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    Weekend Holiday Guide To Sarasota FL | Dec 11th-13th

    Holiday Tour of Lights Trolley Tour | Everyday (6:15pm & 8:15pm) @Burlington Coat Factory

    Holiday Tour of Lights

    Join us as we cruise through the best and brightest neighborhoods in the area. These homes, each year, light up for all our enjoyment, they love sharing the Holiday spirit as much as we do!

    Tours depart nightly at “2” different times for convenience.
    6:15 PM and 8:15 PM
    Guests are welcome to bring along a beverage and a snack.

    CHECK-IN time is 15 minutes prior to departure.

    We depart from the parking lot at Burlington Coat Factory at the corner of Cattlemen & Bee Ridge Rd.
    Look for us as we will be staged and ready by the RED BURLINGTON SIGN close to Cattleman Rd.

    Tickets are $15.00 per-person.
    Private tours are available, please call 941.346.3115 for pricing and special arrangements.

    Trolleys are cleaned in-between each tour.


    • Ticket: $15.00


    -Showfolks Holiday Circus Festival | Sat & Sun (10am-6pm) @Sarasota County Fairgrounds

    • This year, the Showfolks of Sarasota have assembled dozens of sensational circus stars to host an all-new outdoor circus experience right here in Robarts Arena!
      Experience the carnival atmosphere you know and love, witness your favorite performers live in action, and indulge in delicious circus sweets at this year’s Showfolks Holiday Circus Festival!
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      Bello Nock | Welde’s Bears | Bryan Jackson Stunt Show | Petting Zoo
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      Attendees are welcomed to walk through the festival grounds and enjoy a full range of circus performances, exhibits, food, and family-friendly activities. Additionally, the kids can even meet Santa Claus and get a FREE picture!


    • $10 Per Person
    • 3 and under free

    -Selby Gardens “Lights in Bloom” | Sat-Sun (6-9pm) @Selby Gardens

    Lights in Bloom®: An Open-air Holiday Light Show

    Marie Selby Botanical Gardens brings you Lights in Bloom®: An Open-air Holiday Light Show. More than two million lights illuminate the gardens, and walkways are transformed into sensory light tunnels. Stroll through magical gardens filled with beautifully lit flowers, radiant rainforest butterflies, dragonflies, and more. Lights in Bloom®: An Open-air Light Show. has become a tradition for residents and visitors to celebrate the holiday season in Sarasota. Ticket options at


      • Handicapped Accessible


    • Adult: $25.00
    • Children 5-17: $7.00
    • Member Adult: $20.00

    -UTC Holiday Festival of Lights | Everyday (6:30pm – 7pm) @UTC Mall

    There is no better place to celebrate the holiday season in Sarasota-Bradenton than at UTC! This year’s reimagined holiday experience – UTC Holiday Festival of Lights – is aimed at inspiring awe and wonder in the hearts of friends, families, and communities through millions of lights over 44 nights.
    All are invited to enjoy the sights and sounds of the season and fresh-air festivities including nightly light shows choreographed to music; holiday movies under the stars most Friday and Saturday nights at 7 PM; firework shows Saturday nights at 9 PM; horse-drawn carriage rides; over 35 giant holiday greeting card displays designed by local students; and many other magical, memorable experience
    • Free Admission


    -Holiday Markets at University Town Center | Sat (11am-7pm) & Sun (11am-7pm) @UTC Mall

    Come shop local this holiday! We’ll be in the parking lot of The Mall at University Town Center on November 21st-22nd & December 5th-6th, from 11am to 7pm (Matching mall hours). Find 50+ local crafters & businesses with unique gifts for your friends & family.
    Find items such as holiday decor, toys, treats, clothing, accessories, art, handmade gifts & more!
    For general questions, feel free to DM Florida Penguin Productions, or call (727) 674-1464 or email
    • Free Admission

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