If you are looking for Christmas fun, check out these Sarasota Christmas lights and events. Make the season bright!
Want to entertain visiting guests or spend some time away from your shopping list? Add some of these Sarasota Christmas lights and events to your holiday calendar. Don’t forget to tell us about your favorite Christmas event!
🎁 Holidays in the Park
Put on your ugly Christmas sweater, bring a gift to share with Toys for Tots, and join the celebration at Coral Cover Park this year.
- December 9, 2022
- 6 PM – 10 PM EST
- Bring a dish to share
- Pizza available
- Portable Fire Pits
🎅 Santa’s Flight Academy
It’s the magic of Christmas that makes meeting Santa, getting a photograph, and going through Santa’s Flight Academy a must-do event this holiday season for all the children in your household.
Once at the Flight Suit Visualizer, a scan of the badge reveals the favorite elf and an opportunity to wear a virtual flight suit, dance, and play. There’s music, digital dancing elves, and a personal thank you for saving Christmas inside the sleigh.
Santa greets each child by name for a photo and the link to a video of the experience is shared with you. Note: You can opt for a generic badge without the personalized information.
Visit Santa and experience Santa’s Flight Academy through December 23rd.
140 University Town Center Dr., Sarasota, FL 34243
🛥️ 36th Annual Holiday Boat Parade of Lights
Block your calendar on Saturday, December 10 from 6 PM – 8 PM for the 36th Annual Holiday Boat Parade of Lights. When it comes to seeing Sarasota Christmas Lights, this event is a must!
📲 Contact Brock Realty Inc.
🌹 Lights in Bloom
Two million lights. That’s right! Selby Gardens in hosting Lights in Bloom: An Open-Air Holiday Show with more than two million sparkling lights.
- Weekends through January 5, 2023
- 6:30 PM – 9 PM EST
- Photo Opportunities
- Arts & Crafts
- Entertainment & Food
- Purchase tickets here.
🌟 The Living Nativity
The Tabernacle Church is hosting an outdoor presentation of the Nativity with live animals and flying angels.
- Weekends through December 18, 2022
- 7:30 PM – 8:15 PM EST
- Free Admission & Parking
- Seating Provided
- Golf Cart Assitance, As Needed
❄️ Winter Fest 2022
The South Shore Community Church is hosting a Winter Fest block party with something for everyone looking to add more fun to the holiday season.
- December 23, 2022
- 4 PM – 8 PM EST
- Free Event (Except the Food Trucks)
- Live Music
- Candlelight Service to Follow
🦀 Deck the Halls
The Florida Studio Theatre is presenting a new holiday special, Deck the Halls, complete with palm trees, swimming, and sand snowmen.
🎟️ Holiday Movies Under the Stars
UTC Mall is adding to the festivity of the season with the annual Holiday Movies Under the Stars. Movies begin at 7 PM EST and are presented by First Watch. Admission is free and all ages are welcome. Add one or more to your holiday schedule!
- December 2: Home Alone
- December 3: Home Alone 2
- December 9: The Grinch
- December 10: Arthur Christmas
- December 16: The Santa Clause
- December 17: Fred Claus
- December 23: The Nutcracker and the Four Realms
🥂 Get Ready for New Year’s Eve!
It’s never too early to begin planning for the next big holiday. Check out the Sarasota New Year’s Eve Events Guide for 2022 right here!
Know a lighted house or location that is going to be a must-see destination this year? Tell us all about it, and we may include it on this page!