Sarasota Realtors Robert and Valerie Orr
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Sarasota offers its visitors and residents a variety of recreational and cultural opportunities. The beautiful beaches, like Siesta Key Beach and Longboat Key Beach, the breathtaking sunsets, amazing flora and wildlife are a perfect backdrop to a day or evening of enjoyment. Take in the open air venues such as the downtown market and informal concerts. Enjoy a volleyball competition on the beach, or cheer from courtside at a championship tennis match on Longboat Key. Or perhaps an evening enjoying a concert at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Center then strolling downtown to one of the many fine restaurants to top off your night is more your style. The Sarasota Opera House and the Apolo Repertory Theater continuously delight audiences with spectacular performances. World renowned St. Armands Circle is just over the Ringling Bridge and boasts superb indoor and outdoor dining and shopping venues. There is always something going on! There is truly something for everyone in Sarasota! Here are a few events you can take in during the month of December: Dec. 1 through Jan. 1 "Holly Days and Mangrove Lights". Historic Spanish Point.Costumed historical interpreters, holiday decorations and white lights make this a magical place to be. Historic Spanish Point 337 N. Tamiami Trail Osprey, Florida 941-966-5214 Historic Spanish Point Website Dec. 2 "South Pacific". 7:30 pm. Asolo Repertory TheatreAlso Dec. 4 at 2 pm, Dec. 5 at 8 pm and Dec. 6 at 2 pm. Asolo Repertory Theatre 5555 N. Tamiami Trail Sarasota, Fl. 941-351-8000 Asolo Theatre Website Dec. 4 "Holiday Nights at Ca'd'Zan". 5-8 pm. The Ringling. (Also Dec. 11 and Dec. 18). Featuring festive fireplace mantels, balconies and doors, and a 10 foot tree in the Grand Court. Ticketed event. The Ringling 5401 Bay Shore Road Sarasota, Florida 34243 941-359-5700 for information The Ringling Website Dec. 4 Lakewood Ranch Main Street. 6:30-8:30 pm. Carolers, carriage rides, Santa Claus. Free Admission. Also on Dec. 18. Dec. 4 "Holiday Splendor". 5:30-9 pm. The Ringling. Holiday music, performances by local elementary, middle and high schools. Food and beverages available for purchase. Free admission with one unwrapped toy per guest. If you don't have a toy, admission is $10 for adults, $5 for kids ages 6-17. This event helps the Marines' Toys for Tots Drive. The Ringling 5401 Bayshore Road Sarasota, Florid 34243 941-359-5700 The Ringling Website Dec. 5 Historic Spanish Point Holiday Party. 5-8 pm. Historic Spanish Point 337 N. Tamiami Trail Osprey, Florida 941-966-5214 Historic Spanish Point Website Dec. 5 St. Armands Circle, 6-9 pm. 36th Annual Holiday Night of Lights. Singalong carols, parade, and tree lighting. St. Armands Circle, located just across the John Ringling bridge from downtown Sarasota. St. Armands Circle Website Dec. 5 "Live from Downtown It's Friday Night!" 6-9 p.m. Downtown Sarasota.Main Street at 5 Points Park and Palm Avenue. Live music, street performances, dining venues. Dec. 5 Lakewood Ranch Main Street. "Music on Main". 6-9 pm. Live music, bring a lawn chair. Dogs allowed, but must be on leash, no coolers allowed. Food vendors available. 8131 Lakewood Main Street Lakewood Ranch, Florida 34202 Dec. 5-7 Sarasota Craft Show. Robarts Arena.. Robarts Arena 3000 Ringling Blvd. Sarasota, Florida 845-355-2400 for ticket information Sarasota Craft Show Website Dec. 6 Venice Christmas Boat Parade. 6 pm. Decorated and lighted boats will delight you! Click on website link for more information. Venice Boat Parade Website Dec. 6 Mote Marine 6-8:30 pm. "Kayaking-Full Moon Paddle". A relaxing paddle on the moonlit waters of Sarasota Bay. $24 members, $28 non-members. All kayaking equipment is provided, and class begins with basic kayaking instruction. Mote Marine Aquarium 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway Sarasota, Fl. 34236 941-388-4441 for more information Mote Marine Website Dec. 6 "19th Annual Sarasota Holiday Parade". 7 pm. Downtown Sarasota, Main Street. Dec. 7 Ritz Carlton Hotel, 1-3 pm. "The Nutcracker Tea". Ritz Carlton Hotel SarasotaEnjoy afternoon tea with characters from this beloved Holiday ballet. $59 adult, $39 Children Ritz Carlton Hotel 1111 Ritz Carlton Dr. Sarasota, FL 34236 941-309-2000 for information Ritz Carlton Website Dec. 10 Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall. "Colors of Christmas". 8 pm. Peabo Bryson, Jennifer Holiday, Ruben Stoddard, Taylor Dayne. Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall 777 N. Tamiami Trail Sarasota, Florida 34236 941-953-3368 for information Van Wezel Website Dec. 11 Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall. "Cincinnati Pops Orchestra". 8 pm. Conductor John Morris Russel, featuring Holiday Music by vocalist Brian Stokes Mitchell. Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall 777 N. Tamiami Trail Sarasota, Florida 34236 941-953-3368 for information Van Wezel Website Dec. 12 Lakewood Ranch Main Street, 6-9 pm. "Holidays Around the Ranch". See Santa make his grand entry in his beautiful white horse drawn carriage! Join Dickens Carolers as they sing carols around the fountain. Experience the lighting of the tree. Many activities including an acrylic ice skating rink. Refreshments will be available from street vendors. Lakewood Ranch Main Street 8131 Lakewood Ranch Main Street Lakewood Ranch, Florida 34202 Dec. 12 Sarasota Opera House "HD at the Opera House-White Christmas" 7 pm. A performance shown on the big screen. Tickets required. Sarasota Opera House 61 N. Pineapple Avenue Sarasota, Florida 34236 941-366-8450 The Sarasota Opera Website Dec. 12 "Live from Downtown-It's Friday Night!" 6-9 pm. Downtown Sarasota. Burns Square. Live music, street performances, dining venues. Dec. 13 "28th Annual Sarasota Christmas Boat Parade of Lights". 6 pm. Boats will be decorated with lights and Holiday decorations. Click website link for further information. Sarasota Boat Parade Website Dec. 13 St. Armands Circle. 4 pm. "Porsches in the Park". Porsches from all over Florida on display. Free admission. St Armands Circle is located just over the John Ringling Bridge from downtown Sarasota. St. Armands Circle Website Dec. 13 Sarasota Opera House "HD at the Opera House-White Christmas" 1:30 pm A performance shown on the big screen. Tickets required. Sarasota Opera House 61 N. Pineapple Avenue Sarasota, Florida 34236 941-366-8450 Sarasota Opera Website Dec. 13-14. "Winterfest at the Mansion Arts and Crafts Show". 10 am-4 pm. Phillippi Estate Park. Free Admission. Phillippi Estate Park 5500 S. Tamiami Trail Sarasota, Florida 34231 941-316-1309 Dec. 14 First United Methodist Church. "Once Upon a Starry Christmas Night". 7-9 pm. Annual Christmas concert and community carol sing.Admission: Free will offering. First United Methodist Church 104 S. Pineapple Avenue Sarasota, Florida 941-955-0935 for further info Dec. 18 "Ringling By the Bay". 5-8 pm. The Ringling. Live music and dancing. Music by Yesterdayze. Food and drink available for purchase. Free for members. Free with Art after Five admission. Ringling Museum 5401 Bay Shore Road Sarasota, Florida 941-359-5700 for information The Ringling Website Dec. 19 "Live from Downtown-It's Friday Night!" 6-9 pm. Downtown Sarasota at Towles Court. Live music, street performances, dining venues. Dec. 19-23 and Dec. 26-29 Selby Gardens annual "Lights in Bloom". 6-9 pm nightly. Marie Selby Botanical Gardens Dazzling botanical light displays inspired by nature. Seasonal music and entertainment. Warm drinks and festive fare available for purchase. Marie Selby Botanical Gardens 811 S. Palm Avenue Sarasota, Florida 941-366-5731 for information Selby Gardens Website Dec. 20 The Ringling Museum of Art Courtyard. "Greet the Light:Winter Solstice Celebration". 7pm-11pm. The Ringling. Live entertainment and dancing. Food and Beverages will be available for purchase. Ticketed event. The Ringling 5401 Bay Shore Road Sarasota, Florida 941-359-5700 for information The Ringling Website Dec. 21 Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall. "A Christmas Carol". 7 pm. The Nebraska Theatre Caravan. A Victorian rendition of the beloved tale. Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall 777 N. Tamiami Trail Sarasota, Florida 34236 941-953-3368 for information Van Wezel Website Dec. 26 "Live from Downtown-It's Friday Night!" 6-9 pm. Downtown Sarasota, Rosemary District and Historic Downtown Village. Live music, street performances, dining venues. Dec. 27 Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall. "Moscow Ballet:Great Russion Nutcracker". 1 pm and 5 pm. 40 world class Russian artists bring this classic to life. Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall 777 N. Tamiami Trail Sarasota, Florida 34236 941-953-3368 for information Van Wezel Website Dec. 27 Lakewood Ranch Main Street. "Sidewalk Astronomy". Telescopes will be set up to view the skies. Begins at dusk. 8131 Lakewood Ranch Main Street Lakewood Ranch, Florida 34202 Dec. 30 Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall. "Guys and Dolls". 8 pm. Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall 777 N. Tamiami Trail Sarasota, Florida 34236 941-953-3368 for information Van Wezel Website Dec. 31 Ritz Carlton Hotel. "Ritz Carlton New Year's Eve Party". 8 pm to 1 am. Live music, dancing, $75 includes a glass of champagne and party favors. Ritz Carlton Hotel 1111 Ritz Carlton Dr. Sarasota, FL 34236 941-309-2000 for information The Ritz Carlton Website
Robert Orr
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