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Sunshine, Santa, and Sarasota Fun!

Christmas is a magical time, and although the weather may be frightful up at the north pole, our Florida West Coast rentals are oh so delightful. From ice sculptures and boat parades to animal visits and fun runs, get into the holiday spirit at one of these festive events as you join us at our Gulf Coast Vacation Rentals to celebrate the joyful season.

Sarasota Christmas Glow Run

This fun family-friendly event features various Christmas decorations at both, the start and finish line. As well as holiday music to set the perfect Christmas mood. Participants can run or walk the lakeside Christmas themed course through the night with their complimentary glow-in-the-dark gear. As you cross the finish line, you’ll enter into an incredible snowfall for a winter wonderland of fun.

Annual Sarasota Christmas Boat Parade of Lights

Another “must do” season activity is watching the Christmas Boat Parade of Lights. This crowd-pleasing parade started in the mid-1980s, takes place on the second Saturday night of December. Watch the festive boat sail by as you choose a favorite.

Country Christmas at Hunsader Farms

Experience a Country Christmas at Hunsader Farms complete with hayrides, train rides for kids, a petting zoo, a Christmas village, pictures with Santa, even outdoor Christmas movies on a big screen and over 250,000 twinkling Christmas lights. You can also enjoy live music as you gather around the campfires with some tasty treats from local food vendors.

Live Nativity around our Florida West Coast rentals

Big Cat Habitat and Gulf Coast Sanctuary have a live Nativity scene including live animals: camels, donkeys, goats, and other animals. Come and enjoy this exceptional time of year with all the animals as you stay in one of our lovely Florida West Coast rentals. You’ll love having a rental home close to town and picturesque beaches. Our Gulf Coast Vacation Rentals are the best spot for you and your loved ones to spend a magical Christmas. So, choose your dream rental from our selection of Florida West Coast rentals and book your sunny getaway today!