This Weekend on Anna Maria Island – December 13th-15th

This Weekend on Anna Maria Island is a regular section highlighting the various happenings and events going on over the weekend. Check our events calendar for a list of future events.   


       • Dec. 13, from 5-8 p.m., Anna Maria businesses host a citywide holiday open house. Participating businesses will stay open extended hours to toast the season and children can visit with Santa Claus.

       • Dec. 14-15, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Anna Maria Island Art League presents Winterfest at city field, 5801 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. The event provides an opportunity for art-enthusiasts to do some holiday shopping and for artists — from near and afar — to show off their work in a juried festival.
       • Dec. 14, from 3-7 p.m., the Bridge Street Merchants hosts the annual Christmas on Bridge Street celebration, featuring visits with representatives from the North Pole, raffles, a children’s gift bazaar, carols and holiday specials in the stores and restaurants. 


       • Dec. 14, 5:45 p.m., Kicking off on the north end of Longboat Key near Mar Vista, the Cortez Yacht Clubs 10th annual lighted holiday parade will troll up towards the Seafood Shack Marina for judging. 
       • Dec. 14, 6:30 p.m., Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, hosts the Bethlehem Walk, which does not feature Santa, but does feature a certain newborn.
       • Dec. 15, 2 p.m., the Anna Maria Island Concert Chorus and Orchestra performs the Island Holidays concert at CrossPointe Fellowship, 8605 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.

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