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What’s On Suncoast? 12.17 – 12.24

| Angela Naff |

The Suncoast Post asks, “What’s On, Suncoast?” Here are some ideas for things around the area this week of December 17 – 24, 2021!

5K on suncoast

Sarasota Christmas Glow Run 5K

Sarasota Christmas Glow Run 5K
Nathan Benderson Park – 5851 Nathan Benderson Cir, Sarasota, FL 34235

​This fun family-friendly festive event features dozens of Christmas decorations at the start and finish line and music that creates an atmosphere that will get your Christmas season started off right! This professional chip timed night glow run will be a memorable experience like no other. Athletes run or walk the lakeside Christmas-themed course at night.  Athletes add to the atmosphere with their complimentary glow products that are included with registration.  Spectators will enjoy free live runner tracking with the ​Elite Events Tracker App. …and YES, there is 100% chance of pretty snowfall at the finish!​

Pier 22 Restaurant – Patio – Ballroom

Pier On Suncoast

Pier 22 Restaurant – Patio – Ballroom
1200 1st Ave W. Bradenton, FL 34205

As Bradenton’s historic waterfront destination, PIER 22 takes pride in offering guests a memorable dining experience. Since 1977, the impressive menu of modern and classic dishes and stunningly gorgeous Manatee River views have made Pier 22 a fine dining staple in the community. The from-scratch, award-winning cuisine includes housemade delicacies like succulent steak dinners, luscious lobster tails, and freshly-caught fish — plus daily happy hour specials. Here, they approach cuisine as an art form that is shared with guests through rich, indulgent flavors. At PIER 22, the recipes are always executed with skill, elegance, and a passion for the craft that you need to experience to fully appreciate.

Hours: M/T/Th/Su 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m; W 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Fri/Sa 10:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Lights in Bloom®: An Open-air Holiday Light Show

Lights on Suncoast

Lights in Bloom®: An Open-air Holiday Light Show
1534 Mound Street, Sarasota, FL 34236

More than two million lights will illuminate Selby Gardens’ Downtown Sarasota campus! Tickets are on sale now at!

Lights in Bloom®: An Open-Air Holiday Light Show will feature more than two million lights illuminating the gardens and walkways. Don’t miss a holiday photo opportunity, children’s arts and crafts, activities, and entertainment. Food will be available for purchase from Michael’s on East grill, including a cash bar.

Additional parking will be available at the Senior Friendship Center: 1888 Brother Geenen Way, Sarasota, FL 34236. Trollies will be running each night between 5 pm – 10 pm to transport visitors from the Senior Friendship Center to the Downtown Sarasota Campus. Check out the website for ticket prices and other invaluable information.

Pierogi Grill and Deli

Pierogi on suncoast

Pierogi Grill and Deli
1535 Gulf To Bay Blvd Clearwater, FL 33755

Specializing in traditional Polish cuisine, dining at Pierogi Grill is a tasty experience. Guests enjoy homemade specialties such as potato pancakes, stuffed cabbage rolls, savory grilled kielbasa along with a dozen flavors of fruit and vegetable-filled pierogi. All dishes served at Pierogi Grill are created from scratch using the best ingredients to ensure flavorful and healthy cuisine. Guests can enjoy a comfortable, casual atmosphere, friendly service, and quality Polish dishes seven days a week. Stop by for lunch or dinner, and take advantage of the restaurant’s weekly menu specials. They are open from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday and Friday and Saturday from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Legends On Suncoast

Legends from the Deep at Clearwater Marine Aquarium

Legends from the Deep at Clearwater Marine Aquarium
249 Windward Passage, Clearwater, FL 33767

water Marine Aquarium proudly presents an exhibition that is guaranteed to thrill & chill while also educating visitors on the amazing and mysterious wonders that lurk beneath the surface of our oceans. Legends from the Deep explores the spectacular deep dark undersea world of creatures so strange you would think they are right out of a science fiction movie. Numerous threatened and endangered species are featured through exhibitory in this multi-media exhibition that highlights living, prehistoric, and mythological creatures that have become legends and folklore. 

This amazing new exhibit is on display now through July 31, 2022 and is included in regular aquarium admission (VR experience available separately). The aquarium is open every day of the week from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. so stop by for an engrossing experience during this coming month.

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