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Anticipate the possibilities that each new day brings. Fill your days and nights with excursions, themed events, fine dining and more. Indulge in as much or as little as you please. The choice is yours.

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.
 

November

Thanksgiving Ballroom Brunch

The Grand Ballroom Thursday, November 24, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Join us for a legendary Thanksgiving buffet featuring regionally-inspired fare accompanied by live entertainment and children’s activities.

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

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

Thanksgiving Dinner

The Beach Club Grill Thursday, November 24

The Beach Club Grill will offer a Family Style menu complemented by a selection of Thanksgiving-themed specials created from seasonal ingredients that will be enjoyed with a waterside view.

$65 per adult and $30 for children under 12. Price does not include beverages.

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

Ritz Kids

Ongoing

Whether building kites, shouting "Marco Polo” or running a zany obstacle course on the beach, your children will be treated to a day of adventure they’ll not soon forget. Parents can feel secure in knowing that all counselors are certified in CPR, First Aid and basic water safety. Reservations are required at least 2 hours in advance of each activity. Please contact the Ritz Kids Program by dialing (941) 309-2573 to make your reservations.  

Kids Nights Out

Friday and Saturday evenings from 6 to 10 p.m

Children can get away for a night of fun and excitement just for them. The supervised evening includes games, arts and crafts and loads of fun all centered on a special theme for the night! Pirate Party, Alien Invasion, Sneaky Spies & Private Eyes, Bee Bop Sock Hop, Hokey Karaoke and Pajama-rama are just a few of the upcoming themes. Please see the Weekly Resort Activities Flyer for the current week’s schedule. $80 includes dinner and refreshments. Reservations are required at least 2 hours in advance of each activity. Please contact the Ritz Kids Program by dialing (941) 309-2573 to make your reservations.

December

Holiday Open House

The Lobby Wednesday, December 7, 5:30-7 p.m.

Join us to officially kick off of the holiday season as we light the driveway and welcome a very special guest! The Nutcracker-inspired evening will include appearances by the cast of the famous holiday ballet at Dance Theater of Bradenton.

Mimi's Manners

Wednesday, December 14, 6-8 p.m.

Children ages 6 - 12. || Want to ensure your child is well behaved? Sign up for Mimi’s Manners. During this etiquette class participants learn proper dining skills while enjoying a delicious three-course meal. Children will also practice greetings, handshakes, communication skills and other key actions to ensure they are confident in social situations. (Limit is 12 children.)

$65 per child.

Wild and Whimsy

The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota Saturday, December 3 & 10, 9:30-11 a.m.

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

$50 per person

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

The Polar Express

The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota Friday, December 16, 5:30-8 p.m.

Join us for the showing 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.  

Pancakes and Pajamas

The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota Saturday, December 17, 9-11 a.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.

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

Nutcracker Tea

The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota Sunday, December 18, 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.

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

Christmas Ballroom Brunch

The Grand Ballroom Sunday, December 25, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

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

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

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

New Year’s Eve Dinner at the Beach Club

Beach Club Grill Saturday, December 31, 6-10 p.m.

Celebrate the end of 2016 and welcome the New Year with a special, pre-fixe dinner enjoyed waterside at the Beach Club Grill.

$75 per adult, $35 for children under 12.

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

Ritz Kids

Ongoing

Whether building kites, shouting "Marco Polo” or running a zany obstacle course on the beach, your children will be treated to a day of adventure they’ll not soon forget. Parents can feel secure in knowing that all counselors are certified in CPR, First Aid and basic water safety. Reservations are required at least 2 hours in advance of each activity. Please contact the Ritz Kids Program by dialing (941) 309-2573 to make your reservations.  

Kids Nights Out

Friday and Saturday evenings from 6 to 10 p.m

Children can get away for a night of fun and excitement just for them. The supervised evening includes games, arts and crafts and loads of fun all centered on a special theme for the night! Pirate Party, Alien Invasion, Sneaky Spies & Private Eyes, Bee Bop Sock Hop, Hokey Karaoke and Pajama-rama are just a few of the upcoming themes. Please see the Weekly Resort Activities Flyer for the current week’s schedule. $80 includes dinner and refreshments. Reservations are required at least 2 hours in advance of each activity. Please contact the Ritz Kids Program by dialing (941) 309-2573 to make your reservations.

January

Ritz Kids

Ongoing

Whether building kites, shouting "Marco Polo” or running a zany obstacle course on the beach, your children will be treated to a day of adventure they’ll not soon forget. Parents can feel secure in knowing that all counselors are certified in CPR, First Aid and basic water safety. Reservations are required at least 2 hours in advance of each activity. Please contact the Ritz Kids Program by dialing (941) 309-2573 to make your reservations.  

Kids Nights Out

Friday and Saturday evenings from 6 to 10 p.m

Children can get away for a night of fun and excitement just for them. The supervised evening includes games, arts and crafts and loads of fun all centered on a special theme for the night! Pirate Party, Alien Invasion, Sneaky Spies & Private Eyes, Bee Bop Sock Hop, Hokey Karaoke and Pajama-rama are just a few of the upcoming themes. Please see the Weekly Resort Activities Flyer for the current week’s schedule. $80 includes dinner and refreshments. Reservations are required at least 2 hours in advance of each activity. Please contact the Ritz Kids Program by dialing (941) 309-2573 to make your reservations.

February

Ritz Kids

Ongoing

Whether building kites, shouting "Marco Polo” or running a zany obstacle course on the beach, your children will be treated to a day of adventure they’ll not soon forget. Parents can feel secure in knowing that all counselors are certified in CPR, First Aid and basic water safety. Reservations are required at least 2 hours in advance of each activity. Please contact the Ritz Kids Program by dialing (941) 309-2573 to make your reservations.  

Kids Nights Out

Friday and Saturday evenings from 6 to 10 p.m

Children can get away for a night of fun and excitement just for them. The supervised evening includes games, arts and crafts and loads of fun all centered on a special theme for the night! Pirate Party, Alien Invasion, Sneaky Spies & Private Eyes, Bee Bop Sock Hop, Hokey Karaoke and Pajama-rama are just a few of the upcoming themes. Please see the Weekly Resort Activities Flyer for the current week’s schedule. $80 includes dinner and refreshments. Reservations are required at least 2 hours in advance of each activity. Please contact the Ritz Kids Program by dialing (941) 309-2573 to make your reservations.

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