One of the best things about having a roofing business serving Sarasota and Venice is the sense of community we all share. This is a great place to live and work, and we value our relationships with all of our customers, friends and neighbors.
We especially love all of the fun events which take place around the holiday season. Christmas is truly special here in paradise, with balmy weather and palm trees as a backdrop. So this week we are taking a break from our normal blogging to highlight some our favorite Venice and Sarasota Christmas events, in the hopes that we will see you all out there!
Venice Holiday Happenings & Sarasota Christmas Events
Venice Christmas Walk: Support the local community by doing your holiday shopping with our downtown vendors. On December 5, take a leisurely stroll down Main Street, which will be decked out in glimmering lights and holiday décor. Participating storefronts have been decorated for the annual contest, and winners will be showcased in a number of categories. Local musicians will be playing at a various shops and the family will love the special treats to snack on while browsing holiday sales. Join us on Main Street between 5 and 8 p.m.
Sarasota Tour of Lights Trolley Tour: Join other fun loving residents and hop aboard a festive holiday trolley to take a tour of Sarasota’s most illuminating holiday light displays. The tour leaves nightly at 6:30 and 8:30 p.m., from December 6 through December 31. Sarasota iconic displays include the gingerbread house, a replica of the National Lampoon Vacation home, and many others. The SRQ Trolley picks up passengers in the Burlington Coat Factory Parking lot at the corner of Cattlemen Road and Bee Ridge Road. Be sure to arrive 15 minutes ahead of the tour time for boarding. Buy tickets here.
The Venice Boat Parade: With miles of beachfront, Venice offers one of the most popular boat parades in the area. Taking place on December 7, the town celebrates the holiday season with boats of all sizes. Residents are encouraged to decorate their personal boat and join in the fun. The parade starts at 6 p.m. For more information, check out their website. (Rain date December 8.)
The Holiday Pops with Brass: On December 8 at 7 p.m., the Venice Performing Arts Center presents “Holiday Pops with Brass”, as performed by the Venice Chorale; with guest performances by the Venice Youth Chorale Youth Chorus and High School Apprentice Choir. Classical selections and popular carols are sure to put you in the holiday mood. For tickets, visit the VPAC website.
A Christmas Carol: There are few performances more anticipated and enjoyed at this time of year than A Christmas Carol, and at the Venice Theater, we are celebrating 20 years of this favorite tradition. Call the Venice Theater to get your tickets for this annual event, then gather the family for a night you won’t soon forget. Christmas past, present and future, all celebrated on December 13 at 7:30.
The Sarasota Holiday of Lights Boat Parade: Join thousands of spectators at Marina Jack/Island Park or Centennial Park for the 34th annual Sarasota boat parade. Entries from small personal craft to large commercial yachts are strung with lights and float along the route blaring their choice of seasonal music. This is a fun tradition enjoyed by all. Parade starts at 6 p.m., but it is recommended you show up early and bring your own chair.
Candlelight Services: There are several candlelight services presented by area churches on Christmas Eve. Click here for a full list of events.
The team at Kingdom Roofing wishes our friends, family and customers a beautiful, happy and healthy holiday season. We look forward to working with you in the New Year – call us for any roof repair or roof installation needs.