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Sarasota Holiday Events - 2010 Master Calendar

Posted by John Allen on Thursday, December 2nd, 2010 at 7:45am.

santa-pug_213The Sarasota area has a full schedule of events and traditions to entice everyone, starting with the Festival of Trees and ending with the New Years Celebrations. Once again, there are a wonderful schedule of Holiday events scheduled here in Sarasota Florida.

Did we miss an event? Just drop us an email or leave a comment at the bottom of the page and we will be happy to add it.

December 2010 Holiday Events

December 1-8

Festival of Trees
Location: Historic Powel Crosley Estate
Time: 11:00 am – 8:00 pm
Info: 941-722-3244
Live entertainment, dozens of gorgeously decorated trees, gingerbread village, antique crosley cars (weekend only)

December 2-12

Location: The Players Theatre
Time: Call for performance times
Info: 941-365-2494
Mame Dennis: “Life is a banquet and most poor suckers are starving to death.”

Thursday, December 2

Tea Appreciation – Holiday Tea
Location: Marie Selby Gardens Mansion, 811 S. Palm Avenue, Sarasota Florida 342
Time: 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Admission is $22 for this educational “tea” class hosted by Local Coffee & Tea

Holiday Splendor
Location: John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art
Time: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Info: 941-359-5700
Admission is one unwrapped toy per guest for U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots of Sarasota and Manatee Counties

Gingerbread House Festival Kickoff
Location: Westfield Sarasota Square Mall
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Info: 941-922-5126
Iron-Chef style holiday decorating contest of giant gingerbread house and village. Tickets $25

Friday, December 3

Deck the Halls
Location: Ca’d’Zan Mansion, 5401 Bayshore Road, Sarasota, FL 34243
Time: 6:00 pm
Info: 941-358-3180
Kickoff of the holidays benefiting the Ca’d’Zan Preservation Fund

First Friday Holiday Walk
Location: Palm Avenue, Main Street, First Street, State Street
Time: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Holiday festivities with music and entertainment.

Holiday Stroll
Location: Southside Village
Time: 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Visit Santa, Face Painters, Music, Raffle Prizes
Lighting of Holiday Lights at 7:00 pm

December 3-4

Modern Greats
Location: Sarasota Opera House, 61 N. Pineapple St., Sarasota, FL
Info: 941-359-0099 ext 101
Sarasota Ballet presents a triple bill of modern performances

Holiday Boutique
Location: Sarasota Garden Club, 1131 Boulevard of the Arts,
Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Info: 941-351-8098
Featuring poinsettias and plants propagated by Garden Club members and local artists

December 3-5

Russia – Sarasota Orchestra
Location: Van Wezel, 777 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34236
Time: 8:00 pm
Info: 941-953-3434
Experience Mily Balakirvev’s musical work entitled Russia performed by the Sarasota Orchestra. Tickets from $30

Sarasota Crafts Show
Location: Sarasota Bradenton International Convention Center
Featuring exceptional craft artists

December 3-31

31st Annual Holiday Night of Lights
Location: St. Armands Circle
Info: 941-388-1554
Enjoy the holiday light show throughout the month of December. Eat, drink, shop and be merry!

Saturday, December 4

Christmas/Holiday Boutique & Bake Sale
Location: Holy Spirit Orthodox Church, 700 Shamrock Blvd, Venice, FL
Time: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Info: 941-497-7041
Homemade Baked Goods, stuffed cabbage, perogies. Other items for sale too.

Celebrating Christmas in Different Countries
Location: Allegro Music Academy, 241 Whitfield Ave., Sarasota, FL 34236
Time: 3:00 pm
Info: 941-358-8511
Learn holiday tradition in other countries

Lighting of the Downtown Christmas Tree
Location: Five Points Park, Corner of 1st, Central and South Pineapple
Time: 5:30 pm
Join the festivities and begin the Sarasota holiday season

15th Annual Downtown Holiday Parade
Location: Downtown
Time: 7:00 pm
Decorated floats, marching bands, Santa Claus and much more

Monday, December 6

Gloria Musicae - A Glorious Christmas
Location: St. Boniface Church
Time: 7:30 pm
Info: 941-360-7399
Tickets $25, $15 (student)

Wednesday, December 8

“The Twelve Days of Christmas – Amy Grant and Vince Gill”
Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, 777 Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34236
Time: 7:30 pm
Info: 941-953-3368
Get your tickets fast for this one! Tickets $30-$85

Thursday, December 9

Holiday Party at Architectural Salvage
Location: Architectural Salvage, 1093 Central Ave., Sarasota, FL 34236
Time: 5:30 pm
Info: 941-362-0803
5th Holiday event to benefit Child Protection Center. Suggested donation $15

Holiday Swing Courtyard Concert
Location: The Ringling Museum of Art, 5401 Bayshore Rd., Sarasota, FL 34243
Time: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Info: 941-359-5700
Admission: Adults $10, Children (6-17) $5

December 9 – 31

Holiday of Light Tour
Location: 3941 Cattleman Road,/Burlington Coat Factory Parking Lot
Time: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Info: 941-538-1414
Hop on the Sarasota Trolley and tour Sarasota’s most beautiful holiday lights

Friday, December 10

Christmas Bazaar
Location: St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church, 1078 N. Biscayne Dr., North Port, FL 34287
Time: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Info: 941-423-2427

Saturday, December 11

Second Annual SRQ Santa paws and Holiday Pet Parade
Location: Newly-Renovated Five Points Park
Time: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Bring your pet in holiday attire for picture taken with Santa Paws and join the pet parade

24th Annual Christmas Boat Parade of Lights
Location: Bayfront Park
Time: 6:00 pm
Evening parade of decorated boats

Sunday, December 12

Ave Maria: The Nativity in Music and Art
Location: Historic Asolo Theater, The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art
Info: 941-359-5700

Monday, December 13

Holiday Revenue
Location: The Players Theatre
Time: 7:00 pm
Tickets are $8 for an enchanting performance on the Players Main Stage

Thursday, December 16

Happy Birthday Ludwig
Location: Holly Hall
Time: 4:30 pm wine tasting; 5:30 pm performance
Info: 941-953-4252
Sarasota Orchestra celebrates Beethoven

Tuesday, December 21

Family Concert: Holiday Concert at Mote
Location: Mote Marine
Time: 1:00 pm & 2:30 pm
Info: 941-388-4441
Enjoy a holiday concert experience near the shark’s tank while visiting Mote for the holidays

Wednesday, December 22

A Christmas Carol
Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Time: 7:00 pm
Info: 941-953-3368
An ensemble of performers -Tickets from $50

Sunday, December 26

Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker
Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Time: 1:00 pm
Info: 941-953-3368

December 31

New Year’s Eve Celebration
Location: Lemon and Main Streets
Live Music, street vendors and much more

4 Responses to "Sarasota Holiday Events - 2010 Master Calendar"

Janet wrote: This is wondeful information on all of the holiday events in Sarasota. Thank you so much for posting this!

Posted on Thursday, December 2nd, 2010 at 9:32am.

Vikki wrote: Love this site. Really keeps uya up to date on wha't going on around home : ) Thank You !

Posted on Thursday, December 9th, 2010 at 9:47am.

Lisa K wrote: December sounds like such a fun month to visit Sarasota. I will have to keep that in mind for next year when I am considering where I should go during the holidays. Thanks for the info.

Posted on Monday, December 27th, 2010 at 8:05pm.

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