Lights! Music! Parades! Sarasota Gets Lively With Holiday Celebrations

Sarasota is always packed with events and this holiday season is no exception! We may not see any snow but these events will make up for it and surely get you into a festive mood. 

December 1: 

The Annual Sarasota Holiday Parade takes place in downtown Sarasota on the first Saturday evening of December. With thousands participating and even more thousands viewing, the parade kicks off at 7:00PM with decorated floats, live marching bands and the guest of honor “rounding” out the parade, Santa Claus. The parade route runs along Main Street. It’s a definite “must see” on my December Sarasota Events Calendar! Click here to read more about and see pictures of the Sarasota Holiday Parade.

December 7: 

It’s Holiday Night of Lights on St. Armands Circle with the arrival of Santa at 6:00PM and the lighting of the 51 ft., 5 story tall Rocky Mountain Pine Christmas Tree at 6:15PM. Over 18 musical groups will perform throughout the evening, from 6:30PM – 9:00PM, at various locations stationed around the Circle.

December 16: 

Enjoy Music of the Season – The 21st Annual Christmas Concert featuring Christmas Memories and a community carol sing-along. The First Church Singers perform with members of the Sarasota Orchestra along with dancers from the Sarasota Ballet. The concert will be held at First United Methodist Church, 104 S. Pineapple Ave, downtown Sarasota. 7:00PM (parking available in Zenith garage). Free will offering.

This information and many more events can be found on under events.

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