Light up the night! Get ready for Santa Claus and even some snow! On Friday, December 6, 2013 from 5pm-8pm bring your friends and family for free holiday fun to the annual AMI Chamber Tree Lighting and Holmes Beach Walk-About. The annual Lighting of the Tree will take place at the beginning of the open house – just around sunset – in front of the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce, 5313 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Santa will arrive at The Feast at 5:30pm with treats for the kids.
Even the Privateers will be spreading holiday cheer! The friendly downtown businesses will have in-store specials, there will be sample wines, appetizers, music and a raffle prize drawing for 3 big packages of gift items organized by the Islander newspaper. This is a great time to socialize with your island friends and neighbors! For further information please contact the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce at 941-778-1541.
Each year the Bishop Animal Shelter holds a Canine Christmas Festival to raise awareness and money for dogs in the Bradenton, Fl area. It is a fabulous time for all with parades, awards, raffles and everything in between.
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.
The Holidays are upon us, Thanksgiving is over and it’s time to get ready for Christmas. The Holiday Season is always a blast on Anna Maria Island with lots of activities happening all through December. Here is a list of just some of the events coming up this month, starting with the Holmes Beach Parade & Open House on Friday at 5:00 p.m.
Holmes Beach Parade & Open House
5pm Parade starts at Crosspointe Baptist to the Chamber of Commerce, where they will light the tree, then the Holmes Beach merchants will have their holiday Open House till 9pm. Santa will be there, and in the past there was some really cool fake snow.
Sat & Sun 12/4 &5
Holiday decorated home with drinks & snacks
10am-4pm Holiday Decorator Show House by The Rotary Club $10 a ticket!
Sat – (6pm-9pm Anna Maria Concert Chorus & Orchestra will host Taste of Music Holiday Gala there for additional fee)
Sun – (3pm drawing for 7 day Holland America cruise on Sun)
Anna Maria Merchant Open House/Walk About
5pm – 7pm Pine Ave and surrounding area merchants will host The Holiday Open House.
Visit 8 locations and put your ticket in the raffle for a goodie basket!
Live music, refreshments, and Santa all in the same place!
Last day to sign up for Santa’s visit
12/18 at the Moose Lodge for children 10 & under.
Privateers Island Parade
10am starting a Bay Front Park in Anna Maria all the way to Coquina Beach, Santa will be waiting at the end for pictures and holiday fun on the Pirate Boat.