Christmas on Anna Maria Island is a fun magical time! When you visit Anna Maria Island during the holiday season, you’re in for an island style delight! The island is decorated “island style” of course, and is full of holiday cheer.
Here are some of the events going on around Anna Maria Island that are sure to get everyone in the holiday spirit!
Annual Christmas Tree Lighting on Anna Maria Island
Make sure you take your family to see the annual lighting of the Anna Maria Island Christmas Tree! It’s a fun event enjoyed by locals and visitors alike. The tree lighting ceremony will be held in the parking lot of the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce located at 5313 Gulf Drive at their annual Holmes Beach Holiday Open House on Friday, December 7th at 5pm.
The event will feature live holiday music, Santa and his sleigh, hot drinks and pastries, as well as holiday cheer!
Anna Maria Island Privateer’s Christmas Parade
Come celebrate this annual event island style! The parade begins at Bayfront Park on Anna Maria Island on December 8th at 10am and travels south along Anna Maria Island ending at Coquina Beach, where you will find Santa handing out gifts to the children. There will also be free hot dogs and pizza for the kids!
Come take part in the holiday spirit! For this parade, you can either sit back and enjoy, or take part in it and help spread some holiday cheer!
Christmas on Bridge Street
Christmas on Bridge Street, an annual family friendly event is taking place on Saturday, December 15th, beginning around 5pm near the historic Bridge Street Pier. Santa will be seen driving around on a golf cart, stopping at participating businesses taking pictures with children. There are holiday events planned for the kids, and those restaurants who are participating will be offering special drinks, or drink specials.
The event will also feature live music as well as Christmas carols!