Christmas on Bridge Street to Benefit Local Food Banks; Christmas on Bridge Street and The Cortez Yacht Club Lighted Boat Parade

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Christmas on Bridge Street to Benefit Local Food Banks

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 13 from 4 pm-8 pm. Come to this family fun event where there will be snow, a visit by Santa, live holiday music, special sales at the shops along Bridge Street and a holiday market with arts, crafts and great gifts available for purchase. There will be food and drinks including a hot chocolate bar and at dusk, a lighted boat parade, all to make the season merry and bright.

Over $2000 in gift baskets full of gift certificates and items from local businesses and holiday wreaths will be raffled including a wheelbarrow full of liquor and holiday spirits donated by The Drift Inn. Music headliners will include two of the area’s favorite performers, the ever popular Russ and Brandi and local talent Savannah Brady and Friends. Come see Anna Maria’s largest live Christmas Tree.

A special Children’s Craft and Cookie Bazaar will take place where area school kids will sell handmade crafts, baked goods and holiday items. Proceeds from the event will benefit area food banks to help those in need throughout the year but especially around the holidays. Kid’s interested in participating are encouraged to sign up.

The event will take place in the market lot at 107 Bridge Street in Bradenton Beach on Anna Maria Island. Everyone is encouraged to take the free island trolley from anywhere on the island. Parking is available in the city hall lot, in the post office lot or along the public beach just south of Bridge Street, behind Bridgewalk or along Bridge Street.

The Bridge Street Merchants Association, a not for profit organization, will be hosting the event on Historic Bridge Street in Bradenton Beach, Anna Maria Island.

Sponsors at the time of this press release include the Bridge Street Merchants, Anna Maria Island Sun Newspaper, the Bradenton Herald, Brighthouse Networks, METV, Beachhouse Restaurant, Ideal Image, Grayhawk Systems, Inc., Edgewater Real Estate and Kimball Construction. For more information please contact [email protected] or visit www.bridgestreetmerchants.com.

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