Find Holiday Splendor at The Ringling - December 3rd from 5:30pm – 9:30pm
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Don’t forget to put on a holiday sweater or maybe an extra sparkly smile because it’s time to break out your holiday cheer and celebrate the holidays! What’s not to love with the festive colors, pretty decorations and the gleeful expectations of young loved ones? Sure, there are things to catch our ire, but why buy into that? If the malls make you crazy, shop online. If the holidays have lost their meaning for your family, recapture the true spirit and create some new memories. Thankfully, we live in what is known to the northerners as paradise so there are plenty of fun events to bring you out of the doldrums or to help the merrymakers shine brighter. Just remember to take time to enjoy the moments your family will hold on to all year and to enjoy the splendor and glee that Sarasota has in store for the holidays.
There’s no better place to capture the spirit of the holidays than at the Ringling. Get a feel for what the holidays were like for Sarasota’s founding family during days when lines were limited to a couple local shops and online services were only to be imagined, when heartfelt dinners around the fire, yes, even in Sarasota, ended with an evening’s cruise along Sarasota Bay. Enjoy holiday music and performances by local schools as you stroll through the Museum of Art, Circus Museum and the first floor of the Ca’d’Zan. It’s a great way to spend a memorable evening and admission is free if you bring one new unwrapped toy per guest. The Ringling, in conjunction with the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots that services Manatee and Sarasota Counties, will be donating the toys to local children. Without a toy, “Art After 5” admission prices apply, and additional information can be found at www.ringling.org. There will be options available for food and beverage purchase as well, to make the evening just right. Seize the moment and celebrate the holidays at this Sarasota landmark and mark the many traditions your family can continue alongside our beautiful city by the bay.