December in Sarasota and Manatee has so much on the calendar: Don’t miss out on the festivities! (source: Sarasota Herald Tribune)
ST. 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.
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.
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.
ATOMIC HOLIDAY BAZAAR DEC. 12-13
Indie craft show celebrates its 10th anniversary with another dazzling display of uniqueness at Sarasota Municipal Auditorium.