We hope you enjoy all the amazing events happening throughout December

Siesta Beach Seafood & Music Festival - December 6th-8th, 2019


Come share in the festivities of the 4th Annual Siesta Beach Seafood & Music Festival. Come and enjoy fresh seafood and outstanding live musical performances. Hosted by Sarasota County with the Humane Society of Sarasota County.

Holiday Night on St. Armands - December 6th,2019

Sarasota Academy of the Arts students will be performing pre-tree lighting beginning at 5:30pm.  Photos with Santa are available throughout the evening from 6:30pm – 8:00pm. Enjoy holiday entertainment, special store promotions and gracious hospitality provided by our many shops and restaurants.

Venice Boat Parade - December 7th, 2019 at 6pm.

This is a parade you won’t want to miss! Starting above Albee Farm Bridge heading south, will turn around before Circus Bridge. Due to the close proximity of the spectators to the actual parade boats, this is one of the best viewed parades on the coast. 


Lights in Bloom - December 14th, 2019

Selby Gardens lights up the holiday season for the 16th year with Lights in Bloom. More than two million lights will illuminate the Gardens. The tropical holiday paradise includes nightly visits from Santa (through Dec 23), children's arts and crafts activities, games, and special entertainment. Grilled foods will be available for purchase from the Michael's on East grill including a cash bar.  The Selby House Cafe will also be open.


Arlington Park Candy Cane Hunt - December 14th, 2019


Ages: 2 – 12 Summary: 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.


Holidays Around The Ranch - December 13th, 2019

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, decorated in lights and garland.Sip on hot cocoa, and eggnog from our many street vendors while enjoying the annual line up of stage performances by many local dance and music studios



Christmas on Main - December 23rd, 2019

Come out a enjoy a special Christmas Celebration! This festival will include food, fun, games, rides, music, and Santa, as well as a candlelight service! Candlelight service begins at 6:45 pm. This is one celebration you won’t want to miss!!

Sarasota New Year's Eve Pineapple Drop 2020 - December 31st, 2019

Ring in the New Year at Downtown Sarasota Block Party and Pineapple Drop Celebration! The ‘party kicks off at Monday, December 31 at 1:00 p.m. Live music, food, drinks, fireworks! 

Plus Many More...

Sarasota Christmas Glow Run 5k - December 7th, 2019

Lido Beach Holiday of the Arts - December 8th & 9th 2019

5th Annual Glow Ride & Celebration - December 20th, 2019

34th Annual Holiday Boat Parade of Lights -

December 14th, 2019


Sarasota Polo Match - Every Sunday, 1pm - 4pm


Carriage Rides, Strolling Carolers, Santa Strolls - Every Thursday, 6:30pm - 8:30pm


We wish you a safe and happy holiday!