Warm weather and palm trees are the backdrop of Christmas in paradise. But many fantastic Holiday activities and productions are filling the calendar with family fun and holiday amazement. Simple visits with Santa, holiday parades, shows, and holiday lights to name a few.
Cirque Dreams Holidaze is coming to St. Petersburg, November 21, at 7:30. Cirque artists, singers, dancers, and talent will amaze audiences with new acts, holiday scenes, and never before seen theatrical innovations! Duke Energy Center for the Arts The Mahaffey Theater 400 First St. S St. Petersburg, FL 33701. Box Office Phone: (727) 300-2000.
Light up the Village Holiday Parade. Come celebrate the holidays on Siesta Key! The 35th Annual Light Up Siesta Key and Village Holiday Parade will be held on Saturday, November 30, 2019, from 5 to 9 PM in the Village. Live Entertainment and Fun for all ages! Parade at 5:30 pm and, Santa arrives at 6:15. First 250 Kids to see Santa get gift Bags. Siesta Key Chamber of Commerce 5114 Ocean Blvd, Sarasota, Florida 34242.
“Holiday Night of Lights” is St. Armands official kick-off to the holiday season. Sarasota Academy of the Arts students will be performing pre-tree lighting beginning at 5:30 pm. Photos with Santa are available throughout the evening from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm. Enjoy holiday entertainment, special store promotions and gracious hospitality provided by our many shops and restaurants. Friday, December 6, 2019, St. Armands Circle 300 Madison Dr, Suite 201, Sarasota, Florida 34236
The Bradenton Beach Boat Parade~Saturday, December 14, 2019, at 7 PM – 8:30 PM. Bradenton Beach Marina 402 Church Ave, Bradenton Beach, Florida 34217.
Lights in Bloom~Selby Gardens lights up the holiday season for the 16th year with Lights in Bloom. More than two million lights will illuminate the Gardens. The tropical holiday paradise includes nightly visits from Santa (through Dec 23), children’s arts and crafts activities, games, and special entertainment. Grilled foods will be available for purchase from the Michael’s on East grill including a cash bar. The Selby House Cafe will also be open. December 14 2019 to January 4, 2020 · 6:00pm – 9:00pm. 900 S. Palm Avenue • Sarasota, FL 34236 941.366.5731
Holiday Pops! Santa on the beach? Lighted palm trees? When you’re longing for traditional holiday favorites, there’s no place like The Florida Orchestra. It’s a jolly good time for the whole family. Daniel Black conducts. December 14, at 8 pm at Duke Energy Center for the Arts The Mahaffey Theater 400 First St. S St. Petersburg, FL 33701. Box Office Phone: (727) 300-2000.
Handel’s Messiah: has brought audiences to their feet in the ultimate celebration of holiday joy: with its divine “Hallelujah” chorus. Michael Francis conducts, featuring The Master Chorale of Tampa Bay, just days before Christmas. December 20 at 8 pm at Duke Energy Center for the Arts The Mahaffey Theater 400 First St. S St. Petersburg, FL 33701. Box Office Phone: (727) 300-2000.
Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker: December 26 at 3 pm and 7 pm. Step into a simpler time filled with sweet dreams and Christmas magic. With world-class artists, over 200 dazzling costumes, stunning sets, towering puppets, and soaring birds, don’t miss your chance to ring in the holidays with this acclaimed Christmas extravaganza. Duke Energy Center for the Arts The Mahaffey Theater 400 First St. S St. Petersburg, FL 33701. Box Office Phone: (727) 300-2000
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