2013 Christmas Parade hosted by the Anna Maria Island Privateers

ANNUAL CHRISTMAS PARADE & SANTA OPEN HOUSE ire float

WHEN:  10am on Saturday, December 7, 2013

WHAT:  Prepare your floats! Ready your lawn chairs! Candy and beads everywhere! Merry Christmas to Anna Maria Island, it’s the annual Christmas Parade!

Watch out for that ship…. follow the Anna Maria Island Privateers to SANTA!

On Saturday, December 7, 2013, the parade begins at 10am on the east end of Pine Avenue traveling from the staging area at Bayfront Park, through the city of Anna Maria. From there, the parade continues south through Holmes Beach, Bradenton Beach, concluding at Coquina Beach. Upon arrival at Coquina Beach, Santa’s Open House welcomes the children of the island, both visitors and islanders alike. The Jolly Old Man himself will be there to hand out gifts to the children. Kids may also enjoy refreshments of hot dogs and sodas during their visit with Santa Claus.

Whether watching from the side of the road or riding in a float, the Anna Maria Island Christmas Parade is a favorite island tradition. This island event is interactive, so kids remember to bring a bag and gather your loot!

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St. Patrick’s Day Arrives Early With A Parade This Sunday On Anna Maria Island

The luck of the Irish will be right here on Anna Maria Island this Sunday March 14th for all in attendance at The Annual St Patrick’s Day Parade.  The St Patrick’s Day Parade starts at 4pm at the outdoor plaza in Holmes Beach on the corner of Gulf Drive and Marina Drive.

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