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Celebrate the Holidays on Anna Maria Island in Style!

Are you planning to celebrate the holidays on Anna Maria Island? The businesses and merchants of Anna Maria are open throughout the holiday season.  There is Great Shopping to be from the North End all the way down to Longboat Key.

The free Anna Maria Island Trolley is a fun way to get around!  With convenient stops up and down the island, you can take the kids to the shops and the beaches!

Lights, Camera, Santa Claus! Come Enjoy the Holidays on Anna Maria Island

Enjoy music, special performances, small bites and refreshments at the shops during your visit. At night, take in the holiday lights and décor and dine at some the island’s best restaurants.  Day or Night, come stroll along Gulf Drive, Pine Avenue and North Bay Boulevard and relax during the Holidays.

Bingo games for prizes are sometimes played. The angelic Roser Children’s Choir, “Joyful Noise” usually perform in the Historical Park at 402 Pine Avenue.

Santa Claus comes to the beach too!!!  Just because there isn’t snow doesn’t mean that Santa Claus can’t land his sleigh!  Let the kids know that Anna Maria is his favorite place to be.

Visiting Anna Maria during the holidays is a fun filled time.  Don’t forget to take your beach photos with family and friends!!!


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Summerfest and Winterfest on Anna Maria Island With Island Art League

Each year the Anna Maria Island Art League sponsors Winterfest and Springfest festivals on Anna Maria Island.

They are an event for fine artists to come together and celebrate the season and share their work. It is a great opportunity to find the perfect gift for that hard to shop friend or family member!  You can find some pretty amazing stuff for your home too!

Beautiful Art on Anna Maria Island For Every Season

To qualify for an award, the artist must be present and it must also be the artist’s original design as well.  There are three awards given out each year, but everyone’s work is truly appreciated.  The awards, judged by category are, Best in Show, Award of Distinction and Award of Merit.

The Winterfest and Springfest events are held at City Hall Field in Holmes Beach on Anna Maria Island.

This is a family fun event offers us free parking and admission also! Aside from the juried art exhibits, there will be live music, community booths, and a special “Young at Art” childrens’ exhibit and activity area.

For any questions or more information, please visit or call 941-778-2099.

Bring your friends along too!



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The Offstage Ladies of the Island Players Theater on Anna Maria Island

The Offstage Ladies of the Island Players are on a mission to help support and promote Anna Maria Island’s favorite theater!  Island Players (local theater) is located on Anna Maria Island and is a fantastic staple in the community.

The Offstage Ladies are Online

According to their Facebook, Offstage Ladies of the Island Players has been a support group for the local community theater for 38 years. The fun group meets for lunch the second Wednesday of the month October – May.  Head on over to their Facebook Page to get involved in their community!

They typically through fundraisers like the Holiday Book Sale and other fun and exciting events.

Help  some time this season and help the Off Stage Ladies of the Island Players reach their goals

If you need more information, call Nancy at 941-799-2181 or 941-518-4431.