Midnight Cove Things to Do December 2020

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Happy Holidays! The spirit of joy and creativity is alive and well here in Siesta Key.

Our restaurants, attractions, performers and shopkeepers have been busy as Santa’s elves coming up with safe and fun ways to celebrate the holidays. Here at Midnight Cove, our vacation condos are the perfect place to enjoy time with your family. Each has its own separate entrance, and with full kitchens, dining areas and expansive outdoor areas, there is plenty of room for the family to gather while keeping a safe distance from others. We hope you’ll join us this year at Midnight Cove, and while you’re here, why not check out some of the fun activities coming to the Siesta Key and Sarasota area?

Cookies with Santa - December 6
Sarasota Manatee Mom presents our 3rd annual, "Cookies with Santa" event tomorrow! Would you like a great photo with Santa for your Christmas card while keeping your family safe? Come to this event!

Santa will be located in his own, quiet room and ready for photos with your family. You can choose to sit six feet from Santa all the way to sitting on his lap.
https://www.facebook.com/events/362371648416359/?

Ugly Sweater Bar Crawl - December 12
We hope the 5th annual Ugly Sweater Bar Crawl can bring some joy and happiness to you and members of the bar industry. Get that Goodwill sweater, find those tacky holiday pants, and get ready to jingle bell ROCK tomorrow. We all need it!
https://sarasotauglysweatercrawl.eventbrite.com

Showfolks Holiday Circus - December 12-13
Today and tomorrow celebrate the holidays with a unique outdoor walk-through Circus Experience.
Dozens of local and international circus artists will come together to present their acts to the Sarasota community for two full days of fun and excitement. Attendees are welcomed to walk through the festival grounds and enjoy a full range of circus performances, exhibits, food and family friendly activities. Additionally, the kids can meet Santa Claus. 🎅
www.showfolks.com

The Rosemary Indie Market - December 19
The Rosemary Indie Market is back at Mandeville Beer Garden every 3rd Saturday now through April. Stop by for a day of shopping with local vendors while live music fills the air. Grab some food and libations to enjoy in the beer garden. Their vendors will sell handmade goods, vintage, jewelry, art, clothing, snacks and desserts throughout the market.
http://www.rosemaryindiemarket.com/

The Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker Christmas - December 19
December 19 at 8pm, The Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker Christmas Stream brings the holiday cheer right to your home! Spend quality time with loved ones and experience the smash-hit holiday tradition in this ground-breaking Video on Demand debut, all from the best seat in the house: your living room! Take a trip backstage with the cameras for a look at how the magic is made, and hear first-hand from world-class artists, designers, and the creators of this cherished production. Virtual meet and greet opportunities will be available for purchase. 🎄 🎅
https://www.vanwezel.org/boxoffice/event.cfm?eveID=2213

Santa Claus Visits South Siesta Key- December 20
Santa Claus is coming to town! Bring your children to see and take photos with Santa at the South end of Siesta Key. A small gift for each child will be available while supplies last. Social distancing practices will be in place and masks are encouraged. Santa will be at Daiquiri Deck South Siesta Key, just a short walk away from Midnight Cove. Bring the kids and get merry for the holidays!

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Things to Do: December

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year! We are so excited to spend the holiday season with our guests. We want to spread some cheer and tell you about the excellent events that are happening in and around Siesta Key this winter!

Holiday Jazz Trolley December 4th

Ride the Jazz Trolley for live music at eight restaurants and clubs in downtown Sarasota December 4th. Park at the Municipal Auditorium and board the Hop on! Hop off trolley to visit as many of the venues as you wish. You can park downtown and catch the trolley at designated stops near the venues. Wristbands required for admission and to ride trolley. Wristbands can be purchased at
www.jazzclubsarasota.org/events

Siesta Beach Seafood & Music Festival December 6th -8th

Come share in the festivities of the 4th Annual Siesta Beach Seafood & Music Festival on Siesta Beach, FL. This event will offer a variety of seafood, freshly cooked on site by local restaurants and food purveyors. Seafood dishes are prepared using only the freshest local and sustainable ocean resources from the Florida Gulf Coast. Also select from meat and vegetarian offerings and a diverse menu of side dishes and desserts. The event begins Friday December 6th with hours noon-9pm and continues Saturday 11am-9pm and Sunday 11am-6pm. Bring family and friends to enjoy fresh seafood and outstanding live musical performances. General admission is $5.

https://www.paragonartevents.com/S-80-Siesta+Beach+Seafood+%26+Music+Festival.html

Gingerbread Festival December 6th - December 15th

Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida is excited to present the 2019 Gingerbread Festival. Join in this unique, family-friendly event at The Mall at UTC, from December 6th –15th, 2019. Come marvel at this holiday wonderland featuring gingerbread houses crafted by more than 150 local schools, youth groups, businesses, and nonprofit organizations. Vote for your favorite in the People’s Choice Award. Reserve the house of your choice for purchase. Bring the entire family! Voting begins December 6th at noon and ends December 15th at noon. To learn more, visit www.srqgingerbreadfestival.com

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22nd Annual Jingle and Jog 5K Run/Walk December 7th

Saturday, December 7th join in the 22nd Annual Jingle and Jog 5K Run/Walk benefitting The Haven. From humble beginnings in 1997 with a little over 200 runners, the Jingle & Jog 5k has become a festive marquee event in the Sarasota community for two decades. With over 6,500 finishers, you’ll want to add your name to the list! All funds raised by the event benefit the mission of The Haven, an established non-profit with a 64-year legacy of providing programs and services for children and adults with disabilities. Be sure to sign up before race day, as the entry fee will increase the day of the race.
Register Online here: https://runsignup.com/Race/FL/Sarasota/JingleandJog5k

SAILOR CIRCUS presents THE 12 DAYS AFTER CHRISTMAS December 27th - 30th

Get your tickets now to see America's longest-running youth circus, Sailor Circus, flip, fly and soar December 27th through December 30th! For over 70 years, students ages 8-18 have amazed audiences with an incredible spectacle of youth circus arts. The entire family will enjoy acts showcasing beautiful aerial artistry, heart-stopping acrobatics, incredible acrobatic roller skating, lightning fast juggling and more!
https://circusarts.org/performances/shows/high-flying-holidays-by-the-sailor-circus/

Downtown Sarasota Block Party and Pineapple Drop Celebration December 31st

Ring in the New Year at Downtown Sarasota Block Party and Pineapple Drop Celebration! The party kicks off at Monday, December 31st at 1:00pm. There will be amusement rides and games at 5 Points Park, live music at Main St. & Lemon, and food, drinks and full bar concessions. All followed by a fantastic firework display on Sarasota Bay!
https://www.facebook.com/events/458988964913364/

We hope you enjoy spending the last month of 2019 at the Midnight Cove! If you have any suggestions about more great events in the area, please a comment below! Happy Holidays!

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