Sarasota Late December Events

Sarasota Late December Events

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As you wind up your holiday preparations with presents wrapped, cookies baked and all the special things that make this time of year unique for your family, we hope you’ve had a nice December. All of your efforts will surely add up to big memories for your loved ones. Amidst all of the celebrations and yuletide gatherings, it’s nice to take time out to appreciate how awesome living in Florida is! With winter snows already dusting the grounds of northern home states, we are again reminded that making the decision to move here deserves a big pat on the back. And for those lucky enough to call Sarasota their home for as long as they can remember, bravo to you, too! We’re all ending one year and beginning the next with all the possibility and beauty that living in paradise brings.


Whether you’re spending time with loved ones or friends, or traveling a distance to reunite with family members, we wish you the brightest and happiest joys for Christmas 2015. There are numerous religious celebrations happening throughout the area, far too many to list. We’re put together a small sampling of additional events to enjoy throughout the week to keep the jingle in your step and the jolly good cheer in your celebrations.


Dec. 23rd, 8:00 P.M. A Christmas Carol, Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, 777 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota

A Christmas CarolBring your friends and family to this one, because it just might be your next family tradition. A Christmas Carol, with stage adaptation by Nebraska Theatre Caravan, provides a uniquely Victorian vibe to this famous Charles Dickens classic. With amazing effects, authentic performers and a Currier and Ives like setting, you will feel Christmas of old as if it were yesterday. Contact the Van Wezel box office at (941) 953-3368 for ticket prices and availability or visit:



Dec. 23-24th, 12:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. Big Cat Habitat and Gulf Coast Sanctuary, 7101 Palmer Boulevard, Sarasota

Introduce little ones to the Christmas Story at Big Cat Habitat as we usher in Christmas. Get an up close view of a living nativity scene with camels, donkeys, and other live animals. This one is great for the young and young at heart! The cost is $15 for adults, $7 for kids 12 and under. or

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Dec. 26 - 29, 2:00 P.M. and 7:00 P.M. Sailor Circus Holiday Spectacular, 2075 Bahia Vista Street, Sarasota

Come see Sarasota’s rich circus history narrated by today’s circus youth elite at the annual Sailor Circus program. You’ll love seeing and hearing familiar holiday hits come alive with true acrobatic flair. Contact the Sailor Circus box office at (941) 355-9805 for ticket prices and more information.

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