Join us on the sunny island paradise for a Christmas vacation perfect for the family with plenty of holiday events to enjoy. Book the perfect winter getaway at our Siesta Key resort where the warm, white sand beaches are always welcome compared to the drab and cold weather in most parts of the country.
But, what also helps to make Siesta Key particularly special is its close proximity to so many holiday events in both Bradenton and Sarasota. Residents and visitors of Siesta Key can absorb the fun coastal life, but also take a trip right outside the island to participate in all that the city has to offer.
Tropical Breeze Resort is hosting its own Christmas event. Learn about our Polar Express movie showing located in the resort’s courtyard complete with delicous treats and special surprises for our guests.
But that’s not all that is happening on the island! There are some long-standing events returning once again for the new season. You can find three Siesta Key events below that will captivate your spirit for the holidays.
Sarasota Christmas Glow 5K Run
The villages of Sarasota are spearheading a supportive event this December. Starting at 6pm on Dec 9th, children and adults alike will come to Nathan Benderson Park decked out in glow rings, neon outfits, and anything else which can glow under the winter sun of Sarasota. The run is expected to end around 7:30 pm. Guests at the end will be offered cocoa and other snacks.
Participants and guests may even find snow sprinkling down from the sky at the finish line.
Atomic Holiday Bazaar
Dec 10th at 12pm to 5pm debuts an indie-craft fair of epic proportions. Adults are $5 and children 12 and under are free. It’s a special event in every sense of the word.
Hand-made gifts fill the various auditorium rooms and the lobby. Purchases of the gifts support local groups and local artisans. There are many items available for purchase, such as organic shampoos, hand-made Christmas ornaments, stuffed animals, jewelry, and other hand-crafted fare.
Food trucks will be set up outside the auditorium so guests can enter in and out at their own discretion when they are hungry. It’s a swarm of artistic works that represent the creativity and energy of Sarasota and Siesta Key.
An Evening with Santa
No holiday is complete without Santa Claus. The event is billed “An Evening with Santa Claus,” and this is more than your typical mall Santa. Santa is expected to tell stories, and elves will join him for a number of crazy games.
All kids will leave with a special gift from Santa Claus and the Christmas Fairy. Parents are encouraged to take pictures throughout the afternoon. Tickets are $32 for adults and $17 for kids ages 2 to 17. This includes a large festive lunch.
Adults and children can enjoy the hot cocoa bar. Children will be able to decorate cookies however they see fit, as adults carefully watch the Christmas excitement unfold. The event is held at The Powel Crosley Estate. There are two dates scheduled for An Evening with Santa Claus. The first is Dec 17th and the second is Dec 23rd. The event is expected to begin at 11am and end at 3pm for both days. Santa is officially expected to arrive at 11:45 am, if he can keep his reindeer on track.
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