Christmastime officially starts, at least for many of us, when Kris Kringle cruises down Main Street at the end of the Sarasota Holiday Parade. That's why thousands of attendees and nearly as many participants are expected, including lighted floats and high school marching bands when the annual Sarasota Holiday Parade returns Saturday to Main Street. It runs from U.S. 301 to Gulf Stream Avenue. With the parade date falling on Pearl Harbor Day the theme is a Holiday Salute to Veterans.
7 p.m. Saturday; Main Street, Sarasota; free; facebook.com/SarasotaHolidayParade