Holiday Events You'll Want to Attend in Sarasota
12/19/2018 - Ritz-Carlton Residences Sarasota

Holiday Events You'll Want to Attend in Sarasota

The holidays are just around the corner and what better place to celebrate than the beautiful, sunny Sarasota. With warm days and breezy nights, there is not a more perfect location to ring in the new year with total comfort and sophistication. All your worries will melt away for a renewing celebration with your loved ones. There are events all over Sarasota to delight your holiday along with excellent shopping locations to make sure you have gifts for everyone on your list.

On the grounds of the Ringling Museum, become immersed in the total wonder and awe of the Ca’ d’Zan, the former estate of the Ringling family. The 36,000 square-foot mansion is decorated elegantly for the holiday season and garnished with a 10’ tall Christmas tree. ‘Deck the Halls at Ca d’Zan’ will only take place on December 27th and January 3rd so make sure and plan your visit to this beautiful oceanside beauty. Showing from December 27th through the 30th, catch the Sailor Circus Annual Holiday Spectacular, “Big Top Holidays”. Enjoy the magic of the holiday season as it comes to life at Under the Big Top at Nathan Benderson Park. With a cast of more than 100 children, the show is sure to dazzle you with flipping, flying, and soaring with the festiveness to match the season.

Holiday Events You ’ll Want to Attend in Sarasota

The Ritz-Carlton Sarasota has a brilliantly decorated lobby with a beautiful display made entirely of pastry dough and other edible things. This creation is designed by the head pastry chef and execute every year during the Holidays. The Ritz-Carlton will also be hosting a special Polar Express “train” event where families can come in their pajamas and experience the real magic of the Christmas season, complete with s’mores and hot chocolate. There will also be some very special visitors from the movie. It will be held on December 14th.  On December 16th, families are invited to have breakfast with Santa on the Bay. The Bay will be transformed into a holiday wonderland where guests can enjoy cookie decorating, a delicious breakfast, and photos with Santa. Ridley’s Porch will be celebrating New Year’s Eve with holiday-themed specials at the Beach Club, on the evening of December 31st.

Holiday Events You ’ll Want to Attend in Sarasota

After all the Christmas excitement has settled down, it is time to celebrate the start of a very fresh and new beginning. Find your champagne flutes, make a resolution and ring in the New Year at one of these fabulous Sarasota area events. Enjoy a five-course menu and jazzy live music, after kicking the night off in one of three grand Parlours. At the 4th New Years Eve Gala at the Powel Crosley, you must come dolled up in your finest and stay until the clock strikes midnight for the champagne toast. After 9:30 pm the main dining hall will be transformed into a Speakeasy themed Soiree. Sneak down into the bayside lounge, enjoy a prohibition style cocktail and dance the night away under the stars, or join in a game of cards.

The Marie Selby Botanical Gardens will be hosting a sophisticated and diverse experience. This black-tie event features a four-course dinner, live music, dancing by The Sarasota Ballet and a private journey through an immense holiday light display. Dance the night away and find yourself in the perfect spot for the fireworks over the bay, a romantic end to a perfect night. At The Aud, guests can enjoy a GLOWrious spectacle. This Sarasota New Years Eve Red Carpet Event is themed ILLUMINATION! The cuisine is sure to not disappoint, closing the night with a Seasons 52 dessert station. Sarasota will be a joyous and enjoyable place to enjoy the holiday season with your spouse or your family.

Holiday Events You ’ll Want to Attend in Sarasota

For years travelers have chosen The Ritz-Carlton as their home away from home for the important attributes that make for a relaxing and indulgent vacation experience – with superb quality, world-class amenities, and top-notch service. At The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Sarasota you can live this lifestyle year-round. Kolter Urban is committed to developing properties in prime locations and brings approximately 20 years of innovative residential development to this 18-story waterfront condominium. It’s location allows for immediate access to the Quay Sarasota while maintaining its own private realm near the hotel and all its amenities. To learn more about the unique lifestyle now available in this world-renowned location and the jaw-dropping residences click here.