Lighting of the

Christmas Tree

Merry Chrismas and Happy New Year!

November 18th 2023

Join Us for a
Season of Celebration!

Join us as we begin a season of celebration with the lighting of our 42’ Christmas Tree! Enjoy our small town gathering to kick off the holiday with hot chocolate, caroling, honoring a local citizen and ending it with a fun, family-oriented holiday movie. Bring a non-perishable item and help us “Stuff the Truck” for Manatee Food Bank! Stay after and enjoy live music at local


November 18, 2023


5:30PM – 8:30PM


Bridge Street Post Office

Illuminate the Holidays, Celebrate the Community!

Bringing Joy, Sharing Love – One Light at a Time!


From Carols to Cocoa, Every Moment Glows with Holiday Magic!

Lighting of the Christmas Tree

Witness the magic as our 42’ Christmas tree illuminates the night sky on November 18th.

The lighting of the Christmas tree is a moment of enchantment and tradition, illuminating the holiday season with a radiant glow. As the sun sets and darkness descends, families and communities gather in anticipation. With a flick of the switch, the tree bursts into a breathtaking display of twinkling lights, casting a magical aura over the surroundings. It symbolizes unity, hope, and the spirit of giving. The shared experience fosters a deep sense of togetherness, reminding us of the joys of love, generosity, and the enduring magic of Christmas.

Caroling with the Sweet Adelines

Immerse yourself in the enchanting melodies of the season as the Sweet Adelines serenade you with harmonious carols. With voices that echo the spirit of joy, they’ll transport you to a world where every note shimmers like a star on a winter night. Join this mesmerizing choir as they weave together the magic of music and tradition, filling the air with the warmth of the holidays. Let their harmonies wrap around you, creating a memory that resonates long after the last note fades. Experience the heartwarming tradition of caroling, elevated to perfection by the Sweet Adelines.

Honoring Joe Cuervo

Joe and his wife, Angela, owned The Drift In Cocktail Lounges located on Cortez Road in Bradenton and on Bridge Street in Bradenton Beach from 1997 through 2022. Joe is a Shriner and member of the Hernando DeSoto Historical Society. The Cuervo’s have three children and six grandchildren. Orginally from Tampa, Joe and Angie have been giving back to the Greater Tampa Bay Area their entire lives. A cancer survivor, and once called “Miracle Man” by Moffitt Cancer Center, Joe continues to support his community.

Pictures with Santa

Capture the magic of the season with ‘Pictures with Santa’! Bring your family and friends to create cherished memories in Santa’s festive wonderland. Santa Claus, the jolly symbol of joy, awaits with open arms and a warm smile. As children share their holiday wishes, our skilled photographers will preserve these precious moments. Each snapshot is a keepsake, a testament to the enchantment of childhood and the spirit of giving. Join us for this heartwarming tradition, where dreams come true, and the wonder of Christmas comes to life through the lens of happiness.

Face Painting

Dive into the whimsical world of face painting! Our talented artists will transform little faces into magical creatures, superheroes, and holiday wonders. Let creativity soar and wear your imagination proudly at our festive event!

Movie Elf

Experience the joy of Elf, a heartwarming holiday movie filled with laughter, love, and festive cheer. A family favorite awaits!

Public Parking Map

Plan your visit hassle-free with our interactive map showcasing nearby parking locations.

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Bring a non-perishable item and help us ‘Stuff the Truck’ for Manatee Food Bank!

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Stay Wrapped in the Warmth of the Season: Keeping the Holiday Spirit Alive All Year Long!

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