Anna Maria Island – While the holidays may bring everybody together, it doesn’t mean you want to cook for everybody, so Here is our list of Restaurants open Christmas on and around Anna Maria Island. The list shows openings for Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Years Eve and New Years Day.
Restaurants open Christmas and New Years
Choose causal or a more fine dining atmosphere while visiting Anna Maria Island during the holidays. Some of the restaurants open can be found on Anna Maria Island, and some are in Longboat Key, Bradenton and St. Armands Circle near Sarasota. From the graph above you’ll notice most places are closed on Christmas Day, so you’ll want to make reservations ahead of time.
Just because it’s the holidays, doesn’t mean you have to cook. Anna Maria Island has plenty of options for your consumption pleasures. Here’s our list of restaurants that are open and closed on Christmas and New Year’s Day and Eve.
If you’re looking for Anna Maria Island restaurants open Christmas Day, we’ve got the perfect place for you – Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe is hoping to be a part of your holiday tradition with their own Christmas Day Breakfast and dinner.
Starting at 7:30 am, AMI Beach Cafe will be serving their own Christmas breakfast starting at 7:30am. In addition, Santa will be hanging out for a bite to eat from 9:30am-11:30am. The food continues all day with their Christmas Day Dinner being available from 12:00pm-5:00pm. Turkey, ham and more will be available for an All You Can Eat price of $14.95.
Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe is located at 4000 Gulf Drive on Holmes Beach where Manatee Avenue meets the Gulf. You can contact them by phone at 941-778-0784. Merry Christmas!
Keep the reason for the season in mind and join us for the Roser Memorial Community Church Bethlehem Walk. This year the celebration is on December 14th beginning at 6:30pm at 512 Pine Ave, Anna Maria. Imagine dozens of islanders and visitors alike dressed in garb draw a crowd with their live llamas, sheep, goats and even a donkey!
The walk consists of a journey to Bethlehem (a block in Anna Maria) with Mary, Joseph, and the animals in search of shelter. Traveling from “inn” to “inn” participants will sing Christmas carols. At the end of the journey, baby Jesus is in the manger and participants will hear Scripture readings followed by hot chocolate and cookies in Fellowship Hall.
If you don’t have your own period-garb, costumes are available in the Fellowship Hall to borrow on a first-come, first-serve basis, or create even your own to make an even merrier night. We suggest you bring a flashlight for yourself. Don’t miss this annual reenactment and narration of the first Christmas, it’s a special way to release the stress of the “material” Christmas we so diligently prepare for.
For more information, you may call 941-778-0414 or visit www.roserchurch.com
Christmas Parade & Santa Open House
December 08,2012 at 10am
As another holiday season rapidly approaches, the Anna Maria Island Privateers would like to invite you to participate in their 2012 Christmas Parade on December 8th, followed by our Santa Open House at Coquina Beach; where the man in red will be handing out gifts to the youngsters. This much anticipated annual event brings great joy to children and adults, islanders and visitors alike.
We hope you will celebrate this special kick-off to the Holiday Festivities by enjoying the parade, which begins at Bayfront Park then travels south along Anna Maria Island, through the three island cities of Anna Maria, Holmes Beach and Bradenton Beach. We hope everyone can come out and enjoy the experience and spread the joy to others!
It may be true that we don’t get any snow in Florida, but that doesn’t mean we can’t get into the Christmas Spirit! Santa Clause coming to Bridge Street has become an annual event in Bradenton Beach. Anna Maria Island is full of festivities throughout the Winter Season, but one of the most fun as an Islander is the Christmas celebration at Bridge Street. Hosted yearly by the Bridge Street Merchant’s Assocation, there are plenty of activities that are fun for the whole family, whether your loved ones are 9 or 90!
The day starts off with an “open house” of Bridge Street, with all the merchants offering special prices and fun gift ideas. Afterwards, the festivites really start; this year beginning at 3:00 PM, Santa Claus is coming to town, and will be around until 7:00 PM when the Cortez Yacht Club’s lighted boat parade begins. This whole event is truly spectacular, and should not be missed!
Anna Maria Island Holidays are always a little more special when you are on vacation. It also helps if you are on a beautiful island like Anna Maria. We have lots of family friendly things to do over the holidays, and lots of fun activities for the children. We overcome the no snow with a lot of Christmas activities that make up for none of the white stuff around. This is Island Real Estate’s Anna Maria Island Holiday information page. See below for details on each holiday.
Island Real Estate provides restaurants open for each major holiday every year. If you don’t find the year you plan to visit Anna Maria Island try our restaurant blog page for more information. We assemble this information each year and please feel free to contact us if you cannot find up to date information on the holiday activities this year. If you are using another vacation rental company consider Island Real Estate. We update our list of events each week for inbound guests. It’s the little things in life that make a big difference!
I love Christmas and I love Christmas Parties even more especially on Anna Maria Island. This year the Island Real Estate Christmas party was perfect, Santa Claus was there, we had hot food, cold drinks, and a babysitter for the kids. We hope that all of you are having a great Holiday Season as well, and please be safe.
As Christmas moves closer and the New Year is about to start, Christmas decorations are going up and the staff here at Island Real Estate is spreading lots of Christmas cheer. Since the beginning of December we have had lots of Holiday Events on Anna Maria Island, from the tree lighting in Holmes Beach, to the Holiday Parades, everyone on Anna Maria Island is in the Christmas spirit.
We created this short Holiday Video for all to enjoy, the filming was done in and around our office in Holmes Beach and we rewrote the Night Before Christmas Poem to show the relationship between new homeowners and the real estate team members that helped them get into that home.