You've Got Mail

Celebrate 'National Send a Card to a Friend Day'

Looking for ways to keep in touch with faraway friends? Here are some fun local options.

02/01/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Holidays

City of Sarasota Offices to Observe New Year’s Holiday

Trash and recycling schedules will be affected.

12/29/2020 By Staff

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

Travel

More Than 84 Million Americans Expected to Travel for the Holidays

That's 34 million less than the previous year; however, the CDC recommends staying home to mitigate the spread of Covid-19.

12/21/2020 By 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

Sponsored Content

Selby Gardens’ Lights in Bloom: An Open-air Holiday Light Show

Celebrate the season at Selby Gardens’ Downtown Sarasota campus!

12/07/2020

Sponsored Content

Spend the Night Among the Lights

Celebrate the season at Snook Haven’s nightly holiday lights wonderland.

12/04/2020

Gift Guide

Five Great Gifts to Give (and Keep) This Holiday Season

We've found gifts for mind, body and spirit. (And we won't judge if you buy one for yourself, too.)

11/18/2020 By Heather Dunhill

Hunger

All Faiths Food Bank Launches ‘ThankFULL’ Campaign

The food bank is hoping to raise enough money to provide 9,000 turkeys for Thanksgiving and 4 million meals to the community over the holiday season.

10/13/2020 By Staff

Holidays

Manatee County Government Announces Holiday Hours

Offices will be closed Dec. 24-25 and Jan. 1, 2020.

12/19/2019 By Staff

Holidays

Sarasota County Government Offices to Close for Holidays

Offices will be closed Dec. 24-25 and Jan. 1, 2020.

12/19/2019 By Staff

Gift Guide

Six Fun Ideas to Up Your Holiday Gifting Game

From a 20-inch alpaca to a luxe skincare collection to the perfect holiday book, Heather Dunhill has rounded up ideas for everyone on your list.

12/11/2019 By Heather Dunhill

Giving grapes

What to Buy for the Wine Lover in Your Life This Holiday Season

There are thousands of wine-related gifts out there. Most of them useless, says our wine blogger, Bob McGinn.

12/06/2019 By Bob McGinn

Philanthropy

Veterans' Groups to Hold Holiday Toy Drive, Breakfast

The organizations are commemorating the attack on Pearl Harbor while working to help local veterans and families in need.

11/26/2019 By Staff

Sunday Fun Day

What to Do in Sarasota on Cinco De Mayo

$100 margaritas, golf tournaments and tons of great deals—this is your definitive guide to Cinco De Mayo in Sarasota.

05/01/2019 By Giulia Heyward

Beat it

Nine Fun Things to Do in Sarasota on Easter Sunday

There's no need to scour the yard for something to do this weekend. From family-friendly egg hunts to bottomless mimosas, here's everything you need to have an egg-cellent Easter Sunday.

04/16/2019 By Giulia Heyward

Retail

2018 Holiday Shopping Totaled $707.5 Billion

Retail sales were up by 2.9 percent over 2017, below a projected increase of 4.3 to 4.8 percent, according to new statistics.

02/15/2019 By Staff

Making Spirits Bright

Pangea Serves Up Christmas Cocktails at 'Miracle' Holiday Pop-Up

Christmas Carol Barrel, anyone?

12/17/2018 By Megan McDonald

Tourism

Florida Airports High in On-Time Holiday Travel Ranking

Southwest Florida International Airport in Fort Myers was ranked No. 3 in the nation and Tampa International Airport was ranked No. 4.

12/14/2018 By Staff