The Bridge Street Merchants Association presents Three Events In One: Holiday Open House Walk About, Christmas on Bridge Street and The Cortez Yacht Club Lighted Boat Parade
Bridge Street will be changed from its normal tropical paradise into a Winter Wonderland on Saturday, December 17. Snow flakes, a visit by Santa and Mrs. Claus, holiday music and performances, special sales at the shops, holiday treats, gift basket and wreath giveaways, fabulous gift ideas and a lighted boat parade are all planned to make the season merry and bright.
The Bridge Street Merchants Association, a not for profit organization, will be hosting an all day holiday celebration on Saturday, December 17, on Historic Bridge Street in Bradenton Beach, Anna Maria Island. There are actually three events within one.
The first is the Holiday Open House Walk About which will be going on all day beginning at 9:00 am. The Bridge Street Shops will offer special pricing on their merchandise and services. Many shops will have treats available for shoppers as they peruse through the wide variety of boutiques and stores available on Bridge Street.
The day will continue with Christmas on Bridge Street from 3 pm – 7 pm. The Christmas on Bridge Street event includes a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus, holiday music by DJ Tom Barrons, a special holiday performance by Rowlett Magnet Elementary drama and choir students and caroling by area students. Fabulous gift baskets containing resort stays, dinner certificates, jewelry, spa services, shopping gift certificates, certificates for area attractions and activities, beautifully decorated holiday wreaths and much more will be raffled to benefit the Manatee County Food Bank and the Roser Memorial Community Church Food Bank. It is even going to snow on Bridge Street making it a true winter wonderland – Florida style. A special Children’s Gift Bazaar will also take place where area school kids will sell handmade crafts, baked goods and holiday items. Canned food items and Toys for Tots will be collected at the event.
The event will end with the Cortez Yacht Club Lighted Boat parade shortly after dusk. Sponsors at the time of this press release include the AMI Sun Newspaper, the Bradenton Herald, Bright House Networks, METV and Miller Electric.
- Get directions to historic Bridge Street on Anna Maria Island: click for Google Map
- For more information: www.bridgestreetmerchants.com
[Press Release by Caryn Hodge and the Bridge Street Merchants Association]