Anna Maria Island Holiday Events December 2016

There are several great Anna Maria Island Holiday Events this year! Throughout December there will be celebrations across the island’s three cities.

Anna Maria Island Holiday Events 2016

Get into the spirit of the holiday with these fun family events.

Holmes Beach Holiday Open House and Tree Lighting

December 2nd will be the Annual Holiday Open House. This event is organized by the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by local businesses. From 5-8pm walk around the Holmes Beach Shopping District for snacks and libations while local businesses stay open late. These businesses will have specials going on too!

At 6pm watch the annual lighting of the tree in front of the Chamber at 5313 Gulf Drive. Santa and his sleigh will also make an appearance, so everyone better be on their best behavior.

The Chamber will provide lite snacks, coffee and wine. Next door, Eat Here restaurant will be showing the movie “A Miracle on 34th Street” in addition to serving mulled wine.

Bring a toy to donate to Toys for Tots. There will be a donation box at the Chamber of Commerce.

Anna Maria Pine Avenue Holiday Treasure Walk

Celebrate the holiday in Anna Maria on December 9th with the Holiday Treasure Walk. Pine Avenue and Gulf Drive Merchants will be open late from 5-8pm with special sales and tasty treats.

Stop by The Studio at Gulf and Pine for refreshments from the Sandbar Restaurant. Additionally, Roser Church Joyful Noise Children’s Choir will be performing at the Historical Society at 6pm.

There may even be an appearance from Santa too!

Bradenton Beach Christmas on Bridge Street

Christmas on Bridge Street is an annual family friendly event with tons of entertainment and holiday fun. The event will take place December 17 from 4:30-8:30pm.

Enjoy music from Russ Adams Project, The Dickens Carolers, and more!

There will be a kids crafts and cookie bazaar where children will be selling their baked goods and handmade gifts.

In addition to the gift market, you’ll find a wreath raffle, and gift basket silent auction.

You’ll also find a Hot Chocolate Bar, Snow and Santa.

Anna Maria Island Holiday Events
The Dickens Carolers and Story Tellers will be part of the entertainment.

Enjoy Christmas on Anna Maria Island with these fun events for the whole family!

Christmas on Pine Avenue – Anna Maria Island

christmas on pine avenue
Pine Ave Holiday Walk 2011

Enjoy the merriment of Christmas on Pine Avenue as you stroll down Pine Avenue in the City of Anna Maria looking for last minute gifts and listening to Christmas Carols.  On Friday December 14th the pine avenue shops will have extended hours in honor of the Annual Holiday Walk on Pine Avenue from 5pm – 8pm.  Most of the Pine Avenue merchants will be providing snacks and drinks at their location and I heard a little rumor that Santa will be stopping by so bring the kids too!

While this is a post from 2012 the Christmas continues to be a tradition in Anna Maria City.  Normally the walk about takes place on the second Friday of December.  For example in 2015 the walk about was 12/11/2015.  Normally you can find more information on the Island Real Estate Facebook page or read the Anna Maria Sun who normally sponsors the Christmas on Pine Avenue walk about.

Have a safe and Happy Holiday Season from all of us at Island Real Estate!