The holidays mark a time of wonder and excitement – not just for kids but Floridians of all ages. If you have been looking at Sarasota homes for sale or Bradenton homes for sale, you'll be minutes from the holiday happenings that locals here anticipate all year. Get ready to make some wonderful memories!
Our real estate agents have been making a list and checking it twice, and now we're ready to share with you some popular ideas for family-friendly fun in the local area. There's always something going on here in Florida's famous sister cities.
Let's take a look at some top picks for holiday fun in Bradenton and Sarasota:
- Holiday Tour of Lights – 3941 Cattlemen Road, Sarasota, FL 34233
Get excited for an annual tradition with the Holiday Tour of Lights right here in Sarasota. The tours will take off at 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., with boarding fifteen minutes before. The event is planned "rain or shine" and will guide visitors through some of the most beautiful holiday light displays in Sarasota. Be prepared to be enchanted. Tickets are available online right now for just $20 per participant.
- Mommy & Me Holiday Cookie Decorating Class – 4914 Lena Road #104, Bradenton, FL 34211
Mommy & Me Holiday Cookie Decorating Class is a chance for kids and parents to get some fun family bonding in time to create something delicious for Santa. Taking place on December 10 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., it will have a reprise on December 17. Sponsored by the local Pineapple Kitchen and Cookie University, five undecorated cookies and icing will be provided, plus professional instruction.
- 7th Annual Ugly Sweater Bar Crawl – See Website for Location Information in Sarasota, FL
The 7th Annual Ugly Sweater Bar Crawl will give adults the chance to enjoy some holiday cheer as the group makes its way to some of Sarasota's best bars on the evening of December 10. There will be all kinds of fun, including Christmas movie trivia, a registration party for all guests, DJs playing holiday music, and – of course – an after-party. It's "Bring Your Own Sweater," but commemorative shirts are available.
- A Christmas Carol – 140 Tampa Avenue West, Venice, FL 34285
If you are looking for holiday festivities near Venice homes for sale, you surely can't go wrong with A Christmas Carol as performed at the historic Venice Theatre. This venue is at the heart of the community theater scene in the metro area. It will stage Dickens' classic starting December 9. Showings occur Tuesday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2:00 in the afternoon. Be there and experience the magic!
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