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In addition to the myriad of activities at The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota continues to offer an astounding range of captivating entertainments. Whether it’s lounging on the beach or exploring the city’s vast cultural wonders, there's a tremendous variety of adventures awaiting you. For more Sarasota visitor information, please see the Visit Sarasota County website.
 

December

Gingerbread Cookie Decorating

The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota, Saturday, December 2 & 16, 9:30 - 11 a.m.

After donning chef’s hats and aprons, children will decorate different holiday cookies guided by The Ritz-Carlton’s pastry team. Refreshments will be served.

$45 per person.

Special event. Reservations are required and can be made by contacting the resort at (941) 309-2000.

Nutcracker Tea

The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota, Sunday, December 10, 1-3 p.m.

Enjoy afternoon tea with characters from this beloved holiday ballet. Clara, the Rat King and the Nutcracker will greet and take photos with your family and tell their story.

$59 per adult, $39 for children.

Special event. Reservations are required and can be made by contacting the resort at (941) 309-2000.

The Polar Express

The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota, Friday, December 15, 5:30-8 p.m.

Join us for our version of the holiday classic The Polar Express. Families are sure to enjoy their trip to the North Pole, complete with hot chocolate and s’mores served aboard the “train”. Passengers are entertained by a viewing of The Polar Express and upon arrival at the North Pole, special guests will greet guests and each child will receive their own sleigh bell - just like in the movie! Families are encouraged to wear their pajamas for the ride and join in on the magic of Christmas!

$25 per person

Reservations are required and can be made by calling (941) 309-2000.

Breakfast with Santa on the Bay

The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota, Sunday, December 17, 9-12 p.m.

Have breakfast with Santa himself! In addition to a delicious breakfast buffet, children will enjoy fun interactive activities including face painting, balloon art, cookie decorating and photos with Santa. The breakfast will take place behind the hotel on the bay, which will be transformed into a holiday wonderland for the celebration.

$59 per adult, $39 for children under 12, children under 3 free.

Special event. Reservations are required and can be made by contacting the resort at (941) 309-2000.

Reservations are required and can be made by calling (941) 309-2000.

Cancellation penalty applies within 72 hours of scheduled reservation. Early reservations are strongly recommended

Christmas Ballroom Brunch

The Grand Ballroom, Monday, December 25, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

$119 per adult, $42 for children under 12, children under 3 free.

Enjoy Christmas without cooking! Join us for a festive brunch buffet in our beautifully decorated ballroom.

Special event. Reservations are required and can be made by contacting the resort at (941) 309-2000.

Jack Dusty

Coastal Cuisine & Crafted Cocktails

Holiday dining and marketplace specialties throughout the season.

Reservations are required and can be made by calling (941) 309-2266.

Cancellation penalty applies within 72 hours of scheduled reservation. Early reservations are strongly recommended.

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