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Sailor Circus 'Enchanted Wand'

The performance tells a holiday story filled with all the magic of the season…. Read more »


Gypsy Allure

Gypsy Allure returns to the Sarasota Classic Car Museum for a holiday show filled with magic, music and humor. The Mistress of Magic will perform… Read more »

Family-Friendly | Featured | Sunday 

A Taste of Chanukah

More than food, this massive celebration is a spectacle…. Read more »

Family-Friendly | Featured | Friday | Saturday | Sunday 

Snow Fest Sarasota

Correction: This massive celebration is at Payne Park, not Phillippi Park…. Read more »

Family-Friendly | Friday | Saturday | Sunday 

Selby Gardens Lights Up

Selby Gardens will transform into a festive winter wonderland during Lights In Bloom this weekend and next, the grounds adorned with life-sized, garden-themed illuminations and… Read more »

Family-Friendly | Friday | Saturday | Sunday 

Jungle Gardens Lights Up

Sarasota Jungle Gardens’ annual Holiday Lights Spectacular features a myriad of family friendly activities, roasting s’mores and hot dogs, photos with Santa and live entertainment… Read more »


Tasty, Local Gifts

Going to a party and need a host gift? Avoid random wine with these great local gifts…. Read more »

Family-Friendly | Featured 

Light It Up: Top Spots For Christmas Lights

Some of the best electrified displays of holiday spirit in the area…. Read more »

Featured | Section | Sunday 

Black Diamond Burlesque

Sarasoat performance troupe presents Sunday Solstice, a Holiday Extravaganza… Read more »

Family-Friendly | Section | Sunday 

'Frozen' party

Family party based on “Frozen” will include sing-alongs, trivia and a screening of the movie… Read more »

Featured | Saturday 

Greet the Light

It’s a Winter Solstice celebration at The Ringling. … Read more »


Porsches in the Park

Suncoast Motorsports is hosting its annual Porsches in the Park event at St. Armands Circle… Read more »


Photo Gallery: Sarasota Holiday Parade

Festive floats, marching bands and more rolled down Sarasota’s Main Street…. Read more »


Photo Gallery: Venice Christmas Boat Parade

Water and electricity mix to scintillating effect at this annual waterborne holiday celebration…. Read more »


Photo Gallery: St. Armands' Night of Lights

Dancing, a parade, Santa and a massive Christmas tree in the heart of St. Armands Circle…. Read more »

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  • Dining Guide

    Looking for a great place to eat? Sarasota, Bradenton and Venice have so many restaurants to choose from. Check out the latest food craze in our Dining Guide. This full color guide publishes a holiday, spring and summer edition in the Herald-Tribune.