December Events on Anna Maria Island

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Holmes Beach Holiday Open House & Tree Lighting

Visit downtown Holmes Beach when many shops and stores remain open later in the evening for a Christmas party. Come for holiday treats, live music, and see Santa in his sleigh. The annual tree lighting will take place in the parking lot of the AMI Chamber of Commerce at 6 p.m.

When: December 1, 2017, from 5 – 9 p.m.
Where: AMI Chamber of Commerce

Anna Maria Holiday of Treasures

Holiday Open House is one of our favorite Anna Maria Island events in December! The front porches of each store along Pine Avenue will be open with plenty of chairs to sit and enjoy live music or enjoy food and drink.

When: December 8, 2017, from 4:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Where: Pine Avenue

Privateer’s Christmas Parade and Santa Open House

The Christmas parade begins at Bayfront Park and ends at Coquina Beach. Santa will hand out presents at the end of the parade, and don’t worry about getting a great spot. The Parade runs the entire length of Anna Maria Island.

When: December 9, 2017, from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Where: Bayfront Park, Coquina Beach

Christmas on Bridge Street

Another great family-friendly holiday event with storytelling, singing, crafts, baked good and so much more. Make yourself a hot chocolate drink, find handcrafted creations from artisan vendors for Christmas presents all along Bridge Street.

When: December 16, 2017 from 4:30 p.m.– 8:30 p.m.
Where: Bridge Street