Christmas Tree Lighting & Movie on Bridge Street
Saturday November 26th – 6:00PM - 10:00PM
Join us for our annual Tree Lighting & Free Outdoor Movie! Bring your family early and eat at one our amazing restaurants and holiday shop on Bridge Street beforehand. Take a family photo in front of the island’s tallest live Christmas tree. We will be showing the classic 1965 animated version of The Grinch Who Stole Christmas! This film will bring back memories of your childhood and create new memories for your children. The Grinch is a grumpy hermit that hatches a plan to steal Christmas from the Whos of Whoville. Bring your own chairs and blankets. A popcorn and refreshment concession will be on site. Gate opens at 5:30 pm. Be prepared for Christmas caroling and a performance with the Sweet Adelelines (Magic of Manatee). The annual tree lighting will start at 6:45 p.m and the movie will begin at 7:00 p.m. We look forward to seeing you and your family on Bridge Street
Annual Christmas on Bridge Street
Saturday December 17th – 4:30PM to 8:30PM
Celebrate the season at this annual, family-friendly holiday event. Free live holiday entertainment featuring the professional Dickens Carolers singing and storytelling in full period costume, along with Island duo Russ & Brandi and a set from the acclaimed Rowlett Children’s Choir. Browse the Kids’ Craft & Cookie Bazaar where young entrepreneurs sell their own handcrafted items, art and baked goods. Have your picture taken with Santa and his sleigh. Create your perfect hot chocolate drink. Shop local. Plus support Turning Points of Manatee with an outstanding raffle and silent auction. Make your plans today!