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What’s Happening in Sarasota, the Beaches and Beyond - December 6-8

It is our pleasure to bring you just a "slice" of what's available to do this coming weekend in the Sarasota, Bradenton, Lakewood Ranch and Venice area of Florida.  

Sledding with Santa in Lakewood Ranch

Friday | 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

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!

Holidays at The Point

Friday | 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Bring the whole family for an evening of fun and festivities. Enjoy holiday treats, cash bar and a special family-friendly holiday movie on the bayfront: “The Santa Clause” starring Tim Allen. Be sure to get your photo with Santa and Mrs. Claus too! Bring your lawn chairs and blankets!

Holiday Night of Lights on St. Armand’s Circle

Friday | 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Crab & Fin Restaurant proudly presents “Holiday Night of Lights”. St. Armands is THE holiday destination, on the Gulf Coast of Florida, as the Circle magically comes to light and life with grace and elegance. “Holiday Night of Lights” is St. Armands official “kick off” to the holiday season. The 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.

Siesta Beach Seafood & Music Festival

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Come share in the festivities of the 4th Annual Siesta Beach Seafood & Music Festival in Siesta Beach, FL. This event will offer a variety of seafood, cooked fresh on site. Seafood dishes are prepared using fresh, local and sustainable ocean resources from the Florida Gulf Coast. While savoring your meal, relax to some of Florida’s top musical groups from genres such as R&B, blues, jazz, rock and Caribbean sounds. On the breaks between performances, enjoy shopping in a marketplace of fine arts, crafts, and select fine products and food items.

Gingerbread House Festival

December 6 - 15 

Come marvel at this holiday wonderland featuring gingerbread houses crafted by more than 150 local schools, youth groups, businesses, and nonprofit organizations. Enjoy a break during your holiday shopping. Vote for your favorite in the People’s Choice Award! Reserve the house of your choice for purchase! Bring the family!

Sarasota Holiday Parade

Saturday | 7:00 p.m.

The first Saturday of December each year, this community favorite kicks off the holiday season! With 4000 participants and 10,000+ attendees, this is THE way to get into the holiday season!

Venice Christmas Boat Parade

Saturday | 6:00 p.m.

Bring the whole family to the annual Venice Christmas Boat Parade and check out this unique Suncoast holiday tradition!

Poinsettia Parade & Festival in North Port

Saturday | 4:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Get ready to be enchanted! Gather your friends or family and join us as we kick off the holiday season with a whole lot of holly jolly fun at the annual Poinsettia Parade & Festival.

December Artwalk:  A Village Wonderland

Friday & Saturday

Explore the Village during our December Artwalk! Enjoy the lights and galleries decorated for the holidays. live music, strolling entertainment, unique holiday shopping, and tasty treats during one of Bradenton's favorite holiday events.

Sarasota Ski-A-Rees Water Ski Show

Sunday | 2:00 p.m.

Come see a free Ski-A-Rees water show!  The stunts are incredible and the team really knows how to put on a show.  You’ll definitely want to check it out!

Please note:  All of the information presented above has been gathered directly from the Sponsor's web pages.  Team Renick is proud to support our communities and the family activities that are available.  Each picture is linked back to the original article which gives proper credit to the Sponsor and to allow you to gather even further information.  It is our pleasure to provide this information to you each and every week!

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