|Three Events With In One:
Holiday Open House Walk About, Christmas on Bridge Street and
The Cortez Yacht Club Lighted Boat Parade.
Bridge Street will be changed from its normal tropical paradise into a Winter Wonderland on Saturday, December 14 from 3 pm- 10 pm. Snowflakes, a visit by Santa, holiday music, special sales, a holiday market, over $3000 in gift basket and wreath giveaways, fabulous gift ideas, food, drinks and a lighted boat parade are all planned to make the season merry and bright.
The Bridge Street Merchants Association, a not for profit organization, will be hosting this family fun event on Historic Bridge Street in Bradenton Beach, Anna Maria Island. There are actually three events within one.
The first is the Holiday Open House Walk About which will be going on all day beginning at 10:00 am. The Bridge Street Shops will offer special pricing on their merchandise and services. Many shops will have treats available for shoppers as they peruse through the wide variety of boutiques and stores available on Bridge Street.
The day will continue with Christmas on Bridge Street from 3 pm – 10 pm. The Christmas on Bridge Street event features a holiday bazaar complete with holiday gifts for sale, delicious food, a full bar and holiday drinks, a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus, holiday music by DJ Tom Barrons, and a special holiday performance by Rowlett Magnet Elementary drama and choir students. Fabulous gift baskets containing resort stays, dinner certificates, jewelry, spa services, shopping gift certificates, certificates for area attractions and activities, beautifully decorated holiday wreaths and much more will be raffled to benefit the Manatee County Food Bank and the All Island Denominations Food Bank. It is even going to snow on Bridge Street making it a true winter wonderland – Florida style. A special Children’s Craft and Cookie Bazaar will take place where area school kids will sell handmade crafts, baked goods and holiday items. Dogs and cats will also be available for adoption from area animal rescues including Moonracer Rescue. People food and Pet food will be collected to supply the area food banks with much needed food for people and their pets during the holidays and throughout the year.
The Cortez Yacht Club Lighted Boat parade will take place shortly after dusk but the celebration continues until 10 pm in the Bridge Street Market lot. Sponsors at the time of this press release include the Bridge Street Merchants, Anna Maria Island Sun Newspaper, the Bradenton Herald, Brighthouse Networks, METV, Florida Hospitality Insurance Agency, Blue Marlin Restaurant, Miller Electric, Hancock Bank, BeacHhouse Restaurant, Milner Construction, Dr. John Peters, Grayhawk Systems, Inc., and Kimball Construction. For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.bridgestreetmerchants.com.