December Fesitivities in Sarasota & Manatee Counties

December in Sarasota and Manatee has so much on the calendar: Don’t miss out on the festivities! (source: Sarasota Herald Tribune)

Holiday decor2ST. ARMAND’S HOLIDAY NIGHTS DEC. 4

Christmas carol sing-a-long followed by the Santa Parade and tree lighting ceremony are the main attractions.

Info: starmandscircleassoc.comSARASOTA JUNGLE GARDENS HOLIDAY LIGHTS DEC. 4-5,11-12,-18-24,-26-27

Lots of family-friendly activities in this terrifically tropical setting decked out in twinkling, electrified glory.

Info: (941) 355-1112; sarasotajunglegardens.com

BRADENTON BLUES FESTIVAL DEC. 5

Acclaimed soul singer Janiva Magness headlines this festival filled with national blues talent along the Manatee River.

Info: bradentonbluesfestival.org

SARASOTA HOLIDAY PARADE DEC. 5

Santa will be joined by a procession of f loats and high school marching bands at this tradition down Main Street.

Info: facebook.com/SarasotaHolidayParade

VENICE CHRISTMAS BOAT PARADE DEC. 5

Enjoy floating displays of lights along the Intracoastal Waterway from just south of the Albee Road Bridge to the Circus Bridge.

Info: venicechristmasboatparade.com

ATOMIC HOLIDAY BAZAAR DEC. 12-13

Indie craft show celebrates its 10th anniversary with another dazzling display of uniqueness at Sarasota Municipal Auditorium.

Info: atomicholidaybazaar.com

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