Best Holiday Events

In my opinion, anyway. Plus these three activities are very close to the Motel.

Christmas Boat Parade – Free

Starting at 6pm on Saturday, Dec. 6 you can experience dozens of boats all decorated with Christmas lights travel down the waterway. View the parade along the Intracoastal Waterway just South of the Albee Rd. Bridge. Walk from the motel and bring a chair!

Christmas Tree Lighting – Free

This event has Santa, cookies, crafts for kids and a lighting of the whole park! It begins at 6pm on Saturday Dec. 12 at West Blalock Park. The park is located on Venice Island on Nassau Avenue.

Holly Days & Mangrove Lights – $5-12/person

All December long at Historic Spanish Point, you can walk the beautiful grounds and trails, but with the bonus of Christmas lights and decorations that dazzle. Most days they are open until 5pm, but Thursday and Fridays they close at 8pm (excluding Christmas Eve and Christmas). Their address is 337 N. Tamiami Trail in Osprey.

View more events at the Escape-to-Sarasota website!

Tell us what your favorite holiday events are…

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