The Holidays at UTC | Sarasota Neighborhood Experts

Nowhere celebrates the holidays quite like UTC in Sarasota-Bradenton!

For a holiday experience like no other, visit UTC’s Holiday Festival of Lights. With millions of lights on display, it’s sure to inspire awe and wonder in all who see it.

This holiday season, come out and enjoy the fresh air while watching a nightly light show choreographed to music. On most Friday and Saturday nights at 7 PM, you can also catch a holiday movie under the stars.; firework shows every Saturday night at 9 PM, horse-drawn carriage rides, over 50 giant holiday greeting card displays designed by local students–you’ll find all this and more at our special event!

Celebrate the Holidays at UTC and experience fun festivities for the whole family, from November 12 through January 2.

Celebrate the holidays with these events & activities:

Spectacular Nightly Light Shows | 6:30 PM-9:30 PM, every 30 mins

Enjoy the sights and sounds of the season with shows along Cattlemen Rd.


The Rink at UTC, presented by Tampa Bay Rays

Lace up your skates for some wintertime fun!

The East District at UTC, near PopStroke

Visit here for more information and to purchase tickets.


Holiday Movies Under The Stars | Fridays & Saturdays at 7 PM

Watch classic holiday films under the stars and enjoy onsite concessions.

@ the lot near Ford’s Garage


Fireworks | Saturdays at 9 PM

A fireworks show will light up the sky with holiday cheer.


Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides* | Thursdays-Sundays from 6 PM-10 PM

Rides are provided on a first-come, first-served basis ($10 per passenger)

*Closed on Thanksgiving & Christmas (open on Christmas Eve)

Pick up/drop off at the Stable on Cattlemen Rd.


Ugly Sweater Avenue Photo Opp

West District at UTC, near Ethan Allen


Holiday Greeting Cards

An outdoor exhibit of nearly 50-holiday designs created by local schools

West District at UTC


Sand Sculpture

Tons of festive fun!

West District at UTC, near Ford’s Garage


Festive Sweets & Holiday Eats

Treat your taste buds to seasonal sips and bites at one of the 80+ eateries at UTC!

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