christmas on bridge street anna maria island florida


Anna Maria Island is a magical place all year long, but it is especially so at Holiday Time.

The island takes this time of year seriously – seriously fun! There are many, many celebrations and events to take part in, and nobody can help but to get in the spirit of it’s tropical revelry.

The beginning of the holidays are marked by Thanksgiving and continue through until the New Year.



NOVEMBER 26, 2016

Christmas Tree Lighting & Movie “The Grinch”

Bridge St., Bradenton Beach 6:00PM

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DECEMBER 9, 2016

Anna Maria Holiday of Treasures Open House

Pine Ave. Anna Maria 5:30-8:00 PM



DECEMBER 10, 2016

AMI Privateers Annual Christmas Parade 10 AM-12:30 PM

Starts at Bayfront Park Anna Maria, Ends at Coquina Beach Bradenton Beach

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Manatee River Lighted Boat Parade 6:30 PM

Best spot: The Green Bridge & Riverwalk

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Cortez Holiday Parade 5:00 PM-10:00 PM

Benefiting Toys for Tots


DECEMBER 17, 2016


Bridge St, Bradenton Beach 4:30 PM-8:30 PM

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Let’s be honest, going to the beach is way better than spending the day in the kitchen cooking if you’re lucky enough to be spending the Thanksgiving holiday on Anna Maria Island.

If you’d rather beach than cook you have a few options:

Restaurants that are opened for Thanksgiving

Restaurants Phone Thanksgiving Christmas Eve Christmas Day New Year’s Eve New Year’s Day
Beach Bistro 941-778-6444 Closed 5:30 pm-10:00 pm Closed 4:30 pm-10:00 pm 5:30 pm-10:00 pm
Sign of the Mermaid 941-778-9399 9:00 am-1:00 pm

4:00 pm-9:00 pm

5:00 pm-9:00 pm Closed 5:00 pm-12:00 am 9:00 am-2:00 pm

5;00 pm-9:00 pm

Sandbar 941-778-0444 Closed 12:00 pm-9:00 pm Closed 5:00 pm-10:30 pm (pre-paid) 11:30 am- 10:00 pm
Waterfront 941-778-1515 Closed 11:30 am-9:00 pm Closed 11:30 am-9:00 pm 11:00 am-10:00 pm
Bridge Tender Inn 941-778-4849 11:30 am-12:00 am 11:30 am-5:00 pm Closed 11:30 am-2:00 am 12:00 pm-11:00 pm
Mar Vista 941-383-2391 Closed 11:30 am-10:00 pm Closed 11:30 am-9:00 pm 11:30 am-10:00 pm
City Pier 941-779-1667 Closed 11:00 am-8:00 pm Closed 11:00 am-9:00 pm 11:00 am-9:00 pm
Beach House 941-779-2222 Closed 11:30 am-9:00 pm Closed 11:30 am-10:00 pm 11:30 am-10:00 pm
Paradise Bagel 941-779-1212 7:00 am-7:00 pm Closed 7:00 am-12:00 pm 7:00 am-2:00 pm 7:00 am-2:00 pm
Oma’s 941-778-0771 Closed 11:00 am-12:00 am Closed 11:00 am-12:00 am 11:00 am-12:00 am
Bridge St Bistro 947-782-1122 12:00 pm-8:00 pm 1:00 pm-9:00 pm 12:00 pm-9:00 pm 5:00 pm-11:00 pm Closed Jan 1-2
Old Hamburg 941-778-1320 Closed Closed Closed ? Closed;00 pm
Lobstahs 941-779-1000 12:00 pm-8:00 pm 12:00 pm-8:00 pm Closed 12:00 pm-2:00 am 12:00 pm-
Public Beach Café 941-778-0784 7:30 am-5:00 pm 7:30 am-5:00 pm 7:30 am-5:00 pm 7:30 am-8:00 pm 7:30 am-8:00 pm
Island Creperie 941-778-1011 8:30 am-1:30 pm 8:00 am-2:00 pm 8:00 am-2:00 pm 8:00 am-2:00 pm 8:00 am-2:00 pm
Blue Marlin 941-896-9737 Closed 5:00 pm-10:00 pm Closed 5:00 pm-10:00 pm Closed
Eat Here 941-778-0411 Closed  5:00 pm-9:00 pm Closed 5:00 pm-10:00 pm 5:00 pm-10:00 pm
Hurricane Hanks 941-778-5788 Closed 11:30 am-8:00 pm Closed 11:30 am-10:00 pm 11:30 am-10:00 pm
Rod & Reel Pier 941-778-1885 Closed 8:00 am-3:00 pm Closed 8:00 am-9:00 pm 8:00 am-9:00 pm
Slims 941-567-4056 Closed Closed Closed 3:00 pm-9:00 pm 3:00 pm-9:00 pm


Buy your holiday dinner and serve at your vacation rental

Publix  3900 East Bay Dr., Holmes Beach




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