The holiday happenings are in full swing on Anna Maria Island! Starting this weekend there will be no shortage of holiday cheer. Take a look at this list of events. From young to old, big or small, there's something for everyone to enjoy!
Friday December 13 - From 4pm to 8pm Santa will be at City Pier Park, 101 North Bay Blvd. in Anna Maria. Refreshments and live holiday music will be provided from 4-6pm. Also, from 5:30-8 merchants on Pine Avenue will supply light refreshments and holiday cheer.
Saturday December 14 - AMI Privateer's Christmas Parade - At 10am the parade starts at Coquina Beach and heads all the way North to Bay Front Park in the City of Anna Maria. Immediately following the parade there will be a children’s Christmas Party with Santa at City Pier Park.
Saturday December 14 - Christmas on Bridge Street - From 4pm to 8pm Bridge Street will be closed to vehicle traffic and there will be lots of family friendly activities. The Bradenton Beach holiday boat parade floats by at approx 7:30.
Saturday December 14 - Bradenton Beach Holiday Boat Parade begins at 7pm. Learn how to take part in the parade by cruising on the Anna Maria Princess HERE
Friday December 20 - 10am Elf's on the Water! Bring a toy and your Board and make kids smile. All are welcome to dress up as up as Elves and Paddle the waters on SUP or kayak. Or just come to watch. Learn more at on the event Page.
Friday December 20 - From 6pm to 7:30pm take part in a Winter solstice candlelit yoga practice at Aluna Wellness. 2219 Gulf Drive $25
Saturday December 21 - From 5pm to 7pm will be the first annual Christmas on the Boardwalk in the AMI Plaza at the corner of Gulf Drive and Holmes Blvd. There will be an "Ugly Sweater Contest" complete with prizes.
Saturday December 21 - 8pm - The 2nd annual Ugly Sweater Christmas Party at Tommyknockers saloon. 111 7th Street N, Bradenton Beach.
Saturday December 21 - From 6pm to 9pm is the Robinson Preserve Light Festival in Bradenton. $5 per person, more information available HERE.
Ongoing now through December 29 - A short drive away is the World's Largest Christmas Light Maze and Market at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, FL. The event also features an artisan Christmas Market, Ice Skating Trail, seasonal food and beverage and visits with Mr. and Mrs. Claus. Ticket prices vary. For more info visit HERE.
Have another great event to share? Let us know and Happy Holidays on the water!