Florida does not have the traditional winter like most places, with warmer weather and greener scenery. Still, make sure not to neglect the holiday spirit. Here’s another few ways to celebrate the festive season with friends and family.
Production of “A Christmas Carol”
“A Christmas Carol,” is probably one of the most well-known Christmas stories ever. Based on the well-known novel by Charles Dickens, there will be a performance at the Powel Crosley Estate in Sarasota, FL, commonly known as “Dickens at the Crosley.”
Location: Powel Crosley Estate (8474 N Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34243)
Dates: Monday Dec. 19 to Friday Dec. 23
Time: Times will vary depending on specific day
Cost: $15 – $25
Holiday Light Spectacular at Jungle Gardens
From Dec. 21 through Dec. 24, Jungle Gardens will present their Holiday Light Spectacular. This year’s event marks the tenth year it has taken place. Visit Santa and eat s’mores cooked oven an open fire while watching an amazing light performance.
Location: Jungle Gardens
Dates: Wednesday Dec. 21 to Saturday Dec. 24
Time: 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Cost: $11 for adults, $6 for kids 3-12, and free for kids under 3
New Year’s Eve Fire Works at Marina Jack
One of the best and most festive ways to celebrate New Year’s Eve is with fireworks, and that is just what to see at Marina Jack on the last night of 2016. Enjoy the fireworks while eating lunch, and around evening, special menus will be available as well additional entertainment. Bring friends and family for food and fun.
Location: Marina Jack
Dates: Saturday Dec. 31 to Sunday Jan. 1
Time: 11:15 a.m. – 2 a.m.