Holiday Fun Around Town

Bradenton and Sarasota sure know how to put on a show for holiday fun! There are many events happening in the next few weeks. From sleigh rides, to festivals, to special movie events, here are a few of the events that will be happening around town soon.


The Parkway Collection Shopping Center is hosting a Winter Festival on Saturday, December 8th from 11 am to 3 pm at 6000 N Lockwood Ridge Rd in Sarasota. There will be plenty of free family fun including SNOW, face painting, balloon twisters, a stilt walker, free hot dogs drinks, and a visit with Santa Claus! This event is family friendly!



The 3rd Annual Holiday Movie on the Riverwalk is on December 14th from 6-9 pm at the Pavilion Riverwalk. Realize Bradenton will be showing The Polar Express! This movie is fun for the whole family and is a free event. Bring lawn chairs or blankets!


Holiday Events Around Town



Hunsader Farms Country Christmas is happening December 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, & 23 from 6pm-10pm. Enjoy a light display with over 300,000 lights! Featuring live music, hayrides, both big and kiddie train rides, a Christmas Village display, a petting zoo, campfires, pictures with the big man himself, and Christmas movies on a big screen. These activities are all included with the $10 per person admission. Children 5 and under are free. This is a cash only event. There will also be many warm food items available for purchase such as hot chocolate, warm pretzels, kettle corn and more!



Holidays Around The Ranch is on Lakewood Ranch Main Street on Friday December 14th from 6-9pm. This annual celebration is a great night for all to enjoy. It is a celebration full of magical charm. Welcome in the holidays watching Santa come in with a grand entrance on his beautiful horse drawn carriage. There will be carolers singing around the fountain leading up to the lighting of the tree. There will be many vendors and stage performers around for this fun season of sharing and bringing the community together!