Sarasota Holiday Traditions Downtown. Shop local this holiday!

Bring out family and friends to enjoy the lighting of Sarasota's charming Christmas tree in Five Points Park. Choirs will warm up the crowd for a visit from Santa Claus.

A Holiday Choir Performance will be presented by The Sarasota Military Choir from 6PM to 8PM. Learn more about this downtown charter school at

🎄 Santa will arrive at 7PM for wishes and photo opportunities.
🎄 The Christmas Tree will be lit at 7 PM.
🎄 Refreshments donated by Pastry Art Cafe. Please support their business at 1512 Main Street.
🎄 Five Points Park is located across from Shelby Library. GPS address 1 Central Ave. Sarasota 34236.

This annual event is hosted by the Sarasota Downtown Merchants group. Support Sarasota’s local merchants, visit

Join us as we illuminate the night sky with the twinkling glow of our charming Christmas tree.


Tyler Butler with “Out & About Sarasota” will be onsite as Masters of Ceremony. Follow Tyler @outandaboutwithtylerbutler.


Event Photo donated by Sarasota’s Award Winning Damon Powers Photography. specializes in Landscape, Portrait and Real Estate Photography.


Are you a downtown merchant? Join the Downtown Sarasota Enrichment Association (DSEA)! For over 20 years, volunteers have come together to deliver traditional events to our downtown community. Learn more