Best Holiday Events & Where To Stay in Bradenton

It feels like this holiday season is going to be a big one as we all try to make up for the lost times with friends and family over the previous months. 

Make the most of the big build up this year by finding fun and festive things to do in the weeks leading up to Christmas and New Year.

We have some recommendations for you! Here are our top holiday events to attend if you are planning to visit Bradenton.

If you’re looking for where to stay during your holiday, we’ve also got some beautiful accommodation ideas for you!

Best Holiday Events in Bradenton

Things to do In and Around IMG Academy, Bradenton & Anna Maria Island

Get ready for the holidays by doing your Christmas shopping locally at the many markets in Bradenton and the surrounding areas of Florida. You will have no problem finding unique and handmade options that make thoughtful Christmas gifts.

For some memorable festive delights, experience the Winter Nights Under The Lights event at Palma Sola Botanical Park. This will be the third annual winter light show in Bradenton. Enjoy a walk through the lighted Florida greenery and take some beautiful photos with friends and family. 

Don’t miss the Nutcracker Fun, taking place on the 18th December. The Dance Theatre of Bradenton’s 27th annual performance of “The Nutcracker” brings this festive ballet enchantment to the stage of Manatee High School’s Davis Theater for the Performing Arts. Get into the Christmas mood by seeing a local rendition of this renowned ballet. This is also an opportunity for you to experience the world of ballet dance in Bradenton. 

Lights in Bloom at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens in Sarasota is another magical event to attend this holiday season. With over two million lights lighting the gardens and walkways, the botanical park is recreated into a winter paradise. There will also be arts & crafts, games, entertainment, and Christmas photo opportunities at the event. It’s taking place from Dec. 11-23, 26-30 and Jan. 1-2, at 6-9 p.m.

Where to Stay: Best Holiday Apartments in Bradenton 

Bright & Stylish 2BR with Balcony & Pool

If you like enjoying beautiful views from the balcony, relaxing and unwinding in the lounge, or spending some time by the pool, this stylish two-bedroom Bradenton apartment is for you. It’s situated within minutes of IMG Academy. Book your getaway now!

This apartment offers everything you might want, elegantly wrapped up in a pleasant living space, including a fully-equipped kitchen, a swimming pool and lounge, a gym, and workstation with super-fast Wi-Fi.

Quiet & Serene 2BR near IMG

This chic two-bedroom Bradenton apartment seamlessly provides a one-of-a-kind holiday getaway. It is perfectly positioned next to IMG Academy and has easy access to spectacular beaches, sports facilities, restaurants, entertainment, and shopping. The condo offers a wide range of modern amenities such as a swimming pool, gym, free parking, and super-fast Wi-Fi. With everything you need at your doorstep, you may never want to leave the peaceful surroundings of the residence. 

The beautiful Viagem apartments in Bradenton are excellent for your holiday, whether you’re seeking a pleasant place to call home for two nights or two months.

Planning to spend your holidays in Brandenton? Take a look at other stylish Viagem holiday apartments in Bradenton