It is almost time for Christmas season here in Sarasota! That means that it is almost time to drink eggnog, eat cookies, sing Christmas carols, wrap presents, and as if they already haven't been up, hang decorations! If you're looking for some jolly events for the holidays, here's where to find the best Christmas lights in Sarasota to get you and your family fully immersed in the holiday spirit!

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34th Annual Holiday Boat Parade of Lights

34th Annual Holiday Boat Parade of Lights

on Saturday, 14 Dec, 2019 6:00 PM
at Marina Jack
2 Marina Plz, Sarasota, FL 34236

The 34th annual Holiday Boat Parade of Lights will be held on Saturday, December 14, 2019. This vessel parade will feature a variety of different holiday decoration themes.

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SRQ Holiday Tour of Lights

SRQ Holiday Tour of Lights

on Thursday, 19 Dec, 2019 5:30 PM
at Laurel Oak Country Club
2700 Gary Player Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34240

Thursday, December 19 | 5:30 PM $50 pp | Hors D-Oeuvres, draft beer & house wines included at the cocktail party. Signature bar available.

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Holidays Around The Ranch

Holidays Around The Ranch

on Friday, 13 Dec, 2019 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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Lights in Bloom

Lights in Bloom

on Saturday, 14 Dec, 2019 6:00 PM
at Selby Gardens - Marie Selby Botanical Gardens
811 S Palm Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236

Selby Gardens lights up the holiday season for the 16th year with Lights in Bloom. More than two million lights will illuminate the Gardens.

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Holiday Trolley Tour of Lights

Holiday Trolley Tour of Lights

on Wednesday, 11 Dec, 2019 6:30 PM
at Sarasota Trolley
Sarasota, FL 34232

SRQ Trolley is famous for the best Holiday Tour of Lights in the area. We've developed a tour of only the best light displays around. It's a perfect time to be with your family and enjoy each others company while letting SRQ Trolley take you around.

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2019 Manatee River Holiday Boat Parade

2019 Manatee River Holiday Boat Parade

on Saturday, 14 Dec, 2019 6:00 PM
at Manatee Riverwalk Area Downtown Bradenton Florida
345 6th Ave W, Bradenton, FL 34205

Join us for the 22nd annual Holiday Boat Parade on Saturday, December 14, 2019! The parade kicks off at sundown at Snead Island and makes it's way up the river to Caddy's offering public viewing locations along the Green Bridge and Bradenton Riverwalk. ⁣

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