|De Soto National Memorial will light its trails with thousands of luminaries on Saturday, December 21st from 6:00-8:00 pm. The evening will be full of music and history. Join us in what has become a seasonal tradition for many.
Live Music —Native American musician Juan R. Leon will share the beautiful melodies of Native American flute, classical solo violinist Amberly Waterman of Anna Maria will play traditional European music, and G man’s Caribbean Steel Drums will delight and entertain visitors throughout the night.
Luminary Walk—The trails at De Soto National Memorial will be lit up with thousands of holiday luminaries. Encounter Historical re-enactors as they tell stories of how the Spanish and Native American cultures celebrated the winter season.
Food and Refreshments Available— Food will be provided by The Chop Shop BBQ, with a unique local menu. Beverages will be sold by the De Soto National Memorial Youth Advisory Council.
All events and activities at De Soto National Memorial are free. All activities are subject to change due to weather.
DeSoto National Memorial is located at 8300 De Soto Memorial Hwy, Bradenton 34209. On I-75 take exit 220 SR-64 Manatee Ave. Go west to 75th street. Travel north, the park is located at the terminus of 75th street. De Soto National Memorial is open seven days a week. The Visitor Center is open from 9 a.m. till 5 p.m. park grounds are open from sunrise to sunset.
For more information visit our website http://www.nps.gov/deso
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