O Christmas Tree

Our Editors Share Their Favorite Holiday Memories

Christmas tree shopping, cookie decorating, "The Nutcracker" and more.

12/23/2021 By The Editors

Recipe

These Almond and Orange Blossom Crinkle Cookies Taste Like Sunshine

If you love the flavor of orange, these delicious—and simple—cookies are for you.

12/23/2021 By Megan McDonald

Let's party

Tips on Buying the Perfect Wine for Your Holiday Party

With Christmas and New Year's Eve looming, here's what to bring to your next gathering.

12/22/2021 By Bob McGinn

Let's fantasize

Five Fake Hallmark Holiday Movies Set in Sarasota That Need to Happen ASAP

If you are rich and would like to finance any of these, have your people call my people.

12/16/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Jolly Holiday

The Best Holiday Events in Sarasota-Manatee

'Tis the season to explore what Sarasota has to offer. Enjoy these holiday events, from light shows to musical performances and charity events.

12/15/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Gift Guide

The Gifts Our Editors Are Buying This Holiday Season

All of them are local, so no worries about shipping delays.

12/14/2021 By The Editors

The giving season

Christmas Gift Drive Organizers Say It Can Be a Struggle to Serve Teens

It may be more fun to buy a shiny toy fire engine than earbuds, but Christmas gifts are important for older children, as well.

12/14/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Santa's New Sleigh

Check Out This Bradenton Company's Vintage Cars Decorated for Christmas

SeaSucker will park its cars at various locations in the coming weeks.

12/13/2021 By Staff

Dashing Through the Snow

Join a Holiday-Themed Fitness Class This Month

Break a sweat and get into the holiday spirit with seven fun local fitness classes and events.

12/13/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Special occasion

Where to Get Christmas Dinner in Sarasota This Year

Ten great places to dine at or get takeout from on Christmas Eve and Day.

12/13/2021 By Allison Forsyth

It's beginning to smell a lot like Christmas

I Tried My Hand at Making Swedish Braid Bread, My Family's Favorite Holiday Treat

Enjoying this dense, cardamom-flavored bread is an annual tradition in my family. It can be in yours, too.

12/10/2021 By Allison Forsyth

A Gift That Will Last a Lifetime

Looking for an Unusual Holiday Gift? Book a Personalized Message From a Local Celeb.

Paul Reubens, Jerry Springer, Nik Wallenda and several cast members from MTV's 'Siesta Key' are using Cameo to send customized messages to fans.

12/01/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Christmastime Is Here

You Need to Try My Mom's Sugar Cookie Recipe

Why? Because it's the best.

11/30/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Holidays

Covid-19 Has Upended Beloved Holiday Traditions

But some have chosen to look at the pandemic as a way to get creative.

12/23/2020 By Elizabeth Djinis

Editors' Picks

Our Editors' Favorite Holiday Movies

"It's a Wonderful Life," "Elf," "Meet Me in St. Louis"...the gang's all here.

12/23/2020 By Sarasota Magazine Staff

Recipe

'Tis the Season: Tips for Making Great Eggnog

Even if you think you don't like eggnog, we have a feeling you'll enjoy this version.

12/21/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Philanthropy

Sarasota Organization Is Giving Away 300 Holiday Turkeys on Saturday

Greatness Beyond Measure is hosting its second annual Community Turkey Giveaway tomorrow.

12/18/2020 By Staff

Cuckoo for coquito

This Christmas, Try Coquito, a Puerto Rican Drink Similar to Eggnog

Coquito, or 'small coconut' in English, is made with rum and coconut flavors.

12/18/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Season's Greetings

Our Big List of Sarasota Holiday Events

Yes, things will be different this year—but there's still lots of fun to be had. Here's your guide to the festivities.

12/03/2020 By Allison Forsyth

'Tis the Season

Your Ultimate Sarasota Holiday Event Calendar

Have yourself a holly-jolly winter with these top music, theater and family activities.

12/10/2019 By Sarafina Murphy-Gibson