Sarasota - Manatee

Holiday Events

This page lists Holiday events for families in the Sarasota and Bradenton, Florida area.
Kids Sarasota and Bradenton: Holiday Events - Fun 4 Sarasota Kids
11/16-01/06/20 - UTC Holidays on the Green

Visit this year's Holidays on The Green experience for an amazing, fun-filled winter experience like ...

November 16 - January 6th
Hours: Various Hours
192 N. Cattleman Rd, Sarasota, FL
11/23 - Tree Lighting at Ellenton Outlets

Celebrate the joy and magic of the holiday season at our 2nd Annual Ellenton Premium Outlets Tree Li ...

November 23
Hours: 4-8pm
5461 Factory Shops Blvd, Ellenton, FL
11/30 - Light Up Siesta Key and Village Holiday Parade

The 35th Annual Light Up Siesta Key and Village Holiday Parade will be held on Saturday, November 30 ...

Saturday, November 30
Hours: 5-9pm
Siesta Key Village, Siesta Key, FL
12/06 - Holiday Night on St. Armand's

St. Armands Circle proudly presents “Holiday Night of Lights”. St. Armands is THE holiday destinatio ...

December 6th
Hours: 6-9pm
300 Madison Dr., Sarasota, FL, 34236
12/06-12/15 - Gingerbread Festival

Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida is excited to present our 2019 Gingerbread Festival. We hope you’ll ...

December 6th-15th
140 University Town Center Dr., Sarasota, FL, 34243
12/06/12/31 - Holidays at the Point

Join us this Holiday Season for three fun-filled events fit for every member of the family! Bring ou ...

Varies by event
Hours: 6pm
$15 for adults | $7 for children 12 and younger
337 N. Tamiami Trail, Osprey, FL, 34229
12/07 - Beyond the Spectrum Sensory Winter Wonderland

This free, family- friendly event is for all to enjoy with an emphasis on special needs families cel ...

December 7th
Hours: 10:00am-12:00pm
1012 57th St. E., Bradenton, FL, 34208
12/07 - Family Church, The Winterfest

Save the date for this fun, free event that the whole family will enjoy! Double snow slide Climb ...

December 7th
Hours: 5-8pm
1200 Glory Way Blvd, Bradenton, FL
12/07 - Gingerbread House Making

Sweeten up the holiday season by building and decorating a Gingerbread House! Children and their fam ...

Saturday December 7
Hours: 10:00am-11:00am
$15/per house
2650 Waldemere St, Sarasota, FL
12/07 - Lunch with Santa at MacAllisters

Join MacAllisters for breakfast with Santa from 11:30am-2:30pm. Great opportunity for pictures, fabu ...

December 7th
Hours: 11:30am-2:30pm
8110 Lakewood Ranch Main St., Lakewood Ranch, FL
12/07 - Maritime by Candlelight

During this FREE, family fun evening, experience "Old Florida" through the lens of Florida’s maritim ...

December 7th
Hours: 5:30-7:30pm
4415 119th St W., Cortez, FL
12/07 - Palmetto's Christmas in the Park

Start your holiday festivities with "A Classic Christmas" at Palmetto's Christmas in the Park on Sat ...

Saturday, December 7th
Hours: 3:00 - 8:00pm
515 10th Ave W, Palmetto, FL, 34221
12/07 St. Nicholas Fair

Grab the camera and bring the kids to St. Boniface Episcopal Church on Siesta Key for the inaugural ...

December 7, 2019
Hours: 9 am - 2 pm
St. Boniface Episcopal Church, 5615 Midnight Pass Rd., Sarasota, FL
12/08 - Breakfast with Santa at Ed's Tavern

Come share breakfast with Santa! Reservations required.

December 8th
Hours: 9:00-11:00am
10719 Rodeo Dr., Bradenton, FL, 34202
12/08 - Cookies with Santa

Sarasota Mom's Blog 2nd annual Cookies with Santa event is right around the corner! You wont want to ...

December 8th
Hours: 10am-12pm or 2-4pm
$30 children|Free 6 months and under|$10 Under 1year|Ad...
4001 Cattlemen Rd, Sarasota, FL, 34233
12/11 - Jingle Jam at Church of the Cross

Join us on December 11th from 6:30-8:30PM for Jingle Jam - "UNBOXED", a Christmas party BIG enough f ...

December 11th
Hours: 6:30-8:30pm
5051 26th St. W., Bradenton, FL, 34207
12/13 - Christmas Pottery with Santa at Arts a Blaze

Join us and jolly St. Nick for a holiday themed pottery painting party. Projects for littles and gro ...

December 13th
Hours: 4-7pm
8111 Lakewood Main Street, Unit 107, Lakewood Ranch, FL, 34202
12/13 - Lakewood Ranch Main Street - Holidays Around the Ranch

Holidays Around the Ranch is our annual holiday sensation of magical charm for all to enjoy. Childre ...

December 13th
Hours: 6:00-9:00pm
8100 Lakewood Main St, Bradenton, FL, 34202
12/14 - Candy Cane Hunt at Arlington Park and Aquatic Complex

Santa’s elves have hidden candy canes throughout the park and it’s up to you to find them! Some will ...

December 14th
Hours: 1-2pm
2650 Waldemere St., Sarasota, FL, 34239
12/14 - GT Bray Park - A Night Before Christmas

Get ready for family fun at the annual Night Before Christmas event at GT Bray! Santa will be visiti ...

Saturday, December 14th
Hours: 10am-2pm
5502 33rd Ave Dr W, Bradenton, FL, 34209
12/14 - SantaFest and Holiday Gift Market

Westfield Siesta Key is welcoming Santa in a big way at this year's Holiday celebration! We invite y ...

Saturday December 14th
Hours: 12-6pm
3501 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL, 34239
12/14 - Southside Baptist Church Christmas Town

Family Fun night of free crafts, food, games, and a CHRISTMAS LIGHT MAZE! We will have lots of local ...

December 14th
Hours: 3-7pm
2035 Magnolia St., Sarasota, FL, 34239
12/15 - Lunch with Santa at Main Street Trattoria

Santa with be having lunch at Main Street Trattoria from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM Come enjoy wonderful fo ...

December 15th
Hours: 1-3pm
8131 Lakewood Ranch Main Street, Lakewood Ranch, FL, 34202
12/15 - Manatee Village Historical Park  "An Old Florida Christmas"

Celebrate old-fashioned holiday traditions with our beautifully decorated buildings, live music, mak ...

December 15
Hours: 11:00am - 4:00pm
Admission $5 adults | Youth 12 years and younger are Fr...
1404 Manatee Ave East, Bradenton, FL, 34208
12/20 - Winter Wonderland at Robert L. Taylor Community Complex

Robert L. Taylor Community Complex (RLTCC) will be hosting a FREE Winter Wonderland Family Holiday P ...

December 20th
Hours: 5:30-7:30pm
1845 34th St., Sarasota, FL, 34234
12/21 - Breakfast with Santa at Newtown Estates Park

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

December 21st
Hours: 10am-12:30pm
2800 Newtown Blvd, Sarasota, FL
12/21 - Breakfast with Santa at The Cottage Siesta Key

Our first annual Breakfast with Santa! Come enjoy Chef Sean’s beautiful breakfast creations while me ...

December 21st
Hours: 9-11am
153 Avenida Messina, Sarasota, FL
12/21-12/22 Holiday Market at UTC

The Holiday Markets at The Mall at University Town Center will make your Holiday gift shopping a bre ...

December 21-22, 2019
Hours: 11 am - 5 pm
The Mall at University Town Center 140 University Town Center Dr, Sarasota, Florida, 34243
12/22 - Chanukah Celebration

Chabad will celebrate a Chanukah Celebration this year on Main Street in Lakewood Ranch. Everyone is ...

December 22nd
Hours: 5:00-8:00pm
Free Admission
8100 Lakewood Ranch Main St., Bradenton, FL, 34202
12/3-12/22 - Florida Railroad Museum North Pole Express

Join us for an evening excursion to the North Pole! Santa Claus will be waiting for the train to arr ...

December 3rd through 22nd. No Monday's
Hours: 5:30 and 7:00pm trains
$20.50 and up
12210 83rd St East, Parrish, FL, 34219
Carriage Rides, Strolling Carolers, Santa Strolls

Come to Main Street at Lakewood Ranch and celebrate the Christmas season with us! Take a relaxing ca ...

Thursdays, Dec 5, 12, 19th
Hours: 6:30-8:30pm
8100 Lakewood Ranch Main St, Bradenton, FL
Santa Jaws at Mote Aquarium

It's the "Mote" wonderful time of the year, and you know what that means: Santa Jaws is coming to to ...

November 30th and December 21
Hours: 12 - 2:00pm
Included with admission to Mote Aquarium. Adults (13 & ...
1600 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota, FL, 34236