There’s no better place to spend the holidays than in beautiful Venice, Florida. Here are some festive events, large and small, coming up this holiday season to get you into the spirit!

Please note some of these events are ticketed or require an RSVP, so please click on the blue links below for contact information.

26th- Venice Holiday Parade, Downtown Venice 6:30pm

1st – Venice MainStreet’s Annual Christmas Walk, Downtown Venice, 5pm
2nd-19th – A Christmas Carol, Raymond Center at Venice Theatre
3rd- Breakfast with Santa, Sertoma Club of Venice and United Way of South Sarasota County, 4242 S Tamiami Trail, 8-11am
3rd- Christmas Bake Sale, Holy Spirit Orthodox Church, 9am-2pm
3rd- Letters with Santa, Patriot Pack and Ship, 9am-12pm
3rd- Christmas Dinner Dance, Knights of Columbus Council 7052, 5-9pm
3rd – Venice Christmas Boat Parade, Intracoastal Waterway, 6pm
3rd- Eirinn Abu Christmas Concert, Grace United Methodist Church, 7pm
9th & 10th- The Nutcracker by The Sarasota Ballet School, Venice Performing Arts Center
9th & 10th – Drive-Through Living Nativity, Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 6:30-8:30pm
10th- Holiday Harmonies, Suncoast Duo Pianists, Venice Musicale, William H. Jervey, Jr. Venice Public Library, 3pm
10th – 8th Annual Glow Ride, Bicycles International, Venice Island 6pm
10th- Peace On Earth Annual Christmas Concert, Venice Presbyterian Church, 7:30-9pm
11th- Jingle Bell Jubilee, starring Brian Gurl, Michele Pruyn, Natalie Brouwer & The Jubilee Band, Grace United Methodist Church, 3pm
11th- Jingle Bells in the Park Christmas Concert, Shirley St. John, Gazebo in Centennial Park, 4pm
11th- Holiday Harmony: Jingle All the Way, The Venice Chorale, Venice Performing Art Center, 7pm
15th- Holiday Comfort and Joy, Venice Musicale’s Encore Chorus, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 3pm
16th-17th – A Holiday Season Spectacular, Venice Symphony, Key Chorale, Venice Performing Arts Center, SOLD OUT
16th-18th- The Living Nativity, The Lakefront Church, 6-8pm
17th- Venice Fire Rescue’s 2nd Annual Santa Firehouse Pancake Breakfast, City of Venice, Station 51,112 S. Harbor Drive, 8-11am
17th- Tuba Christmas Concert, Gazebo at Centennial Park, 5:15pm
17th- Holiday Gala: Dinner & Dance, Italian American Club of Venice, 5pm-9pm
18th – The Grand Chanukah Klezmer Festival, Menorah Lighting in Centennial Park presented by Chabad of Venice and North Port 4:30-6:30pm
22nd- Caroling at the Carillon, Venice Performing Arts Center (at carillon located in front of the building), 7pm

December 28- Annual New Year’s Blessing Ceremony, Blue Lotus Buddhist Meditation Center, 6:00-7:30pm
December 31- New Year’s Eve Beach Bash, Sharky’s on the Pier, 7pm