Glow in the dark

Sarasota's Pineapple Drop May Be Canceled, But You Can Still Take a Selfie With the Pineapple

The city's annual New Year's Eve block party isn't happening, but you can still have some pineapple fun.

By Cooper Levey-Baker December 31, 2020

Sarasota's lit-up pineapple will be on display today, Thursday, Dec. 31, at the corner of Lemon Avenue and Main Street.

Downtown Sarasota's annual New Year's Eve pineapple drop block party was canceled because of the Covid-19 pandemic, but if you'd still like to gaze upon a glowing fruit sculpture before saying goodbye to the year, you're in luck. The illuminated tropical fruit will be on display near Mattison's City Grille.

The city's whimsical New Year's Eve pineapple drop tradition began 20 years ago, and the related block party typically draws between 20,000 and 25,000 revelers. The pineapple will be on display near the corner of Lemon Avenue and Main Street, beginning at noon today; people are encouraged to come take a photo with it. Mattison's City Grille is open for business today and tomorrow.

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