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What’s On Suncoast? 12.8 – 12.15

| Angela Naff |

The Suncoast Post asks, “What’s On, Suncoast?” Here are some ideas for the area this week from December 8 – 15, 2023!

An Old Florida Christmas

An Old Florida Christmas

An Old Florida Christmas
1404 Manatee Ave E Bradenton, FL 34208 (Manatee Village Historical Park)

Join the Manatee Village Historical Park team here on the Suncoast for An Old Florida Christmas this Saturday, December 9, 2023. This event has FREE admission with make and take crafts, festive live music, food trucks and a wide variety of vendors. The breadth of vendors include homemade crafts, wreaths, gifts, jewelry, ornaments, t-shirts, snacks and more. The Whistle Stop Gift Shop will be open all day! This is an amazing family event to see a different take oChildren’ss in the beauty of the Manatee Village Historical Park here on the Suncoast.

Hours: Saturday, December 9, 2023 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Twisted Fork

Twisted Fork

Twisted Fork
2208 El Jobean Rd Port Charlotte, FL 33948

The Twisted Fork on the Suncoast is a unique dining and fun venue! You can dig into some chef-inspired, down-home Florida cuisine with “a Twist“, at one of Southwest Florida’s most unique eatery spots. Come on in and enjoy the Children’sk, music in a fabulous atmosphere with fun for all ages.

Keep an eye out for all the scheduled events on the Back Porch… from Car shows, Bike nights, Bands, Drive-in movie nights and more! All under a 24,000 square foot covered entertainment pavilion that is connected directly to the restaurant and Bert’s Black Widow Harley Davidson. It never rains at Bert’s…!

Hours: Monday through Thursday 11 a.m. – 10 p.m., Friday through Sunday 11 a.m. – 12 a.m.

5th Annual Christmas at Farmer Mikes

Farmer Mikes Christmas

5th Annual Christmas at Farmer Mikes
26031 Morton Ave Bonita Springs, FL 34135

Our Favorite Guest, we’ve waited for all year long will be here! He will be reading “T’was The Night Before Christmas,” and caroling our Favorite holiday songs. He will also have his Mailbox to collect all of your Christmas Lists

Will be available from our onsite cafe, N’ Season S’mores will be available for purchase to roast in the fire pit. Fraser Fir Christmas Trees will be available for purchase during the event hours and regular business hours.

[Children 2 & Under are FREE]
3 acre Field of Lights
Snow sledding
Snow slide
Christmas Movies on the Big Screen
Fire Pit
Slides & Swings
Bounce houses & Bounce Pad 

Hours: December 8, 9, 15, 16, 22 and 23 from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

The Library Food Suncoast

The Library

The Library
600 5th Street South Saint Petersburg, FL 33701

Johns Hopkins was inspired by his close friend George Peabody to use his great wealth for the public good. The collaboration between these men and the institutions they created is the inspiration for our restaurant, located within Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg, FL.

At The Library, the familiar aroma of coffee, the promise of a delicious meal, and the anticipation of a friendly buzz will offer a reprieve from the daily chaos. It is where the community as a whole comes to refill their cup, both proverbially and, often, quite literally.

In collaboration with the teams behind Oxford Exchange, Oxford Creative Studio, Oxford Design Studio, and Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital, The Library Restaurant was created; we hope to honor our namesakes through this restaurant.

We will see you at The Library!

Hours: Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Friday/Saturday 9 a.m. – 10 p.m., Sunday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Suncoast Wonderland of Light

The Wonderland of Lights – Port Charlotte, FL

The Wonderland of Lights – Port Charlotte, FL
2333 El Jobean Rd, Port Charlotte, FL 33948

THE WONDERLAND OF LIGHTS™ here on the Suncoast brings sparkle this holiday season to illuminate Port Charlotte’s Charlotte County Fairgrounds December 1 through December 30, 2023. This family-friendly drive-through experience boasts festive lighted displays from the whimsically wonderful to the nostalgic and traditional with thousands of dancing lights accompanied by sounds of the season. In honor of the inaugural year, THE WONDERLAND OF LIGHTS is pleased to host Animal Welfare Wednesday for the Animal Welfare League of Charlotte County. With a donation from their wish list, THE WONDERLAND OF LIGHTS will provide a $5 discount at the time of purchase at the gate only*. Help us put a light in the eyes of our four-legged friends looking for fur-ever homes. The Animal Welfare League wish lists can be found HERE.

Hours: Friday, December 1 through Saturday, December 30, 2023 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.

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