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Island Players “Regrets Only”

Island Players “Regrets Only”

December 4 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Island Players will perform “Regrets Only” by Paul Rudnick, with performances Dec. 4-14.

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Artful Holiday party and sale

Artful Holiday party and sale

December 11 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Art Center Manatee will host an Artful Holiday party and sale 5-7pm December 11 and 9am-5pm December 12-13 featuring hand-crafted art and holiday items.

Ho! Ho! Ho! North Pole Express

Ho! Ho! Ho! North Pole Express

December 11 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Sing along with carolers on the North Pole Express on your way to the North Pole where you can pay a visit to Santa and enjoy a toy activity tent, a model railroad display, listen to storytelling, make reindeer food, and enjoy hot chocolate and cookies around a cozy bonfire with a multitude of lighted displays.

Christmas on Main Street

Christmas on Main Street

December 11 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Celebrate the Christmas season with the sights and sounds of the season.  6:30pm-8:30pm December 11 & 18 featuring carriage rides, carolers, lighting displays and Santa strolling the street.  The event is free and open to the public.  Information:  lakewoodranch.com/mainstreet

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Artful Holiday party and sale

Artful Holiday party and sale

December 12 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Art Center Manatee will host an Artful Holiday party and sale 5-7pm December 11 and 9am-5pm December 12-13 featuring hand-crafted art and holiday items.

Ho! Ho! Ho! North Pole Express

Ho! Ho! Ho! North Pole Express

December 12 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Sing along with carolers on the North Pole Express on your way to the North Pole where you can pay a visit to Santa and enjoy a toy activity tent, a model railroad display, listen to storytelling, make reindeer food, and enjoy hot chocolate and cookies around a cozy bonfire with a multitude of lighted displays.

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Artful Holiday party and sale

Artful Holiday party and sale

December 13 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Art Center Manatee will host an Artful Holiday party and sale 5-7pm December 11 and 9am-5pm December 12-13 featuring hand-crafted art and holiday items.

Holiday Readers Theatre with the Island Players

Holiday Readers Theatre with the Island Players

December 13 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

This play-reading production will feature excerpts from “Keeping Christmas,” “Is There a Santa Claus?,” “The Gift of the Magi” and “A Visit From St. Nicholas.”         

Annual Christmas on Bridge Street

Annual Christmas on Bridge Street

December 13 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Holiday market, children’s craft & cookie bazaar, Santa, gift basket and wreath raffles, hot chocolate bar, live entertainment, lighted boat parade at dusk!

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A 1914 Florida Cracker Christmas

A 1914 Florida Cracker Christmas

December 14 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Experience the charm of a holiday festival with family-friendly entertainment, heritage artisans, craft activities for adults and youth, visiting arts, crafts and food vendors, seasonal exhibits, vintage silent films, and a Victorian Santa, “Father Christmas.” The entire Park will be decorated in seasonal colors and exquisite Victorian accents. There’s something for visitors of all ages, […]

Ho! Ho! Ho! North Pole Express

Ho! Ho! Ho! North Pole Express

December 14 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Sing along with carolers on the North Pole Express on your way to the North Pole where you can pay a visit to Santa and enjoy a toy activity tent, a model railroad display, listen to storytelling, make reindeer food, and enjoy hot chocolate and cookies around a cozy bonfire with a multitude of lighted displays.

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Star of Bethlehem

Star of Bethlehem

December 17 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

The “Star of Bethlehem” planetarium presentation will be 5:30pm-7:30pm Dec 17-18.  Tickets: $5 members, $8 nonmembers.

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Ho! Ho! Ho! North Pole Express

Ho! Ho! Ho! North Pole Express

December 18 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Sing along with carolers on the North Pole Express on your way to the North Pole where you can pay a visit to Santa and enjoy a toy activity tent, a model railroad display, listen to storytelling, make reindeer food, and enjoy hot chocolate and cookies around a cozy bonfire with a multitude of lighted displays.

Star of Bethlehem

Star of Bethlehem

December 18 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

The “Star of Bethlehem” planetarium presentation will be 5:30pm-7:30pm Dec 17-18.  Tickets: $5 members, $8 nonmembers.

Christmas on Main Street

Christmas on Main Street

December 18 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Celebrate the Christmas season with the sights and sounds of the season.  6:30pm-8:30pm December 11 & 18 featuring carriage rides, carolers, lighting displays and Santa strolling the street.  The event is free and open to the public.  Information:  lakewoodranch.com/mainstreet

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Ho! Ho! Ho! North Pole Express

Ho! Ho! Ho! North Pole Express

December 19 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Sing along with carolers on the North Pole Express on your way to the North Pole where you can pay a visit to Santa and enjoy a toy activity tent, a model railroad display, listen to storytelling, make reindeer food, and enjoy hot chocolate and cookies around a cozy bonfire with a multitude of lighted displays.

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Miracle in the Maze

Miracle in the Maze

December 20 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Follow the star and let the shepherds help you find the new born Jesus and a special message from Joseph and Mary to the “Miracle in the Maze” 5-9pm on December 13 & 20.  Visitors can experience a taste of Bethlehem at the Inn serving a biblical dinner for $8 or order from the Farm […]

Ho! Ho! Ho! North Pol Express

Ho! Ho! Ho! North Pol Express

December 20 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Sing along with carolers on the North Pole Express on your way to the North Pole where you can pay a visit to Santa and enjoy a toy activity tent, a model railroad display, listen to storytelling, make reindeer food, and enjoy hot chocolate and cookies around a cozy bonfire with a multitude of lighted displays.

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Ho! Ho! Ho! North Pole Express

Ho! Ho! Ho! North Pole Express

December 21 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Sing along with carolers on the North Pole Express on your way to the North Pole where you can pay a visit to Santa and enjoy a toy activity tent, a model railroad display, listen to storytelling, make reindeer food, and enjoy hot chocolate and cookies around a cozy bonfire with a multitude of lighted displays.

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Ho! Ho! Ho! North Pole Express

Ho! Ho! Ho! North Pole Express

December 22 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Sing along with carolers on the North Pole Express on your way to the North Pole where you can pay a visit to Santa and enjoy a toy activity tent, a model railroad display, listen to storytelling, make reindeer food, and enjoy hot chocolate and cookies around a cozy bonfire with a multitude of lighted displays.

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