Anna Maria Island – The beautiful island beach weather may be making it difficult for some to get into the Holiday spirit this season, but the Christmas Parade will help. What better way to spread festive cheer than celebrating with the annual Anna Maria Island Privateers Christmas Parade! This Saturday Dec. 13th residents and visitors will gather beginning at 10am at Bayfront Park in Anna Maria and ending at Coquina Beach.
Local businesses and the general public will trim vehicles and floats with holiday decorations. Festive music also adds cheer for all those witness to the magic. Bring a chair and a hot chocolate thermos. The road will remain closed until the parade concludes.
Upon parade conclusion, the Privateers pirate ship will dock at the Coquina Beach parking lot to continue the celebration with Santa himself! Children are welcome to whisper their wishes to the big man directly who will have an early gift for each child. Free sodas and hot dogs are also available for all children on Santa’s nice list. Get in the Holiday spirit and come join the fun!