy craft brews, specialty cocktails, and great company. Put on your ugliest holiday outfit and hit the town. Your ticket will get you access to the bars, a commemorative koozie, Santa hat, and discounts.

Elf Workshop

Make this year magical by taking your family to The Children's Garden and Art Center on December 15. Walkthrough an elf village instead of the garden this season. Your children will have to opportunity to do holiday crafts, write their letters to Santa, and get a delicious treat. Come on out from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. for Christmas fun!

An Old Florida Christmas

Do you miss the way Christmas used to be with elaborate decorations and homemade gifts? Manatee Village Historical Park is bringing back the old Florida Christmas on December 15. From 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. come to enjoy the Victorian and pioneer-era decorations. Live music will be playing while you stroll through the booths selling handmade items such as candles, jewelry, ceramics, and more. It will be a great time and a wonderful place to finish your holiday shopping for those unique items.

No matter what type of event you are looking to add to your weekend schedule, Bradenton and Sarasota has something for you. Whether you want to make magic for your family or perfect your golf swing, you can do it this weekend.

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